If you’ve ever walked by a craps table in a casino or have seen a handful of guys playing craps on the street, then you know that craps is one of the most fun-filled betting games of all-time. Of course, in today’s technologically-advanced times, you can now play an exciting game of craps online right from the comfort of your own living room.
However, if you want to maximize your chances for success when playing craps, then you could use some age old online casino betting tips that will help you do just that. Let’s get started.
Winning Craps Strategy For Online Casinos
The most simplistic craps bet you can make is called a Pass Line bet where the shooter is gambling that either a 7 or 11 will be the first number rolled. If that happens, you immediately double your money. If another number (4,5,8,9 or 10) comes out, then that number is your ‘point’ and the shooter must then roll that number again before a 7 is rolled. If a player rolls a seven after establishing a ‘point’ then they immediately lose.
The house edge on this bet is only 1.41%. Most of the other bets on the table offer much worse odds than this. If you’re a beginner, or if you just want to minimize your risk, stick with this bet for starters.
“Don’t Pass” Bets
Placing a Don’t Pass is the polar opposite of placing a pass bet. Instead of hoping for a 7 or an 11 on the come out roll, players with Don’t Pass bets are hoping for a 2, 3 or 12 where they can double their money.
In reality, the actual best bet is the don’t pass bet, which has a house edge of 1.36%.
Once a point has been determined by the come out roll, you can make an additional bet that’s a multiple of your pass line bet, called the odds bet. This multiple varies from online casino to online casino, but 2X is fairly commonplace these days. The best thing about taking the odds bet is that it pays out at true odds. In other words, the house has a 0 edge on the odds bet. You should always take the odds bet.
When you combine the potential win from the odds bet with the relatively low house edge of 1.41% on the come out roll, your overall disadvantage is minimized exponentially and the more you’re allowed to bet when making the odds bet, the lower your disadvantage becomes. If you’re allowed to take 2X odds, the overall house edge becomes 0.61% instead of 1.41%. Now, there are also some online craps bets that you likely want to uses sparingly or stay away from altogether.
The “Big Six” bet has a house edge of 9.1%. (A “Big Six” bet is a bet that a six will be rolled before a seven.) But a 9.1% house edge is worse than the edge on a roulette game. Those are terrible odds. The “Big 8” bet is also equally difficult to nail, with an identical 9.1% house edge. Avoiding the “Big 8” and the “Big 6” craps bet or using it ‘super sparingly’ isn’t just good craps strategy, it’s good old common sense.
The “Hard 4” and “Hard 10” bets are even more difficult to nail as both offer a house edge of over 11% and that figure is twice as bad as a roulette bet which offers one of the lowest house edges in casino betting. Last but not least, another wager you may want to use sparingly or not at all is the proposition bet. A proposition bet at the craps table is a bet that something in particular will happen on the very next roll. (Most bets ride until the round is over.)
The proposition bets that a 2 or 12 will be rolled next offer the worst odds at the table. The house edge is 13.9% on these bets. If you want to hold on to your craps betting bucks, you may want to avoid this low-chance bet.