Does the Place Bet in Craps pay more?

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Hi, Jeff, thanks for your post. We don’t think we correctly understand your question, but we’ll give it a try. Let’s break down your post and address it in pieces, and maybe that will give you the info you’re looking for. Your statement, “…if you play the odds in craps you should never bet less than five times odds because … Read More

How Dealers Keep Track of Everyone’s Bets

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When the table gets hot and filled with 8 players squeezed in at each end, the point boxes on the layout are typically full of chips that appear at first glance to be scattered everywhere at the craps table. It looks like chaos to the untrained eye. How in the world do the dealers keep track of everyone’s bets? It’s … Read More

The “Free Odds” Bet in Craps

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I know what you’re thinking. When it comes to casino games, including craps, nothing is free, so what’s this “Free Odds” bet? Sounds like something you’d want to take advantage of, right? Absolutely! We explain the Free Odds bet in detail in our other articles about the Pass Line and Don’t Pass bets, but we wanted to summarize the material … Read More

What Does It Mean to “Color” at the Craps Table? color in color up etc

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Before a player leaves the craps table, especially after a winning session, you’ll typically see him place his chips in the apron and say “Color, please.” You might hear slight variations of the term, but they’re all fundamentally the same. For example, the most common forms are Color, Color In, Color Out, and Color Up. What does it mean and … Read More

When to Buy the 5 and 9 Instead of Placing Them

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This subject is addressed in the Crapspit articles about the Place bet and the Buy Bet, but I wanted to emphasize it with a real-life example so hopefully inexperienced players don’t fall into the same predicament as the poor guy I recently saw at the table. I was at a $5 table. The shooter rolled 9 as the new point. … Read More

The “Gambler’s Fallacy” Clarified

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We’ve received several requests to clarify the “Gambler’s Fallacy” that we address in another article. The questions basically relate to, “What exactly do you mean when you say past outcomes don’t affect future outcomes, and how does that affect whether a certain number is due to hit?” Let’s see if we can clear this up. As described in our other … Read More

Know When to Quit playing Craps

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The longer you gamble, the more you increase the chance that the casino will take your money. That’s a simple fact. Accept it. That’s why our other lessons emphasize minimizing your play, such as the occasional trip to Vegas or playing at your favorite online casino for a few hours once or twice a week. The Vegas local or gambling … Read More