Betting Uptown/Downtown in Craps

After the Point has been established players like to bet the opposite side of the board and it’s called bettin Uptown or Downtown. When the Point is 4, 5, or 6 the players will bet the 8, 9, and 10, or Uptown. When the Point is 8, 9, or 10 the players will bet the 4, 5, and 6, or Downtown. They are always betting three numbers.

Overhead view of the place bets area. The puck is on point six while points 8, 9, and 10 are outlined with drop shadows.
Overhead view of the place bets area. The puck is on point eight while points 4, 5, and 6 are outlined with drop shadows.

How Do You Bet Uptown or Downtown in Craps?

When you bet Downtown or Uptown at lower limits you will not have to pay a commission on the 4 or 10. If you bet the same number of units Uptown or Downtown the cost will be the same.

$16 Uptown
$16 uptown on points 8, 9, and 10. The puck is on point eight. There are signs saying $6 + $5 + $5.
Point 6 or 8
$16 downtown on points 4, 5, and 6. The puck is on point nine. There are sign saying $5 + $5 + $6.

How Do You Bet Uptown or Downtown with a Commission?

When you bet Downtown or Uptown at higher limits you will have to include the commission charged on either the 4 or 10. If you bet the same number of units Uptown or Downtown the cost of the bets will always be the same.

65 Uptown
$65 uptown on point 8, 9, and 10. The puck is on point four. There are signs saying $24 + $20 + $21.
$65 Downtown
$65 downtown on point 4, 5, and 6. The puck is on point ten. There are signs saying $21 + $20 + $24.
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Before you ever make a bet on the table you should know the basics to playing the game.

The Pass Line and its Odds are the first bets you should learn on the Craps table

The most common bets after the Pass Line. These are fun to play with a lot of betting possibilities.

They work like the Pass Line and offer Odds that don't have an advantage for the casino. 

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