The key to understanding the mathematics of craps is to understand the dice combinations, or probabilities. In my strategies, we only want to play the bets that have the best probabilities of winning. These are the pass line with odds, come bets with odds, occasional place bets on the 6 and 8, don’t pass laying the odds, and don’t come either วิธีเล่นบาคาร่า
r with or without laying the odds.
If you play the above mentioned bets, the house percentage in craps is the lowest of any casino game. Taking single odds on pass line and come bets reduces the house percentage to 0.8%… double odds reduces it to 0.6%… triple odds reduces it further to 0.5%… and 10 times up to 100 times odds makes the game almost dead even.
At seminars, I am always asked why place bets are not as good as come bets. The answer lies in the dice combinations. A place bet can be used to illustrate this point. A bet placed directly on the number 5, as an example (aka place bet), can only win on a total of four dice combinations: 1-4, 4-1, 2-3, 3-2. That’s it! When a 7 is rolled, which has a total of 6 dice combinations, the bet loses. That’s 6 to 4, or 3 to 2 against you based on the dice combinations alone.
Now let’s look at a come bet. When the come bet sits in the come area, it wins on a seven or 11 for a total of eight dice combinations and loses on a 2, 3 or 12 for a total of 4 dice combinations. That’s 6 to 4, or 2 to 1 in your favor for the immediate win versus an immediate loss. If that come bet should go to the 5, as an example, it now has another 4 dice combinations to win. So, the come bet that started in the come area and went to the 5 had 12 dice combinations to win, versus only 5 combinations for the place bet on the 5. That’s a huge advantage. This analysis can be applied to every place bet.
Adding the fact that you can take odds on all come bets, the casino advantage on place bets on the 4 or 10 is 6.7%; on place bets on the 5 or 9, it’s 4%; and place bets on the 6 and 8, it’s 1.5%. A come bet, no matter what number it goes to is only 0.8% with single odds, the exact same odds as the pass line with single odds.
To win in craps, you must minimize the casino’s advantage and use money management to capitalize on all streaks, do or don’t. That’s what the Benson Strategies are all about.
Blackjack is the only casino game where the player’s advantage or disadvantage changes with each card played. The game itself favors the house by 4%, mainly because if you break and the dealer breaks, guess who gets the money? The house, of course!
This house advantage can be reduced to 1.5% by playing basic strategy. This in itself makes it a good game to play. With proper basic play and proper money management you could expect to show a positive return over time.