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Part Two: EXPLANATION OF CRAPS BETS   (Part 1, Part 3)



PASS LINE: An even money bet. If the first roll of the dice adds up to 7 or 11, you win. 2, 3, or 12 loses the bet. Any other number is the "point" and if the point is rolled again, you win, but lose on 7.

DON'T PASS LINE: Just the reverse of the PASS LINE, except that if 12 is the first roll, it's a standoff; nobody wins.

COME BETS: Basically the same as the PASS LINE except that you must bet after the point.

DON'T COME: The reverse of the COME BET, except that a first roll of 2 or 3 wins, and 12 is a standoff.

ODDS: Once you have a "point" or a "come-out point", you may take the ODDS and win if the point or the come point is made before a 7. Payoff for ODDS are: Two to one for 1 0's or 4's, three to two for 5's or 9's, six to five for 8's or 6's. When betting DON'T PASS or DON'T COME, you lay the odds as outlined. The ODDS are place behind your bet on the PASS LINE. On DON'T PASS bets, your ODDS bet is placed to the side of your bet and offset the chips toward the dealer.  Odds for COME bets should be placed in the COME area and the dealer should be told where to place them. The dealer will place the ODDS for COME bets on top of the bet in the appropriate number box.

PLACE BETS: Once a shooter makes a "point", you may take a PLACE BET on numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10. If your number comes up before 7, you win. Payoff - Nine to five on 4's or 1 0's, seven to five on 5's or 9's, seven to six on 8's or 6's.

FIELD: Here you're betting that 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12 is rolled before the 5, 6, 7 or 8 The 2 and 12 pay double. This is also a one roll bet. The dealer will take your money if the dice show a number that is not in the field (5, 6, 7 or 8).

BIG 6 OR 8: You may bet one or both and win even money on the number when thrown before 7.

PROPOSITION BETS: Include all the bets made in the center of the table in front of the "stick man."  The "stick man" will ask that these bets are made before every roll of the dice.
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2 and 12 pay thirty for one, 3 and 11 pay fifteen for one. These are one-roll bets. That is, the bet loses if the dice do not show a 2, 3, 11, or 12.  You can also be what is called a HORN bet or a HORN HIGH BET. A HORN bet is a combination of all four numbers, 2, 3, 11, or 12. A HORN HIGH BET is a wager that has an extra amount on one of the four numbers. For example, a $5 HORN HIGH TWELVE means that a dollar each is upon three of the numbers with $2 on the twelve. Proposition bets also include HARD WAY BETS, ANY CRAPS and bets on the 11.

HARD WAY BETS: You win if the number comes up exactly as on the table; lose if the number comes up any other way, or if a 7 is thrown. For example, if you have $1 on the hard 4, the dice must roll two two's to win. If the dice roll is 1 and 3, the bet loses. HARD WAY bets will remain on the table in play until the number rolls, or if a seven rolls.

ANY CRAPS: You can bet this bet on any roll. If  a 2, 3 or 12 rolls, you win. You are paid seven times the amount of your bet. If any other number is rolled, you lose.

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