Welcome to
Glenn's Authentic Craps
Hello and welcome to my craps lesson page!
My name is Glenn Howard. I have been a Craps (dice) dealer in Las
Vegas for 40 years. I am now working on day shift at Harrah's in
Las Vegas on the strip. I teach people how to play Craps every
day at work. I've also seen countless money management systems
used to beat the game but have never seen one that was flawless.
Everyone that learns the game can create a strategy of their own.
CONTENTS
Pass Line Odds on Pass Line
Come Bets Odds on Come Bets
Don't Pass Line
Place Bets
Field Bets
Proposition Bets
ON THE COME OUT ROLL | ||
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WIN ON | LOSE ON | |
7 OR 11 | 2, 3, OR 12 CRAPS | |
DURING POINT PHASE | ||
WIN ON | LOSE ON | |
ROLLING THE
POINT BEFORE A 7 |
ROLLING A 7
BEFORE THE POINT |
DON'T PASS LINE: This bet is the same as the pass line, only in
reverse. If the first roll of the dice is a 7 or 11, you lose. If
it is a 2 or 3, you win, and if the roll is a 12, it is a push
(you neither win or lose). If the first roll is a point, a 7 must
be rolled before that point is repeated in order to win. If the
point is repeated before the 7, the don't pass line loses. The
odds are reversed in the don't pass. This means you lay the odds
to the house. This is because the odds are in your favor to win. See the table below.
LAYING TRUE ODDS ON DON'T PASS LINE | |||
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4 AND 10 | 5 AND 9 | 6 AND 8 | |
LAY 2 TO GET 1 | LAY 3 TO GET 2 | LAY 6 TO GET 5 |
PLACE BETS: After
a point has been established you can then make a place bet in the
following manner. If you feel that before the next 7 is rolled
that there will be a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 rolled you may place a
bet on any or all of those numbers by telling the dealer you want
to place that number. He will take your money and put it on the
number you want to place. Place bets pay different odds depending
on the number you place: 4 and 10 pay 9 to 5 (bet $5 and get paid
$9), 5 and
9 pay 7 to 5 (bet $5 and get paid $7), 6 and 8 pay 7 to 6 (bet $6
and get paid $7). You have the option to call a place bet off
anytime you want to.
FIELD BETS: This is also an even money bet if after you bet your money in the field the next roll of the dice is a 3, 4, 9, 10 or 11. If the roll is a 2, you get paid double (bet $1 and get paid $2). If you roll a 12, you get paid triple (bet $1 get paid $3). Some casinos only pay double on 12. If the roll is a 5, 6, 7, or 8 on the next roll after the field bet is made, you lose. The field bet is good for ONE ROLL ONLY win or lose.
PROPOSITION BETS: The proposition bets are located in the center area of the table. These bets can be made on any roll of the dice. Proposition bets are as follows: ANY CRAPS - If 2, 3 or 12 rolls it pays 8 for 1. ANY SEVEN - If a 7 is rolled you get paid 5 for 1. ELEVEN - If 11 rolls you get paid l6 for 1 (some casinos 15 for 1). A 1 and a 2 is (ACE DEUCE) - If a 3 is rolled you get paid the same as ELEVEN, 16 for 1 (some casinos 15 for 1). 2 (ACES) or 12 (BOXCARS) can also be bet, they pay 31 for 1 (some casinos 30 for 1). HORN BETS are a 4 unit bet that puts a check or chip on each 2, 3, 11, and 12. HARDWAYS are made if 4, 6, 8, or 10 are rolled as a pair (2-2, 3-3, 4-4, 5-5). The only way you can lose a hardway bet is if the number is rolled any other way than with two matching numbers (a pair) or if a 7 is rolled. Hard 4 and 10 pay 8 For 1, and Hard 6 and 8 pay 10 for 1. All bets are for one roll only except for the HARDWAYS.