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Betting Don't Pass Lay Odds in Craps

Just like the Pass Line, after the Point has been established, you are allowed to make an Odds bet but there is a big difference between the two. On the Pass Line you “Take Odds”, where they win more. On the Don't Pass you “Lay Odds” and bet more to win less because you're more likely to win.

Don't Pass Lay Odds
Point Pays Wins Loses
6 or 8 5:6 7 When Point Rolls
5 or 9 2:3 7 When Point Rolls
4 or 10 1:2 7 When Point Rolls
  • Lay Odds get paid True Odds
  • Lay Odds are not contract bets
  • Lay Odds have zero advantage for the casino
Dont pass lay odds
$10 on the Don't Pass with $24 Lay Odds.

How Do You Bet Don't Pass Lay Odds in Craps?

Lay Odds on the Don't Pass go right next to your Don't Pass bet on the side that’s closest to the base dealer. They aren’t stacked straight up like Odds on the Pass line. They are heeled off which make it look like they are at an angle and you should heel them off in the direction towards the base dealer.

How to bet don't pass lay odds
Several Don't Pass Bets with Lay Odds Heeled in the direction of the base dealer.

What Do Lay Odds on the Don't Pass Pay?

Lay Odds on the Don't Pass pay differently depending on what the Point is. The Point also determines the dollar amount you should be Laying for that Point. You Lay the 6 and 8 in multiples of 6, the 5 and 9 in multiples of 3, and the 4 and 10 in multiples of 2. These multiples were created based on the number of ways the bet can lose compared to the number of way they can win.

Pays 5:6 on the 6 and 8

There are 5 ways to lose and 6 ways to win when the Point is 6 or 8. It's written 5:6 and read "5 to 6" or you win “$5 for every $6”. This means that you can only make the Lay Odds bet in multiples of six.

Don't Pass Lay Odds 6 and 8
$5 Don't Pass with a $5 payment. Next to it are $6 Lay Odds with $5 payment.
Don't Pass Lay Odds 6 and 8
$10 Don't Pass with a $10 payment. Next to it are $18 Lay Odds with $15 payment.

What Are Max Lay Odds on the Don't Pass

No matter what Point you are Laying Odds on, the maximum allowed is always going to be 6 times the Don't Pass bet. The casino has no advantage with this bet so there must be a limit and it's a flat rate across all the numbers.

Max don't pass lay odds - 6x the bet
$10 on the Don't Pass with $60 Lay Odds.

How Do You Bet Don't Pass Lay Odds for the Dealers?

You can add Lay Odds to a dealers Don't Pass bet in the same way you add Lay Odds to your own Don't Pass bet.

Dealer lay odds
$1 with $6 Lay Odds on the Don't Pass