How Do You Bet Place Bets in a Craps Game?
After the Point is established, it's time to make some Place bets. Put your money in the COME, then tell the dealers which bets you'd like to make. Make sure the dealer repeats your bet. If they don't, repeat it until they do because if you place a bet in the COME without saying anything to the dealers, it's considered a Come Bet.
Where Not to Put Your Money on a Craps Table?
Some people think it's easier to throw cheques at the dealer than to place them in the COME. Please don't put your money in the following places:
- Next to or behind a dealers' working stacks - This is no good because money falls off the working stacks and could accidentally be picked up by the dealer and put away.
- In the Place Bet boxes - Other people's money is in these boxes, so if you throw money in there, you will only mix that money with yours, causing some issues.
- In the Field - Players bet many different amounts in the Field so it wouldn't be hard for the dealer to mistaken it as a normal Field Bet.
- In the Don't Come - This spot is reserved for DC Bets and the Puck, so use the COME.
Where Are Your Place Bets on the Craps Table?
Understanding where your Bets are on the table will help you enjoy Craps a lot more. It's like a large horseshoe on each side of the table. A spot in the rail corresponds with a spot on the layout. Each player has a spot for their Place bets, so every dealer knows which bets belong to whom. There are four spots in front and four spots behind it to represent eight possible players on each side.
What Does a Place Bet Pay in Craps?
Like many other bets on the table, you must bet Place bets in certain increments, and they pay differently depending on which number you're betting.
Place Bets Pay 7:6 on the 6 and 8
Every $6 you bet wins $7 on the 6 or 8, so you must bet in increments of $6 such as $12, $18, $30...
What Are Proper Terms for Betting Place Bets?
There are many ways to bet Place bets. Here are the proper terms to use to make the game move along at a much smoother pace and reduce confusion for everyone.
- "Place" – When you bet a Place Bet, you tell the base dealer to “place” that number. For example, if you want to bet $10 on the 5, you drop $10 on the table and say, “I would like to ‘place’ the 5 for ten dollars." The dealer should repeat “Ten dollar 5."
- “Each” – The term “each” is used when you bet the same amount on two numbers. Only use it when you're betting two Place bets that could be the same amount. 6 and 8 are bet in $6 increments. If you wanted $6 on both the 6 and 8, you would say, “Six each six and eight." The 4, 5, 9, and 10 are all bet in $5 increments. If you wanted $10 on both the 4 and 10, you would tell the dealer, “Ten each four and ten.”
- “Buy” – When you use the term “buy”, you are betting a Place bet that is being paid True Odds. A commission is involved and is usually paid when you make the bet, although some casinos will charge the commission only after the bet has won.
- “Across”, “Inside”, “Outside" – These terms are used when you're betting three or more numbers at the same time. When using these terms, you do not include the point. These are known as Spread Bets.
- “... Including the Point” – This is used when you are betting a Place bet that is also the Point. People who use this usually won't be betting the Pass Line, which is why they are Including the Point as part of their Place bets. These are also Spread Bets.
How Do You Bet a Place Bet for the Dealers in a Craps Game?
Dealer Place Bets encouraged! The dealer will put that bet in the middle of the number representing that it is a bet for the dealer. The amount that gets paid differs from point to point and from casino to casino but I move the decimal over and pay it as a place bet.
Dealer Place Bets on 6/8
Let's say you have $3 on the 6 for the dealers, I would pay it like a $30 Place Bet which gets $36 or $3.60 for the dealers. I round up and drop $4 plus the $3 bet for $7 and down.