Learn to Play Casino Craps: the Craps and Eleven Bet – Described in the Article Below
The Craps and Eleven Bet – A Bet Combination
The C&E (“Craps and Eleven”) bet is a one-roll bet combining Any Craps with the number 11. On the table layout, each little “C” circle (for an Any Craps bet) has a little “E” circle adjacent to it (“E” stands for Eleven). Since the dealer controls the C&E bet (keep your hands off), he puts half your chips in the Any Craps circle (the “C” circle) and half in the Eleven circle (the “E” circle).
If a 2, 3, or 12 shows on the next roll, the payoff is 7:1; and your 11 loses. If an 11 shows, the payoff is 15:1; and your Any Craps loses.
If you make a C&E bet that can’t be divided into two whole numbers, the dealer straddles the two “C” and “E” circles with your chips. Be careful making C&E bets that don’t result in whole numbers after being split. If you win and the resulting payoff includes a fraction of a dollar, the casino can’t pay you that fraction, so they keep it for themselves.
A Bet Favourable For the House
An example of where a fractional bet results in a whole number payoff is the $5 C&E. The dealer can’t split your $5 chip into whole-dollar halves ($5 divided by 2 = $2.50; the casino doesn’t have 50-cent chips), so he straddles the “C” and “E” circles with your $5 chip.
If an 11 shows on the next roll, the payoff is 15:1 so you win $37.50 (i.e., 15 x $2.50 = $37.50), and you lose $2.50 for the Any Craps portion of your C&E bet; therefore, your net win is $35, which is a whole number that the dealer can pay in full.
If a 2, 3, or 12 shows (i.e., Any Craps), the payoff is 7:1 so you win $17.50 (i.e., 7 x $2.50 = $17.50), and you lose $2.50 for the Eleven portion of your C&E bet; therefore, your net win is $15, which is a whole number.
C&E bets that don’t result in whole numbers after being split can be confusing, so it’s best to simply toss the dealer an even-numbered amount of chips to avoid dealing with fractions of dollars.