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headed to Vegas for 5 days on Wednesday, been awhile since I've gone. I know several of the Suquers here (EAM included) kind of had a strategy for shooting craps. If anyone would be kind enough to share it, it would be appreciated.
Horn high yo
This post was edited by TheHugeManatee 2 years ago
im sorry i was confusing...your "Superbowl" was the Redskins losing since you know that the Ravens cant win it all.
there is a lot going on across the table, but the basic premise is pretty straightforward.
You place an initial bet on the "come" line which means you expect the shooter (guy throwing the dice, the job rotates around the table) to make his number. His number is the first number he rolls. If he rolls a 7 or 11 everyone wins that bet, and he keeps shooting. If he rolls snake eyes (2), everyone loses and he passes the dice. If he rolls anything else that becomes his number, say an 8.
He then has to roll that number again to win. if he rolls a 7, everyone loses. If he roles a 5 or a 4 or a 10 or whatever, he keeps rolling until he hits his number or loses on a 7.
You can then start placing bets that other numbers will come up, with different odds based on the statistical likelihood of then appearing. So he can be shooting for quite a long time, and people can be winning money on each throw.
There are tons of other beats you can do, like "yo" bets that I really don't understand. They are one-time bets on a specific throw, as opposed to persistent bets that can continue to earn money as long as the shooter continues.
The one thing about craps, is as the shooter stretches out his turn, you can end up with A LOT of chips in play without realizing it until he craps out.
One more thing, craps presents the best odds to the gambler than any other game in the casino.
You always think you're winning money until the guy craps out and you realize how much money you have on the table. My advice is alwasy to bet 5s and 8s!
In the scenario you just posted, if he rolls an eight after his first roll, can you then go in with more money before his next roll? And after the initial roll, does 2 (snake eyes) just become another number and not an automatic loss?
For example, you place your bet. Shooter rolls, hits an eight, You double down, he throws a 10 or whatever. You stay this time as the odds of hitting an 8 (but also a 7) grow, and he rolls 3 more times before he hits an 8 and wins. You basically stay in the whole time until you win unless he hits a 7?
It's a tradition for someone playing for the first time to bring his own dice and throw them on the table at the same time the shooter is rolling
I'm not trying to meet Terry Benedict's muscle men in the pipe room here.
You're actually referring to the pass line, not the come line. The come line is equivalent, except that you bet it after he's established the point, and you establish your own point.
The don't pass / don't come lines are almost exactly the opposite as the pass / come lines, and they have slightly better odds. Just don't celebrate too loudly after winning on one, since you're basically betting against the shooter.
Always put max odds down behind your pass/come bets, since they're pretty much the only bet in the casino that's totally fair odds.
Whether craps is the best bet in the casino really depends on how much you can put down on odds. Blackjack is sometimes better, depending on the casino's rules.
The site I linked below is an awesome site for learning the rules of craps or any other casino game. He explains things a lot better than anyone on here will. The vast majority of the bets on the craps table are sucker bets, and he proves why mathematically.
Either this website doesn't exist or is not currently available.
This post was edited by azitnay 2 years ago
eamhokie94: Is your name Nazi in pig Latin?
6 and 8 are actually the best numbers to place, odds-wise.
After he hits his point, everything resets. You can as much money (up to the table max) as you want on the pass line again, 2 loses again, etc. It wasn't mentioned previously, but 3 and 12 also lost on the come out roll.
But you're not betting on 8 at that point, you're betting on his next come out roll, which was a 10 in your example.
Yeah, not sure where 5s and 8s came in.
I initially bet the pass line with $15. Once the roller sets a point, I place odds behind the pass line usually equal to my pass line bet and straddle the 7 by setting bets on the 6 and 8 straight up. That way, you are rooting for the shooter to roll his point (the number he initially rolled), a 6, or an 8. Gives you good odds, IMO. If he rolls any other number, nothing happens. If he rolls a 7, you lose everything on the table. Once he hits his point, everything resets. You can reset your bets, pick up any money or you can add money elsewhere. (Added: If the point is a 6, I'll set it to 5 and 8. If the point is an 8, I'll set it on 6 and 9.)
