Craps Betting Systems

May 22, 2017 by  
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The martingale system

This is the system most players are familiar with.  It involves placing bets in craps such as the Pass Line/Don’t Pass.  When you lose, you double your wager next time.  E.g. lose $5, bet $10.
The Martingale system can be very dangerous .  You can end up making massive wagers after just a few losses.  Lets take Casino Royale in Vegas.  When playing the martingale in Craps I like to play it one of two ways

1st The field bet.  I will wait until there has been no field bet and I will then proceed to bet a $3 bet on the field and follow this progression until I hit a number or my cap.  For me if 10 rolls happen (4 non bet plus 6 bet) then that is my way of resetting and starting over

$3, $6, $12, $24, $48 and $100 (stop here).  That is my progression.  Wait 5 rolls and stop at 48 if you want there is no wrong answer with Craps Betting Systems.  They just give you a pre determined game plan going in.

The reason I have chosen the Field is because sometimes the roll will be a 2 which most casinos pay double or a 12 which most pay triple.  This can really add to returns when the bigger bets are out


The Iron Cross Betting System

The Iron Cross system isn’t really it a system at all.  It involves placing a series of specific Free Odds and Field bets so that the House edge is a minimum.  It works by placing a field bet and a bet on the numbers 5, 6 and 8. (The field bet pays 1:1 when the dice lands on a 3,4,9,10,11 and 2:1 on 2 or 12).  Basically you win on any number other than 7, meaning you win 80% of the time.

The problem with this system is that it isn’t technically profitable.  Although you’re guaranteed to win 80% of the time, you lose all of your bets if the dice rolls a 7 which means the house maintains an edge of about 4% overall.

The way I play this system when I do it is to wait for a come out roll and then put the bets up for 1 roll and take it down.  Don’t try to battle the 7 roll after roll.


The Twelve-Dollar 6 and 8 System in Craps

Let’s wrap up the systems to use by giving you one that I believe everybody should adopt. It is based on the following truths:

  1. Most craps players like to bet “right”
  2. Most right players (90 percent) prefer the 6 and 8 as their place numbers
  3. Most players in a casino have restricted bankrolls

That last statement means that the average bankroll for 80 percent of all players is approximately $300. That is a lot of money in the real world, but small by the standards of playing tables with $5 minimums.

When you break that $300 into sessions, and you should – you know that by now – you have $100 to bring to battle. When you set a loss limit at 50 percent, as you also should, it’s obvious you’re restricted as to the moves you can make, but that happens to be the reality of gambling.

You know all the pluses for this play, so let’s go over the negatives:

  1. You aren’t going to buy that yacht you had your heart set on from these winnings
  2. You aren’t going to retire at age twenty-six with a million dollars in the bank
  3. You aren’t going to be hailed as the most aggressive player who ever stepped up to a table

Finally, a few reminders:

  1. Chart the tables to find a game kicking off 6s and 8s
  2. Set loss limits (no more than 50 percent)
  3. Restrict your losing series to three in succession
  4. Accept small returns