What is ‘Seven Out’?
‘Seven out’ is a craps term which means rolling a seven after the point has been made. ‘Seven-outs’ occur in the second phase of a shooter’s turn, where the point is missed. A seven made any way by the dice is an instant end to the round for the player and all bettors, with pass bets lost and a payout for the don’t pass line.
‘Seven Out’ explained
In craps, players take turns as the ‘shooter‘ for a betting round – the person responsible for rolling the dice. Players make bets on how the dice will land, which can be active for a single roll or for the whole of the shooter’s turn, depending on the outcome of those bets. The shooter can still bet, although their options are a little different as they have certain goals to achieve if they want to keep their turn going.
There are two phases of the game, and in the first the player is able to hit a seven without consequence. The losing numbers in this first stage are 2, 3 and 12, and rolling these is known as crapping out. Players aim to make a ‘point’ – that is, roll 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10. If one of these numbers is rolled before the player ‘craps out’, the second stage of the game is entered.
The shooter is now aiming to roll their point number, and they can make multiple rolls as long as they hit the point or the field numbers. However, the player might make seven with the dice, which ends their turn and results in a loss for all pass bets. This is known as ‘to seven out’. Seven is the most common total you can roll with two dice, because there are a number of combinations which produce a seven total – 1-6, 2-5 and 3-4.