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Craps Bets and Payouts

In Craps the most popular bets are Pass line and the don’t pass line. Expert players and newbies to the game of Craps all know the safest bet to place in craps is the pass line bet. However there are a wide variety of other bets that can be made on each roll of the dice.

The diagram below indicates the various types of wagers that can be made. In Las Vegas casinos, the dealer will be happy to explain any of them to you.

Las Vegas Craps Rules and Bets

COME

Bets on the Come can be made after a point has been established. It is the same as betting on the Pass Line and the action begins with the next roll of the dice. This bet pays even money.

DON’T COME

Bets on the Don’t Come are the reverse of Come bets. The winning numbers are 3 and 2, and you push on a 12. If a 7 or 11 is hit on the first roll, you lose. Any other number becomes the “point” and if a 7 is rolled first you win even money.

PASS LINE

You win on 7 or 11 and lose on 2, 3 or 12 on the first roll. Any other number becomes your “point.” If the point is rolled again before a 7 you win even money. If a 7 comes up first you lose.

DON’T PASS LINE

If a 2 or 3 is hit on the first roll, you win. A 12 is a “standoff.” If a 7 or 11 is hit you lose. Any other number becomes the “point.” If a 7 is rolled before that number you win even money.

ANY 7

This is a one-roll proposition and you can bet on any roll. If a 7 is rolled, you win four times your bet.

ANY 11

This is a one-roll proposition and you can bet on any roll. If 11 is rolled you win 15 times your bet.

Las Vegas Craps Diagram

HARD WAY

Hard way wagers may be made on the 4, 6, 8 and 10. In order to win, the number selected must be rolled exactly as shown on the table. If the number comes up in any other combination or if a 7 is rolled, the player loses.

ANY CRAPS

You may bet any craps for the next roll only. A bet on this proposition will win if the 2, 3, or 12 comes up on the next roll of dice. You win seven times your bet.

FIELD

Field bets are a one-roll proposition and can be placed on any roll of the dice. If a 3, 4, 9, 10, or 11 is rolled, you win even money. If a 2 is rolled, you win two-to-one. If a 12 is rolled, you win three-to-one. If a 5, 6, 7 or 8 is rolled, you lose.

BET THE HORN

When you bet on 2, 3, 11, or 12 and they come up exactly as shown, you win. This is a one-roll proposition and can be bet at any time.

BIG 6 OR 8

The Big 6 or 8 are even money bets. If the number selected is rolled before a 7 you win.

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Craps House Edge
The house edge is just 1.4 percent. Meaning, for every dollar you bet, you'll only lose about a penny on average.
Craps House Advantage and Expected Loss
  House Advantage For Every $100 bet, the player can expect to lose
Pass/Don't Pass 1.4% $1.40
Prop Bets 10%-16.7% $10 - $16.70
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