Dice is perhaps the most fun and addictive game played with just two dice. This type of dice game is called “craps”, and the same name applies to a losing roll.
It goes without saying that there is an original terminology for such a distinctive game as dice. Each drop-down number has its own name; most of these titles are the same around the world, but some are only relevant in certain casinos. The most important terms you need to know include the following:
- Aces. Bet on the number 2 falling out.
- Any Craps. A bet on the falling numbers 2, 3 or 12.
- Any Seven. Bet on the number 7 falling out.
- Boxcars. A bet on the number 12.
- C&E. A bet on the number “craps” (2, 3, 12) or 11.
- Roll Come Out. The first roll of the round in which Pass and Don’t Pass bet points are set.
- Don’t Come Bet. A bet on 7 before the point is set again.
- Don’t Pass bet. A bet that the shooter will throw “craps” or 7.
- Easy Way. The throw of the numbers 4, 6, 8, or 10, and the sum is made up of unequal values (for example, 6 is made up of 4 and 2, not 3 and 3).
- Field bet. A bet on 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12.
- Hardway. A bet on 4, 6, 8 or 10 rolled in pairs (e.g. 2 and 2) before rolling 7 or Easy Way.
- Hi-Lo. Bet on 12 or 2 (maximum and minimum values).
- Natural. The result of the Come Out roll is 7 or 11.
- Odds bet. A bet placed in addition to the Pass line bet.
- Off. A bet that is inactive on the next roll.
- On. The bet active in the next roll.
- Place bet. A bet on a specific number (for example, 6 or 9), which must be played before 7 is rolled.
- Pass Line bet. A bet on the “pass line” of the Come Out roll.
- Point. The number determined during the Come Out roll.
The shooter (the player throwing the dice) starts the game with at least the minimum bet on the Pass Line or Don’t Pass Line. He then rolls two dice, which must hit the opposite side of the table before taking the final position (in online craps or mobile dice, these actions are simulated on the screen). The right to roll the dice is transferred to the next player clockwise after each round.
Each round is divided into two parts (rolls): Come Out and Point. The round begins with the Come Out roll. If the Come Roll ends with craps (2, 3 or 12), all players lose their Pass Line bets. If the roll ends with “natural” (7 or 11), all Pass Line bets win. If any other number falls out (4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10), this number becomes a “point” and the second stage of the round begins. If during the second stage the shooter rolls a point again, all Pass Line bets win. If the “seven-out” is rolled, Pass Line bets lose and a new round begins.
The dice table is divided into three main parts: the center, where all the “hard bets” are located (bets on one roll with high odds and a house edge, as well as hardway bets), and the edges of the table, where Pass bets are placed. Pass, Come, Don’t Come, Odds, Place and Field.