Craps is a popular casino game all over the world, and is known as a game of pure chance, where the outcome of the dice thrown is random and the only strategy involved is in terms of the betting, and also understanding house edge, probability and odds.
Here are some of the best strategies to improve your odds, and therefore your winnings, in craps.
Always Choose The Lowest House edge
The house edge is an inbuilt factor in all casino games, and it determines a certain percentage of your loss over time. So, whether it’s with single or combination bets, low house edge is always a good thing in craps, and in casino gambling in general, as it, in turn, translates to less risk, or you could say, less loss and a higher rate of winning.
Pass Line Bets And Come Bets
Being two bets with lowest house edge of 1.41%, they are therefore also two of the most commonly utilised bets in blackjack, amongst amateurs and professionals alike. Likewise, you should always consider using one, or even combine them, in your betting strategy.
The odds bet is a very useful combination bet with no house edge. It can be strategically used in combination with the Pass Line and Come bets, which already have low house edge, to reduce the overall house edge even further after a point is established.
Don’t Pass And Don’t Come Bets
These bets are the direct opposite of the Pass Line Bets and Come Bets in that you bet on the loss of the outcome rather than its win. In craps casino culture, these bets have been underused, as they are thought to be unlucky or ill-fated. However, in reality, these bets can potentially be just as successful as their counterparts, with the same low house edge of 1.41%, or in some casinos 1.40%.
Research, Explore, & Compare
To be the best you can possible be at craps, it is recommended that you research and explore every aspect of the game, from the rules and strategies to the casinos themselves. If you are playing online, compare the odds and payouts offered by the casino, as they may differ to their competitors. Also, make sure you have a good understanding of house edge, what it is and how it relates to the bets. It is also highly recommended that you have a reasonable grasp of odds and probability, which can only help in your decision making.
Establish Good Bankroll Management
It may seem obvious but keeping good habits in terms of your betting and time spent on gambling is a vitally important aspect and strategy of craps, and all other gambling.
Set strict loss limits, control the frequency, and size, of your bets, as well as the amount of time spent playing. Establishing this sort of responsibility and self-discipline can only be of benefit to your sense of general well-being, as well as your bank balance, and is something you will thank yourself for many times over.