Choosing the Right Bets to Win at Craps

Ever wonder why some casino players are better at winning at craps than others? Can’t figure out why some craps players walk away from the table talking about “sick runs” and “hot streaks” while others head directly to the bar to drown their sorrows with a giant frown planted on their face, all because they haven’t mastered winning at craps?

While luck and bankroll have a bit to do with winning at craps, beating the house has more to do with knowing what to bet on than post people think.

Here are the three bets you need to know about if you want to succeed at winning at craps.

Don’t Pass Line and Don’t Come Bets

Craps is often viewed as a communal game. You win together, lose together, and get excited when fortune strikes—together. That’s why people tend to stay away from Don’t Pass Line and Don’t Come bets. Essentially, you’re betting against the shooter instead of betting that they’ll do well while trying to win craps. So when someone bets the way others don’t, they might find them socially shunned while trying to win at craps. But your goal is to make money, not make friends.

Don’t Pass Line and Don’t Come bets give the house a paltry 1.4% edge. If you want to maximize your bets in order to win at craps, don’t be afraid to anger the shooter. Remember, it’s your money.

The Free Odds Bet

If you’re familiar with doubling down in Blackjack, you’ll love the free odds bet if you’re trying to win at craps. Actually, you’ll love it even more because the free odds bet carries no house edge whatsoever. Once the Pass Line point has been set, you can place a second bet directly behind your original Pass Line bet. The payout for your free odds bet depends on what point is hit, and it’s as high as 2 to 1 if you hit a 4 or a 10.

6 and 8 Place Bets

If you want to win at craps, consider a 6 or 8 Place Bet. The payout on either bet is 7:6. And that translates to a measly 1.52% house edge.

There you have it. Three bets you should place if you want to come out on top and win at craps. Test it out and see what happens.

Colin Jones

Colin Jones is a born and raised Chicago writer specialized on topics related to the casino and gambling industry. Having years of experience on the field, Colin will keep you in touch with the latest news and advances on the casino industry.