Rules Craps Betting: Come Bet
Craps Come bets work like Pass Line bets but you make them after you establish a point. In other words, you make a Pass
Line bet before you establish a point; whereas, you make a Come bet after you establish a point.

The Flat Come bet is a self-service bet, which means you make this bet yourself by placing your chip(s) in the Come box
directly in front of you (the Come box is clearly marked "COME"). You don't need the dealer's help to make the Come bet.
After your Come point is established, the dealer moves your chip(s) from the Come box to the point number box.

Like the Pass Line bet, you can take Odds on the Come point. However, the dealer must make the Come Odds bet for you,
so you simply drop your Come-Odds chip(s) in the Come area and tell the dealer, "I want odds on my Come." The dealer
then picks up and places your Come-Odds chip(s) on top of your Flat Come bet, slightly offset. The slight offset indicates
that the top portion of the chip stack is the Odds bet and the bottom portion is the Flat bet.

When you place your chip(s) to make a Come bet when you play craps, the very next roll is treated as the come-out roll for
that specific Come bet. The rules for winning, losing, or establishing a point on the come-out roll for a Pass Line bet apply
equally to the Come bet. When a Come point is established, the Come point is marked by the Come chip itself (not another
puck). The dealer picks up your Come-bet chip from the Come box and puts it inside the Come point number box. After a
Come point is established, you can take true odds on that Come-point number, just like you can with a Pass Line bet.

You can make as many Come craps bets as you want. In fact, if the shooter is rolling lots of numbers (other than the
number 7), you could have as many as seven Come bets working at the same time (that is, it's possible to have a Come bet
on each of the six point numbers and one in the Come box).

See Figure 1 below for an illustration of where Come bets are positioned on the table layout before and after a Come point
is established.

If you have Come with Odds bets working on the come-out roll of a new game (that is, the shooter made his point to end
the previous game, so the next roll is the come-out roll for the new game), the Odds portions of your Come bets are
automatically off (which means they're not working and are not in play). But the Flat portions are considered on (that is,
working and in play). If the shooter rolls a 7 on the come-out for a new game, the Flat Come bets lose but you don’t lose
the Odds bets. If a 7 shows on the come-out of a new game, the dealer returns the Odds portions of your Come bets to
you, and keeps the Flat Come bets. If the shooter rolls a point number for which you have an established Come with Odds
bet, then only your Flat portion wins because the Odds portion is automatically off on the come-out roll of a new game.

Depending on your craps strategy, you can decide to make your Come Odds working on the come-out roll of a new game
simply by telling the dealer, "My Come Odds are working on the come-out." The dealer will then put a small button labeled
"ON" on top of your Come Odds bets. Then, if the shooter rolls a 7 on the come-out, you lose both the Flat portions and the
Odds portions of your Come bets (because you told the dealer you wanted the Odds in play on the come-out). If the
shooter rolls a point number for which you have an established Come with Odds bet, you win both the Flat and Odds
portions because you told the dealer your Come Odds are working on the come-out.

If you make a new Come bet and the shooter rolls a point number for which you already have an established Come bet, you
win the established Come bet and your new Come bet moves into the point box to replace it. For example, suppose you
make a $5 Come bet and the shooter rolls a 6. Your Come bet moves to the 6 point box. You then make another $5 Come
bet and the very next roll is another 6. You win the first Come bet that was established when the first 6 appeared on the
prior roll, so the dealer removes the first Come bet and places it, with your winnings, in the Come box for you to pick up.
The dealer then moves your second Come bet into the 6 point box.

If your second Come bet is the same amount as your first one, the dealer typically leaves the chips in their place and just
pays your winnings. Rather than removing your first Come bet and then replacing it with your second Come bet, the dealer
saves time by leaving everything in its place and just paying your winnings, which he places next to your second Come bet
chip. This is called "off and on." As the dealer pays your winnings, he says something like, "Off and on for eleven dollars."
Don't forget to pick up your winnings; otherwise, the dealer thinks you're adding them to your next Come bet.

I know this sounds terribly confusing, so let's run through a what-if scenario to make Come bets easy to understand. Trust
me, it's easy. A Come bet is just like a Pass Line bet but is made after the shooter establishes a point. Think of Come bets
as your own personal Pass Line bets independent of the shooter's point.

1. A new shooter prepares to make a come-out roll for a new game. You make a $5 Flat Pass Line bet. The shooter rolls a
10; therefore, the point for this game is 10. You feel a bit bold, so you take $15 in Odds on the point behind the line.

