Craps Rules and Information

Exciting and fast-paced, Craps offers many different betting options. Three dealers work together to play the game, and the outcome of your wagers are decided by the roll of two pair of dice. A shooter is the player who rolls the dice. The come out roll is the first roll of the dice, which establishes the point. A point is when the value of the dice on a come out roll is equal to 4,5,6,8,9 or 10.

You can make a single bet, or a combination of bets. Following are some of your betting options.

*Pass Line is when you bet that the shooter will win. On the come out roll, 7 and 11 win and 2, 3 or 12 lose. Any other number rolled becomes the point. The shooter must roll the point again before rolling a 7 to win. If a 7 is rolled before the point, the shooter loses, and the dice pass to the next shooter. This bet is called a contract bet and must remain on the layout until it wins or loses.

*A Don't Pass Line bet, the opposite of Pass Line, is when a 7 and 11 lose on the first roll, and 2 or 3 wins (12 becomes a standoff). Once a point is established, a 7 must be rolled before the point can win. However, if the point is rolled first, this bet loses. This bet may be removed but cannot be replaced.

*Come bet can be made on any or every roll after a point is established. This bet will move to the number rolled unless it is the established point. The same rules apply for this as the Pass Line bet.

*Don't Come bet can be made on any or every roll after a point is established, also. However, the same rules as the Don't Pass Line bet apply.

*Place bet is a wager that the shooter will roll a specific number (4,5,6,8,9,10) before rolling a 7. Placed by the dealer, these bets can be taken back at any time prior to a 7 roll. Simply tell the dealer your bet, and he or she will set it up.

*Odds bet is a wager in addition to your original Pass, Don't Pass, Come or Don't Come wager. It is placed after the point has been established, and the dealer can tell you the maximum Odds amount. Odds on the come out roll are inactive unless you tell the dealer that the Odds are "working" on the come out roll. Odds laid against Don't Come bets are always working.

*Field bet is placed on one roll. If a 2,3,4, 9, 10, 11 or 12 is rolled, you win. 2 pays double, 12 pays triple and the other numbers pay even money.

*Big Six and Eight is when you bet that a 6 or 8 will roll before a 7. This pays even money.

*Hardway bets are wagers that an exact paired combination of 4, 6, 8 or 10 will be rolled before a 7. For example, a "hard six" is two 3s. Placed by the dealer, this bet loses if a 7 rolls first or if the number rolls as a non-paired (soft) combination.

*Proposition bets are when you win if the combination of the dice you bet on rolls. These bets are also placed for you by the dealer and can be made anytime before a roll.