Pro Players Tips on Craps Game

Najim Najim Omniscient sports guru who breathes and lives sports.
Updated Updated: June 28, 2020

Online Craps has to be one of the most exciting games in the casino and you can enjoy just as much fun when playing online, even more so if you know how to play like a pro.

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It might take some time to understand the rules and how best to play each round, but you should start to see some results if you follow the next few tips on how to play the right way. In all honesty, craps is a fairly simple game that looks more complicated than it actually is, so let’s look at the top tips used by experienced and professional online casino NZ players.

Learn the rules first and stay in control

Make sure you read up on the rules of craps first if you’ve never played the game before.

Even if you think you know the rules, there is nothing more of a bankroll drainer than playing a game you don’t understand.

It also pays to set out your budget before you play and stick to it, walk away if you hit a winning total and the same goes for if you lose a predetermined total. Stay in control of your money and you’ll be guaranteed to enjoy your craps experience a lot more.

Understanding your bet options

Pass Line Bet, Don’t Pass Bet, Come Bet, Don’t Come Bet, and the Odds Bet are the basic bets available in a traditional craps game, so make sure you understand how all of these bets work and what is required for you to win.

Additionally, a huge mistake that amateur players make is by placing their hard-earned money on ‘placed bets’.

“Placed bets” should be avoided at all costs due to the house edge on them ranging from 4% to a little over 6%. 

A placed bet is when you put money down on one or more of these numbers: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10.

Use the odds wisely

In simple terms, you should be looking to place your money on the bets that give you the best odds. You won’t win with every roll of the dice so try to manage the game’s odds as best you can,

This means focusing on the Pass, Don’t Pass,

Come, and Don’t Come bets. In fact, the Pass and Don’t Pass bets often make the core of any winning strategy when playing craps due to their house edge coming in at 1.41%.

Free Odds Bet

The Free Odds Bet is the only bet in the casino where the house doesn’t hold an advantage, and here is how you can take advantage of this.

Put the smallest bet amount on any of the Don’t Pass or Don’t Come lines and then the largest you can afford behind it.

The reason being is that you are paid the true mathematical odds on the Free Odds bet, whereas the Don’t Pass/Don’t Come bets are paid at 1:1 along with the low house edge.

The only downside is that you do need to make the initial bet first, before you place the Free Odds bet, but with no house edge it is certainly worth it in the long run.

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