Craps is one of the favourite dice games that players love to enjoy at the casinos. There are many bets that provide the possibility to beat the casino at craps and hit big payouts, with some providing a bigger house advantage than others.
Rolling the dice is simple enough, however, learning how to beat a casino at craps can prove to be complicated. If you want to know how to beat a casino at craps and become a real winning-machine, have a go through these best five hot tips and know as how to win the game. Note that the secret here is to understand the game’s house edge and know when and where to bet
1. When to pass and come and when not to in Craps Bets
As said above you need to understand when and where to place such bets. Put the smallest amount on the “don’t pass” or the “don’t come” bet and wager the largest amount behind it. Because 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. Now suppose 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.
2. Place the six or eight to win bet
When you’re playing in multiples say of $6.00 as an example, place the six or 8 place-to-win bet. It is because the casino has only a 1.52% edge which means that you’ll be paid out seven dollars when the number hits and have easy profit every time.
3. Place the six or eight to lose
This tip is extremely easy where say you place a $5.00 bet on the table and announce “6 (or 8) to lose.” It is 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 and come up more frequently than others. Check out 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 in craps bets
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.
5. Place the five or nine to lose
In this bet, you put down $8.00 as 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. The house edge on this type of bet is low – only 2.5% so when the 7 shows and again, that happens often and you’ll win $5.00.
So you understand in these five hot tips that by reducing the house odds you are increasing your own chances of winning big when the table is hot. Now try out these tips when you play the game of craps next time at the casinos.