Craps is composed of rounds in which two dice are rolled to decide
the results of bets. "Come out" is the name of the first roll. The
come out roll will resolve bets if a 2, 3, 7, 11, or 12 total is
rolled since such rolls will stop the round at once. The "point" is
established and the round will continue if a total of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9,
or 10 is rolled. On top of the number that is established as the
point, you will see a white puck. The dice will continue to be
rolled until the point is rolled again or a 7 is rolled. You will
find below the explanations of the various bets.
The Pass Line
Wagering on the pass line is the simplest and most basic of all the
craps wagers. The pass line pays even money. Place your bet on the
"Pass Line" area. You can roll the dice after you have placed this
wager. The bet wins if a 7 or 11 comes up. The bet loses if a 2, 3
or 12 comes up. The player's bets last until either the point is
made (the bet wins) or a 7 is rolled (the bet loses.)
There is no house edge on an “odds” bet in Craps. You can take odds
on your pass line wager any time after the come-out roll. You place
the bet behind your original pass line bet. The sign to the left of
the table shows the amount of odds you can take. You will win your
odds bet and pass line bet if the point is made before a seven is
rolled. The odds line bet will pay out at 6-5 if the point is six or
eight, 3-2 if the point is five or nine, and 2-1 if the point is
four or ten.
The odds multiples permitted are explained below:
1X - odds bet equal to your pass line bet
2X - odds bet of double your pass line bet
Full Double Odds - 2.5 times odds on six or eight and double on all
3X - odds wager of triple your pass line bet
3-4-5X - 3 times odds on 4 and 10, 4 times odds on 5 and 9, 5 times
odds on 6 and 8
5X - odds bet of 5 times your pass line bet
10X - odds bet of 10 times your pass line bet
20X - odds bet of 20 times your pass line bet
100X - odds bet of 100 times your pass line bet
Think of this as the opposite of the pass line bet. You will win
even money if a two or three is rolled. You will lose if a 7 or 11
is rolled. The bet is a push if a 12 is rolled. After the point is
established, you win if a seven is rolled before the point is made.
When you are laying odds on the Don't Pass bet, you are wagering on
a 7 being rolled before the point. The Laying Odds bet payout is as
follows - if the point is:
4 or 10, payout is 1-2
5 or 9, payout is 2-3
6 or 8, payout is 5-6
The odds multiplier is in effect to set the limits of the amount of
odds the player can lay.
To place a come bet, place your chips on the area marked “Come.”
After the next roll, the bet will move up to the number rolled. You
will win the come wager if that number is made before a seven is
rolled. You will win the come bet at even money, just like the Pass
Line, if a seven or eleven is rolled on the first roll of the come
bet. If a two, three, or twelve is rolled on the first roll of the
come bet, the bet loses. And also, just like the Pass Line, you may
take odds on your come bet after the first roll by placing your bet
behind the come bet after it has been moved to the number.
A unique circumstance exists with the come wager: if there are
still active come wagers when point is made then special rules apply
to the come out roll. The come out roll is still active to the come
wagers but does not apply to the respective odds wagers. If the come
wager is resolved on a come out roll, then the odds wagers are
Don't Come Wager
The don't come wager is like the don't pass wager, but it is made on
a non-come out roll.
The "place" numbers in craps are 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10. The place
bet lets you cover all or some of the place numbers at once, without
waiting for the come out roll or the come wagers. During the come
out roll, place bets wagers are turned "off".
You are betting that a 6 and/or an 8 will be rolled before a 7. This
pays even money.
Buy Bets are the same as Place Bets, except there are different pay
outs. You may buy any of the place numbers by betting that number
will be rolled before a 7 is rolled. All the buy bets pay 1-1 minus
a 5% house commission.
The four different hard ways bets are 4, 6, 8 and 10. A hard way is
arriving at one of the even points with a pair. For, example, two 4s
would equal a hard 8. The house pays as follows:
Hard 4 or 10 pays 7-1
Hard 6 or 8 pays 9-1
Lay bets are the opposite of buy bets. You lay odds that a 7 will be
rolled before any of the points. You must pay a 5% commission on the
fair odds. Fair odds are as follows:
4 and/or 10 pays 1-2
5 and/or 9 pays 2-3
6 and/or 8 pays 5-6
You may wager on any of the points. If the number you wagered on is
rolled before a 7, then you will win according to the following
4 and/or 10 pays 9-5
5 and/or 9 pays 7-5
6 and/or 8 pays 7-6
Proposition bets are placed just on the next roll.
A bet that a 2 will be thrown on the next roll will pay out at 30-1.
bet that a 3 will be thrown on the next roll will pay out at 15-1.
A bet that a 7 will be thrown on the next roll will pay out at 4-1.
A bet that an 11 will be thrown on the next roll will pay out at
A bet that a 12 will be thrown on the next roll will pay out at
A bet that a 2, 3 or 12 will be thrown on the next roll will pay out
A bet that a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 or 11 will be thrown on the next roll;
the 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 will pay even money and the 1 and 12 will pay
out at 2-1.