Other Craps Bets Explained By Online-Casinos.com

There is even more to craps then we have already covered - but the good news is that you really don't have to know anything about these craps bets to play craps properly. Most - but not all - of these special craps bets have a terribly high house advantage.

Other Craps Bets

There is even more to craps then we have already covered - the good news is that you really don't have to know anything about these craps bets to play craps properly. Most - but not all - of these special craps bets have a terrible, high house advantage - so why go through the troubles of learning about them at all?

One side of a Standard Craps Table - The other side of the table is similar to this side of the table

Place Number Bets

Place number bets are some of the most popular types of bets at the craps table. Place number bets are only allowed after the come-out roll. A place number bet can be placed on 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and/or 10. Place number bets win if the number they are placed on is thrown before a 7 is rolled. The odds offered by the casino for these place number bets are shown below - including the house advantage on each bet.

Number Odds Offered True Odds Casino Advantage
4 9-5 2-1 6.67%
5 7-5 3-2 4.00%
6 7-6 6-5 1.52%
8 7-6 6-5 1.52%
9 7-5 3-2 4.00%
10 9-5 2-1 6.67%

As you can see in the table above; making a place number bet on 6 or 8 is not bad at all.

The Proposition Bets

The middle section of the table is where you will find the so called Proposition bets - and that is just what they should continue to be - suggestions for additional bets. All these proposition bets will either win or lose on the next roll. You can see on the craps table what bets it's possible to make and what the payout is for each bet. However you should note that the payout does not inform you of the odds of the bets. If for example you place a bet on 6+5 and win you get 15 for 1. So if you place $1 you will get $15 back including your own $1 - so the odds for this bet is only 14-1. The real chance of winning this bet is 2 against 34 - or 1/17. So the true odds should be 17-1 - the odds offered by the casinos it is not even close to that - don't make this kind of bets at all. Below you can learn more about some of the different proposition bets.

  • Any 7 - A bet that a seven is thrown on the next roll.
  • Any Craps - A bet that only wins if a 2, 3 or 12 is thrown in the next roll.
  • 2 or 12 - A bet that only wins if a 2 or 12 is thrown in the next roll.
  • 3 or 11 - A bet that only wins if a 3 or 11 is thrown in the next roll.
  • Horn Bet - A bet that acts as four bets at once. If a 2, 3, 11 or 12 is thrown the player wins and is paid off according to the usual odds for that number. The casino keeps the other three losing bets. This is also a one-roll bet.
  • Hardways - Unlike the other proposition bets the hardways are not one roll bets. A player betting on a hardway number wins if that number is rolled the hard way(2-2, 3-3, 4-4, 5-5) before it is rolled easy or before a 7 is rolled.

The proposition bets are only for players who do not know how to play craps at all - the odds for the players are not good.

Big 6 & Big 8

These betting areas are given considerable space on the craps table - and there is a reason for that. The casino has a 9.09% edge on bets on big 6 or big 8. You can make these bets at any time during a game, You win if a 6 or an 8 is thrown before a 7. The major drawback to these bets is that they pay only even money. You are much better off making a place number bet on the 6 or 8 instead, which has a much lower house advantage.

The Field Bet

The Field bet area is also large and like above also for a good reason. The casino has a 5.50% edge on all bets placed there. Field bets are won or lost on one roll of the dices. If a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12 is thrown, the players with chips in this area win while a 5, 6, 7 or 8 causes players making a field bet to lose.

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