Craps offers the best odds in the casino. This is only true if you know how to get those odds. The correct strategy is simple, the key is to understand and follow it. If played correctly the odds against you will be the smallest in either a land based or online casino.
Craps is an exciting game and can be a lot of fun when the table is hot. Another advantage of playing craps is the excitement and entertainment value it gives you. When a player or shooter rolls the dice for the first time, this is the come out roll. In the simplest form if the shooter rolls a 7 or 11 you win, and if the shooter rolls a 2, 3 or 11 this is “craps” and you lose. Any other number becomes the “point” and the shooter continues rolling until they repeat the “point” and they win, or roll a 7 and lose. This is how the craps strategy works that will get you the best odds in the casino. At the start of each roll you can either bet “pass” or “Don’t pass”, you will see both listed on the board right in front of you. If you bet on the pass line you win on an opening roll of 7 or 11. The “don’t pass” line wins when the shooter rolls craps (2, 3 or 12). Every other number that is rolled creates a “point”. The game continues until the point is rolled again.
There are lots of bad bets or “sucker bets” available on the board. We are only going to look at the good bets. The bet that we are looking for is called the Free Odds bet. This is bet has the best odds in the casino and is the one that we have heard about. The Free Odds bet is available only after you put a bet on the pass line. It’s called the Free Odds bet because the casino has no statistical advantage over the player.
The advantage to the house comes from the pass line bet. The casino gets a small odds advantage on the pass line. When the point is made you can place an odds bet behind your pass line bet. This is the best bet in the casino and you should bet as much as possible. Some online casinos will allow you to take up to ten times odds. The come bet is similar to the pass line bet. The difference is that the come bet is placed after the point has been established. Each new number that comes up will offer the same odds as the pass line bet and pay the same. The difference is that the roll does not end when the numbers are made.
Each point has its own odds based on the difficulty of achieving that number. 4 and 10 are the hardest points to roll and therefore payout the most. 6 and 8 are the most common points and they pay the least. The payouts are calculated using the true odds and therefore all odds bets are even money bets.