
How to Play Craps
There are many types of bets available in Craps (both regular and
“supplementary” ones after the first roll), all of which are summarized in the
following two sections below. The dice is passed around the table in order and
each player gets the chance to throw the dice if they so wish.
Initially you start with the “Come out” roll. Some bets are available only for the
come out roll. A black marker is displayed in the top lefthand corner of the Craps
table prior to a come out roll. Some bets are available only after a Point has been
established. A Point is established if the come out roll is either 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10.
The number rolled, is called the Point and the next roll(s) is called the Point roll.
Point rolls continue until the shooter rolls a 7 or the Point. Once this happens, the
sequence starts again with the next roll as a come out roll.Type of Bet
Pass Line Bets
Also called the “Front Line”. This is the most popular bet at the Craps table.
Available for the come out roll. Once Point is established, original bet may not be
removed or altered. Wins if come out roll is 7 or 11. Loses if come out roll is 2, 3
or 12. Point is established if come out roll is 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10. Following the come
out roll player wins if Point is rolled prior to rolling a 7. Player loses if a 7 is rolled
prior to rolling the Point.
Payoff 1 to 1
Don’t Pass Bets
Also called the “Black Line”. Available for come out roll. Wins if come out roll is 2
or 3. Loses if come out roll is 7, 11. Ties if come out roll is a 12. Point is
established if come out roll is 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10. Following the come out roll player
wins if a 7 is rolled prior to rolling the Point. Loses if the Point is rolled prior to
rolling a 7.
Payoff 1 to 1
Come Bets
Available once the Point has been established. Rules are similar to Pass Line Bet.
Once Come Point is established, original bet may not be removed or altered. Wins
if shooter rolls a 7 or 11. Loses if shooter rolls a 2, 3 or 12. Come Point is
established if the shooter rolls a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 on a come out roll. The dealer
moves the bet from the Come area to the corresponding box for that particular
number. Once the Come Point has been established, the player wins if the Come
Point is rolled prior to rolling a 7. Player loses if a 7 is rolled prior to rolling the
Come Point.
Payoff 1 to 1
Don’t Come Bets
Available once the Point has been established. Rules are similar to Don’t Pass
Bets. Wins if shooter rolls a 2 or 3. Loses if shooter rolls a 7, 11. Ties if shooter
rolls a 12. Come Point is established if shooter rolls a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10. The dealer
moves the bet from the Don’t Come area to the corresponding box for that
particular number. Once the Come Point has been established, the player wins if a
7 is rolled prior to rolling the Come Point. Loses if the Come Point is rolled prior to
rolling a 7.
Payoff 1 to 1
Place Bet to Win
Available once the Point has been established. Player bets on a number(s) 4, 5,
6, 8, 9, 10. This becomes the Place Number. Wins if shooter rolls the Place
Number prior to rolling a 7. Payoff depends on the Place Number selected. Loses
if shooter rolls a 7 prior to rolling the Place Number.
Payoff
9 to 5
(on 4 or 10)
7 to 5
(on 5 or 9)
7 to 6
(on 6 or 8)
Place Bet to Lose
Available once the Point has been established. Player bets on a number(s) 4, 5,
6, 8, 9, 10. This becomes the Place Number. Wins if shooter rolls a 7 prior to
rolling the Place Number. Payoff depends on the Place Number selected. Loses if
shooter rolls the Place Number prior to rolling a 7.
Payoff
5 to 11
(on 4 or 10)
5 to 8
(on 5 or 9)
4 to 5
(on 6 or 8)
Hardway Bets
Available once the Point has been established. Player bets on a number(s) 4, 6,
8, 10. Wins if shooter rolls the selected number ‘the hard way’. Roll a 4 via a pair
of 2’s, roll a 6 via a pair of 3’s, roll an 8 via a pair of 4’s, roll a 10 via a pair of 5’s.
