number 7 can be rolled and 5 ways that a 6
or 8 can be rolled, the odds of a 6 or 8 being rolled before a 7 is rolled
again are 6 to 5 against you. This means that if the point number is a 6
or 8, your odds bet will be paid off at the rate of 6 to 5. For every $10
you bet, you will win $12 (bets smaller or larger than $10 are of course
paid at the same 6 to 5 ratio). The odds of a 5 or 9 being rolled before a
7 is rolled are 3 to 2, so you get paid $15 for every $10 bet. The odds of
4 or 10 being rolled first are 2 to 1, so you get paid $20 for every $10
you bet.
Note that these are true odds � you are
paid exactly proportional to your chance of winning. This is the only true
odds bet you will find in a casino, so be sure to make it whenever you
play craps.
AN EASY TO LEARN BASIC CRAPS STRATEGY
Here's an example of the three types of
outcomes that result when a new shooter plays and how you should bet.
Assume new shooter is getting ready to
make the comeout roll and you make a $10 bet (or whatever amount you want)
on the pass line. The shooter rolls a 7 or 11 on the comeout. You win $10,
the amount of your bet.
You bet $10 again on the pass line and
the shooter makes a comeout roll again. This time a 3 is rolled (the
player "craps out"). You lose your $10 pass line bet.
You bet another $10 and the shooter makes
his third comeout roll (remember, each shooter continues to roll until he
sevens out after making a point). This time a 4 is rolled � one of the
place numbers or "points". You now want to take an odds bet, so
you place $10 directly behind your pass line bet to indicate you are
taking the odds. The shooter continues ... � read more |