Comments for CrapsPit.org http://www.crapspit.org Learn to play Craps Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:33:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 Comment on Don’t Fight a Cold Table, Adapt to It by crapspit http://www.crapspit.org/dont-fight-cold-table/#comment-1638 Mon, 06 Mar 2017 17:25:00 +0000 http://www.crapspit.org/?p=7437#comment-1638 Hi Slypig, thanks for your comment. Please refer to our articles on craps systems and hedge bets. If betting that way makes you feel good or comfortable, or if it’s a fun way for you to play the game, then go for it. Entertainment in Vegas usually costs money, so betting your complex hedge system is just another entertainment expense. But don’t think you’re going to win over the long term. And don’t forget, just because the bet is complex and looks exotic, it’s still a losing bet. You should compute the overall house advantage and you might be surprised at how much you’re giving up to the casino. But, again, if it makes the game fun for you, then go for it. That’s the key; if you have fun with it and you’re willing to accept the losses that go with it, then the bet is no worse than any other bet. Thanks again for your post.

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Comment on Don’t Fight a Cold Table, Adapt to It by Slypig http://www.crapspit.org/dont-fight-cold-table/#comment-1637 Tue, 28 Feb 2017 21:25:00 +0000 http://www.crapspit.org/?p=7437#comment-1637 What do you think about the “Buffalo” bet on the Come-Out roll? All the hard ways for $5 each – working on the come-out – hop the 7 for $2 each and a $5 horn-high Yo. That is $31 action. I don’t play the Pass Line either. You win on a 2,3,7,11,12 and cash in nicely on a hard way. The bad part is when a point is established the easy way – you have to rebet the hard-way. You will be surprised how many times a hard way comes on the Come-Out roll. Plus when others are losing their Pass Line bets on a 2,3,12, you are winning.

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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-1633 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:28:00 +0000 http://www.crapspit.org/?p=7437#comment-1633 Phil, thanks for your comment and for your nice words. We appreciate hearing from our readers, and we’re glad our website has helped you learn the game. Technically, you’re correct. Yes, adapting to a cold table does involve relying on past results to predict future results, but let’s see if we can find an acceptable justification for using it. Casinos rely on the Gambler’s Fallacy to get non-bettors to bet. Recall from our other article the example of the tote boards by the roulette wheels. Suppose one of those tote boards shows the last 5 hands were even numbers. A non-bettor strolling through the casino sight-seeing might think, “Wow, that wheel has been all even, it can’t be even again, so I’m going to bet odd.” Gotcha! The tote board relied on the Gambler’s Fallacy to suck that guy in and get him to make a bet that he normally wouldn’t make (i.e., if he hadn’t seen the tote board, he would have walked right by the wheel and continued sight-seeing). Now, let’s go to the craps table. Suppose you’re a staunch Pass bettor; you hate the Don’t and anybody who bets the Don’t. There’s no way you’ll switch to the Dark Side. When the table turns cold, you continue playing, you don’t walk away. You beat your chest, and stand and fight the dice until you toss in your last $1 chip. Now, you’re broke. You have no choice but to quit. You walk away mad, blaming everything except your own stubborn play for your losses. We know trends occur in craps (that’s what “streaks” are). Our objective during a cold streak is to ride it out and stay at the table as long as possible. We don’t want to quit. We came to Vegas to play craps, not walk around sight-seeing. So, if you’re going to continue playing through a cold streak anyway, then the Gambler’s Fallacy isn’t tempting you to make bets that you normally wouldn’t. That is, you continue making bets because you want to keep playing, not because of the Gambler’s Fallacy. So, if you’re going to continue playing anyway regardless of the Gambler’s Fallacy, and if you know streaks do occur in craps, then why not try to take advantage of those streaks and try to minimize your losses to maximize your playing time? If you know you’re in the middle of a cold streak (it’s usually obvious), are you going to be one of those losers who beats his chest and stands to fight against the streak? Yes, as you stated, the streak could end immediately after switching, but that’s a risk I’m willing to take. And even if it does go the other way soon after switch, you won’t be losing that much because you’re minimizing your betting action while playing the cold streak (i.e., make minimum Don’t Pass flat bets with single Odds). Remember, your objective is to stay at the table playing and survive the cold streak so you’re still at the table when a hot streak appears. Phil, yes, technically you’re correct. By switching to the Don’t, you’re basing your play on past results. But in this case, history has proven to our bankrolls that it’s better to switch and play the cold streak with the minimum Don’t bets than it is to stand and fight. Thanks again for your post. Have fun and good luck at the tables!

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Comment on Don’t Fight a Cold Table, Adapt to It by Phil http://www.crapspit.org/dont-fight-cold-table/#comment-1631 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:01:00 +0000 http://www.crapspit.org/?p=7437#comment-1631 I’ve really enjoyed all the articles, learned a lot, and increased my $100 bankroll by 50 percent 3 out of 4 times in Vegas the first 4 times I’ve ever played Craps. However, let me observe your comments about a hot or cold table obviously succumb to the Gambler’s Fallacy, assuming past results forecast future results. In fact, the distribution variance can kick in on the very next roll of the dice, in either direction, for you or against you. So, when you switch your Pass bet to Don’t Pass, that could very well occur right before the dice change on you. And assuming otherwise relies on only the fallacy, doesn’t it? Beyond that point, this website is golden. Thanks.

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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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