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 July 3, 2016 – 09:20 am
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Saying that craps is a casino game played with dice is like telling people that Mount Rushmore is a sculpture of some dead guys. Both claims are true, but neither one really suggests the intensity of what people experience when they make the trip to a casino or South Dakota.

Craps Bets

Craps bets are the driving force behind craps action. The game would be pretty dull if everybody just stood around waiting for an outcome.

Craps bets are based on the roll of a pair of dice. Once a shooter has established a point, s/he will, on average, roll eight more times before settling the pass line bets one way or another (by making the point or sevening out). Fortunately for adrenaline junkies, craps only gets more exciting after the point has been established.

The Most Basic Bets in Craps

A chunk of the craps table is reserved for come/don't come bets. These are essentially the same as pass/don't pass bets-except that they always treat the next roll as a come-out roll.

Let's say you're the shooter and you started by putting $5 on the pass line, but you didn't roll a natural (a 7 or 11). Instead, your come-out roll was a 4, so to make your point (and win your pass line bet), you need to roll another 4 before you roll a 7. Since you are twice as likely to roll a 7 as you are to roll a 4, you may already feel your $5 bet on the pass line slipping away.

You're not allowed to remove that $5 bet, but you can take the sting out of sevening out by putting $5 on come. A come bet treats the next roll as a come-out roll. If you throw a 7, then you win your come bet at the same time that you lose your pass line bet (because as far as the pass line is concerned, you just sevened out instead of making your point, but as far as the come bet is concerned, you just rolled a natural).

Essentially, come/don't come bets allow you to play embedded rounds of craps within a single round, each of which can have a different point than the one established by the shooter's real come-out roll.

Don’t Come Bets

Let's return to the earlier scenario with the shooter taking a slightly different approach. After putting $5 on the pass line, he rolls a 4. He doesn't feel good about his chances of making his point before sevening out, but he also doesn't feel a natural coming on the next roll. He decides to hedge by putting $5 on don't come.

He rolls a 10, which doesn't settle either bet. He still needs to roll a 4 before a 7 to win his pass line bet, but the point for the come/don't come bet that he just placed has now been established as a 10. If he had placed a come bet, then he would want to see a 10 before a 7, but since he placed a don't come bet, he now wants to seven out before rolling a 10. He is as likely to roll a 4 as he is to roll a 10, but still twice as likely to roll a 7 as either of those two established points. If his next roll is a 7, then he loses the pass line bet (of course), but he wins the don't come bet because he sevened out.

Getting involved in too many come/don't come bets can easily leave players confused about which outcomes are desirable-but don't assume that these bets are bad just because they can be confusing. In fact, come/don't come bets have the same low house edge (


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