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Craps Bets Explained – A Quick Guide To The Best Bets
Want to improve your game and learn more about the various bets in craps? Read on as we explore their difference, and why some are considered more favourable.

Pass Line Bet

When talking about popular and reliable craps bets, the pass line bet will usually always be at the top of the list. It has a very low house edge of 1.41% and is general considered the easiest wager to make.

It involves the player wagering on the “shooter”, the person who throws the dice, landing on a 7 or 11 to win, and not a 2, 3 or 12, which loses, and is called “crapping out”. Any other value establishes a “point” and the shooter must then roll that number again to win. Otherwise, if a 7 is rolled before the point, it loses, also called “seven out”.

It is a multi-roll bet, meaning it can last for multiple rolls, and it can only be place on the initial “comeout” roll. The payout odds are 1:1, aka “even money”.

Come Bet

Come bets, also very popular when you sign up at Crypto Thrills, are made after a point is established, and from then on, essentially work the same as a pass line bet. However, when a point is established after the come bet, it is called a “come point”. Like the pass line bet, it has house edge of 1.41%, and is wagered on the shooter. It is also a multi-roll bet, with 1:1 even money payout.

Don’t Pass Line Bet

This is essentially the reverse of the pass line bet, in which the shooter must land on 2, 3, or 12 to win, and avoid 7 or 11. What makes this wager particularly special, though, and worthy of consideration, is that, in many casinos, it often has an even lower house edge of 1.38%. This makes it potentially even more profitable. However, because it is a wager on other players losing, which is considered “improper” to some, it’s generally not as frequently used.

Like Pass Line it can only be played once, though can be at any point after the come roll, and is multi-roll bet, with 1:1 payout.

Don’t Come Bet

Likewise, the don’t come bet is the reverse of the come bet, and because, it also wagers on other players losing, it is also less frequently used, with casinos often giving it a lower house edge of 1.38% as a result.

Odds Bets

Also known as “free odds” or “laying the odds” bets, are special bets with no house edge, that wager on the shooter landing on a 7. It can be combined with other bets to enhance their odds, most commonly the pass line and come bets, and reduce the house edge.

Combining Bets

There are many other bets available in craps, and they all have their unique benefits. While many have a higher house edge, and so involve more risk, this can also mean greater reward. Some are also well suited for certain situations and combinations.

How a player approaches this should be up to them, but there is a good reason that the large majority of players stick mainly to the bets mentioned above, usually in combination and bolstered by odds bets.

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