The proposition box, also known as the prop box or center bets, is located in the middle of the craps table and consists of a number of different betting options. These bets are usually one-roll bets, meaning they will either win or lose on the very next roll of the dice.
Here are some of the most common proposition bets:
- Any 7: This bet wins if the next roll is a 7, and pays out at 4 to 1 odds.
- Any Craps: This bet wins if the next roll is a 2, 3, or 12, and pays out at 7 to 1 odds.
- Ace Deuce: This bet wins if the next roll is a 3, and pays out at 15 to 1 odds.
- Aces: This bet wins if the next roll is a 2, and pays out at 30 to 1 odds.
- Boxcar: This bet wins if the next roll is a 12, and pays out at 30 to 1 odds.
- Horn Bet: This bet is actually four separate bets in one, and wins if the next roll is a 2, 3, 11, or 12. The bet is split equally between the four numbers, and each number pays out at different odds.
It’s important to note that proposition bets typically have a higher house edge than other bets in the game, so they should be used sparingly and only when you have a strong feeling about the outcome of the next roll.
To place a proposition bet, simply place your chips in the corresponding area of the craps table. The dealer will then place your bet on the appropriate area of the layout. If you win, the dealer will pay you out immediately.
Remember, craps is a game of chance, and there is no foolproof strategy for winning every time. However, by learning the different types of bets and when to place them, you can increase your chances of winning and have more fun at the craps table.