Craps Game Guide

Craps Bets


There are hundreds of craps bets. It is important to recognizer as many as you can, especially if you want to be competitive.
 

Craps is a fairly simple game. However, on part of the game that may prove confusing large number possible craps bets.  It is important to understand the various bets in order to be successful.

There are rounds in craps. Your bets will be influenced by these rounds. The first throw in a round is known as the come out roll.  An individual can win on the come out roll. If the shooter rolls a 2, 3, 7, 11 or 12 then the round is over.  On the other hand, if they shoot a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 then it's called a point.  The shooter will continue to roll the dice until they roll the point number or until they roll a 7.  They will want to roll the point number before they roll a seven.  If they do not, then they lose. Below, we will provide brief descriptions of common craps bets.

Past line: The past line will be wagered on by nearly every player.  This is an even money bet. Persons will place their bet on the past line before the shooter throws the come out roll.  If a 7 or 11 is rolled then they win. This is also known as a natural.

If the come roll is a 2, 3 or 12 then they lose. This is known as craps.  If the individual rolls the point before rolling a seven then they win, if they don't, they lose.  These are the fundamentals of the past line bet.

Buying the Odds:  After the point has been rolled, individuals may wager up to twice the amount of their past line bet on the odds.  The odds is an extra wager. Players that are buying the odds are betting that the point will be thrown before the 7. If the point is a 4 or 10 the odds pay 2:1, if the point is a 5 or 9 the odds pay 3:2 , if the point is a 6 or 8, the odds may 5:6.

Don't Pass Bet:  These craps bets are the complete opposite of a past line bet. If the come out roll turns out to be a 3 or 2, then you win. If it is a 7 or 11 then you will lose.  If a 12 is rolled this is known as a push.  The dice are rolled until the point either is rolled before the 7, (you lose)  or the 7 is rolled first (you lose).  Don't pass wagering is not very popular because you are betting against the shooter.  However, it is an option.

Laying the odds: Laying the odds is the opposite of buying odds.  Players are wagering that a 7 will be thrown before the point. 

Don’t Come Bet: If the shooter rolls a 3 or 2,  then you win with a don’t come craps bet. If a 12 is thrown there is at tie, but players will lose if a 7 or 11 is thrown.  All other numbers are known as the come points and players win if a 7 is thrown prior to the come point but will lose if the come point is rolled before a 7 is.

There are hundreds of other types of craps bets.  These are just a few of the most common ones.  If you're interested in playing craps, it is very important that you learn more about craps bets so that you'll know your options and give yourself the best chance to win. 

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