Craps BetsMany people are put off craps because of the complexity of the bets on offer. Don´t be! That´s what makes craps such a rich game. There are easy bets in craps- just start fo with those, and you´ll be progressing to the more exotic wagers in no time.
Below, we have listed a short summary of your options on the craps table:
You need to make either a Pass Line bet or a Don't Pass bet if you are the shooter 8dice thrower).
The basic bet in craps is the pass line bet, which is a bet on the shooter to win. A pass line is won if the come-out roll is a 7 or 11. If the come-out roll is 2, 3 or 12, you lose (or "crap out"). If any other number comes up, it sets the point; and if that number is rolled again before a 7 , the bet wins. If a seven is rolled before the pointyo lose ("seven out).
Don't Pass Line Bet:
A Don't pass line bet is a bet on the shooter to lose and is basically the opposite of the pass line bet. The don't pass bet loses if the come-out roll is 7 or 11 and wins if the come-out roll is 2 or 3. A 12 sometime draws (depending on the casino).
If a point is set and that point is rolled again, the don't pass bet loses. If a 7 is rolled , the don't pass bet wins.
A come bet is played over 2 rounds and is similar to a pass line bet. In a Come Bet the player making the bet will bet on the first number that sets the point. If a 7 or 11 is rolled on the first round, it wins. If a 2, 3 or 12 is rolled, it loses. If the roll is 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 the come bet will be moved by the dealer onto a box corresponding to the number the shooter threw. This becomes the "come-bet point" and you can then add odds to the bet. You win on the second round if the shooter rolls the come bet point before a seven. Winning come bets payout as do pass line bets - even money for the original bet and true odds for the odds bet. If, a seven is rolled before the come-bet point, the bet loses.
Don't come bet:
A don't come bet is played over 2 rounds. If a 2 or 3 is rolled in the first round, it wins. If a 7 or 11 is rolled, it loses. If a 12 is rolled, it is a draw. If the roll is 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 then the don't come bet will be shifted into an area corresponding to the number the shooter threw. The 2nd round wins if the shooter rolls a seven before the don't come point.
Pays out even money for the original bet and true odds for the odds bet.
Single roll bets
- Single-number bets or proposition bets are won otr lost in one dice roll. Includes
- 2 (snake eyes, or Aces): Wins if shooter rolls a 2.
- 3 (ace-deuce):
- Yo: Wins if an 11 is rolled.
- 12 (boxcars, midnight, or cornrows):
- 2 or 12 (hi-lo): Wins if shooter rolls a 2 or 12.
- Any Craps (3-Way): Wins if 2, 3 or 12 is rolled.
- Any seven: Wins if the shooter lands 7. Also known as Big Red.
- The Horn: you bet 1 unit on 2, 3, 11 and 12.
- Whirl or World: a 5-unit bet that is a mix of a horn and any-seven bet.
- On the Hop a single roll bet - eg if you bet on "3 and 2" on the hop, you are betting that the next roll will have a 3 on one die and a 2 on the other die. TPays 15:1
- Field: This bet is a bet that one of the numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, or 12 will land on the next roll of the dice. Pays 2:1 or 3:1
These are bets that may need several rolls before you win or lose, hence the name.
- Hard way: A bet that the shooter will throw a double (the hard way) to make 4, 6, 8 or 10 before he or she throws a seven.
- Easy way: the opposite of hard way: a bet that the shooter will throw a 4, 6, 8 or 10 without throwing a double before he throws a seven.
- Big 6 and Big 8: A player can bet on the 6 or 8 being rolled before the shooter throws a seven. These bets only pay even money.
- Place and buy: you can place or buy any point number (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10) by placing your bet in the come area and telling the dealer how much and on what number, eg "20 on the 6", "10 on the 4". Both place and buy bets are bets that the number will appear before a 7 is rolled.
- Lay: a lay bet is the opposite of a buy bet, where you bet that a 7 will before the number that is laid.