you play craps at the casino, you need to learn
about the different types of bets that can be
made. Here is an overview to help you learn about
betting in Craps.
Before the dice are rolled, a general bet is made.
Sometimes a fire bet is made before the shooter
takes off. This bet is usually a $1 to $5 bet.
This bet is placed in the hopes that someone will
go on a winning streak.
On a fire bet, there is no payout until the fourth
point, which pays a $125 prize with the maximum
bet. If the player gets a fifth point, the prize
is doubled, and so on for additional points.
The pass line bet is the main bet in craps. Here’s
how this bet works. If the shooter rolls a seven
or eleven on the come out roll, the bet wins.
If the shooter rolls craps (2, 3 or 12), the bet
loses. If the shooter rolls 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10,
then the number that was rolled is established
as the “point” number. The pass line
bet is then moved to the point number. If the
shooter rolls the point number again before he
rolls a seven, the pass line bet is paid. However,
if the shooter rolls a seven before rolling the
point number again, then the pass line bet is
There is also an odds bet. This bet has at least
8 ways to win and 24 ways to make a point. With
a little luck, craps combinations can be a good
bet to place.
When you place a come bet, you are betting that
the shooter will roll a seven or eleven on the
next roll. If a seven or eleven is rolled, the
come bet is won. If a 2, 3 or 12 is rolled, then
the bet loses. If any other number is rolled,
the come bet is moved to the number that was rolled.
For example, if the number rolled was four, then
the bet is moved to the four. This is called traveling.
Once the bet has traveled to a number, that number
must be rolled again before a seven is rolled
in order for the bet to be won.
Some casinos place a ban on the two or the twelve.
If the shooter rolls one of these numbers then
the competitor’s money is returned to him.
It can get pretty complex when you start betting
against the shooter. If there is a $10 don’t
pass bet and a four is scored, you might want
to try an odds bet behind the line for $20. That
way if the shooter rolls the seven, you could
win some money for both bets.
There are a lot of bets in craps, and they can
be rather confusing. Make sure you understand
them before you try placing them. There are plenty
of books that can help you understand the different
bets so that you can develop a winning Craps strategy.