you’ve been researching ways to win at gambling,
it’s likely you’ve seen dozens of
systems being sold that promise to make you a
winner. There are systems available for every
game that is played in the casino, and craps is
You need to remember that no matter what system
you use, the house always has an advantage in
every game they offer. Casinos never offer even
odds for a game. There is always less than a 50-50
chance that you will win. This allows the casino
to be guaranteed a profit over time. Take a lot
at the décor and architecture of the casino
next time you are there. These buildings cost
a lot of money to build and maintain. If the casinos
were not making money, they would not be able
to afford luxuriously designed and decorated buildings
that they occupy.
So, if the house always has an advantage, why
do people bother buying systems and strategies
for casino games? It is because they want to believe
that they can somehow outsmart the casino. That
doesn’t necessarily mean that all strategies
are useless. Some of them can help you to improve
your performance on the games. However, no system
can guarantee that you will win every time.
Here are some of the most common bets in craps,
along with an overview of how they are used. These
bets are a good way for beginners to get started
playing. Once you understand how to use these
bets, you can start learning some of the other
bets that are available in craps. Craps is a complicated
game, so stick to the basics first until you are
more comfortable with how the game is played.
The pass, or pass line bet, is the most common
bet in craps. It is placed before the “come
out roll,” which is the first roll made
by a new shooter. The house edge on a pass bet
is only 1.41 percent. This is an even-money bet.
That means that the payout for a winning bet is
equal to the amount that was bet.
There are three possible outcomes for the pass
bet after the come out roll. If the shooter rolls
a 7 or 11, the pass bet wins and is paid out.
If the shooter rolls craps (2, 3 or 12), the pass
bet is lost. If the shooter rolls any other number
(a point number), then the bet travels. What this
means is that the pass bet is moved to the number
that was rolled (the new point number). If that
number is rolled a second time before the shooter
rolls a seven, then the pass bet wins. If the
shooter rolls a seven before rolling the point
number again, then the pass bet loses.
A don’t pass bet is the opposite of a pass
bet. The odds for this bet are slightly better
than for the pass bet. The house has an advantage
of 1.4 on this bet, as opposed to 1.41 on the
pass bet. This is also an even-money bet.
A don’t pass bet wins on 2 or 3 and loses
on 7 or 11. If a 12 is rolled, the bet is a “push.”
This means that the person who placed the bet
will have their bet returned to them, but not
receive a payout. If the shooter rolls a point
number, then the don’t pass bet will pay
out if a seven is rolled before the point number
is rolled a second time.
A come bet is similar to a pass bet. However,
this bet can be placed at any time and acts on
the next roll of the dice. Like the pass bet,
it wins if the next roll is 7 or 11 and loses
if the next roll is a 2, 3 or 12. It travels to
the number that is rolled if it is any other number.
If that number comes up again before a seven is
rolled, then the bet is won. If the seven comes
up first, it is lost. The difference between this
bet and the pass bet is that the number that the
bet travels to is not the point number. Instead,
it is the next number rolled after the bet is
A don’t come bet is the opposite of a come
bet. It wins on 2 or 3, loses on 7 or 11, pushes
on 12, and travels on any other number. If it
travels, it is the number that was rolled right
after the don’t come bet was placed that
it travels to, not the point number. The don’t
come bet is then won if the seven comes up before
the number does, and lost if the number comes
up before the seven.
These bets offer the best odds of any bets in
craps, so they are a good place for beginners
to start. Once you have more experience playing
the game, you might want to try some other types