Craps is the most
social and exciting game casinos offer, if you
know how to play, it can also be the most profitable.
If you don't, it can be very intimidating. The
first roll of a game is known as the "come
out roll". A come out roll totaling 7 or
11 automatically wins whatever the player bet
on the pass line, and a roll of 2, 3, or 12
automatically loses. If the come out roll is
a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 the shooter continues
to roll until he matches the come out roll,
resulting in another come out roll. Or he rolls
a 7 or 11 and "craps out" losing the
bet and control of the dice.
There are many
different bets available in craps, refer to
the rules below to understand the game better:
A pass line bet is placed during the initial
come out roll and is considered betting with
the shooter. On the first roll a winner is a
7 and 11, and a losing roll is 2, 3, or 12.
If the come out roll is a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or
10 the shooter has this as the "point"
where the shooter wins if the number is matched
before a roll of 7, in which case the bet is
Don't Pass Line
A dont pass
line bet is placed during the initial come out
roll and is generally the oppisite of a pass
line bet. This bet is won on an initiall roll
of 2, 3, or 12 and loses on a 7 or 11. If none
of these are rolled on the come out roll, a
"point" is established and the bet
is won if a 7 is rolled before the point is
A come bet is available only after a point is
established, The next roll of the dice is a
winner if 7 or 11 is thrown, and a loser if
2, 3, or 12 is thrown. If another value is rolled
(4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10) the bet stays on the
table, and if the point is rolled before a 7
is hit, the bet wins. If a 7 is rolled before
the point is hit, the bet is lost. This type
of bet pays even money.
A don't come bet is basically the opposite of
a come bet. Only available after the initial
come out roll, the bet is won if a 2, 3 or 12
is rolled and lost if a 7 or 11 is rolled. If
another value is rolled (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10)
the bet stays on the table, and if the point
is rolled before a 7 is hit, the bet loses,
if a 7 is rolled the bet is a winner. This type
of bet pays even money.
After the come out roll, you can make a "place"
bet, where you bet on the specific number you
want, or don't want, to hit next. The only numbers
available for this are 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10.
You can make multiple place bets as well as
take them off after each roll if nothing is
won or lost. If you make a place bet for the
number to win, this number must be rolled before
a 7 comes out. If you bet on a number to lose,
your hoping a 7 will hit before that number.
A buy or lay bet is similar to a place bet,
but 5% is paid to the house to get true odds.
A buy bet is placed on a number to win, where
a lay bet is placed on a number to lose.
A field bet is a one time bet, only good for
the next roll. It pays even money for a roll
of 3, 4, 9, 10 or 11, and 2 to 1 on a roll of
2 or 12.
Big 6/Big 8
A Big 6 bet is a bet that a 6 will be rolled
before a 7. A Big 8 bet is a bet that an 8 will
be rolled before a 7. Both of these bets pay
A hardway bet is a bet that a certain hard combination
will be rolled before a 7 or the same soft combination
One Roll Bets
roll of the dice is a 2, 3 , or 12
7 to 1
roll of the dice is a 7
4 to 1
roll will be a 2
roll will be a 3
roll will be an 11
roll will be a 12
A horn bet is a bet
that the next roll will be a 2, 3, 11 or 12. This
bet is made in multiples of 4$, with 1/4 of the
bet riding on each of the numbers. This bet pays
out at the same odds as any individual number.
by Ciaran Wednesday