Craps Odds


A player has more betting options in craps than any other common casino game. With all these bets it can be confusing where to put your money down. The best thing to remember is that craps is all about two little dice. Because of this the game becomes a simple matter of probability. This course will break down craps odds for you to help you make an educated decision on how to play the game. Basically craps odds come down to the probability of rolling one number before rolling another number.

The table below displays the craps odds for craps play in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and most American casinos.

Craps Odds

Craps Bet True Odds Pay-off House Edge %
Pass Line/Come Bet 251 to 244 1 to 1 1.414
Don’t Pass/Don’t Come Bet 976 to 949 1 to 1 1.402
Pass Line Odds/Come Bet Odds/Buy Bets
Numbers 4 or 10 2 to 1 2 to 1 0
Numbers 5 or 9 3 to 2 3 to 2 0
Numbers 6 or 8 6 to 5 6 to 5 0
Don’t Pass Odds/Don’t Come Bet Odds/Lay Bets
Numbers 4 or 10 1 to 2 1 to 2 0
Numbers 5 or 9 2 to 3 2 to 3 0
Numbers 6 or 8 5 to 6 5 to 6 0
Field Bets
3, 4, 9, 10, 11 1 to 1 5.5
2, 12 2 to 1 5.5
Place Bets
Numbers 4 or 10 2 to 1 9 to 5 6.7
Numbers 5 or 9 3 to 2 7 to 5 4.0
Numbers 6 or 8 6 to 5 7 to 6 1.52
Hardways
6 or 8 10 to 1 9 to 1 9.09
4 or 10 8 to 1 7 to 1 11.1
One Roll Bets
Any 7 5 to 1 4 to 1 16.9
Any craps 8 to 1 7 to 1 11.1
2 craps or 12 craps 35 to 1 30 to 1 13.9
3 craps or 11 17 to 1 15 to 1 11.1
Other Bets
Horn Bet (3 or 11) 3.75 to 1
Horn Bet (2 or 12) 7.5 to 1
Big 6 or 8 1 to 1 9.09

 

The table below shows odds that are different in British casinos. British casinos are tightly regulated and pay better craps odds for some bets.

Craps Bet True Odds Pay-off House Edge %
Hardways
6 or 8 10 to 1 19 to 2 4.55
4 or 10 8 to 1 15 to 2 5.56
Other Bets
Place Bets – 4 or 10 2 to 1 19 to 10 3.33
2 craps or 12 craps 35 to 1 33 to 1

 

Avoid craps tables that bar 1-2 and not 1-1 or 6-6. This gives the casino a greater edge on Don’t Pass/Don’t Come bets. The house edge becomes 4.40% instead of 1.402%.