There are dozens of bets available in Craps, and the table layout can be a bit confusing if you’ve never played the game before. Some bets can be placed before a Come Out roll is made; others are made after the Come Out roll.
This bet is placed before a Come Out roll and wins 1/1 if a 7 or 11 is rolled. Remember, if 7 or 11 comes up, a Point still has to be set, so Pass Line bets can carry on until one appears.
If a 2, 3, or 12 is rolled you lose – it’s Craps. Any other number becomes the Point. If the Point is rolled before a seven, your bet also wins.
Don’t Pass Line
This is the opposite of a Pass Line bet, and also pays 1/1. Also placed before a Come Out roll, you win if a 7 is rolled before the Point.
This is a good back-up to the Pass/Don’t Pass bet. You can gamble up to 3x your stake that the Point will be set before a 7 appears. It pays 2/1 for 4, 3/2 for 5 or 9, and 6/5 for 6 or 8.
Another popular even-money bet (1/1), the Come bet is placed after a Point has been set. If a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 is rolled it becomes the Come Point and your bet is moved to the corresponding box. To win, the Come Point must be rolled before a 7.
The exact opposite of a Come bet, you win an even-money bet if a 3 or 2 is rolled after the Come Out roll.
This is a one-off bet that pays 1/1 if a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12 appears. The 2 or 12 actually pay out double.
Bigger Craps Bets
If you’re just getting used to the betting and gameplay in Craps, these even-money bets are best to stick to. But there are some big outside bets that can also be placed.
This bet goes on the ‘SEVEN’ area of the table. If a 7 is rolled you win 4/1 your money.
Like the Any 7, this bet pays out if you hit a 5 & 6 (for a total of 11). 15/1 is the payout.
Betting on the next dice being a double (2&2, 4&4, etc), the Hardway pays 7/1 or 9/1 depending on the outcome.