Craps Odds

Sat, 07 Jun 2008 19:04

Craps Odds

A look at craps table odds payouts and bets.


Casino games continue to receive worldwide popularity. This is because of the thrills that these games can offer, plus the monetary gains that a casino goer can get.

In fact, there are various games that are widely played in thousands of casinos all over the world. Blackjack, poker, bingo, roulette, and craps are among the favorites. Among these all-time favorites, the craps is one of the games that offers great odds. Aside from the rules that are not that difficult to learn, it does not require a lot of analytical thinking like the poker game does.

Craps is basically a casino dice game that involves many risks because it is a game of probabilities. In relation to this, there is no definite strategies or tricks that craps players can practice because the outcome of the game largely depends on the roll of the dice.

In a game of dice where there are several possible outcomes and risks, the bets made by the player become the life of the game. Since the players can make several kinds of bets in a given rounds or series, it is essential that they know the best types of bets.

The bets for the numbers below are their corresponding probabilities of coming up in every roll of the dice:

* Bets for number seven.
One of the common wagers that players can make is the Pass Line bets. Before a come-out roll (the initial roll of a dice in a round) is established, players can place their bets in the Pass Line section of the craps layout table. The odds of winning is greater because a Pass Line bet wins if the combination is a seven or 11.

In craps, the result of a seven has a 16 percent probability because there are six possible combinations to achieve this total. That is why betting for a result of seven is very common among craps players.

Another example of a wager for this particular number is the Any Seven bet. A bet is placed before the dice is rolled that a result of seven will come up.

* Bets for numbers six and eight.
Second to seven that has a higher possibility of coming up is a result of a six or an eight. The chance of getting a combination that has a total of these numbers is 14 percent because there are five possible combinations for these two.  

* Bets for numbers five and nine.
There is an 11 percent probability of getting a result of a five or a nine. However, this is quite a small chance because there are only four possible combinations to achieve this total.

* Bets for numbers four and 10.
With only three possible ways to achieve a result of a four and a 10, these numbers only have an eight percent probability.

* Bets for numbers three and 11.
A combination of three or 11 in a roll of dice has a lower probability than four and 10 because these two numbers have less than six percent chance and have only two possible combinations.

* Bets for numbers two and 12.
The numbers that have the lowest probability are two and 12. There is only one particular way to achieve a result of two and 12 and this combination has less than three percent chance.