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Craps Bets Guide

Craps is quite a complex casino game with a wide range of bets that can be placed. Ideally practice playing for free and get a full understanding of how to play the game before playing for real money at an online casino.

Line bets

Pass line bet: The basic bet in Craps is the Pass Line Bet. The Pass Line bet must be placed before the shooter's first roll and the player will win if the roll is a 7 or 11 (known as "a natural") but lose if the dice roll total equals 2, 3 or 12 ( Craps). If any other number comes up that number is the Point and if that number is rolled again before a 7 comes up then the player wins. Pass line bets pay even money.

Don't pass line bet: This is the opposite of a Pass line bet - a bet that the player will not hit their point number. The player will lose if a 7 or 11 ("a natural") is rolled on the come out roll but win if the shooter "craps out" on a 2 or 3. In most casinos a 12 will draw.

Come bet: A come bet is similar to the pass line bet but is bet after a point number has been established. If the shooter rolls a 7 or 11 then the come bet wins while a dice roll of 2, 3 or 12 means the come bet losses. Should the shooter roll any other number then the come bets are moved to that numbered box on the table and if that number is rolled before a 7 the come bet wins.

Don't Come bet: Don't come bets are the opposite of come bets. If the shooter rolls a 2 or 3 the bet wins while a 12 results in a tie. If the come out roll is a 7 or 11 then the bet is lost. Should a 4,5,6,8 9 or 10 be rolled then the shooter must roll a 7 before any of those numbers for the don't come bet to win.

Proposition Bets

Proposition bets are settled with one roll of the dice and they are usually located in the center of the Crap's table. Some of the more poular propsition bets are:

2 (also known as snake eyes, or Aces): wins if the shooter rolls a 2

3 (also known as ace-deuce): Wins if the shooter rolls a 3

Yo: Wins if the shooter rolls 11

12 (also known as boxcars, midnight or cornrows): wins if the shooter rolls a 12

2 or 12 (also known as hi-lo): wins if shooter rolls a 2 or 12

Any Craps (also known as Three Way):will win if the shooter rolls a 2, 3 or 12. An equal amount of chips must be placed on all three numbers

C and E: The player bets half their bet on craps and the other on Yo (11)

Any Seven (also known as Big Red): Wins if the shooter rolls a seven

Field: A bet that 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, or 12 will appear on the next roll of the dice. A roll of 5, 6 7 or 8 means a loss

Horn Bet: a bet on 2, 3, 11 and 12. Wins if one of these numbers is rolled, the other three bets are lost

Multi Roll Bets

These are bets that may not be settled on the first roll and may need any number of subsequent rolls before an outcome is determined

Hard Way: wins if the shooter rolls a 4, 6, 8 or 10 the "hard way" before the "easy way" or a 7. A hard way roll is a pair of identical numbers: 2-2, 3-3, 4-4 and 5-5

Easy Way: The opposite of a hard way bet. The dice rolled are not identical numbers so a roll of 4 and 2 equals an easy way 6

Big 6 and Big 8: wins if the shooter rolls a 6 or 8 before a 7

Place bets: wins if shooter rolls a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 before 7