Craps is more than just a game. It's a challenge. A chance
to do battle against the odds. A test of your luck against the house. You tempt
fate. Will you experience the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat?
You approach the table. Before you lies the green field of
battle. You buy your chips and enter into the unknown. This leather bound table
represents a world of possibilities and it is, for the moment, your only
Your objective is to beat the house at it's own game. Can you
make the Pit boss sweat? Will Lady Luck shine her light upon you?
But you need more than just luck to succeed. Simply making
random bets in a haphazard way will almost surely end up in disaster. You will
need a plan. Some method or strategy that will help you survive the house edge.
The odds are against you and that makes it impossible for any
system you use to beat the house consistently in the long run. There are,
however, some bets that you can make with a low house edge. You need first to
determine how the dice are running.
When you first start betting, take it slow. Get a feel for
the table. Are a lot of numbers being thrown and points being made? Or is the
seven coming up before you win back your bets? Once you determine which way you
think the dice are running, you would start to bet accordingly. Place bets on
the six and eight are good for a hot table. Don't come bets are good for a cold
There are hundreds of systems and methods you can try. You
also need to know about money management, betting progressions and discipline.
Craps is an exciting game where, once you learn a few simple
bets, you can win money and have fun at the same time.
A great resource can be found on the Internet at John Rudden's website, Craps Pit.
There are over 100 systems listed in the database. You'll also find betting
methods, links, a message board and much more. Best of all it's free.
[Article submitted June 2002]
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