Understanding the craps layout is pretty easy, because it is uniform in nature. Even though the table is huge, the layout is the same on both sides, with the middle being the divider. It is possible to divide the craps layout into four main areas: player side, dealer side, proposition box and the come. Let’s look at each one briefly.
The prop box contains all the bets that make money for the house. You will find bets such as: horn, YO (11), any craps, any seven, hardway bets and others. This area is massive and takes up the middle of the craps table.
The player side is where you place your passline bets and don’t passline bets down. You also have the Big 6 and Big 8 as well as the field. If you are not placing your bets here or in the come, you would throw them to the dealer for him or her to place the bet, unless you are playing online.
The bets on the dealer side of the craps layout include the place bets, come and don’t come bets (after a number has been rolled) and the don’t place bets. We could include hop bets also, but the box man usually takes those bets.
In between the dealer and player side is an empty void. In this void, you place your come bets. Once a number is rolled, the dealer snatches the bet from the come area and places it in the proper spot on his or her side, unless the bet instantly won or lost.
You should now have a better understanding of the Craps layout. It is very easy to learn when broken down into segments.