Every now and then, if the shooter is running well, I'll bet a hard 4-6-8-10... these are bets where you get odds that the shooter rolls a "hard" 4 (double 2s), "hard" 6 (double 3s), etc. These bets stay up until the shooter hits a 7 or he hits another combination of that number (ie: on a hard 8, he hits 3 and 5).
This post was edited by RaiseHigh 2 years ago
"It's just so hard," Greivis said. "It's my heart, my love. Maryland made me who I am."
Also, since there are so many players and so much going on, its best for you to move around the table place the bets yourself, especially the one time bets like Aces, Horn etc...
All those bets are terrible.
Yeah, that's really a good strategy to start too. Then as you get comfortable with how the game is going you can expand from the pass line out to some of the other bets.
Agreed. Don't drink a lot if you plan on having a lot of bets on the table, you'll forget them. The dealers are always great about remebering who has what though.
If you find a stone cold table, either leave or bet the don't pass line. I've seen people rake in the dough betting don't pass every now and then.
Better odds than njt paying u back, so there is that
Rule #1: Ignore all the sucker bets at the center of the table.
Here's my strategy. Sometimes works, sometimes doesn't but by and large, it's pretty conservative and solid:
It's really not a complicated or overly inventive one. It's just trying to get the odds in your favor as best as you can. The basic premise is to have three numbers in play: 6, 8 and another number.
Let's assume a $10 table.
Place $10 on the pass line. If the point is 4, 5, 8, 9, you back up that bet with odds, whatever amount you are comfortable. I'm a bit of a sissy, so I go 2x, so I back it up with $20.
Then, I place $12 bets on 6 and 8. In that scenario, every time a 6 or 8 hits, you press it one unit. So if it hits, you put $18, $24, $30... That way, you take advantage of a hot number. (That strategy came from Wisky Terp and works well.)
Now, let's say a 6 or 8 is your point. Back up the odds like you did previously and put $12 on the other number and continue with upping it a unit when it hits. Additionally, place another $10 on the come line. The next roll decides what your "other" number is. Place your 2x back up bet on that number.
classlessthug: I have too much on my plate to worry about the fact that my junk intimidates some needle D undergrad.
Note, if you are playing with those dollar values listed above, $300 is a good amount to start with so you don't get wiped out in 5 minutes...which still happens.
This post was edited by JPeterman 2 years ago
The most important thing to keep in the back of your mind is that there's literally no way to beat the table (short of controlled dice throwing, which I'm not even sure I believe in, and even if I do, I'm pretty sure the dude rolling at your low stakes Vegas craps table isn't doing it). This isn't blackjack, where at least you can attempt some sort of card counting system to even the odds out a little more.
The "hot shooter" who's thrown 4 4's in a row has just a much of a chance of crapping out on the next roll as he always did.
Mathematically, the best system would be to put the table minimum on the don't pass line, back it up with the maximum odds the table allows, and suck down as many free drinks as you can.
Let's clear something up here:
If you are REALLY out there to make money, play the lottery. For most intelligent life, going to casinos and gambling is about the fun of it. And there's nothing more fun than being on a hot table, riding the dice like everyone else. Likewise, there's nothing more douchechill than the guy riding the don't pass line to victory. Being that guy defeats the purpose and spirit of the craps table.
I'd rather spend a weekend on the craps table and lose $50 than be that guy, have no fun and be up $50.
If you are cool with everyone hating you.
My advice - eat extra fiber.
I pretty much always bet pass and then 2-4x odds depending on how I feel. I pretty much never branch out from that because I know all the other bets are shittier odds.
Bet the pass, then max odds. Other bets are sucker bets.
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