The die are thrown from one end of the table and must hit the back wall of the table in order for the throw to count; this helps to insure that the die aren’t loaded and that the shooter isn’t otherwise cheating. The results of each throw of the die determines the payoffs (as can be seen in any payout table for the game).
One of the best strategies that we have found, since there really isn’t a way to influence or predict the outcome of the game, is to first, try to use the bets that pay out the most. These “safe” bets include the Pass, Don’t Pass, Come and Don’t Come bets. All of these bets have the lowest of the game’s house edges, thereby giving you, the player better odds. The house edge for Pass bets, for example are about 1.41% and the Don’t Pass bets stand at around 1.40%, these are considerably better when you consider that the following house edge information:
Field Bets - 5.6%
Big 6 and Big 8 - 9.1%
Horn - 12.5%
Craps 2/Craps 12 - 13.9%
Any 7 - 16.7%
Now that the best bets have been established, the second part of the strategy should be explained. After you choose which of the above bets you will go with, it is suggested that you start out with a base bet, of say $5. The object of this strategy is that with each win, you increase your bet by the original bet, in this case $5. This way, if you have won 3 rounds in a row, you are ahead and betting $15 at this point. If you happen to start losing, with each loss, you would subtract $5 from your current bet. Using this method, you should make sure to give yourself a limit at which you would start over at your base bet. You should base this amount by the size of your bankroll. For example, if you are playing with $1,000.00, you might set a limit for yourself of $50 per bet. What that means is that once you reach that $50 mark, you would start over at your original $5 per round bet.
Ever since Craps has become more popular online, there has been several great tips emerge that help you to improve your online Craps game. If employed correctly, these tips will help you to develop good practices and to improve your overall skills in the game. The first thing that we would like to offer is called using the 5 Count system. This is a tip that will help you to pick a better shooter to bet on by showing you how to weed out the weaker shooters. To use this system, every time that there is a new shooter, you simply “count” their roll. To begin, if they throw a point, you count that as Count 1. The subsequent 3 rolls, no matter what their outcome is, are Counts 2, 3 and 4. The most important factor of this tip is Count 5. The only way for the shooter to reach Count 5 is to throw point again. If they do this, that particular shooter is considered “hot” and it is recommended that you begin betting on this shooter. If the current shooter does not reach Count 5, it is a good idea to wait for the next shooter and begin the Count again.
One more tip that we would like to offer is known as “Anything But 7”. This tip suggests that once point has been established, that you place two chips on the 5, 6 and 8 areas and one chip on “Field” area. It is also suggested, that because of the higher bets involved with this tip, you should clear your wagers after three rolls, unless, of course, you are on a winning streak.