More Casino Games: Slots Blackjack Video Poker Roulette Baccarat Keno Poker

Craps School

Craps Odds

Craps Odds
by Predictem.com Staff

The following article will discuss craps odds and will include the "actual odds", odds paid and house edge for each bet on the craps table.

*As you will see, all bets on a craps table have "negative expectation" which means that over time the average player will lose money. This is because the house always sets the paid odds to below the actual odds.

It should be noted that these are "standard" craps odds and that they can and will vary depending on the casino.

Craps Odds:

Pass Line/Come Bet:
Actual Odds: 251:244
Odds Paid: 1:1
House Edge: 1.41%

Don't Pass/Don't Come Bar
Actual Odds: 244:251
Odds Paid: 1:1
House Edge: 1.36%

Pass Odds/Come Odds:
Actual Odds: 2:1 on 4 or 10, 3:2 on 5 or 9, 6:5 on 6 or 8
Odds Paid: 2:1 on 4 or 10, 3:2 on 5 or 9, 6:5 on 6 or 8
House Edge: 0%

Don't Pass Odds/Don't Come Odds:
Actual Odds: 1:2 against the 4 or 10, 3:2 against the 5 or 9, 6:5 against the 6 or 8
Odds Paid: 1:2 against the 4 or 10, 3:2 against the 5 or 9, 6:5 against the 6 or 8
House Edge: 0%

Yo 11:
Actual Odds: 17:1
Odds Paid: 15:1
11.11%

3:
Actual Odds 17:1
Odds Paid: 15:1
House Edge: 11.11%

2:
Actual Odds: 35:1
Odds Paid: 30:1
House Edge: 13.89%

12:
Actual Odds: 35:1
Odds Paid: 30:1
House Edge: 13.89%

Hi-Lo:
Actual Odds: 17:1
Odds Paid 15:1
House Edge: 11.11%

Craps:
Actual Odds: 8:1
Odds Paid: 7:1
House Edge: 11.11%

C & E:
Actual Odds: 5:1
Odds Paid: 3:1 on craps or 7:1 on 11
House Edge: 11.11%

Any 7:
Actual Odds: 5:1
Odds Paid: 4:1
House Advantage: 16.67%

The Field:
Actual Odds: 5:4
Odds Paid: 1:1 on 3, 4, 9, 10 or 11 and 2:1 on 2 and 12
House Advantage: 5:56. (If 3-1 odds is paid on 2 and 12, the house advantage is 2.78)

Horn Bet:
Actual Odds: 5:1
Odds Paid: 27:4 on 2 or 12 and 3:1 on 3 or 11
House Edge: 12.5%

Whirl/World:
Actual Odds: 2:1
Odds Paid: 26:5 on 2 or 12, 11:5 on 3 or 11, 0:1 (push) on 7
House Advantage: 13.33%

Hard 4 & Hard 10:
Actual Odds: 8:1
Odds Paid: 7:1
House Advantage: 11.11%

Hard 6 or Hard 8:
Actual Odds: 10:1
Odds Paid: 9:1
House Advantage: 9.09%

Big 6 & Big 8:
Actual Odds: 6:5
Odds Paid: 1:1
House Advantage: 9.09%

Place 4 or 10:
Actual Odds: 2:1
Odds Paid: 9:5
House Advantage: 6.67%

Place 5 or 9:
Actual Odds: 3:2
Odds Paid: 7:5
House Advantage: 4%

Place 6 or 8:
Actual Odds: 6:5
Odds Paid: 7:6
House Advantage: 1.52%

Buy 4 or 10:
Actual Odds: 2:1
Odds Paid: 2:1 plus 5% commission
House Advantage: 5%

Buy 5 or 9:
Actual Odds: 3:2
Odds Paid: 3:2 plus 5% commission
House Advantage: 5%

Buy 6 or 8:
Actual Odds: 6:5
Odds Paid: 6:5 plus 5% commission
House Advantage: 5%

Lay 4 or 10:
Actual Odds: 1:2
Odds Paid: 1:2 plus 5% commission
House Advantage: 5%

Lay 5 or 9:
Actual Odds: 2:3
Odds Paid: 2:3 plus 5% commission
House Advantage: 5%

Lay 6 or 8:
Actual Odds: 5:6
Odds Paid: 5:6 plus 5% commission
House Advantage: 5%

*All bets have a negative expectation except for the "odds" bet that the player is allowed to make after a point is established on a pass/come don't pass/don't come bet (the odds portion of the bet has a long-term expected value of 0). However, the "free odds" bet cannot be made independently, so the expected value of the entire bet, including odds, is still negative.

Gambling

5Dimes - These guys pay fast and are one of the most trusted online casinos on the web!

FAQ

Win at Craps - We give tips and advice how to keep the house advantage from killing your bankroll.

How to Lay Odds - It's confusing at first but becomes easy once you learn!

Frequently Asked Questions - Answers to questions like "what does same dice mean" and more!