Craps Game Rules

Craps is played with 2 dice. The player rolling the dice is called the shooter. The first roll from the shooter is called the come out roll. The following 2 bets are bets that are placed before the come out roll

Craps Pass Line Bets.

This bet pays even money. When the player bets on the pass line they are waging that the shooter with be successful in rolling either 7 or 11. 
Pass Line Results

  • 7 or 11 win
  • 2,3 or 12 loss
  • 4,5,6,8,9,10 point

For example: If the shooter rolls a 6 then that becomes the point. He carries on throwing until he throws either a 6 or 7; if the shooter rolls a six before the 7 it’s a win, if the shooter throws a 7 before a 6 then it loses. All unresolved pass line bets may not be removed, increased, or reduced; they must be resolved by rolling the point or 7.

Craps Don’t Pass Line Bets

This bet pays even money. It’s the opposite of a Pass Line Bet, which means the player is betting that the shooter will not be successful in rolling either 7 or 11. The only difference is that if the shooter rolls 12 then it’s a tie, which is called a push. 
Don’t pass line results

  • 7 or 11 loss
  • 2 or 3 win
  • 12 tie

For example: The player doesn’t want the shooter to roll 7 or an 11. If on his come out roll the shooter rolls 3 or a 12 the player wins; if the come out roll is 7 or 11 the player loses. If the come out is 2 it’s a push and passed back to the player. If the come out roll is 4, 5,6,8,9, or 10 then that becomes the point. The shooter carries on throwing until he throws either his point or 7. The player needs him to roll 7 to win. All unresolved Don’t Pass Line Bets may be removed or reduced but not increased.  Please note that if the shooter is winning, the dice are not passed on. They are only passed on to the next player if the shooter rolls a 7, which is called a 7 out. There are other bets after the come out roll. These following bets can only be placed once the point has been established and work separately to the pass line and don’t pass line bets.

Craps Come Bet

A Come Bet is placed in the come field on the craps table. This bet is made after the initial come out roll when the shooter has a point to roll. The player wins on a Come Bet with 7 or 11 and lose on 2,3 or 12. Any other number that is rolled becomes the point. The player wins if the point comes up before 7 and loses if 7 is rolled before the point. Come bets cannot be increased, reduced, or removed. They must be resolved

Don’t Come Bet

This is the opposite of the come bet and is placed on the Don’t Come Bar. After the initial come out roll when a shooter has a point to roll. The player loses on the initial roll with 7 or 11, and wins with 3 or 12. If the shooter rolls 2 it is returned back to the player in a push. Any other number that comes up becomes the point. The player wins on a Don’t Come Bet if 7 is rolled before the point and loses if the point is rolled before 7. Don’t Come Bets may be removed or reduced but not increased.

Pass Line Come Bet
Points Odds
4 and 10 2-1
5 and 9 3-2
6 and 8 6-5
Don’t Pass Don’t Come
Points Odds
4 and 10 1-2
5 and 9 2-3
6 and 8 5-6

Craps Odds Bets

These bets are placed on the craps layout underneath the point in the small strip. Once the point has been established, the player can place odds bets to go with their initial Pass Line, Don’t Pass Line, Come Bet and Don’t Come Bet. These bets pay good odds. The odds are based on your number being rolled before 7.

Craps Field Bet

A Field Bet is placed in the field bar on the craps table. This can be placed before any roll of the dice. The player is betting that 2,3,4,9,10,11 or 12 will be rolled. If the roll is 3,4,9,10 or 11 the bet pays even money. 2 or 12 it pays 2-1. If 5,6,7 or 8 are rolled the field bet loses.

Points Odds
4 or soft 4 7-1
6 or soft 6 9-1
10 or soft 10 7-1

Craps Hard Way Bets

A Hard Way Bet is placed on craps table containing the illustrated dice. The player is betting that that 4,6,8 or10 will be rolled before 7 in a double (2+2 3+3 4+4 5+5) or 4,6,8 or 10 is rolled in any other combination.

  • Rolling a double is called the Hard Way or a Hard 8.
  • Hard Way bets can be increased reduced or removed at anytime.

Odds for hard way bets

Craps Big 6 and Big 8 Bets

These bets are placed in the Big 6 Big 8 box on the craps table. The player is betting that 6 and 8 will be rolled before 7. Winning bets pay even money.

Craps Lay Bet

A Lay Bet is placed in the box above the number point. It will be covered with a lay marker to distinguish this bet. A lay bet is a bet that 7 will be rolled before 4,5,6,8,9 or 10. 5% commission is paid on a winning lay bet and is rounded down to the nearest dollar / pound / euro. The player can also bet a lay bet before the come out roll. These bets can be increased, decreased or removed at anytime.

Craps Buy Bet

This is the opposite too a Lay Bet and is placed above the number point. A buy marker to distinguish it will cover it. A Buy Bet is a bet that 4,5,6,8,9 or 10 will be rolled before 7.A 5% commission is paid on a winning buy bet and is rounded down to the nearest dollar / pound / euro. The player can also bet a Buy Bet before the come out roll and they may be increased, reduced or removed at any time.

Points Odds
6-8 7-6
5-9 7-5
4 and 10 9-5

Craps Place to Win Bets

Place to Win Bets are placed in the narrow bar underneath the point. This is a bet that 4,5,6,8,9,10 will be rolled before 7. 
Odds

Craps One Roll Bets

  • Any Craps: (7-1): Betting 2, 3 or 12 will be rolled before 7.
  • Any 7 (4-1): Betting 7 will be the next roll.
  • Two Betting: (30-1): 2 will be the next roll.
  • Twelve Betting (30-1): 12 will be the next roll.
  • Three Betting (15-1): 3 will be the next roll.
  • Eleven Betting (15-1): 11 will be the next roll.
Points Odds
3 or 11 15 to 5
2 or 12 15 to 2

Craps Horn Bets

With the Craps Horn bet you stake that 2, 3, 11 or 12 will be the next roll.