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Craps Game Odds

Understanding and knowing the odds of the dice to get a certain outcome is the essence of Craps. If you are going to place real money wagers at a Craps table, it is essential for you to remember these odds. First of all, you will have a slight disadvantage when you place the Pass Line wager: the odds of winning are 970 out of 1980 times. In other words, the edge of the house for this wager equals 1.414 percent.

Below are illustrate the different bets that can be found at casinos, as well as their odds and the house advantage of each wager:

 

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The Pass Line wager has odds of 251 to 244, which is why players will be paid even money for this bet. The house advantage for this bet equals 1.414 percent. A Do Not Pass wager has odds of 976 to 949. It also pays even money and the house advantage equals 1.404 percent.
 
For Pass Line Bets:

- Betting on four or ten has odds of 2 to 1 and it pays out with the same rate, 2:1.
- Betting on five or nine has odds of 3 to 2 and it pays out with the same rate, 3:2.
- Betting on six or eight has odds of 6 to 5 and it pays out with the same rate, 6:5.

All of these bets have the same house advantage that is equal 4.76 percent.
 
For Do No Pass Line Bets:

- Betting on four or ten has odds of 1 to 2 and it pays out with the same rate, 1:2. The house advantage is equal 2.44 percent.
- Betting on five or nine has odds of 2 to 3 and it pays out with the same rate, 2:3. The house advantage is equal 3.23 percent.
- Betting on six or eight has odds of 5 to 6 and it pays out with the same rate, 5:6. The house advantage is equal 4 percent.
 
For Field Bets:

- Betting on 3, 4, 9, 10 or 11 pays 1:1
- Betting on 2 or 12 pays 2:1

All of these bets have odds of 5:4 and house advantage that is equal 2.78%.
 
For One-Roll Bets:

- Any Seven has odds of 5 to 1, pays 4:1 and it has a house edge of 16.9 percent.
- Any Craps has odds of 8 to 1, pays 7:1 and it has a house edge of 11.1 percent.
- 2 Craps and 12 Craps have odds of 35 to 1, pays 30:1 and it has a house edge of 13.9 percent.
- 3 Craps and 11 Craps have odds of 17 to 1, pays 15:1 and it has a house edge of 11.1 percent.

British casinos are tightly regulated and they offer better payouts on some of the bets.
 

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