Craps Multi Roll Bets
Other than the pass line and don't pass line bets, come and don't come bets, another category of bets in craps is called the multi roll bets. This category of bets include wagers that will be settled after a few rolls of the dice. The exact opposite of these bets are single roll bets that are decided on just one dice roll.
Here are the different multiple roll bets that players can make in a game. We recommend that you practice the line bets and single roll bets first before moving on to the other multi roll bets that will be mentioned here.
The following are the other multi roll bets that players can make during a game:
Hard Way Bet: With a hard way bet, players bet that either a four, six, eight, or ten will be made by the shooter before making a seven. There are actually four hard way bets that players choose from. These are hard four, hard six, hard eight, and hard ten.
A hard four is made when a pair of twos is rolled by the shooter. Thus the name "hard way" since it is obviously a lot harder to make a pair of twos, a pair of threes, a pair of fours, and a pair of fives. Casinos would pay seven to one for a hard ten or hard four while the hard six and hard eight pays nine to one.
Easy Way Bet: This is the exact opposite of the hard way bet. Essentially, players bet the same thing as the hard way bet except that you make the numbers by not using pairs (e.g. an easy four will need a four and a one etc.).
Big Six and Big Eight: With this bet, players bet that a six or an eight will come up before a seven. The spot for these two bets are on the corner of the layout labeled accordingly (you'd find a huge red six and a huge red eight in a corner).
Place Bet: This is essentially betting on four, five, six, eight, nine, and/or ten. Players may place a bet on several numbers. Players bet that the number they wagered on will be made by the shooter before a seven is made.
Buy Bet: This works like a place bet and players bet on the same numbers. The difference is in the pay off. Another difference is that players need to pay a commission of five percent.
Lay Bet: This is the opposite of a place bet and a buy bet where players bet that a seven will turn up before a selected number. This bet also requires a five percent commission.
These are the multi roll bets in craps. After going over these bets, we recommend that players practice these in actual game play since the fastest way to learn craps is to play the game.