Online Craps Player

Craps Bets

There are many different bets you can make on the craps table. This often confuses new players but in actual fact craps is not that complicated. In this section we outline all of the possible betting options and show you where those bets go on the table.

The Craps Table

Below is an example of a craps table. The image shows a half table layout as seen on the Microgaming online craps game. Tables at other casinos might look slightly different but the layouts are very similar.

Craps Table

The Different Bets

  1. Pass Line
  2. Pass Line Odds
  3. Don't Pass Line
  4. Don't Pass Odds
  5. Come
  6. Don't Come
  7. Place Bets
  8. Place Bets to Lose
  9. Buy Bets
  10. Lay Bets
  1. Big 6 and 8
  2. Field Bet
  3. Hardways
  4. Any 7
  5. Any Craps
  6. Two Craps or Aces
  7. Twelve Craps or Two Sixes
  8. Three Craps or Ace Deuce
  9. Eleven or Six Five
  10. Horn Bet

Pass Line

The most common craps bet. The Pass Line bet is made on the come out roll and wins if a 7 or 11 is rolled. If a 2, 3 or 12 is rolled the bet loses. If any other number is rolled the point is established. If the point is rolled before a 7 the bet wins. If a 7 is rolled the bet loses. Pays even money.

Pass Line Odds

Also known as "Taking the Odds", the Pass Line Odds bet is an extra bet that can be made after a Pass Line bet is made and the point is established. In most cases this can be a multiple of your Pass Line bet. The bet wins if the point is rolled before a 7. This is one of the few best in the casino that has no house edge. The point determines the pay out with the most common being  2 to 1 (4 or 10), 3 to 2 (5 or 9) and 6 to 5 (6 or 8).

Don't Pass Line

The opposite bet to the Pass Line Bet. The Don't Pass bet wins if the come out roll is a 2 or 3 and loses if the come out roll is a 7 or 11. If a 12 is rolled this is a push. In the case of a push or if the point is established the dice continue to be rolled until either a 7 or the point is rolled. The bet wins if a 7 is rolled and loses if the point is roll. Wins pay even money.

Don't Pass Odds

Also known as "Laying The Odds", this be is the opposite to Taking the Odds and wins if a 7 is rolled before the point. In most cases this bet can be a multiple of your Don't Pass bet. The pay out depends on the point with the most common being  1 to 2 (4 or 10), 2 to 3 (5 or 9) and 5 to 6 (6 or 8).

Come

The same as the Pass Line Bet with the exception that it can be made at any time after the point is established. The bet wins if a 7 or 11 is rolled and lose if a 2, 3 or 12 is rolled. If any other number is rolled this becomes your point. You win if your point is rolled before a 7. Pays even money.

Don't Come

The opposite of the Come bet and can be made at any time after the point is established. Wins if a 2 or 3 is rolled and loses if a 7 or 11 is rolled. If a 12 is rolled the bet pushes. If a point is established you win if a 7 is rolled before your point. Pays even money.

Place Bets

A bet made on 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 that can be made at any time. Wins if the number is rolled before a 7. This bet is the same as the odds bets but with lower pay outs. The standard pay outs are as follows 9 to 5 (4 or 10), 7 to 5 (5 or 9) and 7 to 6 (6 to 8)

Place Bets To Lose

A relatively rare betting option found at some land based casinos but quite common online. This bet is the opposite of the Place Bets. The bet can be made at any time and wins if a 7 is rolled before your number. Pay off are usually 5 to 11 (4 or 10), 5 to 8 (5 or 9), 4 to 5 (6 or 8).

Buy Bets

These bets are similar to the Place Bets with different pay offs. A Buy Bet can be placed at any time on any of the points. This bet wins if the point is rolled before a 7. Pay offs are the same as the odds but casinos take a 5% vig on the bet. Wins pay 2 to 1 (4 or 10), 3 to 2 (5 or 9) and 6 to 5 (6 or 8).

Lay Bets

The opposite to the Buy Bet. A Lay Bet can be placed on any point and wins if a 7 is rolled before the point. Due to the fact that a 7 being rolled is more likely the casinos take a 5% commission on the amount that can be won. Pay off are 1 to 2 (4 or 10), 2 to 3 (5 or 9) and 5 to 6 (6 or 8).

Big 6 and 8

A bet on Big 6 or Big 8 wins if a 6 or an 8 is rolled before a 7. These bets pay even money and should be avoided as you can make the same bet on the Place 6 or 8 and get better pay offs.

Field Bet

The Field betting areas is a big section on the craps table. A bet placed on the field wins if the next roll is a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 or 11. If the next roll is a 3, 4, 9 or 11 you win even money. If a 2 or a 12 is rolled you win 2 to 1.

Hardways

There are four possible hardways bets (2-2, 3-3, 4-4 and 5-5). Hardways bets can be made at any time and win if the selected hardway rolls before a 7. The bet loses if a 7 is rolled or if the total is rolled with a different combination. Hardways 6 and 8 pay 9 to 1. Hardways 4 and 10 pay 7 to 1.

Any 7

Wins if a 7 is rolled and loses if any other number is rolled. Pays 4 to 1.

Any Craps

Wins is a 2, 3 or 12 is rolled and loses on any other number . Pays 7 to 1

Two Craps or Aces

Also known as Snake Eyes. Wins if a 2 is rolled and pays 7 to 1.

Twelve Craps or Two Sixes

Wins if a 12 is rolled and loses on all other numbers. Pays 30 to 1

Three Craps or Ace Deuce

Wins if a 3 is rolled and loses on all other rolls. Pays 15 to 1

Eleven or Six Five

Wins if 11 is rolled and loses on all other rolls. Pays 15 to 1

Horn Bet

The Horn Bet is actually four bets in one. You are placing one betting unit on 2, 3, 11 and 12. If 3 or 11 is rolled wins pay 3.75 to 1. If 2 or 12 is rolled wins pay 7.5 to 1. Any other number rolled and the bet loses.

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