Strategy in Playing Craps

When playing the casino game of craps to get better and start winning money instead of throwing it away like the dice in the game, one must study and know the odds and payoffs which are so ingrained into the game.

In playing craps, techniques that work for one player will not necessarily work for another player. A lot of long-time craps players win by carefully placing their bets in every situation, beginners in the game will not be able to do the same thing because they do not yet have the instinct that experience will give them. Beginner players often bet on hunches and on a whim where the experienced player knows the odds and will take advantage of them reducing the house's advantage.

Craps Players who only hope to win with their luck and often succeed-will not be able to impart knowledge even if they want to share it with other players. However, the smart player will not only rely on luck, they will watch skilled players and study the game making their bets on knowledge and not simply following their gut.

Some of the techniques that you can use are the Pass Bet and the Come Bet. In this situation, when players are missing their no cost odds and they will take their Pass Bets or Come Bets and be able to enjoy a minimal 1.4% house advantage.

With those kinds of odds, it is close to playing Blackjack as far as the odds go. With twice the given odds, the minimal house advantage gets even smaller as it is divided in half, at .6% percent. This very minimal house advantage can also be used in the opposite bets, the "the Don't come and Don't Pass Bets if you will double the odds that are currently used.

Another way is the Field Bet, which is a single roll wager where you can get any field bet any time that you like. The place for the field bet in the craps table usually features the numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 and 12. The Field also has an advantage of about 5.55 percent.

The reason why is because there are 20 different ways that you could fail in the field bet while there are only 16 ways that you could succeed on your bet. But there are still a lot of people that like the field bet and take their chances there.

The last one that you have to remember is the Large 6 or 8. It means that when you place your chips on the 6 or 8 betting place, you are betting that the number 6 will succeed with the other numbers. But they do not count because all you need to do is for the 6 or 8 to appear before the seven.