The main object of craps is to figure out whether the shooter (the player who throws the dice) will roll a winning combination. Craps has many types of bets, each having a different house edge and different chances.
The roll of the dice promises maximum randomness in the results and the dealers are very strict about it, yet in craps there is a place for strategy and planning. If you want to win larger sums and enjoy the game, you can’t rely only on your luck. On this page we will provide you with useful craps tips about playing a smarter game.
Here are some useful tips for serious craps players :
- Be smart with your bankroll. Raise your bets when you win and lower them when you start losing.
- At the beginning of a new betting round, a smart move would be to bet both on the pass line and the equivalent field bet, so if the shooter will have a ‘craps’ (the shooter will roll either a 2, 3 or a 12), you’ll still have the chance to break even if the next shooter will roll 7 or 11.
- Before you join in the game, take some time to review the table and the progress of the game, don’t just jump into the game. Try to see which player has the biggest amount of chips and check out his actions and way of playing, it might help your own game.
Don’t join the table if you cannot handle the table minimum.
- If you’re searching for a fast winnings game, bet on the high-odds wagers, but if you’re looking for a longer game, stay with pass/don’t pass and come/don’t come bets.
- Try to stay away from the proposition bets in the center of the table’s layout. Those bets usually have a house advantage as high as 16% and are considered “house bets”.
- Learn the proper table etiquette before you join the table, even if these are not rules, they will help your game. For example, you will have to know that wagers like pass/don’t pass, odds, come bets, the big 6/8 or field bets can be done by you, but on the other wagers, you have to place your money on the layout and ask the dealer to make those bets for you.