Here you will find a comprehensive guide to strategic craps techniques, you can use these to increase your expertise and your advantage!
Place the chips half-on and half-off the bottom of the pass line. If on the next roll a 4 is hit you win your pass line bet back, and an additional sum of money derived from the odds bet. In this case, the payoff is 2 to1 on the odds bet. The actual number the point is set to determines the payout on odds bets. If the point is set to 4 or 10, odds bets are paid back at 2 to 1 odds. If the point is set to 5 or 9, odds bets are paid back at 3 to 2 odds. If the point is set to 6 or 8, odds bets are paid back at 6 to 5 odds.
The odds bet is usually explained as being an intelligent bet in the game of craps. This is because the more you wager (double, triple, quadruple odds bet) the lower the house edge drops. A standard pass line bet holds a house edge of 1.41% – respectable, and compared to many other casino games you have to choose from its downright excellent, but take into account the potential for odds betting and it’s a whole different story. The house edge on a pass line bet with ten times odds is an incredible 0.18%.
Below are some other Bet strategies:
The Don’t Pass Bet
On the don’t pass bet (to make this bet place your chips in the narrower section just beyond the pass line labeled don’t pass) made on the come out roll, you lose on a 7 or 11, and win on a 2 or a 3. A 12 on the come out roll is like a push in blackjack, it’s a standoff where nobody wins or loses. If anything else is rolled it becomes the point, and you win Togel Singapore if a 7 is rolled before the point is repeated. Notice how this is the opposite of the pass line bet, and notice how you win when the shooter loses. Seems awfully nice of the casino to offer an opposite bet of the normal one, wouldn’t the house lose their statistical edge? Only if they kept the numbers straight. Sadly on a don’t pass bet with odds, the casino pays out pretty small amounts. The odds of a 7 coming out before a 10 are quite good so the casino has to hedge its bets in effect.
The Come Bet
You’ll quickly notice the large area of the craps board labeled with ‘COME’ smack bang in the middle of the playing area. Make sure you have read the craps rules for the casino you are using. If you know all there is to know about the Pass line bet, then you won’t have any trouble getting your head around the simple ‘COME’ bet. The easiest way to think about the COME bet is to think, it’s exactly the same as the Pass line bet, but can be made after the point is set. There is no such thing as a come bet on the come out roll, because it would be exactly the same as a Pass line bet.
Say you wanted to make a come bet, and the point had been set to 5 you would put your come bet down in the come section and wait for the next roll. If a 7 or 11 is hit you win (while the shooter looses), and you lose on a craps shot (2, 3 or 12). If it’s any one of the other numbers, this becomes your ‘come point’. If your ‘come point’ is rolled before a 7, you win. So say a 9 is rolled, at that time the stickman moves your come bet to the 9 on the board. Now if the shooter rolls a 9 before a 7 you win, if they roll a 7 before a 9 you lose. Also remember that on come bets you also have the ability to place “odds” bets just like pass line bets after your ‘come-point’ is established.
The Don’t Come Bet
The don’t come bet is the opposite of the come bet, much in the same way the don’t pass bet is the opposite of the pass bet. The don’t come bet must be made after a point is set by the shooter. If a 7 or 11 is rolled you lose, if a 2 or 3 is rolled you win, and a 12 is a standoff. Otherwise a come point is set and you win if a 7 is rolled before the come point is repeated, and lose if the come point is repeated before a 7 is rolled. The don’t come bar is highlighted in our graphic.
Once again the odds are in your favor that a seven would be rolled before a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 so the odds bets pay the opposite of a pass line odds bet.
The Hardway Bet
Named that way because it’s a hard way to win, just kidding, but the hardway bet has some pretty horrible odds, so I recommend you stick with pass line bets with odds for the most part. Actually the ‘hard’ bit derives from the doubles involved. To roll a ‘hard eight’ means to roll it with double 4’s, to roll a ‘hard 6’ means to roll it with double 3’s. So in craps the only hardway bets that exist are a hard 4, 6, 8, and 10. When you make a hardway bet your betting that the hard version of what your betting on will come up before the soft version, or a seven. The soft version is the opposite of the hard version. Two threes is a hard six, but a 4 and a 2 is a soft six.
Odds are not completely consistent from casino to casino on the hardway bets but generally they go like so: a hard 4 pays 7 or 8 to 1, a hard 6 pays 9 or 10 to 1, a hard 8 pays 9 or 10 to 1, and a hard 10 pays 7 or 8 to 1.
Hardway bets are usually placed to add a little spice to the game, not in any effort to win more money. This is emphasized by the fact that the house edge is something atrocious on these bets. For a 4 or 10 the hard way, there is an 11.1% house edge, for a 6 or 8, it’s around 9%.
The Buy Bet
You may find some people who look like they know what they’re talking about around the craps table ‘buying’ instead of ‘placing’ numbers. What’s the difference, why do we care? A buy bet decreases the house edge and enables you to win more. The numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 can all be bought, but usually the 4 or 10 is picked because its pays off better. The buy bet is similar to the place bet in that the number you buy must come up before a 7 does. The odds are higher for a buy bet. 2:1 on a 4 or 10 buy, 3:2 for a 5 or 9, or 6:5 for a 6 or 8. The catch is, you have to pay a 5% commission on any bets you buy (often called a ‘vig’). Depending on how much you bet, buying a bet can make you more money in the end even after accounting for the ‘vig’. The odds are only in your favor on a buy bet for a 4 or 10, so stick with the place bet on any others.