It is common to hear yelling and shouting at a dice table.
To begin, the Shooter (one of the players) must bet at least the table minimum on either the Pass Line or the Don’t Pass Line (sometimes called ‘win’ or ‘right’ bets and ‘don’t win’ or ‘wrong’ bets).
The shooter must handle the dice with one hand only when throwing and the dice must hit the walls on the opposite end of the table.
The craps table can accommodate up to about 20 players, who each get a round of throws or at ‘shooting’ the dice. If you don’t want to throw the dice, you can bet on the thrower.
The game is played in rounds, with the right to roll the dice by each player moving clockwise around the craps table at the end of each round. A player may choose not to roll but can continue to bet.
The dice are rolled across the craps table layout. The layout is divided into three areas – two side areas separated by a center one. Each side area is the mirror reflection of the other.
Below is a list of the various bets you can make at craps.
- Pass Line Bet
- Odds on Pass Line Bet
- Come Bet
- Odds on Come Bet
- Don’t Pass Line Bet
- Don’t Come Bet
- Place Bets
- Field Bets
- Big Six, Big Eight Bets
- Proposition Bets – These bets can be made at any time and, except for the hardways, they are all one roll bets:
- Any Craps: Wins if a 2, 3 or 12 is thrown. Payoff 8:1
- Any Seven: Wins if a 7 is rolled. Payoff 5:1
- Eleven: Wins if a 11 is thrown. Payoff 16:1
- Ace Duece: Wins if a 3 is rolled. Payoff 16:1
- Aces or Boxcars: Wins if a 2 or 12 is thrown. Payoff 30:1
- Horn Bet: it acts as the bets on 2, 3, 11 and 12 all at once. Wins if one of these numbers is rolled. Payoff is determined according to the number rolled. The other three bets are lost.
- Hardways: The bet on a hardway number wins if it’s thrown hard (sum of pairs: 1-1, 3-3, 4-4…) before it’s rolled easy and a 7 is thrown. Payoffs: Hard 4 and 10, 8:1; Hard 6 and 8, 10:1