Bad habits that cause you to lose at the craps table
Pay attention to these winning craps strategies
If you ever play craps online, you have developed at least one bad habit. In fact, most craps players have several bad habits. The problem is that they end up costing you a lot of money.
In this article, you will read more about the most common bad habits that craps players develop and that end up costing them a lot of money. Learn how to avoid these habits, and you will immediately improve your winning chances at the craps table.
Ignoring the Odds betting option
If you play a game of craps, you’ll notice that many gamblers make different bets. They use a wide range of betting methods and superstitions to decide what to do. You will even come across gamblers who sincerely believe that they can influence the outcome of the rolls.
The main betting option at the craps table is the odds bet. This is not used by every craps player, but it is the single bet that every craps player should use. The problem with the odds bet is that there is no marked space on the table for it, and you cannot make this bet unless you first place a come-out bet.
Because there is no space marked for the odds bet, some craps players don’t even know it exists. The odds bet is usually placed behind the come-out roll bet when a point is set. But you can tell the person running the game that you want to put an odds bet, and they will help you.
Odds bets are the only bets in the casino with true even odds. This means that the house edge on this bet is 0%, but the come-out roll has a casino edge, and you have to make it first. In this way, the casino still has an advantage on your total bet amount, even if the odds are reasonable on the odds bet.
Break the bad habit of ignoring the odds bet. Instead, make it a habit to place an odds bet every time you have the opportunity to do so.
Betting on the Pass Line
The most popular bet on a come-out roll at the craps table is on the pass line. This is not a tremendously bad betting option, but it’s certainly not the most advantageous either. The best craps bet on a come-out throw is don’t pass.
The difference in casino advantage on these two bets is small, so it is not an unforgivable sin if you are in the habit of betting the pass line. However, it is better to use every possible advantage, no matter how small in percentage terms.
A don’t pass bet has a casino advantage of 1.36%. A pass line bet has a casino advantage of 1.41%. This is not a huge difference, but it is a difference, as mentioned.
If you make 200 roll bets of $40 each, the total risk on these bets is $8,000. Your expected loss on the pass line of $8,000 is $112.80. If you risk this $8,000 on the don’t pass, you expect a loss of $108.80. This is a difference of $4 on $8,000 of bets.
For many people, this amount is not worth thinking about. Often $4 is an amount they give away as a tip to the dealer. But why would you bet on an option with a high house edge and not a low edge. That’s simply not logical and indeed not clever. Make it a habit to recognize the most advantageous betting options and bet on those.