**So What's the Odds?**

The table below shows the
number of ways any given value 2 - 12 can be achieved with two dice,

it is easy to see when displayed in this way that you are more likely
to roll a 7 than a 4,

this is because there are 6 possible combinations that produce 7 as
against only 3 that can produce a 4.

Probability and the Casino

From the information above
it is quite easy to work out the probability of a specific number
being rolled,

for example the odds on rolling a 7 are 30:6 or 5:1.

So to calculate the percentage in favour of the casino on the next
roll being a 7 is quite easy

the real odds are 5:1 most casinos pay 4:1 which means for a $1 the
casino pays $5 ($4 plus your $1 bet) instead of $6, the casino take
is therefore $1 in $6 or 16.67%.

The Odds on throwing
anything

The list below shows the
odds on throwing any single number in the next roll,

remember the dice don't have memories.

The odds of throwing a 2 or 12 are 1 in 36 or 2.8%

The odds of throwing a 4 or 10 are 3 in 36 or 8.3%

The odds of throwing a 5 or 9 are 4 in 36 or 11.1%

The odds of throwing a 6 or 8 are 5 in 36 or 13.9%

The odds of throwing a 7 are 6 in 36 or 16.7%

**Typical payouts for Basic
Bets**

Remember the payout may vary
from Casino to Casino so always check before you put your money down.

The best bets can be made
in casinos that allow the greatest multiple of your original bet as
a 'free odds' bet (sometimes called odds bet). For example if you
place a $10 bet on Pass, then, depending on the casino's rules, you
will be able to place a further bet for some multiple of the original
bet at the corredt odds. The further bet doesn't affect the casino's
take on the original bet (about 1.41%) but it does reduce the overall
percentage take on th money you have staked.