Good bets when
If you’ve spent any time at
all looking for sure fire ways to win gambling games, the odds
are good that you’ve come across a dozen or so systems that
guarantee your long term profits in games like craps.
If this is the first article you’re reading on the
subject, that’s good because here’s the truth: casinos/gambling
establishments have been in businesses for generations upon
generations, and the longevity hasn’t been brought about because
they lose a lot of money. In any table game, the casino is
always going to have the house edge. In the long run, they will
end up with more money off of you than you get off of them, and
this is true in online casinos as well as land based ones.
So why do people buy in to all the
strategies that you find out there detailing ways to win at
virtually every type of casino game? Well, people like to
believe that there is some way that they can beat the house and
make a living gambling. Now, I’m not dismissing all gambling
strategies here; I am just saying that you need to look at the
big picture. No strategy is going to mean you always come out on
top, as that is impossible. A good understanding of what methods
of play limit the house edge a little can help to heighten your
odds, though. Here’s a look at some good bets in craps.
Come/don’t come. These bets are
placed on actual numbers rolled other than the point number.
Once the point number has been rolled, you place your chips on
the “Come” area. if the next number that comes up is 7 or 11,
you’ll win the bet. If it’s a 2,3, or 12, you lose the bet. If
the number is anything else, your chips are moved to that number
on the table; in effect, this number is now your own personal
point number. If it comes up again before a 7, then you’ll win
the bet. A 7 coming up first will mean that you lose.
Don’t come bets work in the opposite
way. You win if a 2 or 3 comes up, a 12 will result in a push
(bet is returned). You don’t want your point number to come up
before the next 7, or you lose.
Pass/don’t pass. The house edge
on Pass bets are low, at only 1.41 percent, and even lower on
Don’t Pass at an even 1.4. When you place chips on the Pass
section during the come out roll, you’ll win if a 7 or 11 is
rolled; there are eight possible winning roll combinations for
this. The come-out roll has the best odds for the Pass bets to
win. If the come-out roll is not a 7 or 11, the money is riding
on the point number being rolled again before a 7 or 11.
Don’t Pass bets win if a 2 or 3 is rolled on the come out,
so the Don’t Pass option is much more risky during the come out
roll. Once a point number has been rolled Don’t Pass bets have a
higher chance of winning than Pass bets because a seven has the
highest odds of any roll.
There are a lot of betting options in craps, but these two
simple bets are the best options for beginners and really long
time players. They don’t pay out very high, but the odds are
better than on any other type of bet.
Published on 07/02/2007
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