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Nothing compares with the energy and enjoyment of a busy craps table or other dice games, which can prove to be very festive depending on the chemistry that comes into play among players around the table.​

Craps

When players at this table game win big, the whole of the Star knows about it. The cheers erupt and strangers high five when the dice are hot. Don’t be intimidated by the many betting options or the slang of the Craps table – this is one of the most dynamic, popular and social of all casino table games.

The basic principle is to bet on or against the total of the two dice thrown by the shooter. The shooter is the player who throws the dice. Each player will have the chance to shoot.

The game of Craps can look complicated at first, but it is actually quite simple. It is the variety of bets that sometimes makes the game seem difficult. However the bets can be broken down into separate parts to make the game easier. The variety of bets you can make on Craps are listed in this brochure and they are explained to you. Read about them, then check the diagram in this brochure and when you are comfortable, see if you can find the bets on the table. Ideally you should make your bets before the dice are thrown, however bets may be accepted up until the dice come to rest.​

Win Line Bets

Win Line bets can be made only before the first roll of the dice, the Come Out roll. You win on a Natural i.e. 7 or 11 and lose on Craps i.e. 2, 3, or 12. Any other number becomes the Point and the shooter must throw the Point again before a 7 to win. If a 7 rolls before the Point you lose. If the Point is rolled first then you win even money. After the Point is established, the shooter continues to roll the dice until a 7 is rolled. A Win Line bet cannot be reduced, increased or removed after the Point is established.

Don't Win Line Bets

Don’t Win Line bets are the reverse of Win Line bets. They must be made before the Come Out roll. You lose on a Natural i.e. 7 or 11 on a Come Out roll, and win on Craps 3 or 12. Should a 2 come up, it is a stand-off (nobody wins). Any other number rolled becomes the Point. You win if the shooter throws a 7 before rolling the Point and you lose if the Point is rolled before a 7. Don’t Win Line bets may be reduced or removed at any time, however, the bet may not be increased or replaced after such removal or reduction until a new Come Out roll.

Come Bets

Come bets are very similar to Win Line bets, however they can only be made after the shooter has established the Point. On the roll immediately following placement of the bet, you win on 7 or 11 and lose on Craps 2, 3 or 12. Any other number that rolls establishes your Come Point, which must be rolled again before a 7 in order to win. If a 7 rolls before the Come Point, you lose. A Come bet cannot be reduced or removed after the Come Point is established with respect to that bet. Come bets are always active until they either win or lose.

Don't Come Bets

Don’t Come bets are similar to Don’t Win Line bets, however they can only be made after the shooter has established a Point. On a roll immediately following placement of the bet, you lose on 7 or 11 and win on Craps 12 or 3, with Craps 2 being a stand-off. Any other number that rolls establishes your Don’t Come Point. You win if a 7 is rolled before the Don’t Come Point and you lose if the Point is rolled before a 7. Don’t Come bets may be removed or reduced at any time, but may not be increased or replaced after such removal or reduction until a new Come Out roll. Don’t Come bets are always active until they either win, lose or are withdrawn.

Supplemental Bets (Odds)

You can make a bet in addition to your original Win/Don’t Win, Come/Don’t Come bets at any time after a Point is established. These bets are known as Odds and may be taken with any Win Line bet or Come bet in an amount up to double the amount of your original bet. You may also lay odds on any Don’t Win or Don’t Come bet to win up to double your original bet. The bet will be in units determined by the odds for that Point. Odds on Come bets are off (not working) i.e. They cannot win or lose on the Come Out roll unless you designate that the bet is on (working).

Field Bets

A Field (5) bet is a one-roll bet and can be made on any roll when the dice are in the centre of the table. A Field bet wins if the numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12 are rolled on the very next roll. All winning bets pay even money on numbers 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 and 2 to 1 on the numbers 2 and 12. If any other number is rolled, the bet loses.

Place Bets - To Win

You can make a bet in addition to your original Win/Don’t Win, Come/Don’t Come bets at any time after a Point is established. These bets are known as Odds and may be taken with any Win Line bet or Come bet in an amount up to double the amount of your original bet. You may also lay odds on any Don’t Win or Don’t Come bet to win up to double your original bet. The bet will be in units determined by the odds for that Point. Odds on Come bets are off (not working) i.e. They cannot win or lose on the Come Out roll unless you designate that the bet is on (working).

