The rules of online craps appear difficult to master if you are unfamiliar with the game. In truth, once you understand the different types of bets that can be placed in the game, it is not difficult to understand how to play craps. In fact, while craps history saw the game played mostly by the nobleman and upper class, craps is now enjoyed by all types of players from all over the world.
Learning online craps rules begins with understanding the bets in the game. At the beginning of the game you are able to place bets on the Pass and Don't Pass bet lines only. As the "shooter" you will then roll the come out roll – the first dice roll.
Come out roll – If the shooter rolls a 7 or 11 on the come out roll, the pass line bet wins and he will roll again. If he rolls a 2, 3 or 12, the pass line bet will lose. If the shooter rolls any other number – 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 - this becomes known as the point number. The shooter continues to roll the dice until either the point number or a 7 is rolled. If the point number is rolled first, the pass line bet wins and if the 7 is rolled first, the pass line bet loses.
Don't Pass Line Bet – this is the opposite of the pass line bet, in that it will lose if a 7 or 11 is rolled and win if a 2 or 3 is rolled.
Don't Come Bet – These bets are the opposite of come bets and are placed after the come out roll. The bet wins if a 2 or 3 is rolled and loses if a 7 or 11 is rolled.
Odds Bet – This bet can be made after the point is established. These win if a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 is rolled.