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Betting Straight Up in Craps

You want to know how to turn a dollar into hundreds or thousands of dollars in a matter of seconds? Betting Straight Up on the Craps table is gonna be the way.

There are four Straight Up bets that each come with names: 2 is called “Aces”, 3 is called “Ace Deuce”, the 11 is referred to as “Yo”, and 12 is just “Twelve”.

The Straight Up bets pay the most on the table, either 15:1 or 30:1, which, when parlayed, can take your $1 and turn it into $961 in two rolls... a matter of seconds. I've seen it once, maybe twice. Most people take the money on the first roll, but here's a funny thing... I see Aces and Twelves come back to back all the time. No kidding, Aces and Twelves roll back to back all the time. The moments are there. You only need to take a chance.

Straight Up
Roll Pays Wins Loses
Aces - 2 30:1 2 Any other number
Ace Deuce - 3 15:1 3 Any other number
Yo - 11 15:1 11 Any other number
Twelve - 12 30:1 12 Any other number
  • All Straight Up bets are one roll bets
Straight up bets
Up close overhead view of the straight up area on the craps table. The aces, ace deuce, yo, and twelve are highlighted.

How Do You Bet Straight Up on the Craps Table?

When you want to make a Straight Up bet, you throw your money to the Stickperson, say a dollar amount, then say which bet you want. For example, toss the cheques in, say "$2 Yo!" and wait for the dealer to repeat your bet. If the dealer does not repeat your bet, make sure you repeat it until they do.

Except for the Twelve, you don't refer to them as their totals. You should not be saying "$5 two!", "$1 three!" or"$3 eleven!" You would bet them using their names like "$5 Aces!", "$1 Ace Deuce!" or "$3 Yo!".

When you start to bet multiple Straight Up bets simultaneously, you're getting into Multi-Bets. Check it out to learn the lingo on how to easily bet multiple Straight Up Bets at the same time.

Where Are Your Straight Up Bets on the Craps Table?

Bets in the Straight Up boxes are placed a little looser. Each section is broken into the left and right sides of the table then each side can be broken into four or more spots on the layout for each player. Bets are placed in a horseshoe fashion around each side of the table like other Prop Bets.

Some layouts might have more or less space, so keep an eye on where the dealer is placing your bets on the layout. When things start to get crazy, it's not hard for cheques to get mixed up.

Placement of a straight up bet
Up close overhead view of the stright up bets and the craps table rail. There are eight on the layout that correspond with the rail.

What Do Your Straight Up Bets Pay in a Craps Game?

When you bet Straight Up, there are two possible payouts. 30:1 and 15:1. The Aces (1-1) and the Twelve (6-6) pay 30:1 or $30 for every $1. The Ace Deuce (1-2, 2-1) and the Yo (5-6, 6-5) pay 15:1 or $15 for every $1.

Pays 30:1 on the High Side (2, 12)

The Aces and Twelve pay more because there is only one way to roll each of them, while the Ace Deuce and Yo each can be rolled two different ways.

High Side Straight Up Payment
Up close view of $3 on the aces. Two green dice read 1-1 in the corner. A bubble reads $90 payment.

Pays 15:1 on the Low Side (3, 11)

The Ace Deuce and Yo pay half as much because there are two ways to roll each.

Low Side Straight Up Payment
Up close view of $4 on the yo. Two green dice read 6-5 in the corner. A bubble reads $60 payment.

How Do You Bet Straight Up for the Dealers?

The dealers aren't going to get more bang from a buck than with these bets. Straight Up bets are cheap and easy two-way bets when you only need to throw two dollars to the stickperson and say "Two-way Yo!". When they start dropping these high-paying bets, you can be sure it's gonna be appreciated.

Dealer straight up bet
Up close overhead view of $1 in the middle of the yo