Love Craps? Want to know how you can improve your game? Want to learn how to win at craps? You’ve come to the right place! In this post, I’ll explain the 5 most simple, most invincible tips on how to win at craps. If you love the game of craps as much as I do, you’ll know that it offers up a unmatched level of action combined with endless possibilities for winning and of course – loads and loads of fun!
People who haven’t yet gotten into the game of craps are usually freaked out but the large table and seemingly endless rules and betting combinations. However, I’ve come to realize that the secret to craps is to learn slowly and to have some sort of understanding of the house edge so you know when and where to bet and why. The way I learned was just to compile a list of tips from people who understood the “math” behind the game better than I do. So, I want to pass down some of my favorite tips – the ones that I find to be the easiest to remember and to implement when you’re looking forward to learn how to win at craps every time.
Ready? Let’s break it down and help you boost your bankroll and your craps skills with these 5 easy-to-master tips.
There are 11 numbers that can be rolled with a pair of dice, some easier to roll than others.
5. The odds rules: when to pass and come and when not to
The rule of thumb is as follows: Put the smallest amount on the “don’t pass” or the “don’t come” bet and wager the largest amount behind it. Why? Simple. 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. For example – 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.
Next, the second rule of thumb also applied to this type of common craps bet. 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.
4. Place the six or eight
When you’re playing in multiples of $6.00 (or the currency of your choice), place the six or 8 place-to-win bet. Why? 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
This tip is extremely easy and virtually foolproof! Place a $5.00 bet on the table and announce “6 (or 8) to lose.” Why? 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. Check out the list below of numbers and the ways to roll them:
2 – one way
3 – two ways
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
12 – one way
2. 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!
1. Place the five or nine to lose
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.
So there you go, these are 5 of the most effective tips on how to win at craps every time. By reducing the house odds you are increasing your own chances of winning big when the table is hot. Try this for yourself at Slots of Vegas today and walk away a winner!
Have you tried some of these? Have they worked for you? Let us know your tips on the comments section.