Odds on the Pass Line

During the Intermediate Roll, you can add an extra bet called Odds directly behind your Pass Line bet. They are paid True Odds and are also betting that the Point will be rolled before the 7. The wonderful thing about the Odds bet is THE CASINO HAS ZERO ADVANTAGE, so you should always want to make this bet.

  • Odds are not contract bets

  • You can only make the Odds bet during the Comeout Roll

  • if you don't plan on adding Odds then you probably shouldn't bet the Pass Line 

Up close view of five dollars on the pass line with twenty odds behind it.

How Do You Bet Pass Line Odds in Craps?

Odds for the Pass Line are put directly behind the Pass Line bet. Try not to put the Odds bet directly behind the Pass Line because you need some space for a die to land between the two bets. Two dice is a good measure, which is also about the width of two fingers. 

Five dollars on the pass line with $5 odds with two purple dice between the two. ss-line-odds.jpg

What Do Pass Line Odds Pay on a Craps Game?

Odds for the Pass Line pay differently depending on what the Point is. They pay what is called True Odds. True Odds are different for each Point, which is why you must bet Odds differently for each of those Points.

Pays 6:5 on the 6 and 8

When you add Odds to a Pass Line Bet on the 6 or 8, you must bet in increments of five. $5, $10, $15, etc. Every $5 you bet as Odds for a Pass Line bet on the 6 or 8 gets paid $6. Otherwise known as 6:5, which reads “6 to 5”, or you can think of it as "$6 for every $5".

Example 1
$5 on the pass line with $5 odds paid $5 and $6 respectively
Example 2
$25 on the pass line with $75 odds paid $25 and $90 respectively.

Pays 3:2 on the 5 and 9

It would be best if you had even Odds on the 5 and 9. This means any even number, such as $2, $4, $10, $30, etc., could be used. Every $2 you bet as Odds gets paid $3. This is known as 3:2, which reads, “3 to 2” or "$3 for every $2". You could also think of this as 1 and ½ times your bet or a Blackjack.

Example 1
$10 on the pass line with $10 odds paid $10 and $15 respectively.
Example 2
$15 on the pass line with $40 odds paid $15 and $60 respectively.

Pays 2:1 on the 4 and 10

Odds on the 4 and 10 can be any amount. Regardless of what you bet, the amount you will win be double or 2:1, which reads “2 to 1”, or you can think of it as "$2 for every $1". $3 Odds will win $6. $20 odds will win $40.

Example 1
$10 on the pass line with $10 odds paid $10 and $10 respectively.
Example 2
$25 on the pass line with $25 odds paid $25 and $50 respectively.

How Can You Bet the Pass Line w/Odds for the Dealers?

If you make a Pass Line bet for the dealers, you can also add Odds to it. Like a players' Pass Line bet, there is a maximum amount of Odds you can add to a dealers' Pass Line bet. The Pass Line bet gets paid even money and the Odds accordingly.

$10 on the pass line with $20 odds with $1 on the pass line with $2 odds next to it.
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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.