2. After a point is established, the only numbers that matter for Pass Line bets are 7 and the point number, which in this
case is 10. The shooter rolls a 4. The number 4 doesn't matter, so the game continues.

3. You think maybe it's time to make your first-ever Come bet. You think, "Man, I hope I do this right. I’m going to look
stupid if I do it wrong." You grab a $5 chip and fiddle with it in your hand. The stickman is ready to push the dice to the
shooter for her next dice roll. "What the hell, let's do it." You quickly place the $5 chip in the Come box just as the stickman
pushes the dice to the shooter.

4. The shooter rolls an 11. For your Pass Line bet, an 11 doesn't matter. For your Come bet, this roll is treated as the
come-out roll, so an 11 on the come-out roll for your Come craps bet wins. The dealer places a $5 chip (pays even money)
next to your Come bet chip. Pick up your winnings, but leave the original Come bet chip in the Come box because you want
to continue to play craps and make another Come bet for the next roll.

5. The shooter rolls a 5. For your Pass Line bet, a 5 doesn't matter. For your Come bet, this roll is treated as the come-out
roll, so your Come point is 5. The dealer moves your Come bet chip to the 5 point box. You decide to take $6 in Odds on
your Come point, so you place $6 worth of chips in the Come area and tell the dealer, "Six dollar Odds on my Come,
please." The dealer picks up your $6 in chips and places them on top of your $5 Flat Come bet, slightly offset. The offset
indicates that the top portion of the chip stack is the Come Odds and the bottom portion is the Flat Come.

6. The shooter rolls a 3. For both the Pass Line bet and the Come bet, a 3 doesn't matter. The game continues.

7. The shooter rolls an 8. For both the Pass Line bet and the Come bet, an 8 doesn't matter. The game continues.

8. The shooter rolls a 10 (i.e., her point). The game is over. "Winner, winner, chicken dinner!" The shooter's point showed
before a 7, so the Pass Line with Odds bets win. The dealer pays you $5 for your Flat Pass Line bet (pays even money) and
$30 for your Odds bet (pays 2:1, or $30 for your $15 bet). Pick up your winnings and your original Odds bet. Leave your
original $5 Flat bet on the Pass Line because a new game is about to start and you want to make another Pass Line bet.
For your Come bet, a roll of 10 doesn't matter, so nothing happens with your Come bet. Because the shooter rolled her
point of 10 to end the game, a new game is about to start. For the come out roll of a new game, only your Flat Come bet is
working; your Come Odds bet is automatically off.

9. The same shooter rolls a 7 on the come-out for this new game. 7 is a natural, so the game ends immediately. For the
Pass Line on the come-out, 7 is a winner. You win $5 (pays even money), so the dealer places a $5 chip next to your Pass
Line bet. Pick up your winnings, but leave your original $5 chip on the Pass Line because a new game is about to start. For
your Come bet, a 7 showed before your Come point of 5, so you lose your Come bet. But, since this was the come-out roll
for a new game, you lose only the Flat portion of your Come bet. The dealer returns your Come Odds to you by placing
them in the apron directly in front of you (don’t forget to pick up your chips), and then the dealer takes down the Flat Come
bet that you lost.

10. The same shooter rolls a 6 on the come-out roll for the next new game, so the point for this game is 6. To continue
your craps betting, you take $5 in Odds on the point behind the line. You decide to make a Come bet, so you place a $5
chip in the Come box.

11. The shooter rolls an 8. For your Pass Line bet, an 8 doesn't matter. For your Come bet, 8 becomes your Come point, so
the dealer moves your Come bet to the 8 point box. You place another $5 chip in the Come box and tell the dealer, "Five
dollar Odds on my Come." The dealer places your $5 chip on top of your $5 Flat Come bet, slightly offset.

12. The shooter rolls a 12. For both your Pass Line bet and Come bet, a 12 doesn't matter. The game continues.

13. The shooter rolls an 8. For your Pass Line bet, an 8 doesn't matter. For your Come bet, the shooter rolled your Come
point before a 7, so you win. Woohoo! The dealer removes your Come with Odds bets and places them in the Come box.
He then pays your winnings, which are $5 for your Flat Come (pays even money) and $6 for your Come Odds (pays 6:5).
Pick up all your winnings and your original Flat Come with Odds bets (i.e., pick up all your Come chips and Come winnings,
but leave your Pass Line and Odds bets alone). Now, since your Come bet won and was removed along with your Come
winnings, the only bets you have on the table are the Pass Line with Odds bets.

14. The game continues, and you continue raking in the money.