Craps is considered by many to be the most exciting game in any casino. In its many varieties of wagering, Craps can also be a complicated game. About the only way to learn all these intricacies is to play. There are some simple bets that you can make to start with, and the odds on these are quite favorable.


The most basic bet is placed on the “Pass Line” before the shooter rolls the dice. If the shooter rolls 7 or 11, you and he win, and he keeps the dice to roll again. If he hits 2, 3, or 12, the bet is lost but he remains the shooter and continues to roll the dice until he either makes his point and you both win, or he shoots 7 and the bet is lost.


In the above case, you have bet with the shooter. If you want to bet against him you place your bet on the “Don’t Pass” line and the rules are entirely reversed except that if, on his first roll, the shooter rolls 12, it is a standoff (you neither win nor lose).


After the roll has begun and the shooter has a point, you can make a bet by placing it on the “come” line. The same rules apply to you as if the shooter were making a first roll: it the next roll is 7 you win; if it is a 2, 3, or 12, you lose; if it is any other เว็บคาสิโน  number, that becomes your “come point” and, for you to win, it must be rolled again before a 7. If a 7 comes first, the bet is lost.


A beginner might do well to start with a “pass” line bet and then perhaps try a “come” bet. And don’t worrv about making an error. The dealers will be happy to explain more about the game to you.



PASS LINE: An even money bet. If the first roll of the dice adds up to 7 or 11, you win. 2, 3, or 12 loses the bet. Any other number is the “point” and if the point is rolled again, you win, but lose on 7.

DON’T PASS LINE: Just the reverse of the PASS LINE, except that if 12 is the first roll, it’s a standoff; nobody wins.

COME BETS: Basically the same as the PASS LINE except that you must bet after the point.

DON’T COME: The reverse of the COME BET, except that a first roll of 2 or 3 wins, and 12 is a standoff.

ODDS: Once you have a “point” or a “come point”, you may take the ODDS and win if the point or the come point is made before a 7. Payoff – Two to one for 1 0’s or 4’s, three to two for 5’s or 9’s, six to five for 8’s or 6’s. When betting DON’T PASS or DON’T COME, you lay the odds as outlined.

PLACE BETS: Once a shooter makes a “point”, you may take a PLACE BET on numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10. If your number comes up before 7, you win. Payoff – Nine to five on 4’s or 1 0’s, seven to five on 5’s or 9’s, seven to six on 8’s or 6’s.

FIELD: Here you’re betting that 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12 is rolled before 5, 6, 7 or 8; 2 and 12 pay double.

BIG 6 OR 8: You may bet one or both and win even money on the number when thrown before 7.

HARD WAY BETS: You win if the number comes up exactly as on the table; lose if the number comes up any other way, or if a 7 is thrown.

PROPOSITION BETS: 2 and 12 pay thirty for one, 3 and 11 pay fifteen for one, all on the first roll.

ANY CRAPS: You can bet on any roll. If Q, 3 or 12 rolls, you win. You are paid seven times the amount of your bet. If any other number is rolled, you lose.



Pai Gow Poker


Pai gow poker is a variation of the Chinese domino game gai gow. Pai gow poker is played with a 53 card deck, including a joker. The game is one on one, the player(s) against the banker, each competing to make the best possible hands. Due to a rather slow pace and a lot of ties pai gow poker is less intense than most casino games and a modest buy in can usually last a long time. This page will discuss the rules and strategy for pai gow as found in casinos as opposed to card clubs. Pai gow is legal in the card clubs of southern California but the rules are somewhat different, often in the direction of being to the player’s advantage.

The Rules

Play begins by making a wager. Next everyone receives seven cards. A roll of the dice or a randomly generated number determines which player gets the first set of cards. The players then each arrange their seven cards into a five-card hand and a two-card hand. The five-card hand is ranked as in poker, with the exception that an A-2-3-4-5 straight is the second highest straight. The two-card hand will either be a pair or two individual cards. The highest two-card hand is a pair of aces and the lowest is a 2-3.

After all the players have arranged their hands the เว็บคาสิโนbanker arranges theirs according to a set of fixed rules known as the “house way.” Then the player’s five-card hand is compared to the dealer’s five-card hand. Likewise the player’s two-card hand is compared to the dealer’s two-card hand. The highest hand wins. In the event of an exact match between hands, called a copy, the tie goes to the banker. If the player beats the dealer with both hands the player wins even money, less a 5% commission. If the player wins one and loses one the bet is a push. If the player loses both the player loses the entire wager.


When setting the hands the two-card hand may not be higher then the five-card hand. If it is then both hands are deemed “foul” and both lose. The joker can only be used to complete a straight, flush, or straight flush, otherwise it is treated as an ace. At some places if there is an empty seat the dealer will also deal a “dragon” hand. Another player may assume the dragon hand if they wish, essentially playing two positions rather than one. The player may have to use the house way in setting the dragon hand.


In pai gow poker any player may elect to be the banker in turn. If a player banks the 5% commission is charged on the net win. When a player is the banker the dealer will still play, betting an amount equal to the last bet the player made when the dealer was banking. It is strongly to the advantage of the player to be the banker as much as possible because the dealer wins on copies and the 5% commission is charged after losses are set against winnings.


The opportunity to bank usually rotates from person to person, including the house, but sometimes will zig-zag between the players and the dealer. If the player wants to bank they must have enough money on the table to pay off all winning bets of the other players and dealer. The player must also have played a previous hand against the house banker to bank. Some casinos will allow the player to co-bank with the house. If this option is elected the casino will assume half the financial responsibility of the outcome. The player must set their hand according to the house way if co-banking.