get the hang of craps, most players are not content
to just sit on the pass line or don't pass and wait
to see if they win or lose. These players want to
increase their action by making other bets.
shooter has established his point there are many
bets that the player can make in addition to the
pass line or don't pass bets. Two of the best are
the come and the don't come bets. Take a look at
the craps table layout at the end of this website.
You'll note that the come area is that big space
in the middle of each half of the layout, while
the don't come area is a small rectangle at the
upper left and right edges of the layout. The come
and don't come bets have exactly the same percentage
edge for the house as do the pass line and don't
pass bets. And just as with the pass line and don't
pass, the player is allowed to take or lay odds
on come and don't come respectively.
the come and don't come bets work. The shooter has
just established his point. The player now places
a bet in the come or don't come areas. If a 7 or
11 is rolled the come bettor wins, and the don't
come bettor loses (just like the pass and don't
pass). If a 2, 3, or 12, is thrown, the come bettor
loses. The don't come player, however, wins on the
2 or 3 and pushes on the 12. Should the shooter
roll one of the point numbers (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10),
then the dealer places the come bet in the box representing
that number below the line, and the don't come bet
in the box representing that number above the line.
The shooter must make that number before a seven
is rolled for the come bettor to win, or roll a
seven before the number is rolled for the don't
come bettor to win.
You can place
as many come or don't come bets as you like-until
the board is filled with your bets. Once a come
bet wins, unless you have another bet in the come
area of the layout, you are off the number as the
dealer returns both your initial bet and your winnings
to you. To get back on that (or any other) number,
you have to put down another come bet.
If the shooter
should make his point while you are up on the come
or don't come, he will continue to roll. However,
come and don't come bets are working on the come-out
rolls and can be won or lost. The odds, however,
can be working or not, depending on the player's