DRAFTKINGS CASINO 101

We’ve catapulted all the classic casino games to the 21st Century — and put them right in the palm of your hand. Not sure which game is right for you? Check below for rules, tips, and strategies to help you become a master.

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DRAFTKINGS CASINO 101

We’ve catapulted all the classic casino games to the 21st Century — and put them right in the palm of your hand. Not sure which game is right for you? Check below for rules, tips, and strategies to help you become a master.

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How to Play DK Craps: 

Part 2 In Part 1, we introduced you to the basics of craps - now we’re going to focus on more advanced bets that whet your appetite for the game. 

Come Bets 

A Come bet is essentially a Pass Line bet made after the come-out roll. Once a point is established and the puck flips to ON, then you may make a Come bet. It wins on 7 or 11, and loses on 2, 3, or 12. If any other number rolls (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10), then your Come bet moves to that number. The Come bet now wins if you repeat that number before rolling a 7. If a 7 rolls before, then the Come bet loses. You may make multiple Come bets covering different numbers. Winning Come bets pay 1 to 1.

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Come Odds 

Once your Come bet moves to a number, you can complement it by making an Odds bet. Your Odds bet wins when your Come bet wins—that is, it wins when the number that your Come bet is on rolls before a 7. Importantly, the Odds bet has no house advantage! You can wager an amount up to five times your Come bet as Odds. The Odds bet pays according to the number that it is on:

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Buy Bets 

Similar to Place bets, Buy bets win when your chosen number rolls before a 7, and lose if the 7 rolls first. They pay at the true odds of rolling before a 7, except that you pay a 5% commission on the amount bet.

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Don’t Pass 

Generally speaking, the Don’t Pass is the opposite of the Pass Line, and is likewise made during the come-out roll. It wins if you roll a 2 or 3, pushes on a 12, and loses on a 7 or 11. If any other number is rolled (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10), then that number becomes the point. Once a point is established, then the Don’t Pass wins if you roll a 7 before rolling the point number again. In contrast, the Don’t Pass loses if you roll the point number again before rolling a 7. Winning Don’t Pass bets pay 1 to 1.

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Don’t Pass Odds 

After a point is established, you can complement your Don’t Pass bet by making an Odds wager. Your Odds bet wins when your Don’t Pass bet wins—that is, it wins when a 7 rolls before the point number. Importantly, the Odds bet has no house advantage! You can wager an amount up to six times your Don’t Pass bet as Odds. The Odds bet pays according to the point number:

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Don’t Come 

A Don’t Come bet is essentially a Don’t Pass bet made after the come-out roll. Once a point is established and the puck flips to ON, then you may make a Don’t Come bet. It wins on 2 or 3, pushes on 12, and loses on 7 or 11. If any other number rolls (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10), then your Don’t Come bet moves to that number. The Don’t Come bet now wins if you roll a 7 before rolling the number with the Don’t Come bet. If the number with the Don’t Come bet rolls before a 7, then that Don’t Come bet loses. You may make multiple Don’t Come bets covering different numbers. Winning Don’t Come bets pay 1 to 1.

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Don’t Come Odds 

Once your Don’t Come bet moves to a number, you can complement it by making an Odds bet. Your Odds bet wins when your Don’t Come bet wins—that is, it wins when a 7 rolls before the number that your Don’t Come bet is on. Importantly, the Odds bet has no house advantage! You can wager an amount up to six times your Don’t Come bet as Odds. The Odds bet pays according to the number that it is on:

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Lay Bets 

Lay bets are the opposite of Buy bets. A Lay bet wins when a 7 rolls before your chosen number, and loses if your chosen number rolls first. It pays at the true odds, except that you pay a 5% commission on the amount won.

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Don’t Place 

Similar to Lay bets, a Don’t Place bet wins when a 7 rolls before your chosen number, and loses if your chosen number rolls first. The difference is that no commission is taken when a Don’t Place bet wins.

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Bonus Craps™ 

Bonus Craps™ is a set of three separate bets. All Small wins if you roll the 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 before rolling a 7. It pays 34 to 1. All Tall wins if you roll the 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 before rolling a 7. It pays 34 to 1. And Make’em All wins if you roll the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 before rolling a 7. It pays 175 to 1.

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Field* 

The Field wins if the next roll is a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, or 12. It pays 1 to 1, except the 2 pays double and the 12 pays triple!

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Big 6 & 8** 

The Big 6 wins if a 6 rolls before a 7, and the Big 8 wins if an 8 rolls before a 7. They lose if the It pays 1 to 1.

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Any Seven 

The Any Seven wins if the next roll is a 7. It pays 4 to 1.

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Hardways 

The Hardways win if either the 4, 6, 8, or 10 rolls “hard,” meaning the same number shows on each die. For example, a Hard 6 rolls when the dice land 3-3. In contrast, an Easy 6 rolls when the dice land 1-5 or 2-4. The Hardways lose when the Easy number or a 7 rolls before the Hard number. You can bet on any of the four Hardways, or on all four at once by betting in the All Hardways spot. They pay based on which number you bet on:

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Any Craps 

The Any Craps bet wins if the next roll is a 2, 3, or 12. It pays 7 to 1.

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2, 3, 11, or 12* 

These bets win if the next roll is your chosen number. They pay based on which number you bet on:

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Horn 

Similar to individual bets on the 2, 3, 11, or 12 above, the Horn places bets on all four numbers at once. It wins if the dice total any of these numbers on the next roll.

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C & E 

The C & E stands for “Craps and Eleven,” and makes a bet on Any Craps and the 11.

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World 

The World bet makes bets on the 2, 3, Any Seven, 11, and 12 all at once. It is accessible from the Advanced menu, where you can use a slider to select the amount of the bet.

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Inside, Outside, and Across 

Place and Buy bets are often made in groups rather than one at a time. Our exclusive Advanced menu allows you to do just this! Betting Inside puts Place bets on the 5, 6, 8, and 9. Betting Outside puts Buy bets on the 4 and 10, and Place bets on the 5 and 9. And betting Across puts Buy bets on the 4 and 10, and Place bets on the 5, 6, 8, and 9. If a point is established, then it will be omitted from new Inside, Outside, and Across bets.

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How Bets Should Work 

This exclusive feature allows you to designate when certain bets will “work” or be “off.” A bet that works can win or lose, while a bet that is off cannot. You can toggle bets to be always off, always on, only off during the come-out roll, or only on during the come-out roll. You can apply these options to Come Odds, Don’t Come Odds, Place/Buy bets, Don’t Place/Lay bets, and Hardways. The How Bets Should Work menu is accessible from the Options menu.

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* Payout varies depending on jurisdiction. Check the in-game rules for details. 

** Not available in all jurisdictions. Check the in-game rules for details.