Rules Craps Betting: Any Craps Bet
The Any Craps bet is a one-roll bet that wins if a craps (i.e., 2, 3, or 12) appears on the next roll that the shooter makes,
and loses if any other number appears on the next roll the shooter rolls. When you play craps at a live table, the minimum
amount for the Any Craps bet is the value of the lowest-denomination chip in play at that particular, which is usually $1. The
payoff is 7:1.
The Any Craps box is located in the center of the table layout and typically controlled by the stickman, so keep your hands
off. When you have the stickman's attention, gently toss your chips to an open area near the center of the table and say,
"Any Craps, please." Aim for an empty spot on the table so your chip doesn't mess up other chips.
Depending on the casino and whether it's live or online, the layout may have a box in the proposition area (i.e., center of
the table) labeled "Any Craps," or 16 small circles next to the proposition area, each containing the letter "C," or both. The
dealer places your Any Craps bet either in the box or in one of the little "C" circles. You ask, "Why are there 16 little Any
Craps circles but only one Any Craps box?" Good question, but like everything else in casino craps, the answer is easy. The
Any Craps box is big enough to hold all bets if everyone at the table makes the bet at the same time, but the little "C" circles
are only big enough to hold one bet. Eight players can play on each side of the table. So, there are eight circles for eight
players on each side of the table. If the casino's layout uses little circles instead of an Any Craps box, the dealer places your
Any Craps bet in the little circle that corresponds to your table position.
The Any Craps bet is sometimes called "Crap Check" when it's used to hedge the Flat Pass Line bet. For example, if a player
makes a Flat $10 Pass Line bet, he might toss in a $1 chip for a Crap Check to "protect" the Pass Line bet on the come-out
roll. On the come-out roll, if the shooter rolls a craps (which is a 2, 3, or 12), the player loses his $10 Flat Pass Line bet, but
wins $7 for his Crap Check.