Craps (dice)
Craps

Craps is played by several players and is centered on the outcome of a pair of dice. In a nutshell, Vegas Nights Craps players place their bets on numbers that they want to come up and those they don’t. The player who throws the dice is known as the ‘shooter’.

If you become the shooter in Vegas Nights craps, your first throw or roll is called the ‘come out roll’. Before you throw the dice, players can place money on ‘Pass Line Bets’. These are bets that are placed on actual numbers coming up. So, if you throw 11 or 7, all Pass Line Bets win. If you throw 12, 3 or 2, all Pass Line Bets lose.

Any of the remaining numbers (10, 9, 8, 6, 5 and 4) are known as the ‘point’.

Should the you throw the point in craps, you must continue to throw until you either throw the point number or a 7. If you throw the point number before you throw a 7, all Pass Line Bets win. Should you throw a 7 first, all Pass Line Bets lose.

As you can imagine, a game of craps can go on for quite a while waiting for either of these numbers to come up. It’s what makes the game of craps so exhilerating and exciting!

 

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Common Craps Bets

Pass Line Bets – As mentioned above, they pay out on a come out roll of 11 or 7 and lose on 12, 3 or 2. Any other numbers become know as the point. Pass Line Bets pay 1:1.

Don’t Pass Line Bets – These bets work in basically the opposite way to Pass Line Bets. They pay out on a come out roll of 3 or 2 and lose on 11 or 7. If  12 is thrown, the bet is known as a ‘push’ and the player gets his bet back. All other numbers become the point. If you throw a 7 first, Don’t Pass Line Bets win and lose if you throw a point number first. Don’t Pass Line Bets pay  1:1.

Come Bets – These bets are similar to Pass Line Bets except they are placed after the shooters come out roll. Craps players can place Come Bets once the ‘point’ has been set after the come out throw. Come Bets win if your next throw is 11 or 7, and lose if your next roll is 12, 3 or 2. Come Bets pay 1:1.

Don’t Come Bets – These bets work in basically the opposite way to Come Bets. Don’t Come Bets win if your next throw is 3 or 2 and lose if your next roll is 11 or 7. If 12 is thrown, the bet is known as a ‘push’ and the player gets his bet back. Don’t Come Bets pay 1:1.

It is important to know that in craps only Don’t Pass Line Bets and Don’t Come Bets are allowed to be removed or altered after being placed.
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