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Craps Guide

Casino Craps

Craps is a classic casino game and is found at all online casinos. If you take a quick glance at the craps table you might think that it is a complicated game but in reality it is quite simple once you learn the best bets to make.

The house edge on craps ranges from 1.44% on the Pass Line bet to up to 16% on some of the proposition bets.

The Different Craps Bets and Their Resulting Pay Offs

Some bets are available only for the Come Out roll. A black marker is displayed in the top left-hand corner of the Craps table prior to a Come Out roll. Some bets are available only after a Point has been established.

A Point is established if the Come Out roll is either 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10. The number rolled, is called the Point and the next roll(s) is called the Point roll. Point rolls continue until the shooter rolls a 7 or the Point. Once this happens, the sequence starts again with the next roll as a Come Out roll.

Pass Line Bets - Pay Off is 1 to 1
Also called the "Front Line". This is the most popular bet at the Craps table. Available for the Come Out roll. Once Point is established, original bet may not be removed or altered. Wins if Come Out roll is 7 or 11. Loses if Come Out roll is 2, 3 or 12.

Point is established if Come Out roll is 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10.
Following the Come Out roll player wins if Point is rolled prior to rolling a 7. Player loses if a 7 is rolled prior to rolling the Point. Bet is removed after a win or a loss.

Don't Pass Bets - Pay Off is 1 to 1
Also called the "Black Line". Available for Come Out roll. Wins if Come Out roll is 2 or 3. Loses if Come Out roll is 7, 11. Ties if Come Out roll is a 12. Point is established if Come Out roll is 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10. Following the Come Out roll player wins if a 7 is rolled prior to rolling the Point. Loses if the Point is rolled prior to rolling a 7. Bet is removed after a win or a loss.

Come Bets - Pay Off is 1 to 1
Available once the Point has been established. Rules are similar to Pass Line Bet. Once Come Point is established, original bet may not be removed or altered. Wins if shooter rolls a 7 or 11. Loses if shooter rolls a 2, 3 or 12. Come Point is established if the shooter rolls a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 on a Come Out roll.

The dealer moves the bet from the Come area to the corresponding box for that particular number. Once the Come Point has been established, the player wins if the Come Point is rolled prior to rolling a 7. Player loses if a 7 is rolled prior to rolling the Come Point. Bet remains on the table following a win however the player may remove it from the table at any time. Bet is removed from the table following a loss.

Don't Come Bets - Pay Off is 1 to 1
Available once the Point has been established. Rules are similar to Don't Pass Bets. Wins if shooter rolls a 2 or 3. Loses if shooter rolls a 7, 11. Ties if shooter rolls a 12. Come Point is established if shooter rolls a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10. The dealer moves the bet from the Don't Come area to the corresponding box for that particular number.

Once the Come Point has been established, the player wins if a 7 is rolled prior to rolling the Come Point. Loses if the Come Point is rolled prior to rolling a 7. Bet is removed after a win or a loss.

Place Bet to Win - Pay Off Varies (See Below)
You may place the bet at any time however it becomes active once the Point has been established. Player bets on a number(s) 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10. This becomes the Place Number. Wins if shooter rolls the Place Number prior to rolling a 7.

Payoff depends on the Place Number selected. Loses if shooter rolls a 7 prior to rolling the Place Number. Bet remains on the table following a win however the player may remove it from the table at any time. Bet is removed from the table following a loss.

Pay Off on a four or ten is 9 to 5, Pay Off on five or a nine is 7 to 5 and Pay Off on six or an eight is 7 to 6.

Place Bet to Lose - Pay Off Varies (See Below)
You may place the bet at any time however it becomes active once the Point has been established. Player bets on a number(s) 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10. This becomes the Place Number. Wins if shooter rolls a 7 prior to rolling the Place Number. Payoff depends on the Place Number selected.

Loses if shooter rolls the Place Number prior to rolling a 7. Bet remains on the table following a win however the player may remove it from the table at any time. Bet is removed from the table following a loss.

Pay Off on a four or ten is 5 to 11, Pay Off on five or a nine is 5 to 8 and Pay Off on six or an eight is 4 to 5.

Hardway Bets - Pay Off Varies (See Below)
You may place the bet at any time however it becomes active once the Point has been established. Player bets on a number(s) 4, 6, 8, 10. Wins if shooter rolls the selected number 'the hard way'. Roll a 4 via a pair of 2's, roll a 6 via a pair of 3's, roll an 8 via a pair of 4's, roll a 10 via a pair of 5's.

Payoff depends on the number selected. Loses if the shooter rolls a 7 or rolls the number the easy way. For example, roll a 4 via a 3 and 1, roll a 6 via a 4 and 2 or 5 and 1, roll an 8 via a 5 and 3 or 6 and 2, roll a 10 via a 6 and 4. Bet remains on the table following a win however the player may remove it from the table at any time. Bet is removed from the table following a loss.

