Craps Intermediate Strategy

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The Craps game is very dynamic and unpredictable and if you have started playing it then you must know that your knowledge about this game is resumed to just a little part of many of it’s secrets that can make the game even more interesting and that can also help you win additional money. A beginner player, after understanding the basic principles of the game can discover the intermediary strategies to improve his game, and finally to receive more money spending a good time at the craps playing table.

Very important but also neglected strategies that must be used by a Craps player, are the psychological strategies. The psychological factor is essential in the craps game. The major advices in this case are, first of all choose a table that is not crowded, the crowd factor is very important in loosing your control over the game. Also keep your emotions under control and never let your enthusiasm caused by a lucky shot to overwhelm you. Craps is a very emotional game, you can see this when you enter any casino, keep this in mind and do not let the emotions control you. And the last but not the least, the attitude concerning the game, you must be a winner in your thoughts. If you have a positive attitude, you can change the game.

Other strategies that you must use are the managing strategies; they may include the correct management of your money and the choosing of the correct time to leave the game. A Craps player must know how much money he has and how much money he wants to bet, once the money he wished to risk are lost, it is better to leave the game. Also it is very important to stop at the right moment, if you have won a big sum of money, it is better to take it and go, don’t joke with the fortune, it is very unpredictable.

When you are prepared you can start the game, you must choose your gaming strategy and follow it. First of all you must know that the best bet in craps is the free odds bet, which is also named the “secret” bet. This is because the bet isn’t even marked on the table. The free odds bets are the ones where the casino has zero advantage. Other bets can have bigger odds against you reducing the chances to win. This bet can keep you playing for a long time getting you a big chance to win. Also some casinos are paying 2x odds while there are casinos that in promotional periods can raise the odds up to 100x. If you are lucky to play 100x free odds then your bet has a great chance to win, for example even at 2x odds the house has a edge of 0.6%. Other strategy that can be used with the free odds is to place maximum free odds bets. This is because the Casino has yet a small edge against the player on the “pass” or “don’t pass” wager that he made. This situation can be controlled by placing a free odds bet at maximum because it does not have an edge against the player, in conclusion the high odds improve against the Casino.

The strategy works like this, the more you bet on free odds, the more the casino edge lowers on the initial wager. This makes this bet the best mathematically possible. A final advice for this strategy is that you can play the free odds bet with the pass line or don’t pass line bets, which may prove more effective. Other strategies may include avoiding the bets that involve a higher risk of loosing, this can be the Lay Bets, Field Bets and the Buy Bets. A strategy that can prove effective may be to put your bets for the shooters that usually win and against those who loose. You can always test these strategies, in an online craps game, but also in a real Casino, because many of the skills needed for a successful game come only with practice.

January 24, 2014: posted in Craps No Comments

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