What is a Come Bet in Craps?
A ‘Come Bet’ is almost the same a Pass Line bet, though the key difference is that this can be wagered at any time after the point has been made.
If the shooter gets either seven or an 11 once a Come Bet is wagered, it then means that the Come Bet wins, however, if the shooter gets a two, three or a 12, once the Come Bet is made then the Come Bet is unsuccessful.
When you factor in all of the possible combinations that these can take on, the chances of the higher numbers appearing are quite low.
This is especially the case for an 11 or a 12 due to the fact that you can only roll either five and a six with both dice or two sixes which is quite rare.
Though, as you may have seen in some movies, this outcome has been glamourized a lot in Craps, because of the adrenaline rush that is associated with it such is the rarity of getting it.
If the shooter should roll any other number, it means that this number will become your own, individual point number.
Should that number be rolled prior to the shooter producing a seven though, it then means that the Come Bet wins.
If a seven is the result prior to the number, it means that the Come Bet is not successful, and then pays even money because of this. Rolling seven presents a good chance in Craps, because there are three different ways in which you can do this. Either a four and three, two and five or one and a six will result in you getting a seven.
Should you make a Don't Come Bet?
The opposite of a Come Bet. It is also wagered at any time following the time that a point has been made.
Don't Come Bets produce a win when a shooter gets either the numbers two or even a three following the occasion where a point has been established (as such, a 12 results in a draw).
If any other number is produced then that number will be your point number, and, because of this, a seven is then required to be rolled prior to that number being repeated again in order for the Don't Come Bet to win.
When can Odds Bets be used?
A bet that can be made when you have already wagered on a Pass, Don’t Pass, Come, or Don’t Come bet. The way in which these work, is that the player is required to put their chips on the relevant line of the craps table.
Effectively, it is about betting on what the shooter will get and where their dice will land on the craps table.
As a result, a lot of this is about hedging strategy and some players make multiple bets, with each one varying in terms of how successful that they can be.
For example, if the shooter gets a seven and you have decided to make a bet on this by placing your chips on the Pass Line, it means that this is a really successful outcome.
Also, because you can get a seven from three different combinations, it, therefore, means that there is a really good chance of this happening.