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Craps Payouts – Improve Winning Chances

Jonn Seo | December 22, 2020 | Updated on: January 29th, 2021

craps payouts explainedIf you want to win at craps, you must understand and know the different bets and the craps payouts. What’s more, you will have to know which bets have the good craps odds. Even though the game is based on luck knowing what your odds are of rolling the numbers can improve your chances of winning.

Find out which bets have the best odds and how to calculate craps payouts in our guide here. We have also included the craps tables payouts for your convenience.

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Craps Payouts Explained

It is important to understand how craps payouts work, so you know what to expect when you play the game. There are also some terms you will also need to know to understand the payouts better. We will start with the term craps payouts itself. It means that it is the cash that you will get when your bet wins. For example, if a bet pays out 1/1 and you had bet $5, you will get $5 when you win together with the money you used to bet.

Here are the other terms that you need to know:

  • Craps true odds – this is the calculated odds when you lose or win based on the bet you placed. What’s more, the money you used to bet with will not affect the odds, but the amount of the bet influences the payouts
  • House edge – it shows the possibility the house has to win the bet.

How to Calculate Payouts

To calculate the payouts, you will have to use the payout odds and your wager. You should not use the true odds. If you are a beginner, it is easier to calculate the odds in units. For example, if the craps odds payouts for landing a four is 9:5, it means you will be paid $9 for every $5 bet you win.

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Craps Table Payouts

We have a table below that shows the odds and payouts for the craps bets.

Bet True Odds Odds Payouts % House Edge
Pass Line or Come Bet 251 to 244 1:1 1.4140
Don’t Pass or Don’t Come Bet 976 to 949 1:1 1.3600


Pass Line Odds / Come Bet Odds / Buy Bets (Have 5% Commission)

Number Bets True Odds Odds Payouts % House Edge
4 or 10 2 to 1 2:1 4.7600
5 or 9 3 to 2 3:2 4.7600
6 or 8 5 to 6 5:6 4.7600


Don’t Pass Odds / Don’t Come Bet Odds / Lay Bets (5% Commission)

Number Bets True Odds Odds Payouts % House Edge
4 or 10 1 to 2 1:2 2.4400
5 or 9 2 to 3 2:3 3.2300
6 or 8 5 to 6 5:6 4.0000


Field Bets

Bet True Odds Odds Payouts % House Edge
3, 4, 9, 10, 11 1:1 5.5000
2, 12 2:1 5.5000


Place Bets

Number Bets True Odds Odds Payouts % House Edge
4 or 10 2 to 1 9:5 6.7000
5 or 9 3 to 2 7:5 4.0000
6 or 8 6 to 5 7:6 1.5200



Bet True Odds Odds Payouts % House Edge
6 or 8 10 to 1 9:1 9.0900
4 or 10 8 to 1 7:1 11.1000


One Roll Bets

Bet True Odds Odds Payouts % House Edge
Any 7 5 to 1 4:1 16.9000
Any Craps 8 to 1 7:1 11.1000
2 Craps or 12 Craps 35 to 1 30:1 13.9000
3 Craps or 11 Craps 17 to 1 15:1 11.1000
Horn Bet (3 or 11) 3.75:1
Horn Bet (2 or 12) 7.5:1
Big 6 or 8 1:1


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Best and Worst Craps Bets

If you are a beginner, the bet to always remember is the pass line bet. You can place this bet because it has the lowest house edge and the highest odds of landing. It is also the starting bet on all crap games. It is also the best bet because it has payouts of 1 to 1.

They don’t pass bet has a lower house edge than the pass line bet at 1.36%. However, it is known that 7 has a higher chance of landing compared to 2 or 3, which makes the odds of winning the bet is lower.

The worst odds are the numbers that are less likely to land and have the highest house edge. However, they have the biggest payouts. An example of this is if you land two 1s. This has a payout of 30:1 with a chance of landing at 1 in 36, and the house edge is at 13.9%. So, which means that even if you land this bet, you will lose more of your winnings to the house edge.

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