Craps Payouts Explained
Many players seem to be confused by the game of craps. Part of the reason for this is that the table layout, with all the bets seems to be very congested and difficult to understand. Despite this general impression, craps is actually a very simple game to understand.
After getting to know the various types of craps bets and their associated payouts, a number of players find this game to be one of the most enjoyable of all online gambling options. Of course, there are a number of decisions to be made in terms of which types of wagers and following a proper craps strategy, but knowing the payouts will help you to make the most informed decisions and make your gambling money last as long as possible.
It's important to note that the payouts may be varied and quite different very often but the odds are the key. Payouts in craps will be very similar to other types of casino games where they will mostly depend on the provider that you use. We have generated a list of craps payouts at the bottom of this page for you to look at and study.
The most exciting thing about craps is the randomness of the dice. The numbers rolled are not under the control of anyone, making luck and risk some of the most interesting factors and considerations. Even still, being able to judge the flow of the game and table and then determine which wagers are working best is a great way to approach craps.
Understanding Craps Odds Payouts
Since the game of craps uses two standard six-sided dice, it is important to first understand there are a total of 36 possible dice rolls. Each roll has a number of different ways in which it can be obtained. For example, there are exactly six ways to roll a seven:
- 1 and 6
- 6 and 1
- 2 and 5
- 5 and 2
- 3 and 4
- 4 and 3
If it seems redundant to see each pair of numbers listed twice, please understand that these are each different rolls. To really understand this, consider using two different colored dice; that should make it apparent that each die is independent from the other. This also means that the odds of rolling a seven are 6 out of 36 possible combinations, or 1 out of 6.
By contrast, we can also look at a number like 2 or 12. In each case, there is exactly one possible way to roll these numbers. In the case of a 2, you must roll snake eyes, or double one's (1 and 1). For a twelve, the shooter would need to roll double sixes (6 and 6). The odds of doing so in either case are 1 out of 36.
Craps Payout Chart
With this understanding, let's take a look at a number of the craps payouts:
|Bet or Wager Type||True Odds||Payout||House Edge %|
|Pass Line or Come Bet||251 to 244||1 to 1||1.4140|
|Don't Pass or Don't Come Bet||976 to 949||1 to 1||1.4020|
|Pass Line Odds/ Come Bet Odds/Buy Bets(Have 5% Commission)|
|Numbers 4 or 10||2 to 1||2 to 1||4.7600|
|Numbers 5 or 9||3 to 2||3 to 2||4.7600|
|Numbers 6 or 8||5 to 6||5 to 6||4.7600|
|Don't Pass Odds/ Don't Come Bet Odds/ Lay Bets( 5% Commission)|
|Numbers 4 or 10||1 to 2||1 to 2||2.4400|
|Numbers 5 or 9||2 to 3||2 to 3||3.2300|
|Numbers 6 or 8||5 to 6||5 to 6||4.0000|
|3,4,9,10, or 11||-||1 to 1||5.5000|
|2,12||-||2 to 1||5.5000|
|Numbers 4 or 10||2 to 1||9 to 5||6.7000|
|Numbers 5 or 9||3 to 2||7 to 5||4.0000|
|Numbers 6 or 8||6 to 5||7 to 6||1.5200|
|6 or 8||10 to 1||9 to 1||9.0900|
|4 or 10||8 to 1||7 to 1||11.1000|
|One Roll Bets|
|Any 7||5 to 1||4 to 1||16.9000|
|Any Craps||8 to 1||7 to 1||11.1000|
|2 Craps or 12 Craps||35 to 1||30 to 1||13.9000|
|3 Craps or 11 Craps||17 to 1||15 to 1||11.1000|
|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||9.0900|
This table should certainly help you to decide which bets to make. More importantly, it can help you to decide which bets to avoid. In many cases simply lasting longer at a gambling game is the best goal to have and by allowing your bankroll to play smarter, this goal is entirely achievable with the game of craps.