Craps Strategy


When you play craps, there are certainly some strategies you can employ. Any strategy starts with your own attitude. What do you want to accomplish? Are you looking to grind something out, or are you looking for a much bigger payoff? That will determine the kind of bets that you wind up making. We have described the basic bets; that is, the Pass line and Come bets. Those are the wagers that are carrying the lowest house edge.

It is imperative that you be smart with your money. And in fact this is no different than any other form of gambling. Money management is a major component of any strategy that has profit as its ultimate objective. This means that you don't want to make any single wager that is too big a percentage of your session bankroll (generally 2.5% is a pretty good limit) and you want to make sure that you have indeed established what the "stop loss" figure is on any individual session. If you have decided beforehand that you will stop in the event you lose $100, then you must indeed stop when that $100 in losses has been reached.

What you'd really like to do is to get off to a good start, then pocket some profit so that you are proceeding with your winnings. If you lose that, at least you are even. But we are being very simple, and perhaps very wishful, when we talk about this.

If you are a beginner, you have a lot of ground to cover. That is because craps is not necessarily the easiest game in the world to learn. When you are in a land-based casino, it is indeed a daunting place to be if you have never played before. Online, however, you are in luck, because it is much easier. You are the only player, and the program itself is the "shooter." You place whatever bets you want, and with some software providers you can exercise the speed at which the game is played. That's always a big help, because when you are first starting out, the game can have a tendency to operate a little too quickly for you.

Whatever you do, don't even venture onto a craps table, virtual or physical, without having a knowledge of what the various dice combinations are and what the odds are against them being rolled. This supplies you with the barometer by which you can determine how much or how little value you are getting in a wager.