One way of gaining an edge over the house when playing craps is to apply a game plan or craps strategy, which we have explained a little bit about beneath, but the main advice for players who are looking to cash in from craps is that they should use common sense and place sensible bets.
Craps is possibly the most exciting of all the casino games. The game is famous for having groups of excited people huddled around the table.
The person that you may have seen throwing the dice is actually called the shooter.
The shooter must throw the dice onto the table and they will be a winner if the dice then show a combined total of 7 or 11. Players will lose when the dice are thrown and the resulting total is 2, 3, or 12. The dice will then be handed to another player to become the shooter.
Apart from showing a 2, 3, 7, 11, or 12 the number which is showing is called the Point. The player (shooter) will then get to keep rolling the dice until another point number is thrown or they will lose if they throw a seven. On average, most shooters win almost half of the time, just under 50% of the time mathematically speaking.
Probably the most tried and tested method of reducing the house edge is by using what is often referred to as the ‘Countdown’. This is more commonly used by the seasoned pro who knows the game inside out.
This particular craps strategy reveals that when the shooter rolls either a 5 or a 9 on their first throw, the rest of the players around the table that bet on the thrower will be able to double their first bets meaning that the new odds are changed to 6:4 against the shooter both rolling and actually winning with either a 5 or a 9 (taking into account that both 6’s and 7’s lose).
If you have any clue about this game, you certainly won’t want to play this bet, unless you had an almost guaranteed way of cashing in. The good news is that there is a way. Shooters need to complete 10 successful rolls of the dice without winning or losing.
Another way is if, on the last roll (the 10th roll), the shooter rolls a 5 or a 9 (a Point number). This will then reward the player with 10 times the amount of the starting wager. Don’t forget that this bet was also doubled up to start with.
This is not the most foolproof system available but it is definitely something for the more dedicated player to look into.