Craps Tips, Points and Scoring

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Information about Scoring in Craps

All players in the game of craps are able to bet on the score achieved by the current 'shooter'. Bets consist of the following scoring / betting combinations:

  • Winning score - a score of 7 or 11 on the 'come out' roll - known simply as a 'natural'
  • Losing score - a score of 2, 3 or 12 - known simply as 'craps'
  • Other scores - other scores other than those mentioned above establish a point in the game

Information about Craps Scoring and Points Examples

The following dice combinations are examples of how to score during the game of craps:

  • 'Natural' - 3 + 4 = 7
  • Point - 6 + 2 = 8
  • Point - 3 + 2 = 5
  • 'Craps'1 + 1 = 2

Information about the Puck Marker

The craps 'puck' or 'marker' indicates the current state of play in the game. A marker is a useful way of clearly showing the state of play during the game, so that any new players or observers are able to clearly understand the position of the game.

Craps puck / markers positions are as follows:

  • Puck positioned in the don't come box, displaying 'OFF' - next dice throw in progress
  • Puck positioned in a numbered box, displaying 'ON' - point has been made


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