Below, we go into quite a bit of detail to explain the look of a standard
craps layout for you. We use diagrams to simply identify and highlight
specific areas of the table, with brief explanations and links to betting
information and instructions for those spots. The 'Betting' link over
to the left of this text points you to some of the smarter and more popular
bets. Our other craps bets
page outlines a few betting options that we don't think are necessarily
the smartest way to go.
Basic Craps Table Layout
This is the look of a standard craps table that you may see in a casino.
This would actually be one half of what you might see given that the table
is usually split in half with the same information repeated on the other
side (so the table can accommodate more players).
The Pass Line
It's very standard for a player to start off the round of craps by placing
his/her bet (chips) on the pass line. The pass line is associated with
the pass line bet.
The Don't Pass Line
By placing your chips here, you're basically betting against the shooter
on the come-out roll. The don't pass line is associated with the don't
The Field Bet
Definitely not one of the better craps bets, it presents the possibility
of eight winning numbers and only four losers. However, things are not
necessarily as amazing as they may sound with the field
The Come Bar
Bets in this area operate much like pass line bets, except they are made
made after the shooter establishes a point. More about the come
The Don't Come Bar
A bit harder to find on the table than the Come Bar;
Learn more about the don't
The Place Bets Area
A favorite betting area among craps players, here you can make your Buy
and Lay bets. More about the place
The Hardway Bet
Good payback odds but high house edge.
Learn more about hardway
Other Center Proposition Bets
Generally not a good area to be betting at all.
Learn more about the other center
The Big 6 & Big 8
Bets placed here are usually called "sucker bets".
Learn more about Big 6 &
Big 8 bets.
Here are more useful links to a: Craps
Table Layout & Online
Now that you understand more about the craps layout, you may want to play
craps online right now (for fun or for real money), and you can do so
at any one of these long-established online casinos:
Palace Online Casino
24kt Gold Casino