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Craps is a popular dice game typically played in casinos, as well as in informal settings. The game is known for its distinct table layout and the use of two six-sided dice. The basic premise of Craps is simple: players wager on the outcomes of the rolls, or a series of rolls, of the dice.

Here’s a general overview of how Craps is played:

  1. The Come-Out Roll: The game starts with what’s known as the “come-out roll.” One player, the “shooter,” rolls the dice. Other players at the table bet on the outcome of this roll and subsequent rolls.
  2. Betting on the Pass Line: The most common bet is on the “Pass Line.” If the come-out roll is a 7 or 11, Pass Line bets win. If the roll is a 2, 3, or 12 (known as “craps”), Pass Line bets lose. Any other number rolled (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10) establishes the “point.”
  3. Establishing the Point: Once the point is set, the objective for the shooter is to roll that number again before rolling a 7. If the point number is rolled, Pass Line bets win. If a 7 is rolled first, Pass Line bets lose.
  4. Additional Bets: Beyond the Pass Line, there are a variety of other bets that can be made, such as “Don’t Pass,” “Come,” “Don’t Come,” and “Odds” bets, as well as specific bets on numbers or combinations.

Craps is known for its communal and lively nature, often drawing large crowds of participants and spectators. The game combines elements of luck with betting strategy, making it both engaging and exciting for players. The numerous betting options and phases of the game add complexity, but also a depth of play that has contributed to Craps’ enduring popularity in the gambling world.