About Craps

Craps offers many different ways to win. After the bets are placed, the shooter rolls the dice. You win according to your betting option and what comes up, or what numbers are shown on the dice. There are actually two long lines right beside each other extending around each half of the table. One is called the ‘Pass’ line and the other is the ‘Don’t Pass’ line. To play the game – and get a chance to roll the dice – you place a wager on one of these lines.

Here are some bettering options:

Pass Line: You win even money on 7 or 11, and lose on 2, 3 or 12 on the first roll – which is known as the come out roll. Any other number that comes up becomes the point number. If your point comes up again before a 7 is rolled, you win even money. Once a Pass line bet is made, the bet can’t be picked up until a win or lose decision is reached.

Don’t Pass Line: This is the opposite of the Pass line bet. You win on 2 or 3 and lose on 7 or 11 on the first roll. If 12 comes up, it’s a Push (tie) and no one wins. Any other number that comes up is the point. You win if 7 is rolled before the point comes up again. This bet will pay even money too. Unlike a Pass line bet, a Don’t Pass line bet can be picked up by the player before a win or lose decision is reached.

Hard Ways: There are four Hard Way combinations: Hard Four (two 2s), Hard Six (two 3s), Hard Eight (two 4s) and Hard Ten (two 5s). So if you bet on Hard Six, you win if a pair of 3s comes up before a 7 – or before an Easy Six (5 and 1, or 4 and 2). Remember, Hard Six and Hard Eight pays 9-to-1; Hard Four and Hard Ten pays 7-to-1.

Place Bets: These are bet on 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10. You win when your number is rolled before a 7 – after the come out roll. Roll a 4-10 and it pays 9 to 5; roll 5-9 and it pays 7-to-5; roll 6-8 and it pays 7-to-6.

If you have further questions about Craps, a Table Associate will be glad to answer them for you. AADAC Toll-Free Problem Gambling Help Line 1-866-332-2322.

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