Bets Made in Craps

There are a number of bets that could be made in a craps game. This is one of the reasons why craps is a challenging casino game to learn. Though challenging, craps is not an impossible game to understand, some would even say trying to understand craps is worth it as craps is a fun and exciting game to play.

In every new craps round, where a new craps shooter first rolls the come-out roll, craps players have two options in betting. The pass line bet and the don't pass bet. The pass line bettor is also called the right bettor, as it is perceived that craps players usually bet on the shooter. The don't pass bet is called the wrong bet because most players don't wager on this bet.

In craps, the pass line bet and the come bet is basically the same. The pass line bet can only be made if it is a come-out roll, or the first roll of a new shooter. A shooter is the craps player that rolls the dice. This responsibility of rolling the dice passes around the craps players. Come bets, on the other hand, are craps bets placed after the initial come-out roll. A pass line bettor wins if the shooter rolls a 7 or 11. He loses if the shooter rolls a 2, 3 or 12, which are called craps. The other numbers of 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 are called points if they are rolled. If any of the point numbers come out first before the number 7 then the pass line bettor wins. In the event of a point roll, the craps player has the option of placing odds bet. An odds bet allows the craps players to increase their bet from one to five time the amount of their pass line bet. It is said that casinos have no advantage over odds bets. The payout for odds bets in craps is paid similar to their true odds.

The don't pass and don't come bets in craps are also similar with one other. With these bets the craps player is betting that the shooter will miss. Don't pass and don't come bets are the exact opposite of pass and come bets. If the shooter rolls a 7 or 11 then the don't pass and don't come bets lose. If he rolls a 2, 3 or 12, then the two bets are won. If it is any other number then there is a point. In order for both the come and don't come bets to win, the roll must be a 7 first before the point or else the bets are lost.