The complexity of craps is not really how the game is played. If you've read our description above, that's pretty much all about the game flow. Where the game becomes more complex is with the several different betting options. Put on your thinking cap and buckle up as we dive head first into Craps betting options. When you have finished reading this section, you should have a strong sense of the different possibilities for the different betting options and how they fit into the game flow.
Pass Line and Don’t Pass Line bets
The easiest bet to roll is the Pass Line bet. As a rule, casinos will require that you place at least the minimum bet on the pass line if you are the shooter. It is optional for the other players, but we recommend beginners to start with this bet. You will also notice that most experienced players are very fond of this bet.
There is a large ring that goes around the table that says Pass Line. If you suspect that you are placing your bet here, you are a smart guy. Here you place your bet and the shooter then fires the dice for the come out roll. A few things can happen depending on what he rolls:
If a 7 or 11 is thrown, you will automatically win this bet.
If a 3 or 12 is rolled, you will automatically lose that bet and the game will start over.