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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.

Point Pays Wins Loses
6 or 8 6:5 When point rolls 7
5 or 9 3:2 When point rolls 7
4 or 10 2:1 When point rolls 7
  • 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 you probably shouldn't bet the Pass Line.
Pass line with odds
$5 on the pass line with $20 odds

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.

How to bet pass line odds
$5 on the pass line with $5 odds. There are two transparent purple dice between the two bets.

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.

Odds Pay 6:5 on Point 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. The pass line is payed even money and the $5 odds are paid $6.
Example 2
$25 on the Pass line with $75 odds. The pass line is payed even money and the $75 odds are paid $90

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.

Dealer pass line with odds
$10 on the pass line with $20 odds. Next to it is a $1 pass line bet with $2 odds.