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Craps for Beginners

December 10, 2014

Pass Line Bet: This is the most common type of bet in Craps. Essentially, you’re betting that the Shooter (the person who rolls the dice) will win. First, place your chips in the table’s “Pass” section. If the Shooter rolls a 7 or 11 in the first round, also called the Come Out Round, you win. However, you lose instantly if they roll a 2,3, or 12. Should the Shooter roll any other number, the number becomes the Point Number.After the Point Number is established, the Shooter continues to roll until they hit the Point Number again, or a 7.  Should they roll a 7, the Pass Line bet loses.

Don’t Pass Line Bet: Consider this the exact opposite of the Pass Line Bet. You are betting that the Shooter will lose, which means that if a 2 or 3 is rolled in the Come Out Round, you automatically win. You also will win if a 7 is rolled before a Point Number is established.

Come Bet: A Come Bet is similar to a Pass Line Bet, except it can be made mid-round. To start, you put your chips in the “Come” section. After you put your chips in, the Shooter rolls what is essentially your “Come Out Roll.” Should the Shooter roll a 7 or 11, you instantly win the round. The same structure of the Pass Line Bet follows for the rest of the Come Bet.

Don’t Come Bet: This process is almost identical to the Don’t Pass Line Bet, but you can make it while the round is in process.

These are just a few of the bets you can use when playing Craps. To get a snapshot of all of them, take a look at our Craps resource page. You’ll get all the info you need to be a master of the table when you visit Spirit Mountain Casino.


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