More Craps betting options: Don’t Come, Place and Field


In other articles on this website you can read about the most common bets in Craps (also known as shooting dice). This article will refer specifically to three different options that, although they are not the most popular bets, they add much excitement to the game.

“Don’t Come” Bets

This bet works opposite to the Come bet, about which you can also read here. When placing your wager in the Don’t Come box, you are betting that the dices will not roll a Point number before a seven. So you win when the hand ends because of rolling a 7 and another hand with another shooter begins.

We could say that Don’t Come bets work as Don´t Pass Line bets, but with wagers you can place after the first roll of the dice. To make such bet, you just have to place your chips inside the Don’t Come box you can see on the table next to the “Points” numbers.

Place” Bets

This kind of bet allows you to place your wager directly on the Point number of your choice. To do this you place your chips on the Come box and tell the dealer to which number you want to bet. Then de dealer will move it and place it in the correct box. Once your wager is placed, you win when the shooter rolls that number before rolling a 7 and therefore ending the hand.

“Field” Bets

In all tables there is a Field box that has several numbers printed in it: 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 and 12. When you place your bet in the Field box, you are betting that any of those numbers will come up next.

There is no need to place your chips directly on any of them, by placing it anywhere in the box you are betting on all those numbers. Because they are winning numbers it may seem quite a safe bet, but bear in mind that it doesn´t include the numbers with most probabilities for showing up: 5, 6 and 8.

A Field bet pay even odds,  1 to 1. If the shooter rolls a 2, or a 12 formed by a pair of sixes, you will be paid 2 to 1.

You can read more about Craps, such as those bets in the center of the table, in the Games section of this website.

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