For a casino game that only uses two dice, craps can seem extremely complicated and indeed as the game progresses there are more bets which can be placed but at the same time you can have great fun by restricting yourself to two bets only. In Craps the two simplest bets are the “pass line” bet and the “don’t pass line” bet which are not exactly the opposite of each other but what makes it exciting and causes all the shouting is that the game of craps is not necessarily over after one throw of the dice. With only two dice in play there is a very limited number of outcomes of the throw namely 2 through 12 and the game is only instantly over if the total thrown is 2,3,7,11 or 12; any other result will mean additional throws and increased excitement. In the two simplest craps bets the pass line bet will win if the throw total is 7 or 11 but loses if the total is 2,3 or 12 which incidentally is called “craps”. Logic would suggest the don’t pass line bet is the opposite but it is not quite; this craps bet certainly loses if the thrown total is 7 or 11 and wins if the total is 2 or 3 but if 12 is thrown the don’t pass line is a push. If the throw produces any other total more throws need to be taken to determine who wins and this is done as follows; the actual total thrown in the first throw becomes what is known as the “point” and the dice are thrown as many times as required to either reveal a total of 7 or to repeat the “point” total whichever comes first. If a 7 comes first the pass line bet loses and the don’t pass line wins but if a repeat of the point number comes first the reverse is true. To play Craps at an online casino is a good way to learn the game as it progresses at your own pace rather than in a land based casino where the pace is set by the dealers. There are also other bets which can be placed but try sticking to the simple ones as a start and progress from there..