Craps Odds

Craps odds are determined by the probability of rolling any given number. Mastering these stats may sound difficult and complicated, but rest assured, you do not need to be a mathematician to work out the craps betting system.

So how to begin? Start by determining how many possible number combinations you can make when rolling two six sided dice: 6 X 6= 36, so there are 36 possible outcomes. Then think about the different combinations and how often they’re likely to occur. For example, there is only one way to roll a 2 (a 1 on both dice). The same applies to a 12 (two 6’s). That means the odds for rolling a 2 are 35 to 1. The same is true for rolling a twelve.

So basically to work out the odds of rolling any given number you need to figure out how many ways you can make that number by rolling the two dice. To save you the time and trouble of working it out for yourself, have a look at this handy table:

Total Number of ways to roll Odds

2

1

35 to 1

3

2

17 to 1

4

3

11 to 1

5

4

8 to 1

6

5

6.2 to 1

7

6

5 to 1

8

5

6.2 to 1

9

4

 8 to 1

10

3

11 to 1

11

2

17 to 1

12

1

35 to 1

Again, the basic calculation for working out these craps odds and developing a craps system is simple: