You don’t need a lucky charm on your harms to blow on your dice at Palace of Chance’s craps tables. As long as you know what you’re doing—as long as you learn the rules outlined below— you’ll be able to bet smarter and win more money at the online tables.

How to Play Craps

Before you play any casino game at Palace of Chance, but particularly craps, you need to know the rules. In craps, there are two phases in every game—the Come Out Roll phase and the Point phase.

The Come Out Roll Phase — It’s the first part of every game. The shooter’s goal is to roll a 7 or an 11 while betting on the Pass Line. If either number is rolled, the bet wins. If a 2, 3, or 12 is rolled, the game is over. If any other number is rolled, that number becomes the point for the game.

The Point Phase — Once the Point has been established, your goal is to roll that point before rolling a 7. During the Point phase, you don’t have to worry about rolling a 2, 3, 12, or 11. They are irrelevant during the Point Phase.

How to Bet at Craps

Betting on the Pass Line is just one type of bet that you can employ as part of your online craps strategy. Here’s a look at other bets you should consider.

  • Don’t Pass Bet — This type of bet is the opposite of a Pass Line bet. When you place a Don’t Pass Line bet, you’re essentially betting against the shooter, hoping that a 2 or 3 will be rolled, or that a 7 will be rolled before the Point is rolled.
  • Come Bet — This one’s much like a Pass Line bet, except it’s bet on after the Come Out Roll. The next roll of the dice becomes the Come Out roll for your bet, and the same winning/losing rules apply.
  • Don’t Come Bet — Much like the Come Bet, except you’re betting against what’s being rolled.
  • Field Bet — You’ll win even money if 3, 4, 9, 10, or 11 gets tossed. A 5, 6, 7, or 8 will net you a loss.
  • Place Bet — If you like a particular number, you can bet on it, specifically. When you do, you’re betting that it will hit before a 7 does.
  • Buy Bet — This is exactly the same as a Place Bet, only it comes with better payouts. It also comes with a 5% commission to even out the score.

Understanding Craps Odds

Wondering where to toss your chips before the dice are thrown? When you understand the odds of certain numbers being rolled, you can bet smarter. Here’s a look at the odds for every possible combination. Review them as part of your quest to find the best craps strategy to win.

2 1-1 • 35 to 1
3 1-2, 2-1 • 17 to 1
4 1-3, 2-2, 3-1 • 11 to 1
5 1-4, 2-3, 3-2, 4-1 • 8 to 1
6 1-5, 2-4, 3-3,4-2,5-1 • 31 to 5
7 1-6,2-5,3-4,4-3,5-2,6-1 • 5 to 1
8 2-6,3-5,4-4,5-3,6-2 • 31 to 5
9 3-6,4-5,5-4,6-3 • 8 to 1
10 4-6,5-5,6-4 • 11 to 1
11 5-6,6-5 • 17 to 1
12 6-6 • 35 to 1

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