Pay Off for a four or a 10 the hard way is 7 to 1. On a six or an eight is 9 to 1

One Roll Bets - Pay Off Varies (See Below)
Player bets on a number(s) 2, 3, 11, 12. Wins if shooter rolls the selected number. Loses if the shooter does not roll the selected number. Payoff depends on the number selected.

Pay Off on two or twelve is 30 to 1 and on 3 o 11 is 15 to 1

Field - Pay Off Varies (See Below)
Player bets that any one of a group of numbers (2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12) will be rolled on the next roll. Payoff depends on the number rolled. Loses if the shooter rolls a 5 or 6 or 7 or 8. Bet remains on the table following a win however the player may remove it from the table at any time. Bet remains on the table following a win however the player may remove it from the table at any time. Bet is removed from the table following a loss.

Pay Off is 1 to 1 on numbers 3,4,9,10 and 11 and 2 to 1 on numbers 2 and 12

Any Craps - Pay Off 7 to 1
Player bets on the outcome of the next roll. Wins if the shooter rolls a 2 or 3 or 12. Loses if the shooter rolls any other number. Bet remains on the table following a win however the player may remove it from the table at any time. Bet is removed from the table following a loss.

Any 7 - Pay Off is 4 to 1
Player bets on the outcome of the next roll. Wins if the shooter rolls a 7. Loses if the shooter rolls any other number. Bet remains on the table following a win however the player may remove it from the table at any time. Bet is removed from the table following a loss.

Eleven or Craps (E-C) - Pay Off Varies (See Below)
Player bets on the outcome of the next roll. Wins if the shooter rolls a 2 or 3 or 11 or 12. Loses if the shooter rolls any other number.Payoff depends on the number rolled. Bet remains on the table following a win however the player may remove it from the table at any time. Bet is removed from the table following a loss.

Pay off is 7 to 2 on numbers 2, 3 or 12 and 15 to 2 on number 11

Big 6 - Pay Off 7 to 6
You may place the bet at any time however it becomes active once the Point has been established. Wins if shooter rolls any 6. Loses if shooter rolls a 7 prior to rolling a 6. Bet remains on the table following a win however the player may remove it from the table at any time. Bet is removed from the table following a loss. 7 to 6

Big 8 - Pay Off 7 to 6
You may place the bet at any time however it becomes active once the Point has been established. Wins if shooter rolls any 8. Loses if shooter rolls a 7 prior to rolling an 8. Bet remains on the table following a win however the player may remove it from the table at any time. Bet is removed from the table following a loss. 7 to 6

Supplementary Craps Bets

After Don't Pass Bet - Pay Off Varies (See Below)
If a player makes a Don't Pass Bet and a total of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 is thrown on the Come Out roll, the player has the right to make a supplementary wager in support of the Don't Pass Bet in an amount not more then double the amount of the original Don't Pass Bet. Wins if Don't Pass Bet wins. Payoff depends on the value of the Come Out point. Loses if the Don't Pass Bet loses. Bet is removed after a win or a loss.

Pay offs are 1 to 2 on a 4 or a 10, 2 to 3 on a 5 or a 9 and 5 to 6 on a 6 or 8

After Pass Line Bet - Pay Off Varies (See Below)
If a player makes a Pass Line Bet and a total of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 is thrown on the Come Out roll, the player has the right to make a supplementary wager in support of the Pass Line Bet in an amount not more then double the amount of the original Pass Line Bet. Wins if the Pass Line Bet wins. Payoff depends on the value of the Come Out point. Loses if the Pass Line Bet loses. Bet is removed after a win or a loss.

Pay offs are 2 to 1 on a 4 or 10, 3 to 2 on a 5 or 9 and 6 to 5 on a 6 or an 8

After Come Bet - Pay Off Varies (See Below)
If a player makes a Come Bet and a total of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 is thrown on the roll immediately following the placing of such a bet, the player has the right to make a supplementary wager in support of the Come Bet in an amount not more then double the amount of the original Come Bet. Wins if the Come Bet wins. Payoff depends on the value of the Come Out point. Loses if the Come Bet loses. Bet is removed after a win or a loss.

Pay offs is 2 to 1 on a 4 or 10, 3 to 2 on a 5 or 9 and 6 to 5 on a 6 or 8

After Don't Come Bet - Pay Off Varies (See Below)
If a player makes a Don't Come Bet and a total of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 is thrown on the roll immediately following the placing of such a bet, the player has the right to make a supplementary wager in support of the Don't Come Bet in an amount not more then double the amount of the original Don't Come Bet. Wins if the Don't Come Bet wins. Payoff depends on the value of the Come Out point. Loses if the Don't Come Bet loses. Bet is removed after a win or a loss.

Pay offs are 1 to 2 on a 4 or 10, 2 to 3 on a 5 or 9 and 5 to 6 on a 6 or an 8

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