Comments for CrapsPit.org http://www.crapspit.org Learn to play Craps Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:29:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.2 Comment on Basic don't come Bet Method by crapspit http://www.crapspit.org/basic-dont-come-strategy/#comment-1623 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 04:44:00 +0000 http://www.crapspit.org/?p=7185#comment-1623 It is just a reprint from another site…. I should probably just delete it 🙂 In the meantime, you can check out the Crapspit preferred strategy!

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Comment on Basic don't come Bet Method by jason http://www.crapspit.org/basic-dont-come-strategy/#comment-1622 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 20:18:00 +0000 http://www.crapspit.org/?p=7185#comment-1622 I don’t think that’s right. the don’t pass/odds wouldn’t win $10.

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Comment on Don’t Fight a Cold Table, Adapt to It by crapspit http://www.crapspit.org/dont-fight-cold-table/#comment-1621 Mon, 02 Jan 2017 16:02:00 +0000 http://www.crapspit.org/?p=7437#comment-1621 Hi, Chris, thanks for your post. You’re absolutely correct; you can get just as much action on a cold table as a hot table by betting the “Dark Side.” We at the Crapspit typically bet only the Don’t Pass on a cold table mostly because of the mental aspect. Of course, we always hope to make money during any session (including on a cold table), but mentally we just hope to get through the cold table with minimal damage to our bankroll. Remember, we at the Crapspit play for the fun and excitement of the game, not to try to make a ga-zillion dollars (we know we won’t get rich playing craps). For us, playing the Dark Side isn’t fun (when the table is cold, there usually aren’t many players, everyone at the table is quiet or groaning about losing, etc.). To minimize the damage to our bankroll but still remain at the table for when the cold table ends, we make only one bet, which is the Don’t Pass. The more bets we make (such as Lay bets), the greater the risk to our bankroll. For example, a shooter may roll six or seven numbers before a 7-out. In this example, the table is still cold by virtue of the 7-out (which is a winner for our Don’t Pass bet), but those six or seven numbers before the 7-out would all be losers for Lay bets. Again, our personal goal during a cold table is to get through it so we’re still at the table when it starts heating up. You (or other readers) may ask, “Why not just leave the cold table and come back when it’s over?” Simply put, we’re at the casino to play craps, not to walk around sight-seeing or sit at the bar watching TV. We don’t live near a casino town, so our occasional trips to the casino are short-term vacations. We want to spend as much time at the table as we can (we go to the casino to play craps, not spend time with our wives shopping, dancing, cuddling, sight-seeing…). We never know when a cold table will heat up, so we want to be at the table when the switch occurs (if we walk away from a cold table, we’ll likely miss the switch). That’s our personal way of playing. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make Lay bets to take advantage of the cold table. If you get the same fun and excitement out of playing Lay bets on a cold table and if you don’t mind putting your bankroll at greater risk, then go for it. Good luck and have fun at the tables!

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Comment on Don’t Fight a Cold Table, Adapt to It by chris http://www.crapspit.org/dont-fight-cold-table/#comment-1619 Wed, 28 Dec 2016 02:20:00 +0000 http://www.crapspit.org/?p=7437#comment-1619 I’ve been spending a lot of time reading and re-reading these articles. They are excellent. I am still up several hundred dollars after three trips to the casino. So I hit a cold table the last time, and I didn’t follow the advice here. I left the table with $4. Maybe it was a choppy table – a few people made their point- especially when I bet the don’t pass. Curios why you recommend only betting the don’t pass? Why not make lay bets too? It seem like you can get as much action as on hot table but only on the dark side.

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Comment on The Crapspit’s Preferred Craps Strategy for Playing Craps by crapspit http://www.crapspit.org/craps-strategy/#comment-1616 Fri, 23 Dec 2016 06:00:00 +0000 http://www.crapspit.org/?p=7715#comment-1616 Hello Phil! People wish to believe a hedge bet “protects” another bet but the fact is that hedge bets only make good bets worse. If you can’t help yourself from making hedge bets, then do it sparingly, but don’t make them a habit. Also check out our post about hedge bets.

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Comment on The Crapspit’s Preferred Craps Strategy for Playing Craps by phil from mohegan http://www.crapspit.org/craps-strategy/#comment-1615 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:33:00 +0000 http://www.crapspit.org/?p=7715#comment-1615 hedge bets are ok if you know what your doing. A great hedge is $1 dollar yo, hop the sevens for $ 3 dollars. then put $ 15 dollars on the don’t pass. at the come out roll. Once the number is established, you place the established number and two other numbers then wait, If your numbers are hit you take your profit, let it ride and wait for the 7 Then you get paid on the don’ pass $ 15 dollars. wow

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Comment on What Does It Mean to “Color” at the Craps Table? color in color up etc by crapspit http://www.crapspit.org/mean-color-up-in-out-craps-table/#comment-1613 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:50:00 +0000 http://www.crapspit.org/?p=8017#comment-1613 We are glad that you found the article useful Griff Man! Enjoy the site and best of luck playing baccarat offline.

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Comment on What Does It Mean to “Color” at the Craps Table? color in color up etc by Griff Man http://www.crapspit.org/mean-color-up-in-out-craps-table/#comment-1612 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:40:00 +0000 http://www.crapspit.org/?p=8017#comment-1612 Thanks for the article it really helped me as I am about to start playing baccarat at land based casinos rather than online all the time and I wanted to know the how and why of coloring up.

