If a player is new to the Craps table and wants to make a line bet his best option is to make a Come Bet. One you would make this bet is because you don’t have to forgo the come out roll. About 45% of wins on line bets are from the come out roll. So by placing a Come Bet you aren’t forfeiting any profits.
Come Bet Rules
The rules that the Come Bet work by are the same as the Pass Line bet. The only difference is that you won’t be at the same part of the round as the shooter. The shooter will be rolling to hit his point, but this will be your come out roll.
If the come out roll is a 7 or 11 you win, just like a normal line bet. You also lose when a 2, 3 or 12 is rolled. If a 4,5,6,8,9 or 10 is rolled that is your point, just like a normal line bet.
As alluded to above, the only difference is that when you make a Come Bet you will be at a different stage of the round as the shooter. So while they may hit their point and move onto a new round, that doesn’t affect your Come Bet. Only your point number or a 7 will finish the round for you.
Example of Making a Come Bet
The shooter has made a point of 5. You then place a Come Bet on the table. The shooter rolls a 9. The 9 is now your point. A marker will be placed on the 9 box for your Come Bet. The shooter then rolls a 5 on his next roll. This ends his round as he has rolled his point. This DOES NOT affect you in any way. Your round will not finish until the shooter rolls a 9 or a 7, just like in a normal Pass Line bet.
To summarise what a Come Bet is, is not really hard. It is the exact same thing as a Pass line bet except the bet is at a different stage of the round. You aren’t betting on the same point as the shooter, in a way you are in your own game. You have you own point and keep playing until your individual round is over.