How to Place Bets in a Game of Craps?

If you happen to come by to Newtown Casino in Malaysia, you will often find that there are plenty of people in the craps tables. That is because aside from the fact that it is a fast-paced game, you can win easily if you know where to place your bets.

That being said, how many bets can you make in a game of craps and how much money are you going to win (supposing that lady luck has smiled upon you).

Well, one of the most popular bets in craps is the pass line bet because it gives you the best chance of winning as the house edge is only at 1.41%. However, that particular bet is not the only wager you can put because you can also bet on the numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 at any moment with a place bet.

Also referred to as point numbers, the wagers are typically placed in the big boxes that are on a typical craps layout. This type of bet is quite useful, especially when the shooter is rolling many different numbers as you will typically get paid each time the said number gets hit repeatedly.

How Do You Make Place Bets?

If you want to make a place bet, you will need to put all of your chips in front of you on the table and tell the inside dealer the numbers that you want to cover. Then, they will move your chips to the numbered box that corresponds to the numbers that you want to wager on. Just take note that place bets are not self-service bets- so you cannot put wagers on the table by yourself.

The inside dealer will be the one that will keep track of which bet belongs to who by placing them strategically in their designated boxes.

How to Win Your Bet?

The thing that most people love about place bets is the fact that you can keep winning on a single wager. That is because after placing your bets, the dice must roll continuously until the number 7 appears. When the number that you wagered on gets hit before the 7 appears, then you will win.

Again, once the dice rolls the particular number that you’ve wagered on, the inside dealer will give you the prizes instantly, but your original bet will still stay until the number 7 appears. That means that on a single wager, you can keep on winning, provided that the said number doesn’t appear after a couple of shots.

Alternatively, you can take your original bet down by telling the inside dealer to do so (but why would you?).

Pay Out

The odds of rolling the numbers 8 and 6 are 6-5, but if you win a place bet on these numbers, you get paid $6-7, which is why you need to make your place bets on the numbers 6 and 8 in multiples of $6.

Aside from pass line bets, a place bet that is made on the numbers 6 and 8 still only has 1.52% house edge, which means that your chances of winning are relatively high.