What Are The Best Tips To Win The Game Of Craps?

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Craps is well known dice game available at both online and land real casinos to play. You can play this awesome game at casinos in India and abroad or at online friendly casinos like Spin Casino, Jackpot City Casino  and others.

This simple game is based on the outcome of the roll of a set of dice. After the roll of the dice, one of the outcomes is possible; you either win, or loose or neither upon which the game continues for one or more rounds. The betting table might look like a confusing junction of an array of betting options at first but once you know what each of them mean, it’s as simple as the roll of the dice. You can virtually bet in anything on an online craps table.

The simplest and most popular bet is the Pass Line bet. If you place a Pass Line bet you win if the first roll or the Come Out Roll is a 7 or 11 and lose if it’s a 2, 3 or 12. Any other number such as 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10 establishes a point. If a point is established then players will win if the point number is repeated before a 7 is rolled. A win on a pass line bet pays 11.

Players can bet on any part of the table in craps which is why the energy on a game of Craps is on a higher level than most table games. To start betting, players first have to choose a chip size which ranges between $0.1 and $100.00. After selecting the chip size and placing them on the betting areas, you can click Roll after which the shooter rolls the dice.

Craps online to play
Craps online to play

If you want to win at the craps table all you need is first understand the game properly and know the rules and different betting combinations. Also  have some sort of understanding of the house edge so you know when and where to bet and why.  There are 11 numbers that can be rolled with a pair of dice, some easier to roll than others.

1. Know the odd rules as when to pass and come and when not to

Craps betting table
Craps betting table

Put the smallest amount on the “don’t pass” or the “don’t come” bet and wager the largest amount behind it as the house edge is on the don’t pass/don’t come bets, which only pay out 1:1 if you win.  But the player has the advantage on the free odds bets (those behind the don’t pass/don’t come line), which pay out at the actual mathematical odds, which means if you play it right, the house has no advantage at all.

Free odds bets are the only bets in the casino in which the house has no advantage. But you have to bet in the right increments because most casinos won’t pay out in fractional dollars. Like in free odds payouts on 6 and 8 are at a 6:5 ratio i.e. bet $5 get paid $6– bet in increments of $5. Free odds payouts on 5 and 9 are at a 3:2 ratio, so bet in increments of $2. Free odds payouts on 4 and 10 are 2:1 so bet in whatever increments you like.

The house edge is on the pass line and the come line but the player again, has the advantage on the odds portion of the bets.

2. Place the six or eight

Place 6 or 8
Place 6 or 8 bets on Craps

When you’re playing in multiples of $6.00 or the currency of your choice, place the six or 8 place-to-win bet as the casino has only a 1.52% edge which means that you’ll be paid out seven dollars when the number hits and easy profit every time.

3. Place the six or eight to lose

Place 6 or 8 to lose
Place 6 or 8 to lose

This tip is extremely easy. Place a $5.00 bet on the table and announce “6 (or 8) to lose.” Because if the seven shows which is a very high frequency number then you win $4.00 as the house edge is only 1.82%. Remember, there are 11 numbers that can be rolled with a pair of dice and some numbers are much easier to roll (come up more frequently) than others. Here is the list below of numbers and the ways to roll them:

  • 2 – one way – 1-1
  • 3 – two ways – 1-2, 2-1
  • 4 – three ways – 1-3, 2-2, 3-1
  • 5 – four ways – 1-4, 2-3, 3-2, 4-1
  • 6 – five ways – 1-5, 2-4, 3-3, 4-2, 5-1
  • 7 – six ways – 1-6, 2-5, 3-4, 4-3, 5-2, 6-1
  • 8 – five ways – 2-6, 3-5, 4-4, 5-3, 6-2
  • 9 – four ways – 3-6, 4-5, 5-4, 6-3
  • 10 – three ways – 4-6, 5-5, 6-4
  • 11 – two ways – 5-6, 6-5
  • 12 – one way – 6-6
  • 4. Lay against the four or ten

This tip is similar to the place the 6 or 8 to lose but the payouts are much higher as, while there are six ways to roll a 7, there are only three ways to roll a 4 or a 10 as opposed to five ways to roll a 6 or 8. In this case you take the more “optimistic” approach and place $20 on the table and say “Lay against the 4 (or 10).” If you win, you get back $40!

4. Place the five or nine to lose

place 5 or 9
place 5 or 9 bets at Craps

In this bet, you put down $8.00 (remember you have to bet in increments of $2 as the odds are 3:2, meaning for every $2 you bet you get $3 if you win) and bet that the numbers above will lose. Why? The house edge on this type of bet is low – only 2.5% so when the 7 shows (again, that happens often), you’ll win $5.00.

Now use thse effective tips on how to win at craps every time by reducing the house odds you are increasing your own chances of winning big. Try the game for free at online casinos and play for practice in demo mode to learn the game before you indulge in real money play.

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