Craps Strategy: Minimize Edge of Casino

Craps is a game of chance in which the casino always has a small edge, no matter what other, so-called experts, might tell you. This means, that there is no system available for craps that will make you a guaranteed winner, but if you make the bets giving the house the lowest edge possible, you will be able to have a great time with your money when playing craps.

The best bets available at the craps tables are the Pass/Don’t Pass and Come/Don’t Come bets. When betting on Pass or Come, the casino has an edge of 1.41%, while the edge of the casino for the Don’t Pass and Don’t Come bets is 1.40%, which basically means that the house edge for these 2 types of bets is almost the same, but still somewhat lower for the Don’t Pass and Don’t Come bets.

Another important thing to remember is that the Odds bets don’t give the house an edge at all, as they payout at true odds. This leads us then to the best strategy to playing craps:

To give the casino the lowest edge, you should always bet on Don’t Pass or Don’t Come and, after the point is established, you should always lay as much as possible for the Odds bet, as you can reduce the edge of the house with that bet, because it pays at true odds.

Some other tips that could be useful when you are at the tables:

The casinos usually only pay your winnings in whole dollars, which means that you should always bet in multiples of 6 on Don’t Come and Don’t Pass bets, and only in multiples of 5 or 10 on Come or Pass bets (depending on how much you are allowed to lay in Odds). When allowed to lay twice Odds, you can bet on Don’t Come and Don’t Pass in multipes of 5, but when only allowed to lay single Odds, you should bet in multiples of 10.

Because the casino always has an edge in Craps, we highly recommend quitting while ahead.

Should you be on a winning streak, increase your bets, when you are losing, bet less.

Before starting to play craps, set a maximum amount of money you are willing to lose, and quit when you have lost that amount.

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