Place Bets - To Lose

You can make a bet in addition to your original Win/Don’t Win, Come/Don’t Come bets at any time after a Point is established. These bets are known as Odds and may be taken with any Win Line bet or Come bet in an amount up to double the amount of your original bet. You may also lay odds on any Don’t Win or Don’t Come bet to win up to double your original bet. The bet will be in units determined by the odds for that Point. Odds on Come bets are off (not working) i.e. They cannot win or lose on the Come Out roll unless you designate that the bet is on (working).

Proposition Bets

Proposition bets are one-roll bets that can be bet on any roll of the dice. You win if your number is rolled. You lose if any other number is rolled. Winning bets placed on Any Craps i.e. 2, 3 and 12 pay 7.5 to 1. Winning bets placed on 2 or 12 individually pay 33 to 1. Winning bets on 3 or 11 individually pay 16 to 1 and winning bets on Any 7 pay 4 to 1. With Proposition bets (also known as Crap bets), if you have any winning and losing bet/s in the same roll, when the payout is calculated, the dealer will replace your losing bets for the next roll unless you say otherwise.

Horn Bets

A Horn bet is a one-roll combination bet that consists of the four numbers 2, 3, 11 and 12. You win if any of these numbers are rolled. If any other number is rolled, you lose. Horn bets are accepted in even dollar units divisible by four with equal amounts bet on each of the four numbers. The odds are paid accordingly as if the numbers were bet individually.

Horn High Bets

A Horn High bet is a one-roll bet that consists of the same numbers as the Horn bet i.e. 2, 3, 11 and 12. The difference between the Horn bet and the Horn High bet is that the Horn High bet is made in dollar units divisible by five instead of four. The player nominates which number they want the extra unit on. The Horn High bet has equal units on three of the numbers with double the amount on the nominated fourth number. Any of the numbers can be called the High. For example ‘Horn High 12.’ You will win if any of the four numbers are rolled on the next roll and lose if any other number is rolled. 

Hardways

Hardways are defined as even Point numbers. The numbers that can be a Point that are rolled with a double. As an example, Hardway 8 is two 4’s on the dice; Hardway 6 is two 3’s, etc. A Hard 4 would win, if the total of the dice add up to four but they must be 2 and 2. It would lose if the dice showed 3 and 1 or any combination of the total 7. Hardway bets can be made on any one individually or as many of them as you like. The bet can be made at any time, however, all Hardway bets are off on the Come Out roll unless you ask for them on.

Buy Bets

Buy bets are the same as Place Bets to Win with one exception; a 5% commission is charged on the amount you bet to receive true odds. The commission is collected when the bet is made. Any Buy bet that has been removed will have the commission refunded. If a Buy bet wins and is left up, the commission must be collected again. Buy bets are indicated with a Buy marker button placed on them by the dealer.

Lay Bets

Lay bets are the same as Place Bets to Lose with one exception; a 5% commission is charged on the amount you win to receive true odds. The commission is collected when the bet is made. Any Lay bet that has been removed will have the commission refunded. If a Lay bet wins and is left up, the commission must be collected again. Lay bets are indicated with a Lay marker button placed on them by the dealer. Learn to play Not sure how to play? Can’t tell a Natural Nine from a Blackjack? We have the answer. Just speak to one of our friendly dealers as they are experts in every table game. They will be able to assist you with any query you may have, from learning how to play, tournaments, a new table game, directions to one of our venues and even recommendations on where to eat here at The Star.

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Sic Bo

Sic Bo is an ancient Chinese game played with three dice. The object of the game is to predict which numbers will appear on the dice once they are shaken. Bets range from a specific triple with payout odds of 180 to 1 to betting on the value of one of the dice with payout odds of 1 to 1.

To make a bet on Sic Bo, place your chips on the appropriate area of the table. Neither verbal nor cash bets will be accepted. You are responsible for the positioning of your own bets regardless of any assistance from the dealer.The dealer covers the dome and tumbles the dice. The dealer then announces, “Place your bets thank you”. Once the bets are placed, the dealer announces, “No more bets” and lifts the dome cover to reveal the winning combination. The numeric value of each dice is then entered into a keypad and all winning combinations are lit up on the Sic Bo layout. The dealer then removes losing bets from the table and pays winning bets.​

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