Payoff depends on the number selected. Loses if the shooter rolls a 7 or rolls the
number the easy way. For example, roll a 4 via a 3 and 1, roll a 6 via a 4 and 2 or
5 and 1, roll an 8 via a 5 and 3 or 6 and 2, roll a 10 via a 6 and 4.
Payoff
7 to 1
(on 4 the hard way)
(on 10 the hard way)
9 to 1
(on 6 the hard way)
(on 8 the hard way)
One Roll Bets
Player bets on a number(s) 2, 3, 11, 12. Wins if shooter rolls the selected number.
Loses if the shooter does not roll the selected number. Payoff depends on the
number selected.
Payoff
30 to 1
(on 2 or 12)
15 to 1
(on 3 or 11)
Field
Player bets that any one of a group of numbers (2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12) will be
rolled on the next roll. Payoff depends on the number rolled. Loses if the shooter
rolls a 5 or 6 or 7 or 8. Bet remains on the table if following a win however the
player may remove it from the table at any time.
Payoff
1 to 1
(on 3, 4, 9, 10, 11)
2 to 1
(on 2, 12)
Any Craps
Player bets on the outcome of the next roll. Wins if the shooter rolls a 2 or 3 or 12.
Loses if the shooter rolls any other number.
Payoff 7 to 1
Any 7
Player bets on the outcome of the next roll. Wins if the shooter rolls a 7. Loses if
the shooter rolls any other number.
Payoff 4 to 1
Horn
This is a four way bet. Place one or more chips on each of 2, 3, 11, 12. Wins if
shooter rolls a 2, 3, 11 or 12. Loses if the shooter rolls any other number. Payoff
depends on the number rolled.
Payoff
30 to 1
(on 2 or 12)
15 to 1
(on 3 or 11)
Eleven or Craps (E – C)
Player bets on the outcome of the next roll. Wins if the shooter rolls a 2 or 3 or 11
or 12. Loses if the shooter rolls any other number. Payoff depends on the number
rolled.
Payoff
7 to 2
(on 2 or 3 or 12)
15 to 2
(on 11)
Other BetsAfter Don’t Pass Bet
If a player makes a Don’t Pass Bet and a total of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 is thrown on
the come out roll, the player has the right to make a supplementary wager in
support of the Don’t Pass Bet in an amount not more then double the amount of
the original Don’t Pass Bet. Wins if Don’t Pass Bet wins. Payoff depends on the
value of the come out point. Loses if the Don’t Pass Bet loses.
Payoff
1 to 2
(on 4 or 10)
2 to 3
(on 5 or 9)
5 to 6
(on 6 or 8)
After Pass Line Bet
If a player makes a Pass Line Bet and a total of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 is thrown on the
come out roll, the player has the right to make a supplementary wager in support
of the Pass Line Bet in an amount not more then double the amount of the original
Pass Line Bet. Wins if the Pass Line Bet wins. Payoff depends on the value of the
come out point. Loses if the Pass Line Bet loses.
Payoff
2 to 1
(on 4 or 10)
3 to 2
(on 5 or 9)
6 to 5
(on 6 or 8)
After Come Bet
If a player makes a Come Bet and a total of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 is thrown on the roll
immediately following the placing of such a bet, the player has the right to make a
supplementary wager in support of the Come Bet in an amount not more then
double the amount of the original Come Bet. Wins if the Come Bet wins. Payoff
depends on the value of the come out point. Loses if the Come Bet loses.
Payoff
2 to 1
(on 4 or 10)
3 to 2
(on 5 or 9)
6 to 5
(on 6 or 8)
After Don’t Come Bet
If a player makes a Don’t Come Bet and a total of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 is thrown on
the roll immediately following the placing of such a bet, the player has the right to
make a supplementary wager in support of the Don’t Come Bet in an amount not
more then double the amount of the original Don’t Come Bet. Wins if the Don’t
Come Bet wins. Payoff depends on the value of the come out point. Loses if the
Don’t Come Bet loses.
Payoff
1 to 2
(on 4 or 10)
2 to 3
(on 5 or 9)
5 to 6
(on 6 or 8)
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