# How Does Betting in Craps Work?

So you’re headed to the casino and are looking for a way to make the most of your visit? You’re in luck because we’ve got you covered on this front. Below, you’re going to discover everything you need to know about betting in Craps. Keep reading for more information.

## What Is Craps?

If you’re unfamiliar, Craps is a type of dice game that’s wildly popular at casinos around the world. It’s easy to learn and a great way for beginners to get involved in the games. If you’ve never played the game, Craps is widely considered to be one of the easier versions of the casino games because it’s so simple to learn. The basics of the game are as follows:

## Two Dice

The basic mechanism behind Craps is quite simple. It relies on two six-sided dice to determine your wagers and whatever outcomes you may encounter. Every time you throw the dice, you’re essentially making a bet on the outcome. You can use either plastic or metal dice. The game uses a pair of standard dice that are slightly smaller than the ones you’d use for regular dice games (usually seen in Dungeons and Dragons or other role-playing games). These small dice are more convenient for gameplay because they don’t roll as much as the regular dice would, meaning that you can keep track of the numbers more easily. The goal is always to predict the total amount of numbers that will appear on the dice before the next throw. This is called a ‘come’ or ‘come out’ of the dice.

The concept of predicting the results of two dice is intriguing and a great way to add an element of suspense to your game. For instance, if you were to throw a pair of dice once, you would have a 1 in 36 chance of getting any combination of numbers between 1 and 6. Meaning that, on average, you would win \$1.36 per toss. Naturally, this is going to vary from one toss to the next since the dice are random and not perfectly balanced. Still, this is just an average. This type of bet is called a ‘pass’ or ‘passion’ game because you are essentially ‘passing’ on the chance to make money. If you want to risk more, you can place a ‘Don’t Pass’ bet or ‘Big Pass’ bet, both of which increase your money down to risk level. For instance, if you were to place a \$100 bet on a ‘Don’t Pass’ game, you would win \$200 if the dice came up 6–2. However, if the dice came up 2–6, you would only earn \$100.

## Payouts And Winnings

When it comes to payouts and winnings, Craps is definitely not a game for the faint of heart. It is extremely common for people to suffer from heart attacks and other cardiac arrests after playing the game. This is mostly due to the fact that the game is extremely taxing on your nervous system. If you’re looking for a safe and stress-free way to spend a few hours, we suggest you look into another type of casino game. Still, playing Craps is a great way to introduce yourself to betting terminology and the various ways you can wager on a game. When it comes to payouts and winnings, Craps is definitely not for the faint of heart. It is extremely common for people to suffer from heart attacks and other cardiac arrests after playing the game. This is mostly due to the fact that the game is extremely taxing on your nervous system. If you’re looking for a safe and stress-free way to spend a few hours, we suggest you look into another type of casino game. Still, playing Craps is a great way to introduce yourself to betting terminology and the various ways you can wager on a game.

## How Do You Score?

Scoring in Craps is incredibly simple. You will need to count the number of ‘clicks’ or points you receive for each number on the dice. A ‘click’ in Craps is equivalent to one point. So, if you’re counting, you should add up all the points for each number and divide it by two. For example, if you were to roll a 2 and a 4, you would have two clicks (2 + 4 = 6). You would then divide six by two (6 ÷ 2 = 3) to find your total score for that roll.

Keep in mind though that this is an average score. Since the dice are not perfectly balanced, you may occasionally get a higher or lower score than the one shown above. For instance, if you were to roll a 4 and a 1, you would have one click (4 + 1 = 5), meaning that you scored 5 instead of 3. This happens more frequently than you would expect if you’re playing the game professionally, so keep your eyes open.

## What Are The Different Ways To Wager?

As we mentioned above, placing a bet in Craps is quite simple. All you need to do is decide how much you want to risk on the outcome of the roll. Naturally, this is going to depend on how much you believe in your ability to correctly predict the outcome of the roll. If you’re a big fan of the game and feel like you have a good chance of winning, you can always bet the maximum on each roll—this is called ‘splitting the win’ or ‘hitting a hot streak’. Alternatively, you can use ‘straddling the dice’ to effectively ‘half’ your bet by placing one bet on each side. Finally, you can use a combination of the two to form a ‘lay’ or ‘laydown’ bet. A lay bet is when you place a combined wager on two or more games—similar to the way you’d lay down on a straight or flush. If you want to make a lay bet, all you need to do is decide on how much you want to wager on each of the separate rolls (usually using the split method). Once you’ve done that, you’re all set and can start to place your bets. Remember: the more you wager, the more you stand to win, but the more you risk.

So there you have it. Now that you’re somewhat familiar with one of the simplest and most popular types of casino games, we hope this article has helped you in your quest to become a better and more informed gambler. Don’t forget to check out our other articles on betting and gaming for more information on specific topics. Good luck out there.