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Comment on The “Free Odds” Bet in Craps by crapspit http://www.crapspit.org/free-odds-bet-craps/#comment-1611 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:58:00 +0000 http://www.crapspit.org/?p=8083#comment-1611 Thanks for your questions. Let’s address them one at a time.
“If I’m the shooter and I bet the Don’t Pass, and then establish a point, do I lose my shooting privilege? If I lay Odds on the point and win by 7-out, do I keep the dice or does a new shooter come out?” If you establish a point as a Don’t shooter, you continue shooting and hope for a 7-out to win your Don’t Pass. Whether or not you lay Odds against the point has no impact on your shooting privilege. In other words, if you make a flat Don’t Pass bet as the shooter, you continue shooting until you 7-out or until you decide to give up the dice. Even if you make the point and lose your Don’t Pass bet, you continue shooting as long as you make another flat bet. After a 7-out (even if you’re the shooter and win your Don’t Pass bet by rolling a 7-out), the dice move to the next player to the left who wants to shoot. By the way, for the Don’t Pass, the lay Odds amount is not simply your Odds bet amount times your multiplier. Using your example, suppose you want to lay 5x Odds. Remember from our article on the Don’t Pass bet that the Odds multiple is based on the win amount, not the bet amount. So, with a $15 flat Don’t Pass bet, if you want to lay 5x Odds, then you lay enough so you win $75. Therefore, if you want to lay 5x Odds with a $15 flat Don’t Pass bet, then you lay $90, not $75. The true odds for the 6 and 8 are 6:5; therefore, you lay $90 to win $75 (i.e., $90 divided by 6 = $15 x 5 = $75). Remember, as explained in our article on the Don’t Pass bet, you have to lay more Odds to win a lesser amount.
“Do I position my lay Odds chips to the left or right of my Don’t Pass flat bet?” When heeling your Odds bet, your Don’t Pass lay Odds go on the side “closest” to the dealer. So, if you’re at the table to the right of the stickman (i.e., the stickman is to your left), then your heeled lay Odds chips go to the right of your flat Don’t Pass chip(s); and if you’re to the left of the stickman (i.e., the stickman is to your right), then your heeled lay Odds chips go to the left of your flat Don’t Pass chip(s). The reason is that the dealer pays your Don’t Pass Odds bet first and then pays your flat Don’t Pass bet. For example, suppose you stand in player position #8 with the dealer to your right and the stickman to your left. Your heeled Odds bet is positioned to the right of your flat Don’t Pass bet (i.e., your Odds chips are “closer” to the dealer than your flat bet chips). When your Don’t Pass bet wins, the dealer wants to pay your Odds bet first and then pay your flat bet, so the first stack of chips he comes to should be your heeled Odds bet, which means it must be to the right of your flat bet. If that’s confusing, then draw it on a piece of paper to help make sense of it. NOTE: When bridging your Odds bet, the position of your chips doesn’t matter for obvious reasons (we invite you to review our material on bridging and heeling the Don’t Pass lay Odds).
“It seemed that my dealer was constantly moving my lay Odds bet, checking if amounts were divisible.” Our experience is, no matter how correctly or neatly you stack your heeled Don’t Pass Odds chips, the dealer is going to fiddle with them in some manner. Even if they’re on the correct side of your flat-bet chips, he’ll move them closer to or farther away from the flat bet; or he’ll change the angle at which they’re heeled; or something. He does this for various reasons, some of which include: personal preference (e.g., spacing, angle of the heel), check to ensure the correct bet amount in the correct multiple is laid, and check to ensure the higher denominations are on the bottom. If you know your chips are positioned correctly, don’t fret about the dealer fiddling with them. 9 times out of 10 he’s going to touch them no matter what, so just let him have his fun.
“Is there a vig for laying odds through the Don’t Come? Is it 5%? And is it taken after win or lose?” The Odds bet related Don’t Pass, Don’t Come, Pass, and Come bets are all “free Odds” bets. There is no vig associated with these free Odds bets. The casino pays true odds without taking any vig. We invite you to review our material on the free Odds. NOTE: When laying Odds for a Don’t Come bet, the dealer positions your Odds chips (i.e., you don’t position them). Simply drop the chips for your lay bet in the Come box and the dealer will then pick them up and move them to the Don’t Come box adjacent to your flat Don’t Come chip(s). Good luck, and have fun at the tables!

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Comment on The “Free Odds” Bet in Craps by Richard A Pico http://www.crapspit.org/free-odds-bet-craps/#comment-1610 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 01:10:00 +0000 http://www.crapspit.org/?p=8083#comment-1610 As a coming out shooter with $15 on don’t pass, coming out point is 8, i pull my don’t pass bet. do i lose my shooting privilege? or if i lay 78 odds (5X) on above point and win by 7-out, do i keep the dice or does a new shooter come out? do i lay odds to the left or right of my don’t pass flat bet? one dealer said don’t pass flat bet is always closest to the stick, then the laying odds bet heeled or bridged. it seemed that my dealer was constantly moving my laying odds bet, checking if amounts were divisible. use the don’t come option…then lay your odds accordingly. is there a vigo for laying odds through the don’t come? is it 5%? and is it taken win or lose?

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