The Basics

All of the outcomes for craps are based on the total of two 6-sided dice. On each face of a die is
a number from 1-6 and therefore the total of two dice will be anywhere from 2-12. It is this range of
numbers on craps that players make wagers on.


The game begins with the shooter’s (player shooting the dice) first roll, also known as the Come Out Roll. If the result of this roll is a 7 or 11, the player wins. The player loses if a 2, 3 or 12 (also known as crap numbers) are thrown. If a player throws any number other than a 7, 11 or crap number on the Come Out Roll, then a point (number) is established. Once a point is established the shooter wins if they roll that number again before throwing a 7. There are a variety of Bets a player can make during a series of rolls.


Listed below are the most common wagers on craps:

Pass Line – This wager wins even money if a 7 or 11 is rolled on the Come Out Roll or if the shooter rolls the established point before rolling a 7.

Don’t Pass Line – This wager is the opposite of the Pass Line. You win on a 2 or 3, and lose on a 7 or 11. If a 12 is rolled, the wager on the Don’t Pass is a tie (Bar). After the point is established, the wager wins if a 7 is rolled and loses if the point is rolled again.

Come Bet – This even-money wager can be made at any time after the Come Out Roll and is the same as the Pass Line.

Don’t Come Bet – This even-money wager can be made at any time after the Come Out Roll and is the same as the Don’t Pass Line.

Field Bet – a Field Bet is a one-roll wager that can be placed at any time. The outcome of the following roll determines whether this wager wins or loses. The wager is an even-money win if a 3, 4, 9, 10 or 11 is rolled. If a 2 or 12 is thrown, the Bet wins double.

Odds Bet – Odds Bet is an additional wager made on an existing Pass, Don’t Pass, Come, or Don’t Come Bet. Odds Bets allow the player to be paid at the true odds of that number being rolled. These wagers can be made only after a point has been made.

Craps Hard Ways – Hard Ways is a wager that a 4, 6, 8 or 10 will be rolled in their “Hard form” (two 2’s, two 4’s, etc.), before a 7 or any other combination of that number is rolled (e.g. Soft 8 = 5 & 3 or 6 & 2). The Hard Ways pays odds of 9 to 1 for a Hard 6 or 8 and 7 to 1 for a Hard 4 or 10.

Place Bets – Place Bets is a Bet(s) in the 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10. These Bets are winners if the number is rolled before a 7.

Any Seven – Any Seven is a one-roll Bet that can be made at any time. The wager is a winner if a 7 is rolled and pays odds of 4 to 1.

Any Craps – Any Craps is a one-roll Bet that is made anytime. The player wins odds of 7 to 1 if a 2, 3 or 12 is rolled.

Eleven – Eleven is a one-roll Bet that pays odds of 15 to 1 if an eleven is rolled. Even though these are the majority of wagers that can be placed, there are several other Betting options available.

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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