Betting Right

What is Betting Right?

In craps, betting right means to bet in favor of the dice on the pass and come bets. Players can opt to ‘bet right’ or ‘bet wrong‘ – that is, to go for or against the shooter. If the shooter is successful at establishing their point and then rolling it again, those who bet on the come and pass lines will win their bets. If the shooter hits a seven before making their point, the don’t pass and don’t come bets are paid out.

Betting Right Explained

Betting right is craps lingo which refers to the act of betting with the table and with the person acting as the shooter. Players can choose between betting right and ‘betting wrong’, which means to predict failure for the shooter. Essentially, these are bets on whether the shooter will win or lose. These two betting paths form the mainstays of craps wagering: pass/don’t pass and come/don’t come bets.

There are back lines and front lines in craps, which are areas of the table for bets which remain active during the shooter’s turn, and are only taken down if lost. These bets are the pass/don’t pass and come/don’t come bets. Pass line bets are made in the first stage of the round, and come line bets in the second phase. The player acting as the shooter rolls the dice, first to establish a point (4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10) and then to try and hit that point number again. If the player rolls a seven before achieving either aim, their turn ends.

Essentially, betting right means to bet that the shooter will make a point or reach that point again, while betting wrong means predicting an early seven roll. The chance of rolling a seven is higher than any other total when two dice are rolled; the chance of rolling one of the point numbers is higher overall. Betting right, especially on the pass line, offers a low house edge of just 1.41%.