Craps Strategies

CrapsCraps uses some similar strategy systems as the other casino games. However there are some other tips to look over.

All the common craps strategies are listed below. Please note that some of the strategies might be already familiar to you from other games, and others are specific to the craps game. For the common strategies (ex. Martingale System), you can find more details on other casino game strategy articles as well.

Craps index

Martingale system

Martingale system is one of the best known systems applied in various casino games. To use this strategy the player starts by betting a given amount, for instance one unit, and doubles the bet each time he loses. When he wins a bet, he starts over at the initial amount – one unit. This system helps the player cover all previous loses from a single winning bet. The problem of this strategy is the limitation of bets and / or player finances.

Free Odds Basic Strategy

Free odds basic strategy are continuation bets that a player can make on pass/don’t pass line & come/don’t come bets. The player can reduce the casino edge by taking full odds on their pass/don’t pass & come/don’t come bets.

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The Iron Cross

The Iron Cross is a bet pattern allowing the player to win on every roll that is not a seven. The Iron Cross is made through a combination of bets: a field bet and place bets on the 5, 6 and 8.

Gambler’s fallacy

Another strategy used in some cases in craps is the gambler’s fallacy. This strategy os based on the belief that past dice rolls influence the probabilities of future dice rolls. As an example, the gambler’s fallacy indicates that a craps player should bet on eleven if an eleven has not appeared or has appeared too often in the last 20 rolls.

The problem that this strategy has no real base, as each roll of the dice is an independent event, and the the probability of rolling an eleven is 1/18 on every roll, though eleven has not come up in the last 100 rolls, or if eleven has come up five times in the last five rolls. The simple way of putting this strategy to the wall (from a mathematical point of view) is that “dice have no memory”.

Dice setting / dice control

One approach to getting an advantage over the casino at Craps is to set the dice in a particular orientation, and then throw them in such a manner that they do not tumble randomly. The theory in this case is that the dice will be more likely to show certain numbers. This strategy is plausible in a matter of speaking, that is why casinos enforce simple rules like the dice are required to hit the back wall of the table in order to prevent dice control. This simple rule makes controlled spins more difficult.