How To Be A Pro At Craps

Would you like to learn how to be a pro at craps? Simply put, the best way to win at craps is to take the simple approach. You want to choose the bet that has the lowest house advantage. The guideline below will go over a few tips and tricks that will reduce the house advantage and increase your odds of leaving the casino a winner.

  1. Craps Bets If you would like to be a pro at craps, you need to be familiar with the different bets that are available. Go with the bet that has the lowest house advantage. There are only four bets that you should use when playing craps. These bets are "pass line," "don't pass line," "come bet" and "don't come bet." "Don't pass line" and "don't come bet" have a house advantage of 1.4 percent, while "pass line" and "come bet" have a house advantage of 1.41 percent. Any other bet that you are considering placing will have a higher house advantage, which reduces your chances of winning.
  2. Laying the Odds Some casinos offer "laying the odds" and some do not. If the casino you are in offers "laying the odds," take advantage of it. Laying the odds is a great way to become a pro at craps because it reduces the house advantage to .01 percent. The "laying the odds" option is only available when you place a "don't pass line" bet. Basically, by laying the odds in craps, you are increasing your bet that a seven will be rolled. The more money you put on a "laying the odds" bet, the more you are reducing the house advantage.
  3. Bankroll Management One of the hardest things to do when you are in a casino is properly manage your bankroll. However, if you want to become a pro at craps, you need to refine your bankroll management skills. The worst possible thing that can happen is you will run out of money and have to bust on a hand. As a general guideline, you want to keep at least 50 of your total bets on hand at all times. For example, if you have placed a twenty dollar bet, you should have at least $1,000 at the table with you.

Tips and Warnings:

  • Always be sure to go into a casino with the mind set that you are only going to spend a certain amount of money. Whether you are playing craps or another casino game, it is all too easy to spend too much money and get into a risky situation.
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