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In craps, the term “Point” refers to a number established by the come-out roll (the first roll in a round of betting) if that roll ends up being a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10. This number becomes the point for that particular game.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Come-Out Roll: The shooter (the person rolling the dice) makes a come-out roll. If the dice land on 2, 3, or 12, it’s called “crapping out,” and the round ends. If the roll is a 7 or 11, it’s a “natural,” and the shooter wins. However, if the roll is 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10, this number becomes the “point.”
  2. Subsequent Rolls: Once the point is established, the shooter continues to roll the dice. The goal now is to roll the point number again before rolling a 7.
  3. Winning or Losing: If the shooter rolls the point number before a 7, they win. If they roll a 7 before the point number, they lose, and the round ends.

The concept of the point is crucial in craps, as many bets depend on whether the point is made or not. It adds a layer of strategy and excitement to the game, as players anticipate the shooter rolling the point number again.