What bets can you make with Craps?
The multitude of bets can sometimes be dazzling to starting players and for this reason we have compiled a comprehensive list of types of bets you can place when playing Craps. The major, most important bets are the easiest to remember. So, roll up your sleeves and start learning these cause we have quite a bit of them to reveal here.
Pass Line Bet
The fundamental bet in Craps, the PLB is a bet made with the craps shooter. If you manage to roll a 7 or 11 it means an immediate win. Get 2, 3 or 12 and y instantly lose. A “point” is decided if the roll-out is any other number and the shooter must roll the dice again. If the established point is rolled before a 7 hits then the bet is a winning one. If the decided point is with the shooter then a seven will mean that the bet is a losing one.
The Don’t Pass Bet
This is exactly the opposite of the PLB and you’re betting against the shooter. Therefore if the come-out roll is a 7 or 11, it’s a winner. A 2 or 3 yields a losing bet, and a 12 represents a draw. The established point being rolled and a 7 pops up the DPB wins.
The Come Bet
Similar to PLB except that the bet is placed after the point is established. If a 7 or 11 rolls out after, you win, conversely if the next roll is 2, 3 or 12 you lose. Any other number becomes your point and if no other 7 shows up before your point is rolled again you win.
The Don’t Come Bet
With bets made on the come out roll, this style of betting is similar to the DPB.
Pass Line Odds Bet
If the come-out roll has a point set then bettors may be allowed to place up to five times the PLB. This extra bet can be won if the 7 doesn’t show up before the point, and vice-versa.
Don’t Pass Odds Bet
You might be allowed to place extra chips behind the don’t pass line if you have made a DPB. 7 is your lucky number and if it rolls around before the point, the bet wins. Conversely, the opposite occurs.
Come Bet Odds and Don’t Come Bet Odds
Single Roll Bets
These fast and furious bets are carried on by the shooter and placed by the stickman. 2 or 12, also known as Hi-Low, yields a win if the rolls is a 2 or 12. Any Craps is a bet which requires a roll of 2, 3 or 12 for it to become a winning bet. A Field Bet only stays valid for the next rolls. Any 7, called Big Red, is the bet that can only be won if the shooter rolls a 7.
These are the last category bets and they depend a lot on the casino preferences. A Hard Ways Bet is placed on 4, 6, 8 or 10 and the dice must yield a hard way pair of any of these numbers or an easy way. The 7 must be rolled after the hard way and before the number is rolled on its own. Place and Buy means that you can buy or place any point while announcing this action to the dealer. The idea, again, is to get your number rolled before a 7. When you bet that a 7 rolls around before the laid number then you are placing a Lay Bet. If the shooter throws a 7 before a 6 or an 8, then the bet is called Big 6 and Big 8. Some operators do not offer this variant of betting simply because it can reward too high of a payout.