The dice - Combinations

dice-combinations

Dice at craps are the same as those used in numerous other games. They are cubic and have six sides, numbered from 1 to 6.

The pair of dice is thrown by a player to make “the point”. Those dice are essential and have an impact on the unfolding of the game, since the sum of the two numbers creates a combination, which is very important for the gamblers. Indeed, they rely on the results to place their bets.

At craps, the players have the opportunity to play according to 36 possibilities.

When you observe the sum of both dice, you realise that one combination is more likely to appear. Others, on the contrary, have only 1 chance out of 36 to appear. This is the basis of craps: you need to be able to play with probabilities to win a game.

The combinations

Here are all the possible combinations with the craps dice:

  • Number 2: 1+1

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  • Number 3: 1+2, 2+1

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  • Number 4: 1+3, 3+1, 2+2

dice-1dice-3   dice-3dice-1   dice-2dice-2

  • Number 5: 1+4, 4+1, 2+3, 3+2

dice-1dice-4   dice-4dice-1   dice-2dice-3   dice-3dice-2 

  • Number 6: 1+5, 5+1, 2+4, 4+2, 3+3

dice-1dice-5   dice-5dice-1   dice-2dice-4   dice-4dice-2   dice-3dice-3

  • Number 7: 1+6, 6+1, 3+4, 4+3, 2+5, 5+2

dice-1dice-6   dice-6dice-1   dice-3dice-4   dice-4dice-3   dice-2dice-5   dice-5dice-2

  • Number 8: 2+6, 6+2, 3+5, 5+3, 4+4

dice-2dice-6   dice-6dice-2   dice-3dice-5   dice-5dice-3   dice-4dice-4

  • Number 9: 3+6, 6+3, 4+5, 5+4

dice-3dice-6   dice-6dice-3   dice-4dice-5   dice-5dice-4

  • Number 10: 4+6, 6+4, 5+5

dice-4dice-6   dice-6dice-4   dice-5dice-5

  • Number 11: 5+6, 6+5

dice-5dice-6   dice-6dice-5

  • Number 12: 6+6

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The probabilities

If the player uses a strategy based on probabilities, they have many more chances to win. Some combinations can also be linked to a certain percentage.

  • Number 7 = 16.7%
  • Number 6 or 8 = 13.9%
  • Number 5 or 9 = 11.1%
  • Number 4 or 10 = 8.3%
  • Number 3 or 11 = 5.6%
  • Number 2 or 12 = 2.8%

The game of craps therefore relies on a system with several series of throws. The players tend to bet on the order and depending on several results, which increases the chances of profit.