Craps Game Odds

Craps is a unique online casino game that offers over 100 different types of bets. A player can make bets on what number will be the next thrown, how that number will be created as a combination of the dice, what numbers won't come up next, and so on.

With such a variety of bets available and the different numerical combinations, it is easy to see how the craps odds can vary. Some bets offer favorable odds while others are not so good.

Craps Odds for Numbers

The hardest numbers being rolled in craps are the 2 and 12. The odds of rolling one of these are 1:36. Next are the 3 and 11, both with two combinations each. The odds of rolling one of these two are 1:18. The 4 and 10 have three combinations each and the odds of rolling either one are 1:12. The 5 and 9 both have four combinations each and the odds of rolling either one are 1:9. The 6 and 8 both have five combinations each and have a 1:7 chance of rolling either one. The king of combinations is the 7. It has six combinations and has a 1:6 chance of rolling it.

Calculating craps odds and probability is difficult but not as complicated as is seems to be. When calculating the probabilities, the first thing to keep in mind is the number of potential outcomes. When rolling two six-sided dice, there are 36 possible outcomes.

There is only one way to roll a 2 (or a 12). Since there are 36 possible combinations, and only 1 of those combinations can total 2, the probability of getting a 2 on a roll is 1 out of 36. There are 2 ways to roll a 3 so the probability of rolling a 3 is 2 out of 36.

The formula used to calculate the odds of rolling a specific total in craps is very simple. Divide 36 by the number of combinations that will make that total. Since there are 6 combinations which will total 7, the probability is 36 divide by 6, or 1 in 6 chance of rolling a 7.

Converting it to odds is also easy. Odds are always stated as the number of possibilities of something not happening versus the number of possibilities of something happening. For every roll of 7 there will be 5 rolls that aren't 7.

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