Betting Table

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In craps, the “betting table” refers to the layout where players place their bets. The craps table is typically large, felt-covered, and displays all the possible bets in a specific arrangement. Key features of the craps betting table include:

  1. Pass and Don’t Pass Lines: These are primary betting areas where players can bet on or against the shooter.
  2. Come and Don’t Come Areas: Similar to the Pass and Don’t Pass, but these bets are made after the point is established.
  3. Field Area: This is for one-roll bets that win or lose on the next roll of the dice.
  4. Place Bets: Players can bet on specific numbers (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10) to be rolled before a 7.
  5. Proposition Bets: These are located in the center and are high-risk, high-reward bets on specific dice combinations or totals.
  6. Hardways: A section for betting that a hard number (double 2s, 3s, 4s, or 5s) will be rolled before a 7 or that number in a non-double form.

Each area of the table allows for different types of wagers and has specific odds and payouts. Understanding the betting table is crucial for players, as it dictates the types of bets they can make and helps them formulate their betting strategies.

The design of the table also fosters a communal gambling experience, with players gathered around to place bets, roll the dice, and engage with each other.