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 Craps Bets

A Pass Line Bet can only be placed on a Come-Out Roll. This type of bet is also known as betting with the Shooter. This type of bet wins on an initial roll of 7 or 11 and loses on an initial roll of 2, 3 or 12.

A Come-Out Roll of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10:

A. Wins if the initial number is matched later in the roll. And,

B. Loses if the initial number is followed by a 7.

The Shooter continues to roll until one of the two above scenarios occurs. This type of bet pays even money and has a House Advantage of 1.41%.

DON’T PASS LINE BET

A Don’t Pass Line Bet can only be placed on a Come-Out Roll. This type of bet is also known as betting against the Shooter. This type of bet loses on an initial roll of 7 or 11 and wins on an initial roll of 2 or 3. If the initial roll is 12, the bet is a Push, or Tie.

A Come-Out Roll of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10:

A. Wins if the initial roll is followed by a 7. And,

B. Loses if the initial number is matched later in the roll.

The Shooter continues to roll until one of the two above scenarios occurs. This type of bet pays even money and has a House Advantage of 1.36%.

COME BET

A Come bet can only be placed after a Point has been established (a Come-Out Roll of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10). A Come Bet is similar to a Pass Line Bet. Once this bet has been placed the next roll of the dice is a winner if a 7 or 11 is thrown, and a loser if a 2, 3 or 12 is thrown. If a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 is rolled, the Come Bet stays on the table. If the initial roll is matched before a 7 is thrown the bet is a winner. If a 7 is thrown before the initial Come Bet roll is matched the bet is a loser. A Come Bet can be placed on each roll after a Come-Out Roll. This type of bet pays even money and has the same House Advantage as a Pass Line Bet (1.41%).

DON’T COME BET

A Don’t Come bet can only be placed after a Point has been established (a Come-Out Roll of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10). A Don’t Come Bet is similar to a Don’t Pass Line Bet. Once this bet has been placed the next roll of the dice is a loser if a 7 or 11 is thrown, and a winner if a 2, 3 or 12 is thrown. If a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 is rolled, the Don’t Come Bet stays on the table. If the initial roll is matched before a 7 is thrown the bet is a loser. If a 7 is thrown before the initial Don’t Come Bet roll is matched the bet is a winner. A Don’t Come Bet can be placed on each roll after a Come-Out Roll. This type of bet pays even money and has the same House Advantage as a Don’t Pass Line Bet (1.36%).

CRAPS BETS TO AVOID

PLACE BETS

A Place Bet is placed after a point is made (4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10). Place bets can be put on any of these numbers to win or lose. Multiple place bets can be placed and a place bet can be taken off the table after a roll. The table below lists the House Advantage for all Place Bets. If you make a Place bet for a number to win, the bet wins if that number is rolled before a 7. If you make a Place bet for a number to lose, the bet will win if a 7 is rolled before that number.

HOUSE ADVANTAGE BY BET

BET PAYOUT H. A.
4 OR 10 TO WIN 9 TO 5 6.67%
4 OR 10 TO LOSE 5 TO 11 3.03%
5 OR 9 TO WIN 7 TO 5 4.00%
5 OR 9 TO LOSE 5 TO 8 2.5%
6 OR 8 TO WIN 7 TO 6 1.52%
6 OR 8 TO LOSE 4 TO 5 1.82%

BUY/LAY BETS

A Buy or Lay bet is similar to a Place bet. With Buy or Lay bets the player pays a 5% commission to get true odds on a number. Most casinos charge a minimum of $1. A Buy Bet is a bet placed on a number to win. A Lay Bet is a bet placed on a number to lose. The House Advantage of all Buy and Lay bets is 4.76%. The table below lists the payouts associated with each Buy or Lay bet.

NUMBER PAYOUT
4 OR 10 2 TO 1
5 OR 9 3 TO 2
6 OR 7 6 TO 5

FIELD BET

A Field Bet is a one-roll bet. This type of bet is only good for the next roll of the dice. A Field Bet pays even on a roll of 3, 4, 9, 10 or 11 and 2 for 1 on a roll of 2 or 12. The House Advantage for a Field Bet is 5.56%.

BIG 6 and BIG 8

A Big 6 bet is a bet that a 6 will be rolled before a 7 is rolled. A Big 8 bet is a bet that an 8 will be rolled before a 7 is rolled. Both of these bets pay even money. The House Advantage for each of these bets is 9.09%. If you are at the Craps table and feel the urge to make one of these bets, consult a psychiatrist or make a Place Bet on a 6 or 8. The Place bet will win on the same rolls but pay out at 7 to 6 instead of 1 to 1 (the same as 6 to 6). Betting this way will drop the House Advantage from 9.09% to 1.52%.

CENTER PROPOSITION BETS

The large section in the center of the table is taken up by Center Proposition bets.

HARDWAYS

At the top of this box are the Hardway bets. A Hardway bet is bet that a certain hard combination will be rolled before a 7 or the same Soft combination is rolled. For example, a Hard 6 occurs when two 3’s are rolled, a Soft 6 occurs when a 1 and 5 or a 2 and 4 are rolled. The table below lists the House Advantage for Hardway Bets.

HOUSE ADVANTAGE BY BET

BET PAYOUT H. A.
HARD 4 (2+2) 7 TO 1 11.11%
HARD 6 (3+3) 9 TO 1 9.09%
HARD 8 (4+4) 9 TO 1 9.09%
HARD 10 (5+5) 7 TO 1 11.11%

ONE ROLL BETS

Any Craps

Any Craps is a bet that the next roll of the dice is a 2, 3 or 12. This bet pays 7 to 1 and has a House Advantage of 11.11%.

Any Seven

Any Seven is a bet that the next roll of the dice is a 7. This bet pays 4 to 1 and has a House Advantage of 16.67%.

Two

A bet that the next roll will be a 2. This bet pays 30 to 1 and has a House Advantage of 13.89%.

Three

A bet that the next roll will be a 3. This bet pays 15 to 1 and has a House Advantage of 11.11%.

Eleven

A bet that the next roll will be an 11. This bet pays 15 to 1 and has a House Advantage of 11.11%.

Twelve

A bet that the next roll will be a 12. This bet pays 30 to 1 and has a House Advantage of 13.89%.

Horn Bet

A Horn Bet is a bet that the next roll will be a 2, 3, 11 or 12. A Horn Bet is made in multiples of $4, with 1/4 of each bet placed on each number. This bet pays out at the same odds as any individual number and the overall House Advantage is 12.5%.

 

 

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