How to Play Craps

Pass Line

On the Come Out Roll, which is the roll before a point is established, 7 or 11 wins on the Pass Line and 2, 3 or 12 loses. Any other number becomes the point (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10) and is marked by the puck. In order to win the Pass Line bet, after a point is established you must roll the point again before a 7. All bets on the Pass Line lose if a 7 is rolled before the established point. The dice are then passed to the next player.

Don't Pass

Bets on the Don't Pass are betting the opposite of the Pass Line. Rolling a 2 or 3 wins on the come out roll, 12 is a push. If 7 or 11 rolls, all bets on the Don't Pass lose. Any other number becomes the point. After the point has been established, the Don't Pass wins on 7 and loses if the point is rolled again.

Come Bets

A Come bet can be made only after a point is established. All bets on the Come are betting on the next roll of the dice. It wins on 7 or 11, loses on 2, 3 or 12. If any other number is rolled, the money is moved to the numbered box in a position corresponding to the position of the player at the table. This bet wins if the number rolls again before a 7.

Don't Come

A Don't Come bet can be made only after a point is established. This bet is the opposite of the Come. It wins if 2 or 3 is rolled and pushes on 12, it loses if 7 or 11 is rolled. If any other number is rolled, the money is placed behind the numbered boxes in a position corresponding to the player at the table. This bet wins if the 7 rolls before the number is rolled again.

Odds

The Odawa Casino allows a player to make an additional bet called the "Odds Bet" which may be made under four different conditions.
  1. Player must have a Pass Line bet.
  2. Player must have a Don't Pass bet.
  3. Player must have a Come bet on a number.
  4. Player must have a Don't Come bet behind a number.

Place Bets

A bet may be placed on 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 individually or all at once. Place bets can be made, taken down or turned off at any time. Place bets are not self-service. These bets are given to the dealer, and the dealer sets up the bet on the number(s) that is requested. Place bets win if the number is rolled before a 7. Place bets lose if 7 is rolled before the number.

Buy Bets

Buy bets pay odds, without requiring a flat bet, and may be made directly on a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 at any time. The Buy bet is a bet that the number will roll before a 7. This wager is paid according to true odds as shown on the accompanying table. A 5% commission or "vig" is charged on all Buy bets on the amount bet, not on the amount won.

Lay Bets

A Lay bet is a Buy bet against a number, it also pays odds without requiring a flat bet, and may be made at any time. Lay bets are not self-service. These bets must be given to the dealer, and the dealer sets up the bet behind the number requested. This wager is paid according to the true odds as shown on the accompanying table. A 5% commission is also charged on all Lay bets on the amount won, not on the amount wagered.

Field

The Field is a one-roll bet that can be placed at any time and wins or loses with every roll of the dice. Winning numbers are 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12. The Field pays even money with the exception of the 2, which pays double, and 12, which pays double.

Hardway Bets

Hardway bets can be made at any time in the center of the table. Hardway bets win if rolled as displayed on the layout and lose if a 7 is rolled or if they are rolled the easy way. These bets are off on the Come Out roll unless called on. This wager is paid according to accompanying table.

Proposition Bets

All Proposition bets are in the center of the table in front of the stickperson. These bets are good for one roll only (7, 2, 3, 12, 11 and any craps). The bet is either going to win or lose on the next roll of the dice. The Proposition bet is always left up to win again unless asked for down.

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