Dice is an interesting thing and inspiration to many of you who like to play with numbers and odds. The 6-number combinations have been provoking intrigue and exploration ever since the ancient times. As we like to not just do the math but play as well, people discovered a way to combine the two. Hence many casino games that we play with dice. Craps is among the most popular ones, as it has a low house edge and it focuses simply on dice shooting and guessing the outcome. For better understanding of the Craps basics, we invite you to read one of our previous posts. Today we are explaining the most popular bets in Craps.
Pass Line Bets
As a quick reminder, Craps outcomes have 36 possible combinations (the dice has 6 sides with a number on each side). The numbers that we focus on in Craps range from 2 to 12. Pass Line Bet is one of the least complicated and the most popular bets in Craps.
When you place a “Pass Line Bet” you actually put your money on the outcome that predicts a shooter lands the 7 or 11 before a 2, 3 or 12 on the “come-out roll”. The “come out” roll is the roll with which the game starts. Players put their wagers and the shooter rolls the dice. Landing the previously mentioned 2, 3, or 12 means the round finishes.
This type of the so-called ”crapping out” is not the outcome you want if you have placed “Pass Line Bet”. If you are wagering on “Pass Line Bet” you hope for the dice to land on 7 or 11, in order to win. Moreover, if it happens that the dice lands on any other number (ranging from 4 to 10), that number becomes the point number while your “Pass Line” bet stays active up to the moment the shooter lands a 7, or the point number.
Don’t Pass Line Bets
Another one on the list of the most popular bets in Craps is the “Don’t Pass Line” bet. It is placed before the player shoots the “come-out” roll. However, as opposed to the “Pass Line” bets, the “Don’t Pass Line” bet allows you to win on an outcome of numbers 2 or 3. You can consider it as a reversed “Pass Line” bet.
Consequently, landing a 7 or 11 will make you lose. However, landing a 12 here means it is a tie and the game ends (if the layout for the table is labeled “Bar 12”).
“Come” bet is similar to a “Pass Line” bet. Players should wait for the come point to be set. When you put your money on a “Come” bet, you are actually betting on a 7 or 11 outcome before the come point.
Don’t Come Bets
The same way “Pass Line” bet has its reverse version, the “Come” bet has a “Don’t Come” bet. As you can imagine, the “Don’t Come” bet focuses on the potential landing of 2 or 3 before 7 or 11. Again, landing a 12 calls a tie. Next, the shooter must shoot a 7 before other numbers so as to be eligible to collect a payout.
Place 6 and Place 8 Bets
“Pass Line” bets and “Come” bets are not only the most popular bets in Craps, but also the most potentially lucrative. However, we must not forget that there are other bets that can make your day as well.
For example, the numbers that we haven’t mentioned earlier in the text, namely 6 and 8, can bring luck in Craps. Not everything is about 7, 11, 2, 3 and 12. If you missed our mentioning of number 6 in the past, feel free to explore its meaning in some of our previous posts. You will come to realize that numbers build a foundation of the world we live in and hence have a deeper, sometimes even spiritual meaning. Number 6 is especially intriguing and lucky. It is no news that many scientists, such as Tesla, for example, have explored it to details.
Betting on 6 and 8 also has a low house edge of 1.52%. The way you can bet on these numbers is simple. Just place your wager on 6 or 8 and hope for the shooter to land either of these numbers before a 7. The winners usually get paid 7:6 on the wager.
Apart from the “Place” 6 and 8 bets, there are also “Big 6” and “Big 8” bets for the bold ones ready to take on some risk. These bets pay out 1:1. However, always have in mind the fact that these bets have a larger house edge. Have you tried your luck with online Craps at bet safe and crypto friendly Yabby Casino?