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Craps Summary

Craps Summary

Sat, Nov 03, 2012

Pass Line Bet Summary

From the Basic Explanation Page

  • Make sure the shooter is not about to throw the dice and put your money down on the table in front of the dealer and ask for "nickels"
  • If the current shooter has a point established (look for the disk white-side-up on a number) wait for the series to end by the shooter either making their point or rolling a 7
  • Put your bet down on the Pass Line in front of you
  • On the come-out roll; 7,11 wins; 2,3,12 loses; 4,5,6,8,9,10 are points
  • If a point is established; point number before 7 wins; 7 before point number loses

Odds Bet Summary

From the Intermediate Explanation Page 

  • An Odds bet can only be made in conjunction with a Pass Line bet
  • An Odds bet can be only be placed after a shooter has established a point
  • An Odds bet is put down behind your Pass Line bet
  • Odds bets pay out at a higher return than Pass Line bets
  • Because of the above, it is better to place a lower Pass Line bet and "back it up" with an
  • Odds bet rather than to place a higher Pass Line bet without Odds
  • If a shooter sevens out you lose both the Pass Line and Odds bets
  • Because of the 3:2 payout, Odds bets on points of 5 and 9 should be in an even dollar amount
  • At a "double odds" table, you can put down 2.5 times your Pass Line bet when the point is 6 or 8
  • Odds bets can be increased, decreased, or taken down

Come Bet Summary

From the Advanced Explanation Page

  • Come bets act just like Pass Line bets
  • Come bets can only be placed after the shooter establishes a point
  • Come bets are placed in the COME area of the layout and moved to the resulting Come point number on the layout
  • If a 7 is rolled, both the Pass Line bet (and Odds) and Come bets placed on a Come point (and Odds) are lost
  • Come bets are used to take advantage of a hot shooter or table
  • Multiple Come bets can be placed
  • Odds can be placed on Come bets
  • Odds on Come bets are not working during a shooter's come-out roll

Place Bet Summary

From the Advanced Explanation Page 

  • Place bets should only be made on the 6 and 8
  • Place bets can be made at any time
  • No Pass Line bet is needed to place a Place bet
  • Place bets win every time the shooter rolls the number
  • Place bets are lost when the shooter sevens out
  • Place bets are made by putting your chips on the layout and telling the dealer to "place the..."
  • Place bets on the 6 and 8 should be made in multiples of $6
  • Place bets cannot be placed on the shooter's current point
  • Place bets are not working during a come-out roll but you can ask to have them working
  • Place bets can be increased, decreased, or taken down
  • A Place bet is better than a Pass Line bet or Come bet with no Odds behind them