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Craps Bets: The Basics

So many people want to learn how to play craps, yet the layout looks too complicated and before even making an attempt to learn the game these people flee for the safety of what they consider simpler games such as blackjack, roulette, slots and baccarat. But craps is actually an easy game to play, and it does not take a load of study to learn the proper way to bet.

By
Frank Scoblete
January 8, 2017

What Is a Craps Hop Bet?

There are dozens of craps bets advertised right on the casino table felt - wagers including pass and don't pass, come and don't come, place numbers, the field, hardways, one-roll propositions.

But in some ways craps is like an American fast-food restaurant with a secret menu, ways of combining standard ingredients that aren't listed on the big board but are known to customers and workers alike.

By
John Grochowski
January 10, 2018

4 Craps Tips for the Short Bankrolled

Casino players have the rare opportunity to play craps with a house edge of less than 1 percent. Unfortunately for low rollers, may require wagers too large for their comfort zone.

What’s a player on a budget to do? We’ll do some comparison shopping right after we look at what’s needed to get the lowest house edge.

To get that less than 1 percent deal, players either back pass and come bets with free odds or lay the odds behind don’t pass and don’t come bets.

By
John Grochowski
August 21, 2017

Craps Lay Bets: The Dark Sider Strategy

When craps players bet against the shooter in a casino table, the most common strategy is to play don’t pass and don’t come. 

Backing those bets by laying the free odds cuts the house edge to the bone for “Dark Side” or “wrong bettor” – as the majority who bet with the shooter refer to don’t players.

By
John Grochowski
July 23, 2017

Exploiting Loss Rebates in Craps

Just after my book Advanced Advantage Play came out, a highly regarded AP asked me why I didn't include loss rebates against craps in it (I do cover exploiting loss rebates against baccarat, blackjack and roulette). He opined that I was no doubt saving it for myself. Today, casinos throughout Las Vegas and elsewhere in the U.S. offer loss rebates on craps to their top-tier players.

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Eliot Jacobson Ph.D.
May 10, 2015

8 Craps Tips That Will Make You a Better Player

Craps is a great game with great bets. Craps is an awful game with awful bets. You choose which one you want to play. You can play one (the great game) or the other (the awful game) or a combination of both (most players actually play a combination of both).
 

By
Frank Scoblete
November 17, 2016