Rules Craps Betting: Craps and Eleven Bet
The C&E ("Craps and Eleven") craps bet is a one-roll bet combining the Any Craps bet with the number 11. On the layout for a live craps table, each little
"C" circle has a little "E" circle adjacent to it ("E" stands for Eleven). Since the dealer controls the C&E bet, he puts half your chips in the Any Craps circle
(the "C" circle) and half in the Eleven circle (the "E" circle).
If a 2, 3, or 12 appears on the next roll, the payoff is 7:1; and your 11 loses. If an 11 appears, the payoff is 15:1; and your Any Craps loses.
If you make a C&E bet that can't be divided into two whole numbers, the dealer straddles the "C" and "E" circles with your chips (see Figure 1 below). Be
careful making C&E bets that don't result in whole numbers after being split. If you win and the resulting payoff includes a fraction of a dollar, the casino
can't pay you that fraction, so they keep it for themselves.
An example of where a fractional bet results in a whole number payoff is the $5 C&E. The dealer can't split your $5 chip into whole-dollar halves ($5 divided
by 2 = $2.50; the casino doesn't have 50-cent chips), so he straddles the "C" and "E" circles with your $5 chip. If an 11 shows on the next roll, the payoff is
15:1 so you win $37.50 (i.e., 15 x $2.50 = $37.50), and you lose $2.50 for the Any Craps portion of your C&E bet; therefore, your net win is $35 (i.e.,
$37.50 - $2.50 = $35.00), which is a whole number that the dealer can pay in full. If a 2, 3, or 12 shows (i.e., Any Craps), the payoff is 7:1 so you win
(i.e., 7 x $2.50 = $17.50), and you lose $2.50 for the Eleven portion of your C&E bet; therefore, your net win is $15, which is a whole number.
C&E bets that don't result in whole numbers after being split can be confusing, so if you play craps at a live table, simply throw the dealer an
even-numbered amount of chips to so you don't have to deal with fractions of dollars. For example, make a C&E bet for $2, $4, or $6. Don't make it for an
odd-numbered amount of chips.