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If the 7 comes first you win, if the point come first you lose. If you only understand one bet in craps, it should be this one. These bets are long shots so pay higher odds than everything we've seen so far. After just your first five minutes, you should feel comfortable with the flow of the game and can start acting natural, like you've been a craps player for years. Craps for Beginners

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Here are the breakeven points, according to point. Bettor must combine a put bet with 5X odds to have the same overall house edge of 1.

Bettor must combine a put bet with 4X odds to have the same overall house edge of 4. Bettor must combine a put bet with 19X odds to have the same overall house edge of 1. If the commission is always paid then the bettor must combine a put with with 6X odds to match the 4. At casinos that offer X odds, or worse, there is no reason to make a put bet, because you will do equal or bettor to make a place or buy bet.

Odds on Come bets: ON Place to lose bets: The rule of thumb is that if a seven would make the bet win on a come out roll then the bet is left on. If a seven would make the bet lose, it is turned off.

The exception being the Hard Ways bets, which lose on a seven, but are still left on, at least in Las Vegas. Summary of Multi-Roll Bets The following table summarizes all the bets that may take more than one roll to resolve. The Proposition Bets Proposition bets either win or lose on the next throw.

In general these have the highest house edge of all the crap bets and players with any sense at all will avoid them completely. The following table shows the various prop bets available. Different wins are known to exist on the prop bets. The casinos in the U. Since all Proposition Bets resolve in one throw and never push the house edge is the same whether defined as per made, resolved, or per throw.

Win House Edge 2, 12, and all "hard" hop bets 33 to 1 1 35 2. There are various ways of making combinations of prop bets. One common one is the "horn" bet, which is divided equally between the 2, 3, 11, and Sometimes a player will make "horn high" bet, which doubles the bet on one of those numbers. Another common bet is the "world" which is five equal bets on the 2, 3, 7, 11, and If you must bet on a 7, don't make the any 7 bet, with a house edge of Even at the stingy payoff of 15 to 1, you will still lower the house edge to Field Bet The field is a one time bet that the next roll will be a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, or All wins pay 1 to 1, except the 2 and 12 pay more.

In Las Vegas most casinos pay 2 to 1 on the 2, and 3 to 1 on the In Reno, they switch them, paying 3 to 1 on the 2, and 2 to 1 on the The following table shows the possible outcomes. The lower right cell shows a house edge of 2. Some stingy casinos, namely the Harrah's corporate properties, the Riviera, and the Casino Royale, pay only 2 to 1 on both the 2 and This doubles the house edge to 5. The Santa Ana Star casino in New Mexico pays 3 to 1 on both the 2 and 12, for exactly zero house edge.

Strategy Optimal strategy in craps is pretty simple. That is known as "playing the dark side," because the vast majority of players bet the opposite way. The following table shows the combined house edge on the pass or come bet, backed up by taking full odds according to the maximum odds allowed. The next table shows the combined house edge on the don't pass or don't come, backed up by laying the full odds.

The house edges in the don't table below are significantly less than the do table above. For example, with 3X-4X-5X odds the combined house edge on the pass is 0. I think that makes the don't pass look deceptively significantly better. The main reason it is less is the odds multiple is relative to your bet taking odds, and the win when laying odds. Although the player may bet more laying the odds, the variance is still the same. So, don't bet the don't side because you may lay more on the odds.

In my opinion, the only advantage to the don't side is the 0. If the pass side is more fun, go ahead and bet that way; I won't shake my finger if I catch you at the table.

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