In craps progressive betting there aren’t that many different ways to bet. Basically you bet more while winning and bet less when losing.
Below are various ways you can increase your bet size.
2, 2 Press
With this method what you are doing is leaving your bets work for only two hits on the first series, waiting for the next series and letting your bets work for only two more hits, and on the third series you would press just two winning bets.
An example: You bet $22 across. The shooter throws a six and then an nine. For both you would have said same bet to the dealer and after the second hit, you would go off. On the second series or shooter, you would again let your bets work for two hits and then go off. On the third series or shooter, you would press two winning bets and then go off. Repeat the process.
What you are trying to do is win back your original bet, slowly build up your bets and reduce your exposure to the seven.
You can also change the number of hits around to suit table conditions. 1,1 press for a cold table and 3,3 press for a hot table. Risk is moderate. Good for a choppy table.
Go up one unit
When you win your bet you would tell the dealer to go up one unit. You win a $12 place bet on the eight. You tell the dealer to go up one unit. The dealer adds $6 to your bet and pays you $8. Now you have an $18 place bet. If you win again, you would say go up one unit, you would get paid $15 and have a $24 place bet on the eight.
You can also say to the craps dealer to make it look like $24 or make my eight look like $24. You can also say go to $24. Use whatever terminology that’s easiest for the dealer.
You have to win twice before you show a profit. This is a low to moderate risk level of play. This method is good for a hot and choppy table.
Pressing your bet
Simply put, every time you win your bet you double it or press it. Let’s say you win a $6 place bet on the 6. Instead of taking the $7 you would say to the dealer “press it”. Now you have $12 on the 6 and a dollar in your rack. If you win again, you can press it to $24 and have two more dollars in your rack. A win now will give you $4 more as you press it to $48. You have to win your bet three times before you get your money back, plus a $1 profit. There is a high level of risk betting like this. An early seven will wipe out any chance for profit. This method is good for a hot table.
Pressing every other bet
With this method you press your bet after every other win. Let’s say you win a $6 place bet on the six. You take the $7 and tell the dealer same bet. You have your starting bet back plus a $1 profit. You win your bet a second time. Now you tell the dealer press it and you have a $12 place bet and $2 profit. You win a third time, say same bet and get paid $14. You’re now ahead by $16. You can make a lot of money this way without overexposing yourself with big bets on the table. After you win your first bet, you have a $1 profit and a seven can no longer hurt you. Risk is moderate. This method is good for a hot and choppy table.
Progressive / Regressive
These methods lets you pull the most profit off the table before a seven shows. One way is to start with $12 on both the six and eight. You win one of the bets and you tell the dealer take the six and eight down to $6 each. You win again and say same bet. You can press either bet after the third win. Another way is to press your place bets after every other hit. When the shooter makes the point you can cut back the amount on your place bets.
For example: You worked your place bet on the six to $60 and the eight to $24. After the shooter makes the point you can tell the dealer to make your six and eight look like $12 each. ( or any dollar amount that you are comfortable with )
What you are trying to do is pull as much profit off the table as you can before the inevitable seven shows up. Moderate risk and conservative style of play. This method is good for a hot and choppy table. See hot & cold craps table before you play craps for real money. We also have a bonus guide, and some Craps FAQ.