Crapless Craps Odds Are Much Different Than Craps
Last Updated: February 6, 2024
Crapless craps is a variation of craps where the numbers 2, 3, and 12 don't lose on the come out roll. Instead, these numbers for a point, and the only way to win on the come out roll is to roll a 7. The house edge of the come out roll in crapless craps rises to 5.38% as opposed to the 1.4% in regular craps. The don't pass and don't come bets are not allowed in crapless craps as it would guarantee an almost 100% win for the player.
In crapless craps, players get free odds of 6:1 on numbers 2 and 12, while they get 3:1 on numbers 3 and 11. The table below shows the house edge players get in crapless craps by combining the pass line and the odds.
From the table above, it is clear that players have to get the odds to 5x if they want to reduce the house edge to near 1%, but most versions of crapless craps only allow 2x. The best house edge players can get are place bets on the 6 and 8, which come down to 1.52% house edge.
In regular craps, betting on the numbers 2 or 12 is seen as a bad bet because of the high house edge of 7.1%. Betting on 3 or 11 places the house edge at around 6% in regular craps.
These house edges depend on the rules at the table where the game is being played. The odds in crapless craps and regular craps are different and this affects how oysters view each version. Learn the odds and house edges for each before you begin playing them.