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Las Vegas Craps

Las Vegas craps has some of the best odds bets around. On top of this, there are high roller betting limits and huge multipliers when doing the pass line and odds bet combination. In case you didn't know, the odds bet actually pays out true odds and the house has absolutely zero edge against the players. This bet is formally known as the "free odds" bet. The way Las Vegas gets you is with the small house edge with the pass line bet, but in Vegas casinos, players can make odds bet multiples larger than any ordinary casino.

Las Vegas Craps - Pass Line and Odds Bet

The chart below shows Las Vegas craps table odds vs. the pass line bet in complement with the free odds bet. In general, the house edge decreases as the table odds increase.

Table Odds House Edge
1X 0.85%
2X 0.61%
3X 0.47%
5X 0.33%
10X 0.18%
20X 0.10%
100X 0.02%

Las Vegas Craps Strategy

Notice that when you increase your odds bet multiplier, the house edge decreases. The strategy that should be used in Las Vegas craps is to make as large a bet as possible or a hundred times the pass line bet. Recall that the free odds bet itself has 0% house edge. This table is actually reflecting the combination of the house edge from the pass line bet with the zero house edge from the odds bet, so it's just an average.

Normally in craps, the largest house odds bet you can do is 3x. This is a very typical limit at local casino craps tables and with online casinos. This is what makes Las Vegas craps so special and it improves your strategy.

An even better strategy is the Don't Pass bet with the free odds. The Don't Pass bet is actually the opposite of the Pass Line bet but the house edge is actually 0.15% lower, which is a huge advantage. So the total house edge when combining the don't pass with the free odds bet is only 0.01%, which is microscopically small! This bet is usually not played in the land based casino because you are betting against the craps shooter. This is more of a psychological excuse from peer pressure, but the odds really are better, especially in Las Vegas.

High Limits Craps in Downtown Vegas

There are certain downtown Las Vegas casinos offering 100X odds. There are very few craps tables in the world that offer the same kinds of odds so it's pretty amazing. Casino Royale, located on the downtown Las Vegas strip has only a couple craps tables with 100 time odds. Sam's Town, located on Boulder Highway used to offer 100X odds but this has been reduced to 20X odds, which is still rare to find. Another casino located downtown on the strip offers 20 times odds in Las Vegas craps. This place is known as Main Street Station and they have just a few tables as well. Sam's Town resort in Las Vegas has a couple more craps tables than Casino Royale. This just shows how scarce it is to find these kinds of odds.

Below is a short list of other famous casinos located in Las Vegas that offers very high odds betting.

Casino Table Free Odds
Golden Nugget 6x, 8x, 10x
Wynn Resort 3x, 4x, 5x
MGM 3x, 4x, 5x
Bellagio 3x, 4x, 5x
Aladdin 3x, 4x, 5x
Mirage 3x, 4x, 5x
Caesar's Palace 3x, 4x, 5x

These are just a few of the major casinos located in Las Vegas that offer these kinds of craps odds. In fact, many online casinos offer even these kinds of odds. You can even find 10x odds at a few online craps tables as well. Even more amazing is even 20x and even 100x odds available at a few places on the internet but these craps tables are usually reserved for the high rollers with high bankrolls.

One topic that should be pointed out is the 3-4-5x odds. Many of the casinos listed above have these kinds of odds. Basically when players make the maximum odds bet, payout will be 7 times your original bet while using these odds particularly. Note that this is different than paying the true odds. You are paid 7 times no matter what and the betting limit for these depends on what point number was rolled. This is how it works:

  • When the point is 4 or 10, the maximum odds is 3X.
  • When the point is 5 or 9, the maximum odds is 4X.
  • When the point is 6 or 8, the maximum odds is 5X.

Best Craps Tables to Play in Las Vegas

Many of the best craps games can be played at the casinos listed in the chart above. All of these are located in Las Vegas and these are actually some of the best craps in the world. If you are looking for the odds, the chart is all you need. The best casino for craps just depends on what kind of casino you are looking for. For example, some casinos offer better comps programs and services than others or some have better hotels and resorts to stay at. Other factors that determine the best craps tables can even be how friendly the table or environment is and even the cocktail waitresses. It just depends on your tastes.

If you are looking for the lowest betting limits in Vegas, you can find tables with minimum bets of $2, which is great if you have a low bankroll and want to save money. Sunset Station, Boulder Station, Arizona Charlies, Orleans and a few others offers these kinds of tables. Nevada Palace even offers 25 cent chips with very low betting limits. Some online craps tables have 10 cent chips and even $0.01 single penny chips. These are truly micro betting limit craps tables. These low betting limit craps tables provide great fun and a long night of playing without having to worry about losing your bankroll too quickly. Please check out our probabilities of dice numbers being rolled and the payout odds charts for more statistical information.

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