What are the Top 4 Best Bets on Craps?

Because we know that you’re chomping at the bit to find out the top 4 best bets in craps, we will skip the usual witty intro and just get right to it – but stay tuned for a content bonus at the end!

Call 6 or 8 to Win


In this bet, you, the player, would place a place-to-win bet on the 6 or 8 using multiples of $6. Because the house edge is only 1.52%, your chances are high that you will win $7 for every $6 you bet. If you stick with this bet, you can make a good amount of money, but remember that the house will win too, so bet smart.

Call 6 or 8 to Lose


With this Craps bet you do the exact opposite of the bet above; you place a place-to-lose bet on 6 or 8 using multiples of $5. The house edge is 1.82%, which a little higher than the place-to-win bet, but you could win $4 if the shooter rolls a 7.

Place 4 or 10


In this bet, you lay $41 down on the table and tell the banker to lay it against the 4 or 10. The house edge for this bet is pretty high at 2.44%, but if you win, you get a crisp $20.

Call 5 or 9 to Lose


In this, the last of the top 4 best bets on Craps, you will bet $8 that 5 or 8 will lose. If the shooter rolls a 7, you win $5. With a house edge of 2.5%, this is the highest edge of the top 4 best bets, but no one would play if the house ALWAYS won – take a chance and have some fun.

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Here’s a short history lesson on one of America’s favorite casino table game:

The word, craps, originated as the French word, crapaud, which means toad. The game gained this moniker because people who played it were usually crouched like toads along sidewalks, tossing the dice. Also, the game itself was brought to the US by way of English gaming “hells” where they played a game called, Hazard, which is where the concept of the Craps game was born.

Jeff D. Wilhoite

Jeff Wilhoite is a California based writer, but most of all, he is a dedicated casino player. With years of experience, he is the man to go when looking for spot on advice when it comes to casino games.