The different types of Craps bets

by Ryan Eva

Craps is actually a much simpler game to learn than many people realize.With a simple basic premise of having to bet on the outcome of two dice being rolled,it can be played in the NJ Online Casino, Resorts Casino, which allows gamblers to play many games – including blackjack and poker. The number of bets that can be placed on the outcome is, however, the reason people are often confused as to how to play.

The majority of such bets are fairly straightforward, but the sheer number of them often seems to overcomplicate the experience. While players do not have to learn every single bet to be able to start playing, it is a good idea to understand some of the most common types.

Pass Line and Don’t Pass Wagers

The most commonly placed craps bets are the pass line and don’t pass wagers, and they are also the simplest. Shooters normally have to place a bet prior to performing their come-out roll and players may also have to do so prior to making other wagers in a number of casinos.

These bets need to be placed prior to the come-out roll and both will pay out at even moneyif they win. Pass line bets win with a come-out roll value of 7 or 11, losing with 2, 3 or 12. Any other value establishes a point there. Don’t pass bets win if the come-out roll value is 2 or 3, losing with 7 or 11.

Come and Don’t Come Bets

These bets are similar to the pass line and don’t pass wagers, with the primary difference that they need to be placed after the establishment of the point. If after the bet is placed, the number 7 or 11 is rolled, the wager is won – but will be lost with the rolling of a 2, 3 or 12. Any other rolled number is your come wager’s point.

Odds bets

Odds bets are similar to side bets that may be made after the establishment of the point, basically being extensions of the above four bets. There are four types of these bets – Pass Line odds, Don’t Pass odds, Come odds and Don’t Come odds.

Place Win

Place win bets may be made following the point being established after a come-out roll. The numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10 may be used here and will win if the chosen number emerges before the rolling of a 7. Payouts will vary based on the number chosen.

Place Lose

These are essentially the opposite of the previous bet, with the same number choices but a win if a 7 is rolled before the chosen number.


A buy bet is similar to a place win by being a bet that a specific number will be rolled prior to a 7. However, with a buy bet the payouts are higher, albeit with a 5% commission having to be paid.

Other types of craps bets include Big 6 and Big 8, where a win is if either a 6 or 8 is rolled before a 7, Hardways for numbers rolled as doubles, and lay – the opposite of a buy bet.

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