The Come Bet
You'll quickly notice the large area of the craps board labeled
with 'COME' smack dab in the middle of the playing area. Make sure
you have read the section on the Pass bet in our craps rules section
and earlier in this section, if you know all there is to know about
the Pass line bet, then you wont have any trouble getting your head
around the simple 'COME' bet. The easiest way to think about the
COME bet is to think, it's exactly the same as the Pass line bet,
but can be made after the point is set. There is no such thing as
a come bet on the come out roll, because it would be exactly the
same as a Pass line bet.
Say I wanted to make a come bet, and the point had been set to
5. I would put my come bet down in the come section and wait for
the next roll. If a 7 or 11 is hit you win (while the shooter looses),
and you lose on a craps shot (2, 3 or 12). If it's any one of the
other numbers, this becomes your 'come point'. If your 'come point'
is rolled before a 7, you win. So say a 9 is rolled, at that time
the stickman moves your come bet to the 9 on the board. Now if the
shooter rolls a 9 before a 7 you win, if they roll a 7 before a
9 you lose. Also remember that on come bets you also have the ability
to place "odds" bets just like pass line bets after your
'come-point' is established.
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