Table Layout

The Craps Table

A craps table is rectangular and usually covered with felt. There are two ends to the table but they both mirror each other with the same words and numbers - this is so players can roll from either end. Proposition Bets or "Prop Bets" are in the middle of the table.


The table has the following sections:

  • Pass / Don't Pass Line:
  • When acting as the shooter, a player must have a bet on the "Pass" line or the "Don't Pass" line. The game is played in "Hands" and these "Pass" and "Don't Pass" bets are betting on the outcome of a Hand. Usually when the Pass line wins, the Don't Pass line loses, and vice versa, with one exception: On the come-out roll, a roll of 12 will cause Pass Line bets to lose, but Don't Pass bets are pushed (or "barred"), neither winning nor losing.

  • Place:
  • "Place Bets" are simply bets made on individual numbers boldly shown on every table. They are: 4*5*6*8*9*10 The payouts differ according to the difficulty of rolling the number "Placed". The easiest 6 & 8 pay $7 for every $6 bet. The 5 & 9 pay $7 for every $5 bet and the hardest ( and best paying ) 4 & 10 pay $9 for every $5 bet.

  • Come:
  • "Come Bets", simply put are like making a second "Pass Line" bet. The same rules apply. Next roll 7 or 11 wins, craps ( 2,3 or 12 ) loses, else the dealer moves your bet to the number that rolled.

  • Field Bets:
  • "Field Bets" are a one roll bet and win win or lose on the next roll of the dice. If any number in the field rolls ( 2*3*4*9*10*11*12 ) the bets wins! The 2 & 12 usually pay Double or Triple your bet, all others are even money propositions.

  • The Puck:
  • Sometimes referred to as the "On Button" is simply the way "The Point" is marked after the "Come Out Roll"

    These are just a few of the Basic Terms used. We'll get into more detail in The "Beginners Survival Guide. 101"