Betting Outside in Craps

The four Outside Points are 4, 5, 9, and you bet them in the same unit amount, not including the Point. If the Point was 8 and you wanted to bet $10 on each of the numbers, you would have to bet the following: $10 on the 4, $10 on the 5, $10 on the 9, and $10 on the 10 — $10 + $10 + $10 + $10 = $40. This bet would be 40 Outside.

How Do You Bet Outside on the Craps Table?

When you bet Outside at lower limits you don’t have to worry about commission because you’re not betting large enough that a vig needs to be charged. The bets on each number are also the same since you are not betting the 6 or 8. The only difference is if you’re betting three or four numbers.

Point 6 or 8

When the Point is 6 or 8 you are betting all four Outside numbers. This is when the cost is going to be the most.

Point 4, 5, 9, or 10

When the Point is 4, 5, 9, or 10 you will only be betting three out of the four possible Outside bets so the cost will be less.

How Do You Bet Outside With a Commission on Craps?

When you start to bet Outside at higher limits you will have to include the cost of the vig. This will cause three different possible bets depending on what the Point is.

Point 6 or 8

Outside bets are most expensive when the Point is 6 or 8 because you have to bet all four Outside bets. You need to pay commission for both the 4 and 10.

Point 5 or 9

When the Point is 5 or 9 you only need to bet three out of the four Outside bets and pay commission for both the 4 and 10. These are your second most expensive Outside bets.

Point 4 or 10

The least expensive Outside bet is when the Point is 4 or 10. You only need to bet three out of the four Outside bets and you only need to pay commission for either the 4 or the 10, not both.

Before you ever make a bet on the table you should know the basics to playing the game.

The Pass Line and its Odds are the first bets you should learn on the Craps table

The most common bets after the Pass Line. These are fun to play with a lot of betting possibilities.

They work like the Pass Line and offer Odds that don't have an advantage for the casino. 

Also called the Dark Side, these players are saying the shooter won't be making points.

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