Craps Methods of Wagering

There are several choices of bets in craps. A summary of some craps methods of wagering appears below.

Often, before a shooter begins to throw the dice for a roll, a fire bet is placed. It is a bet amount of somewhere 1 to 5 dollars—some Vegas casinos have up to $10—in case the next player or shooter gets a winning trend so that points are gathered of various values. When the shooter gathers the points they are recorded on the layout marked with a fire icon. The first three points are not relevant in this case, but the fourth is, along with the fifth and sixth. They incur payouts with growing odds.

Particularly the fourth point incurs a 25 to 1 win ratio, with a maximum payout of $125 for just a $5 wager. The fifth point incurs a win ratio of 250 to 1, with a maximum payout of $1,250 for a mere $5 wager. The sixth point is grand: with a ratio of 1,000 to 1 and a maximum payout of $5,000 for a mere $5 wager. One of the craps methods or rules employed here is that points should exhibit different results to be considered fire bets.

Another is the line bet, which is all about points. To make this bet, a shooter must decide on a Pass Line or a Don't Pass the Line bet if the player wants to use the shooting option. The Pass Line is a basic wager in craps, and others call it the "win line." When the first or come-out roll hits a 7 or 11, the Pass Line wager is won. If it hits a 2, 3, or a 12, the wager is forfeited. If it hits a point and the point comes out again on the second roll, the wager is won. If a point comes up and a 7 is hit prior to the re-rolling of the point, the wager is lost.

The Don't Pass the Line is the opposite. When the first or come-out roll hits a 7 or 11, the wager is lost. Hitting 2 or 3 wins the bet. A roll of 12 is a draw. A draw is indicated on the craps layout as BAR. This means a clash or standoff. The house edge is benefited with this. In case a point is hit here and that point is re-rolled, the Don't Pass wager is lost.

Craps methods of betting, as the samples above, are based on roll and point results.

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