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Craps Strategy

There are many methods used to try and beat the game of craps but not a single one is capable of success in the long run. However, your long run craps strategy will help improve your play, reducing the overall expenditure, and saving you money, or making you money. Outlined below are a couple of the standard approaches to craps strategy. Maybe they'll work for you or may be they won't - it is gambling after all. Only a few of these methods are worth mentioning.

Hedge Betting
The Hedge Betting craps strategy consists of placing a bet that almost entirely cancels out another one. Your goal is to place a bet where almost any roll will bring you profit (a small one perhaps, but a profit). You'll lose when the dice roll is not covered by the hedge bet. Besides the fact you get to play longer because your bets now have a smaller risk, this method will substantially increase your access to comps. Almost any bet can be turned into a hedge bet. For example, a pass line bet can be hedged from craps (2, 3, 12) by betting the proposition bet any craps.

This method aims at improving the quality of shooters you're betting on. Be picky about who you place your bets with and you may catch only the hot streaks. Here's how this craps strategy works: the new shooter is on the come-out roll. If he / she throws a point (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10) that's Count 1. If not you wait until the player does this and then start counting. Count 2, 3, 4 will follow after Count 1 no matter what the player rolls. To achieve Count 5 the player must throw again a point (the counting is stopped until this happens). The fact you reached Count 5 makes this player a hot one. The point being, you're giving the shooter a chance to hit a point, roll a couple of non sevens, and then complete their point. If they do this comfortably, give them a chance and bet with the dice.

Progressive Betting
This is a very simple craps strategy. Say you have placed your bet (one unit); each dice roll you win on, proceed to increase your bet by one unit. Every time you lose you'll bet the current amount minus one unit. As long as you are winning you will continue to raise your bets and when you start losing you'll bet the same bets but in a descending order. This strategy isn't just for craps, it can be applied to almost any gambling game.

Anything But Seven
Objective of this craps strategy: To win on any number thrown except a Seven. Wait until a point has been established, then place two units on 5, 6, & 8. Place one unit on the Field. Results: This method is a little riskier than the previous craps strategies, since your total monetary risk is relatively high. Should the shooter hold the dice for at least three rolls, you will stand to win a decent pot of money. This wont guarantee a win however, as a seven will take away all of your capital, and we all know how common sevens are.