# Odds Strategy Question

Because the true odds compared to the 7 are 5: Essentially there is no cost to the odds bet but I still have the. Another good way to get more numbers in action after the initial point number is established is to make some direct place bets. This happens because if a seven is rolled you lose the passline bet but win the Come box bet. Then, the shooter will roll the dice until he either rolls that same point again, or a seven. Remember, your Odds bet on the 5 or 9 should be a multiple of two i.

## Specific Craps Betting Strategies

Place 5 and 9 Per House Edge Bet made 1. Place 4 and 10 Per House Edge Bet made 1. Place to Lose bets to lose are the opposite of Place bets. They win on a seven, and lose on the the number you're betting against. The odds paid are as follows. Buy Buy bets are like Odds or Place bets, except with different odds.

This commission is usually non-refundable. However, at some casinos, the commission on the 4 and 10 is charged only on a win. The following tables show the house edge both with the commission always payable and after a win only. As mentioned above, Place and Buy bets are exactly the same thing, but with different odds. Here is the better bet, according to the number bet on:. Place bet always better. Place bet always better, unless commission on Buy is on win only.

Buy bet always better. The Santa Ana Star casino in New Mexico allows buy bets on the 4 and 10 with no commission, resulting in zero house edge. For that, I salute them! As mentioned above, Place to Lose and Lay bets are exactly the same thing, but with different odds. Place to Lose bet always better. Place to Lose bet always better, unless commission on Lay is on win only. Lay bet always better. Big 6 and 8 The Big 6 and 8 are exactly like the place bets on 6 and 8, respectively, except pay even money, instead of 7 to 6.

You would be a fool to make these bets with you could get much better odds on the same thing with a Place bet. Big 6 and 8 Per House Edge Bet made 2. Hard Ways Rolling an even number with the same number of both dice is said to be the "hard way.

For example, a hard 8 would be a , while an easy 8 would be or There are four Hard Way bets, on the 4, 6, 8, and Each wins by rolling the specified number the hard way, and lose on any 7 or on an easy way. Following is a flow chart showing how to adjudicate the Hard 8 bet, as an example.

These bets are long shots so pay higher odds than everything we've seen so far. In Australia they add 0. Put Bets In craps, the player may skip the come out roll on a pass or come bet. Such a late bet on the pass and come is known as a "put bet. To be specific, However, you can combine a put bet with an odds bet, bringing down the overall house edge. Here are the breakeven points, according to point. Bettor must combine a put bet with 5X odds to have the same overall house edge of 1.

Bettor must combine a put bet with 4X odds to have the same overall house edge of 4. Bettor must combine a put bet with 19X odds to have the same overall house edge of 1. If the commission is always paid then the bettor must combine a put with with 6X odds to match the 4. At casinos that offer X odds, or worse, there is no reason to make a put bet, because you will do equal or bettor to make a place or buy bet.

Odds on Come bets: ON Place to lose bets: The rule of thumb is that if a seven would make the bet win on a come out roll then the bet is left on. If a seven would make the bet lose, it is turned off. The exception being the Hard Ways bets, which lose on a seven, but are still left on, at least in Las Vegas. Summary of Multi-Roll Bets The following table summarizes all the bets that may take more than one roll to resolve. The Proposition Bets Proposition bets either win or lose on the next throw.

In general these have the highest house edge of all the crap bets and players with any sense at all will avoid them completely. The following table shows the various prop bets available. Different wins are known to exist on the prop bets. The casinos in the U. Since all Proposition Bets resolve in one throw and never push the house edge is the same whether defined as per made, resolved, or per throw.

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This will give us 3 numbers in total. Lets say they were 8 on the come out roll the true point number , and 5 and 9 on the Come bets the pseudo point numbers. This puts us in the situation of winning on 5,8 and 9. Nothing happening on 2,3,4,6,10,11, and And losing on 7. Stopping at 3 numbers is recommended because a 7 is going to be rolled once every 6 times on average, so you want to minimise you losses when the dice is unkind to you. If you hit the 5,8, or 9, the number you hit gets paid off and cleared so it is good to re-establish 3 numbers again all with max odds either via the pass line or the come box depending which number was cleared.

After that you might want to consider not recharging the numbers, as a seven has to appear eventually. If we manage to get say get 5,8,9 cleared, establishing replacements of 4,5,10 as we go, which also get cleared. And then keep playing a single number say 6 , hitting it once, and then losing, our outcome would be like this: We want to make enough profit by hitting numbers to more than cover the loss when a 7 hits.

Another good way to get more numbers in action after the initial point number is established is to make some direct place bets. This is good to get numbers in action straight away.

Lets place the same dice rolls out as before, just with the numbers bet via place bets: The payments calculation are slightly different here between Pass line and Place bet, but the outcome is very similar.

Lets say that the 9, 10, and 6 were our points numbers. You might conclude that Place bets were better on both fronts both being direct, and financially but actually Come bets work out the best overall because you get some free equity from the first stage of the Come bet ie 7,11 are winners 8 chances , and 2,3,12 are losers 4 chances.

Another approach is the artificial perception that immediately after a 7, another 7 is less likely.