Craps is a casino game with a long and rich history. This exciting and fun dice game offers gamblers many different betting options. Bets can be placed by the dice shooter, as well as others at the table, making craps an interactive and compelling game. In the game of craps, bets can be placed on individual throws of the dice or during a round, which is an individual turn of a player throwing the dice. Enjoy a game of craps at many fine Lake Tahoe casinos.  

The most exciting of the dice games played in casinos is ‘craps’. Generally, these games involve shooting die to get a seven or an eleven which is considered an automatic win and is called ‘craps’.The Shooter first makes either a Pass Line and/or Don't Pass Bet. A Line Bet must be made prior to rolling. Pass bettors are referred to as "right bettors" and Don't Pass bettors as "wrong bettors".

In Craps, a shooter throws a pair of dice to establish a Point on a Come Out Roll, and bets are made as to whether the shooter can repeat the Point before a 7 is rolled. Come, Don't Come, Place and Lay Bets are not allowed to be made on a Come Out Roll. Bets on the Field, Big 6, Big 8, Hardways and One Roll Bets can be made at any time. When a 7 or 11 is rolled, a Pass Line Bet wins and a Don't Pass Bet loses. If a 2, 3, or 12 (craps) is rolled, the Pass Line Bet loses and the Don't Pass Bet wins (except for the 12 roll which is a standoff, since the 12 is not allowed on the Don't Pass). If any of these numbers are rolled on the Come Out Roll, no point is established so the next roll will be a Come Out Roll. If any other number is rolled (4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10), that number becomes the "Point".
If this point is repeated before a 7 is rolled, the Pass Line Bet wins and the Don't Pass Bet loses. If a 7 is rolled before the point is repeated, the Pass Line Bet loses and the Don't Pass Bet wins. Upon a point being made or a seven-out, the next roll will be a Come Out Roll.

The series of throws to establish and repeat the Point is called a round. Each round starts on a Come Out roll, which is the roll where the shooter tries to establish the Point. Only totals of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 can be the Point. Totals of 2 (snake eyes), 3 (cross eyes) and 12 (box cars) are called craps, and a total of 7 or 11 is called a natural. During Come Out, rolling craps or a natural will end the round, and a total of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 establishes the Point to keep the round open. If the Point is established, we move into the midgame part of the round and the shooter continues to throw the dice until either the Point is rolled again or a total of 7 is rolled, at which time the round will end.

There can be any number of dice throws between the Come Out roll and the end of the round. If a 7 comes before the Point, the shooter sevens out and the dice are passed to the next player for the start of the upcoming round. On the other hand, if the shooter hits the Point, he or she can choose to keep rolling for the next round. A shooter who rolls a 2, 3 or 12 on the Come Out roll craps out and passes the dice to the next player. Rolling a natural on Come Out (7 or 11) allows the shooter keep the dice for another Come Out roll. There are a variety of bets that can be made on each throw, some are conditional and some are bets on a specific outcome. Some bets stay on the table for the entire round, some bets span rounds and some are only good for a single throw.
  A Pass Line bet wagers that the shooter will roll the Point before a 7. A Pass Line bet must be placed before the Come Out roll. A natural Come Out roll (i.e. a 7 or an 11) is an immediate winner for the Pass Line bet. If the Come Out roll craps out (with a 2, 3 or 12) the Pass Line Bet loses. Any other Come Out result (4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10) becomes the Point, and a puck labeled ON is positioned above the corresponding numbered column to indicate that the Point has been established. When the Puck is ON, Pass Line bets win if that Point is rolled and lose if a 7 is rolled. Winning bets pay 1-to-1. Unresolved Pass Line bets cannot be modified or removed until the end of the round. Once the Point is established, only another roll of the Point or a roll of 7 will end the round. When the puck is changed to OFF and moved back to the upper left-hand corner, the round has ended and the next roll will be a Come Out roll.  
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