The Fire Bet


     Sometime in 2003, the Casinos changed the craps layout to add a new proposition bet option – the Fire Bet.  The Fire Bet is a great bet for the Casino’s bottom line – 21%-25% house edge. Below is the layout and how it works:


   1.   The bet is that the shooter will be able to make 4, 5 or 6 individual points after a point is established. There are two different paytables, paying either 25, 250, or 1,000 for 1, respectively, or 10, 200, or 2,000 for one. The betting limits are $1 minimum and $5 maximum, so a $5 bet could win either $5,000 or $10,000 depending on the paytable.  Many Casino’s have changed the betting range to $1 minimum and $10 maximum.

Passes or Craps rolls on the Come-Out Roll do not count, nor does making the same point more than once. Special pucks and a customized table layout are all part of this new addition to the Proposition Box.  Fire Bet appears as a ‘flaming’ numbered circle representing the player position around the table

While having a shot at winning $10,000 on a craps table for a $5 bet is exciting, this bet is easily the worst one on the layout, with a house edge of 21 to 25%, depending on the paytable.

  1. The Fire Bet is a potential bonanza for advantage players who have mastered the techniques of Dice Control.  Why?  Because the goal of a dice controller is to throw numbers at a significantly higher frequency than random shooters and make many more points than one would expect if the dice rolls were random.  Shooters who throw 18 – 30 rolls before the 7, will hit a greater number of points than a random roller, and those who master the proper dice sets, will be able to hit more different points in a given roll increasing the likelihood of receiving a hefty proposition payout from $125 to $10,000.


Fire Bet Layout