In order to understand this game more clearly you must take the time to read about the playing rules and betting options. In general you need to gamble on the outcome of two dice. The first dice throw is called the Come Out throw, when you want a win by scoring 2, 3, 7, 11, or 12. When you throw 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 you have a Point and you can throw the dice again.
Both side of the Craps table are identical zones, which are the Pass and Don’t Pass line bets; Come and Don’t Come bets; Odds bet; Place bets and Field bets. The place in the middle is called Proposition Bets.
Pass Bets /Don’t Bets – When you are at Come Out, you have the decide between Pass Bet (rolling 7 or 11 for a win) or Don’t Bet (rolling 2 or 3 for a win). Should you get 12 which is called a Don’t Bets Tie , this allows you to throw the dice a second time.
Kinds of Craps bets
Pass Line Bet – A ‘Natural Win’ is when you have 7 or 11. Conversely, a ‘Natural Loss’ (Craps) is when you have 2, 3, or 12. You can make a Come Bet if you fix the Point on the Pass Line.
Odds on Pass Line Bet – Once you have fixed the Point, you may take another bet. Should you choose Come Bet and not Pass Line Bet, you have what is called the Odds on Come Bet . At this point you can also make a Don’t Come Bet. If this happens, it means you win with 2 or 3 and lose with 7 or 11.
Place Bets – In this situation you fix the Point and then declare that you will get 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10.
Field Bets – In this case, you have to bet everything on one roll and your Winning numbers are 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12.
Big Six, Big Eight Bets – This means, for 1:1 odds, that you expect 6 or 8 to appear before 7.
Roulette game is familiar to most people (in James Bond movies especially).
A small ball is sent around a spinning wheel, coming to rest in one of the numbered slots. In the case of playing American Roulette, the wheel will have 38 slots – because there is both 0 and 00. European Roulette has only one 0. This game focuses on luck: the skill involves understanding how to make the bets and spread the risk. A roulette wheel with 37 slots gives the player slightly better odds. Betting can be either on the Inside or the Outside.
Playing on the ‘inside field’ gives the gambler the highest odds.
- Straight Up Bet – You put your chip on only one number – you get 35:1 odds.
- Split Bet – You place the chip on the line that divides two numbers – you get 17:1 odds.
- Street Bet – You place the chip on the line that leads to a three-number horizontal row on the table – you get 11:1 odds.
- Corner Bet – You place a chip on the line that divides four numbers – you get 8:1 odds.
- Five Number Bet – You restrict your bet to numbers 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3 – you get 6:1 odds.
- Six Number Bet – You put a chip on the outside line that covers two rows of three numbers each – you get 5:1 odds.
Playing on the ‘outside field’ gives the gambler greater security, but much lower payouts.
- Place the chip on the red or black marker to catch all these numbers – you get 1:1 odds.
- Place the chip in the area that covers one of three number groups – 1-12, 13-24 and 25-36 – you get 2:1 odds.
- Column Bets – place the chip on the outside line of one of three vertical columns of numbers – you get 2:1 odds.