Craps Systems Rated
by Frank Scoblete
With craps systems, the
goal is a betting scheme that tries to overcome the math of the game.
This Learn to
systems rated as the ridiculous, superficial
Some seem to work until you realize they aren’t saving you money--they
are losing you even more money.
The Ridiculous Craps Systems
These are based on the gambler’s fallacy that if something
hasn’t happened for a while it must be due.
Examples are players who
bet the hardways and those one-roll Crazy Crapper proposition bets.
bets have casino house edges at 10% or higher.
The yo-eleven has an
uncanny 11.11 percent edge. You’ll lose $11.11 for every $100 wagered
on the eleven-eleven.
Additionally, there’s the “Fallacy of the
Small Wager-Big Payoff.” Take that bet mentioned--yo-eleven and let’s
say our player bets it on every single roll of the dice but only for
one lousy dollar.
After an hour of play and about 120 rolls,
that’s $120 dollars wagered into that 11.11% t house edge equaling a
loss of $13.33 -- per hour!
If this player is looking to receive
comps and play for four hours in a day, the expected loss for one lousy
dollar over that time is $53.32.
You may win these bets, but make them enough over a long time and the
casino house edge will cut your bankroll to shreds.
The Superficial Craps Systems
these are based on a kind of superficial logic. One
example relates how to win 80 percent of my bets.
I bet $64, or
multiples of this number, on six numbers. Yes, by betting $64 across
($10 on the 4, $10 on the 5, $12 on the 6, $12 on the 8, $10 on the 9
and $10 on the 10) I will win a whopping 24 times for every six times I
lose (80 percent).
In those 24 wins, I will accumulate $360. Wow!
However, here’s the truth about the math. In those six losses I will
lose $384 (6 X $64 = $384) for a net loss of $24. Not good.
of the outrageous craps systems states how to win 99 percent of our
betting sequences. And, in fact, these systems do just that -- but we
still wind up losing just the same.
Here’s why: by utilizing a
Martingale betting system, which calls for doubling up a bet after a
loss, you can win 99 percent of your betting sequences. This suggests
making a Pass Line bet of $5 and then doubling it each
time, it loses until we finally win a bet.
The theory is that we have to win a bet eventually and, when we do, we
get all our losses back plus the initial $5 wager.
the casino does not allow wagers to exceed a certain amount. This
usually stops a Martingale player somewhere around the eighth or ninth
step as the table maximums are $1,000 or $2,000 when the table minimum
Since this bet only has a slight house edge, it’s almost a 50-50
proposition. So, let’s go with that 50-50 proposition.
Your first bet is $5. Now, here are the probabilities and the odds of a
run of losses.
|1 out of 2
|1 to 1
|1 out of 4
|3 to 1
|1 out of 8
|7 to 1
|1 out of 16
|15 to 1
|1 out of 32
|31 to 1
|1 out of 64
|63 to 1
|1 out of 128
|127 to 1
|1 out of 256
|255 to 1
|1 out of 512
|511 to 1
The above shows why it can be claimed that I will
win 99 percent of my betting sequences with an 8-step Martingale craps
systems once every 256 decisions.
I could go to an eight-step the
first time or I could play for days without hitting eight losses in a
row. Eventually, I will hit 8 consecutive losses and wind up losing all
my wins back and more.
However, the casino’s edge on all the
money I bet will still be only 1.41 percent, which is the Pass Line
bet’s house edge without taking full odds. While the total loss will be
the same as if I had bet $5 on each and every Pass Line decision, the
patterns of the wins and losses will be different. For a Martingale
player, there will be a lot of little wins and a few devastating
Hedging Craps Systems
These craps systems theorize that by hedging this bet with that bet
they can overcome the edge on both bets and beat the game.
players will place a Pass Line bet and an Any Craps bet in order to
protect their Pass Line bet from the 2, 3 or 12 being rolled -- all
losers on the Come-Out part of the game for a right bettor. Are the
bets really protected? On the contrary, they lose more!
result if a $25 Pass Line bettor protects his bet by hedging it with
a $5 Any Craps. On the Come-Out roll, the 7 or 11 will win the $25 Pass
Line player $25, but he will lose $5 on the Any Craps.
will he win on the Pass Line? Eight times in 36 rolls for a win of $200
minus $40 for the losses on Any Craps. So, he's up $160.
if he hits the Any Craps, he wins seven times his $5 bet for a win of
$35. He’ll do this four times every 36 Come-Out rolls for a total of
$140. But he lost $25 on each of those four rolls, so his net profit
was only $40.
Still, he’s ahead of the game at this point because he
won $160 on the Come-Out 7s and 11s, and he won $40 on the Any Craps.
He’s ahead a total of $200.
What if the bets were not protected?
He would have won $200 but lost $100 when the 2, 3, and 12 rolled. He’d
have only been up $100. But by hedging, he is up $200, not $100.
If the game stopped there, it
would be great. But
craps doesn’t stop there.
Every time the shooter establishes his point
-- the numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 -- our hedger loses his $5.
shooter will establish his point 24 times. That’s a loss of $120 for
the point numbers. Our player who hedges on the Come-Out roll -- where
he has a 2-1 edge over the casino and would be up $100 after the 36
Come-Out rolls on average -- is now up only $80. That is $20 less than
he would have won had he not protected his Pass
Line bet and just let it stand alone.
hedging on the Do side of the board is a don’t, and you can use the
same kind of analysis for all possible hedges at craps and the result
will be the same -- you’ll actually lose more by trying to protect
otherwise good bets with otherwise bad bets.
The Any Craps is a bad
bet because it has a house edge of 11.11%, whereas the Pass Line bet
only faces a small 1.41% house edge.
In the end, a bad bet can’t
protect a good bet.
If you have been playing the wrong way all these years, switch right
now because -- better late than never!
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