Betting Right

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In the game of craps, “betting right” refers to placing bets that align with the shooter winning. The most common “right bets” are the Pass Line and Come bets.

  1. Pass Line Bet: This is a wager that the shooter will roll a winning outcome. It wins if the come-out roll is a 7 or 11 and loses if it’s a 2, 3, or 12. If any other number is rolled (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10), that number becomes the “point,” and the shooter must roll this number again before rolling a 7 for the Pass Line bet to win.
  2. Come Bet: Similar to the Pass Line bet, but it can be made after the point is established. If the next roll is a 7 or 11, the Come bet wins; if it’s a 2, 3, or 12, it loses. If any other number is rolled, that number becomes the point for the Come bet, which will win if the point number is rolled again before a 7.

Betting right is considered playing the game in its traditional manner, betting with the shooter, and is the most common way to bet in craps. It contrasts with “betting wrong,” where players bet against the shooter, typically with Don’t Pass and Don’t Come bets.

Betting right is often seen as more sociable in the craps culture, as players are collectively hoping for the same outcome.