Craps Bets

Craps Bets

When looking at playing craps, things can get a little complicated. It's not necessarily an easy game to follow and more often than not, people end up seeing the game being played rather than actually playing it. It has been popular in certain movies before but never to the extent that blackjack and poker have, especially considering those types of table games seem to get movies made soly about them and their players.

As a result of craps being a game that is generally hidden in the shadows, it's important to know all about it. It's also important to know all the types of bets that you can make to truly understand the game. That's why we have explained everything you could possibly need to know about craps betting.

Here we list all the types of craps bets you may encounter when playing online craps.

Pass Line:

The most popular craps bet, the Pass Line, has a house edge of just 1.41% and is the easiest wager to make. Most players can just stick to playing the Pass Line for the entirety of their game and enjoy good odds to make money.


A nifty wager for a single roll of the dice at any time. The Field bet sees the player win if they throw a 3, 4, 9, 10, or 11, a double payout on a 2, and triple if a 12 is rolled. To counter these winnings, a bet is lost if the dice lands on a 5, 6, 7, or 8.


You can only make this bet after the point on the Pass Line has been determined, but the rules are exactly the same as those for a Pass Line bet. After the come point has been set, a natural will see an instant win, craps will lose the bet, and other rolls will be a winner if the come point is repeated before rolling a 7; if a 7 is rolled, then the bet is lost.


Place bets can be made at any time during a game of craps, but are often played when a point number has already been determined. The idea is that the player makes a bet on a number that must be rolled before a 7 is thrown; there are three different payouts and house edges for each dice number wagered on.


Prop bets include seven different types of wagers that can be made at any time during a game. They are also all one-roll bets, except the hardways. Proposition bets (and their payout odds) include: Any Craps (8:1), Any Seven (5:1), Eleven (16:1), Ace Deuce (16:1), Aces or Boxcars (30:1), Horn Bet, and Hardways.

Odds on Pass Line:

This is an additional bet that can be made after a point has been rolled. Each point will have a different payoff, and you will only win a payout if the point is rolled again before a 7 is thrown.

Odds on Come:

Almost identical to the Odds On Pass Line bet, Odds on Come wagers can be made after a point has been rolled. Instead of betting on the Pass Line, punters instead take odds on the Come bet.

Don't Pass Line:

An inverted bet that can be played at most times during a game. It is easy to understand since it is simply a reversal of the Pass Line bet. Don't Pass Lines will see you win on a 2 or 3 roll, while a 7 or 11 will lose. A throw of 12 means that the bet is a push, and any other numbers must not reappear before a 7 for the player to win.

Don't Come:

Again, this wager is a reverse option, but is instead on the Come bet. After the point has been set, you will win on a 2 or 3, lose on a 7 or 11, tie on a 12, and other numbers may not reappear before a 7 is thrown in order to collect a payout.

Big Six, Big Eight:

Another bet that can be placed at any point during a game of craps, the Big Six, Big Eight wager pays out if a 6 or 8 is thrown before a 7. This bet pays out at even odds (1:1).

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