Some casino games require a lot of skill and knowledge while others, like the game of Craps are mainly based on luck. The appeal of Craps comes from the large number of betting options available; and you might need time to get familiar with them all. But after a few rolls of the dice, it all gets easier. Betting in Craps is fun and can make you good money.
Pass Line: This is the ABC of betting in Craps. Usually players start placing a Pass Line bet on a Come out roll. If the outcome is 7 or 11 (“natural”), the player wins. When the outcome is a 2, 3 or 12 (Craps) the player looses. With all the other numbers you get a Point, and the shooter has to repeat the same number before a 7 in order to win the Pass Line Bet. This bet pays even money. Understanding the Pass Line Bet is the starting point for a Craps gambler, so if it’s clear for you, then go and practice the game or play for real bucks.
Don’t Pass Line: This is the opposite of what we have just explained. You win with a 2 or a 3, you lose with 7 or 11, but with 12 you have a push. For all the other numbers again you have a point that has to be rolled again before a 7. If the 7 comes first you win.
Pass Line and Don’t Pass Line bets can be made only on the first roll of dice in betting in Craps.
Come: This is the same as the Pass Line bet but can be done at any moment of the game. With this bet it is also possible to wager money on the odds of a Point being rolled at the next roll.
Don’t Come: Well at this point you might have already understood that this bet is the opposite of the previous one for betting in Craps. If the outcome of a roll is 2 or 3 you win, with 7 or 11 you loose and again 12 is a push. With any other number you have a Come Point. A 7 that comes out before a point makes you win.
Buying the Odds
After a point has been rolled you have other betting options. For example, you can make an additional bet on the “Odds”. This means that you are wagering on the point coming out before the 7. Since the chances for that event are less than 50%, if your prediction is correct you will be paid as follows:
- if the point is 6 or 8, the payout is 6:5;
- with 5 or 9, the payout is 3:2;
- for 4 and 10, the payout is 2:1.
Laying the Odds
The opposite of buying odds is laying, which simply means a bet on a 7 being rolled before a Point. Payout are the following:
- if the point is 4 or 10, don’t odds pays 1:2;
- with 5 or 9 the don’t odds pays 2:3.
- for 6 or 8, the don’t odds pays 5:6.
On Buy and Lay bets there is a 4% commission on the possible winnings.
Bet in USA, like in Las Vegas, can be brought to your computer at home. So give it a try and see if you can win on the dice.