While not technically cheating, which is against the law, many casinos strongly disapprove of players that use dice control tactics at their craps tables, and doing so may result in you being barred from the premises.
When playing online, you will not be able to manipulate the dice, as you might assume. The outcome of the dice roll, like everything else in the game, is determined at random by the craps program.
The most profitable wagers in Craps
All of the best bets in craps are chosen by mathematical calculations. When deciding which outcome to bet on, the house edge should be the most important consideration. We’ll go through the top bets in craps and explain why they’ve earned that distinction in the next section.
Bet on the pass line
With a house edge of only 1.41 percent, this is the bet with the lowest house advantage of all. The net result of this is that for every £100 you put on this bet, you will only lose £1,411 over the long run. While obviously a speculative long-term calculation, it does serve as a persuasive argument in favor of the Pass line bet in the short term.
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The Come bet, like the Pass line bet, has an appealing low house edge of 1.41 percent, which is a compelling enough incentive to place this wager.
Don’t pass on this bet
Only a small number of players make this wager since it is considered ‘against the grain’ of the game; nonetheless, more people should make this wager. It has a very low house edge – between 1.36 percent and 1.4 percent, according to experts – making it incredibly profitable.
Don’t make a bet on it.
While this bet has the same statistics as the Don’t Pass bet, its modest house edge of between 1.36 percent and 1.4 percent makes it an equally tempting option for savvy players who are looking to make money.
Odds bets are wagers on the outcome of a game.
In principle, the odds bet has no advantage over the house at all. Nothing. Zilch. There is, of course, a caveat: in order to place this wager, you will have had to place a Pass/Don’t Pass wager before and will have been exposed to the house edge. But it is an intriguing method to raise the stakes without having to deal with that bothersome house edge!
Place the 6 and/or 8 in the appropriate spots.
When placing these wagers, the player is placing his or her stake on the specified number coming before the number seven. In both cases, the house edge on a place bet on 6 and on a place bet on 8 is 1.52 percent, which is still considered to be on the low end of the spectrum. Both of these outcomes have a 6.2:1 probability of happening, placing them as the second-most likely event overall in the simulation.
Placement of 6 and/or 8 is not recommended.
This bet is the polar opposite of the place bet, which is also known as the ‘No 6’ and ‘No 8’. An advantage of 1.82 percent makes this bet interesting to players who desire a little bit more risk than the other options, but not a lot more risk than the others.
Overall, there are a large number of wagers available when playing craps, and while the table layout is useful in determining what each wager is called and what you’re wagering on, it is worthwhile to put in a little extra effort to understand how probability and the house edge interact with one another. This understanding will assist you in placing sensible wagers on any occasion.