Craps Strategy

If you enjoy playing craps, you probably already know something about strategies involved. There are all kinds of strategies, and they basically depend on your style.

You can be a patient player who likes to win slowly and steadily, or you are a risk taker who may or may not win bigger sums.

Risk takers can have a good day and win great amounts. Unfortunately, the other way around is also possible outcome, and it happens much more frequently.

On the other hand, slow and steady players enjoy their game longer, and keep their budget safe.


As first, let's look at the house edges: for Pass and Don't Pass the house edge is around 1.4%. The similar thing is with Come and Don't Come bets.

The field bets house edge is 5,6%, Big 6 and Big 8 edge is 9,1%, Horn gives away 12,5%, Craps 2 and Craps 12 have 13,9 house edge and for Any 7, 16,7%.

Playing Right and Playing Wrong

Playing right and Buying Odds is a bit riskier, even the payouts look higher. Although playing wrong and Laying Odds isn't so popular, the house edge is considerably lower, and in a long run, you have much better chances for a pile of chips in front of you. As we said before, all depends of you.

Let's see the actual numbers - in how many ways you can get 4? You have to get 1 and 3, 3 and 1 or 2 and 2. The same thing is with 10 - 3 ways.

Therefore, with wrong bet on 4, your chances for winning are higher.

Then, look at the ways for getting 5 - you have to get 1 and 4, 4 and 1, 2 and 3 or 3 and 2 - the same thing is with nines - 4 ways.

On the other hand, in how many ways you can get 7? You have to get 1 and 6, or 6 and 1, 2 and 5 or 5 and 2, 3 and 4 or 4 and 3 - six ways.

Don't forget about 6 and 8 - there are 5 ways to get them.

You can see that the lowest chances are to get fours or tens. That's why one of the safest bets is a Double Odds wrong bet on fours and tens. Maybe you won't earn much at the time, but you will pile up those chips little by little.