Craps (previously known as crabs) is a casino dice game. Craps is a simplification of the Old English game hazard. Players wager money against the casino on the outcome of one roll, or of a series of
Craps (previously known as crabs) is a casino dice game. Craps is a simplification of the Old English game hazard. Players wager money against the casino on the outcome of one roll, or of a series of rolls of two dice. Craps can also be played in less formal settings and is said to be popular among soldiers. In such situations side bets are more frequent, with one or several participants covering or "fading" bets against the dice. Players take turns rolling two dice, and they all bet on the same roll, regardless of who is rolling. The player rolling the dice is called the "shooter". The first roll of a new round is called the "come-out roll." All bets are based on the total of both dice together, or on the specific combination of the roll. Craps features a plethora of bets, but the most fundamental is the "pass line" wager, which nearly all players make. On a come-out roll, the pass line bettors win when either a 7 or 11 is rolled. A 2, 3, or 12 loses, and is called "craps". When any other number (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10) is rolled, it is called the point. Once a point has been set, the pass-line bettor wins if the point is rolled again, and loses if a 7 is rolled first ("seven-out"). A shooter will continue to roll (even if he/she rolls craps) until a seven-out, at which point the dice pass to the next shooter for a new come-out roll.