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What to Know About Playing Craps

Craps is one of the most popular casino games, largely because it is exciting and pretty easy to learn. There are a few playing strategies that it can be helpful to master before you join a game, however. Employing these strategies during play will keep you from looking (and feeling) like an amateur.

Know How to Roll

It may sound silly, but one of the most important things to master in a craps game is the proper roll. You need to learn how to roll the dice in such a way that it reaches the end of the table without bouncing off the side. If you roll too hard or not hard enough, the dealer will force you to roll again, which can be embarrassing and frustrating--especially if your discarded roll actually turned up a good number.

Know the Lingo

Before joining a craps game, it's also important to be familiar with the language of play. For example, you might hear players talking about the "pass line." This means that no bet has been made yet, and that it is necessary for the roller (also called the shooter) to place a bet before they can roll. If you walk by a table with a marker that says "off," it means it's a brand new game.

It's also advisable to familiarize yourself with the various potential results of a roll. A "natural" roll of 7 or 11 results in a table-wide win. A craps roll of 2, 3, or 12 means everyone loses. Anything else will be a point to the roller, and will open up the opportunity for more bets.