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Craps Game Strategy

Craps is a dice game in which players will win or lose entirely depending on the outcome of the dice. There isnt any skill or decision making involved in the game — it is purely about luck. There are no strategies or techniques to approach this game. Despite that, there are some betting tips that can help players minimize their losses and increase their odds.

If you are a beginner, it is better to stick with the Pass Line Bet because the house edge of this wager equals 1.41 percent. The rest of the Craps bets at the table offer worse odds, so this is the best bet for starters. Although the Dont Pass offers better odds as it has a house edge of 1.36 percent, it is frowned upon because you will be betting against the shooter and people will not appreciate that. It is safer to bet on the Pass Line wager because you wouldnt want to antagonize and cross the shooter for a slight 0.05 percent advantage.

Craps Dice Probability Chart


Craps Dice Probability Chart


The best bet in craps after the first roll is the odds bet. Once a point is determined, players will be able to place an additional wager that is a multiple of the pass line bet. The multiple differs from one casino to another, but the most common is 2X. The best thing about the odds bets is that it pays according to their true odds, which means the house has a 0% advantage; players should always take these bets.

Stay away from the preposition bets. These bets are settled with one roll.
Although the dealer might tempt you to place these bets, you should not because they have the highest house advantage.

Players are also advised to tip the dealers at the Craps tables. This is not a bribe — in no way will the dealer interfere or affect the outcome of the dice. On the other hand, they can guide you and help you throughout the game. Dealers rely on these tips and they are a great part of their salary. Tipping the dealer will create a bond and you will receive invaluable advice that will help elevate the level of your game.

Players should also read about the etiquette of craps and learn the unwritten rules of Craps. Some casinos will kick players off and ask them to leave if they are not following and abiding by these etiquette rules. You can find out more about these rules at the Rules section of Craps on this website.

Lastly, players are advised against taking tips from other players at the Craps table, no matter how tempting it might be, because the other players will not always give the correct advice.



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