Advanced Bets in Craps

The game of Craps is a very popular game, and once you understand the beginning Passline Bet, you are good to get started. But what about those who have been playing beginner’s style of Craps and are ready to move on? Indeed, there are many advanced bets that are fun to learn for advancement. Here are some more bets to know in Craps.

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1. Buy Bet- This bet, similar to a Place Bet, lets you “buy” or bet on any number between 4 and 10 except for the 7. This means that you bet that the number you choose will be rolled before a 7 is rolled. This bet requires you to pay 4% commission to the house, and the odds are 48:25 on 4 and 10, 36:25 on the 5 and 9, and 144:125 on 6 and 8.

2. Lay Bet- This bet is the opposite as the buy, as you are betting that the 7 will be rolled before any number between 4 and 10. The odds for this bet are 1:2 for 4 and 10, 2:3 for 5 and 9, and 5:6 for 6 and 8. Fairly good odds with a decent payout.

3. C and E- It stands for Craps and Eleven. With this bet, placed by the stickman, it is a wager between the Craps and the Eleven and is one roll, betting on the 2, 3, 12 and 11. It is placed in between the Craps and Eleven circles so as to cover both bets. It pays 3 times the total for a 2, 3 or 12, and 7 times the total for an eleven. The bet has to stay up to win for both.

4. Hard Way Bet- This bet is, as the name indicates, hard to win, though the payout is worth it if won. The way this works is you bet a hard 6, for example, meaning that two 3’s have to be rolled before a 7, or any other total that adds up to 6. The odds of doubles adding up to your number is what makes it so hard, but the bets available are hard 4, 6, 8 and 10. Payout is 7:1 for a hard 4 or 10 and 9:1 for a hard 6 or 8.

Though there are many different bets and strategies to learn, these are a few of the more advanced bets. As you keep playing and exploring different rules, you can always find new ways to become better. Good luck!