Craps is a fun-filled game that offers the player a wide variety of bets to make. For the beginner the game can seem like a complicated mess, but in reality it’s a simple game that anyone can learn after a few minutes of play. Like many casino table games, Bovada craps has some bets that are better than others. For the beginner it’s best to start with pass line bets, and then add other bets into their game after they become more accustomed to playing.
The “pass line” is the one bet to know. Most players bet on the pass line because the house edge is a mere 1.41%. Use a Bovada bonus code before you deposit to increase your starting roll and the house edge is actually in your favor. It’s a simple bet placed on the pass line when the roll of the dice is a “come out” roll. You’ll know it’s a come out roll because there is a black laminated marker on the table that says “off.” If the come out roll is a 2, 3, or 12, then you lose, but if the come out roll is a 7 or 11, you win even money.
If any other total is rolled (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10) it’s called a point, and the dealer will turn over the marker from “off” to “on” and place it on the space on the table game that matches the number rolled. Then the dice will be rolled until they either roll the point number again, or they roll a seven. If they hit the point number again, you get paid even money. If they roll a seven, you lose your wager.
The don’t pass bet is the same as the pass line bet except everything is reversed. If the come out roll is a 2 or 3 then you win; a 7 or 11 and you lose. A roll of 12 is a push, and if the 7 is rolled first you win. But if the point comes first, you lose. If you include ties, the house edge on this bet is 1.36%.
Another good bet on the Bovada craps table is the “laying odds” bet. After a point has been rolled, you can bet up multiples of your pass line bet, usually 3 to 5 times. You just put the odds bet behind the pass line bet, just outside of the pass line area on the side that’s closest to you.
Depending on what the point number is, a win will pay different odds. If the point is a 6 or 8, the odds pay 6 to 5; if the point is a 5 or 9, the odds pay 3 to 2; and if the point is a 4 or 10, the odds pay 2 to 1.