First of all, if you are new to Craps, you may want to read our Craps Rules article. Not only do we discuss all the basics of Craps, but we cover in detail the two most basic and standard ways to bet on craps, which are Pass Line and Don’t Pass, and Come and Don’t Come.
First Of All, We Will Briefly Cover The Two Most Basic Forms Of Craps Betting:
Pass Line or Don’t Pass Line: Pass
Lines are one of the two most common craps bets. You are betting on the shooter’s roll of the dice, and whether or not he gets his point. If you bet on the pass line and the shooter rolls 7 or 11 you win. If the shooter rolls 2, 3, or 12 you lose. If you bet on the don’t pass line, then you win on a 2 or 3, tie on a 12, and lose on a 7.
Come Or Don’t Come Bets:
A come bet is exactly the same as a pass line bet. The only difference is that the come bet can only be placed when the shooter is due to roll the dice again. You can then place a come or don’t come bet. On the next roll, if you put in a come bet and a seven or eleven comes up, you win, you lose with two, three, or twelve. If any other number comes up, your bet moves to a numbered box; you would already be betting on the dice landing on that number before a seven lands.
A don’t come bet is the complete opposite. You win your craps bet if the shooter rolls a two or a three, and it’s a tie if it’s a twelve. If the shooter rolls a seven or an eleven you lose, and any other number will get your bet moved to the same numbered box, except you are betting that a seven will land before the number in the numbered box.
Now let’s get the simple bets out of the way and look at Craps Odds and Bets and all the other aspects of Craps betting that make it a fun and exciting game.
Craps Odds Bets: Odds
bets are the most popular bets in craps for a reason — the house has no edge. As you hear it, Craps is a casino game where the house has no edge, so when the bettor plays an odds bet, they get real odds.
Odds bets can only be made after a pass, come, don’t pass or don’t come line bet has been made, and a point has been established on any of the bets. You can put up to double your original bet, or put the odds on your arrival bet.
The most common probability bet, and the one with the most chances of winning, is of course betting that the dice will roll a seven. Why seven? Because a seven can be thrown in six different ways, for example 6 and 1, 4 and 3.