Roll the Dice to Win

Red Lion Hotel & Casino offers the exciting table game of Craps. In craps, players wager on the outcome of the roll of two dice. Players and spectators gather around the Craps table to cheer each roll of the dice, making Craps one of the most vibrant and exciting table games in the casino. Visit our casino in Elko, Nevada to experience the fun and action of rolling the "bones."

How to Play:  Casino Craps is a game played by one or more players against the casino. The casino covers all player bets at a table and sets the odds on its payout. Players take turns rolling two dice. The player rolling the dice is called the "shooter." Other players at the table will make bets on the shooter's dice rolls. The game is played in rounds, with the first roll of a new round called the "come-out roll". The second round resolves with a point being rolled or a seven.

Come Out Roll: Means the first roll of the dice at the opening of the game and the next roll of the dice after a decision with respect to pass bet and don't pass bet has been affected.

Pass Line: You win on 7 and 11 and lose on 2, 3 or 12 on the come out roll. If any other number rolls, it's your "point". If your point rolls before 7, you win. After the come out roll, if 7 rolls before your point, you lose and the dice move to next player. This bet pays even money. A pass line bet cannot be reduced or removed after a point is established.

Don't Pass Line: A bet on this line plays the game in reverse of the pass line. You lose on the 7 and 11 and win on 2 and 3 on the come out roll. When a 12 is rolled, it is a "push". You are betting that 7 will roll before the point. If any other number rolls, it's your point. This bet pays even money. Don't pass line bets cannot be placed or increased, but may be removed or decreased, after a point is established.

Come: You can bet on the "come" at any time after the come out roll. The come establishes yet another number for you to shoot for. You win on 7 and 11 and lose on 2, 3 or 12 on the roll immediately following placement of the bet. If any other number rolls it's another point to shoot for. If this number rolls before 7, you win even money. If 7 rolls before this number, you lose. A come bet cannot be reduced or removed after a number is established for such bet.

Don't Come Line: A bet on this line plays the game in reverse of the come line. You lose on the 7 and 11 and win on 2 and 3 on the roll immediately following placement of the bet. When a 12 is rolled, it is a "push". If any other number rolls, it's another point to shoot for. You are betting that 7 will be rolled before the point. When a point is established, the bet will be placed behind that number. This bet pays even money. Don't Come bets cannot be placed or increased, but may be removed or decreased after a point is established.

Odds: An additional wager in support of a pass line or come bet up to 2 times the original wager may be made. Also, an additional wager in support of a "don't pass" or "don't come" bet which allows you to win up to 4 times your original bet may be made. Odds are listed in the payout chart. Come odds are inactive on the come out roll unless called "on" by the player. Don't Come odds are always working.

Field: You can bet the field on every roll of the dice. If 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12 rolls, you win. All numbers pay even money except 2 which pays double and 12 which pays triple. If 5, 6, 7 or 8 rolls, you lose. The field is a one roll bet.

Place Bets to Win: "Place bets" can be bet on 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10 at any time. If your number rolls before 7, you win according to the odds payout chart. If a 7 rolls before your number, you lose. Place bets are inactive on the come-out roll unless called "on" by the player.

Buy Bets: "Buy bets" are exactly the same as "place bets" except by paying a 5% commission on the buy bet, you receive the true odds as shown on the chart. Buy bets are inactive on the come-out roll unless called "on" by the player. A "buy" button identifies this bet.

Lay Bets: You may lay a bet against 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10 at any time. In order to do so, you must pay a 5% commission based on what you would win, called the "short side". Check the chart for the payoffs. A "lay" button identifies this bet.

Proposition Bets: These are one roll bets, except for "all-day" hard ways. The dealer will place all "proposition" bets in the center of the Craps table. The dealer will take or pay all "proposition" bets after the roll of the dice, except for "all-day" hard ways. A description of the proposition bets are as follows: Any 7: You may bet "Any 7" on any roll of the dice. When 7 rolls, you win and are paid 4 to 1, if any other number rolls, you lose. This is a one roll bet.

Any Craps: You may bet "Any Craps" on any roll of the dice. If 2, 3 or 12 rolls, you win and are paid 7 to 1. If any other number is rolled, you lose. This is a one roll bet.

Hard Ways: You may bet the "Hard Ways" on any roll of the dice. There are four "Hard Ways" combinations; Hard Four or (two 2's), Hard Six (two 3's), Hard Eight (two 4's) and Hard Ten (two 5's). You can bet the combination you want at any time. For instance, if you bet the hard six (two 3's) you win when that rolls before 7 or an "easy six" (5 and 1 or 4 and 2). Hard ways pay high odds as listed in the payout chart. Hard ways are active on the come out roll unless called "off" by the player.

Bet the Horn: You may bet the Horn on any roll of the dice. Here you bet on the combination of four numbers: 2, 3, 11 and 12 (horn). If any of these numbers are rolled, you win. If any other number is rolled, you lose. One-fourth (1/4) of the horn bet is bet on each of the individual numbers, (2, 3, 11 and 12). If 3 or 11 is rolled, you win and are paid 15 to 1. If 2 or 12 is rolled, you are paid 30 to 1. If any other number is rolled, you lose. This is a one roll bet.

2, 3, 11 or 12: You may bet on 2, 3, 11 or 12 individually, on any roll of the dice. The winning payoff on 2 or 12 is 30 to 1. The winning payoff on 3 or 11 is 15 to 1. If any number other than that number bet rolls, you lose. These are one roll bets.