Craps is a game loaded with betting opportunities on each and every roll. The game itself can be very intimidating to new players because of the fast paced action. However, craps can be a very easy game to play if you focus on specific bets. Let’s talk about some great ways to play the game of craps.
The field can be a decent bet, if utilized properly. Many players get into trouble when they play the field bet often. While all those numbers might look like a sure bet, the probability of the field being rolled is only 44.5%.
If you’re going to play the field, do so sparingly. One great way to play the field is to wait for X number of non-field numbers to be rolled first. Here’s a quick break down that shows how your probability of winning a field bet increases with the number of consecutive non-field rolls thrown.
Number of non-field rolls consecutively:
As you can see, your probability of winning increases up to 97.1% by waiting for six consecutive non-field rolls to come out. The field is normally viewed as a “suckers bet”, but by monitoring dice rolls, you can put the odds in your favor.
Big 6 Big 8
The big 6 and big 8 are “lazy player” bets. They are located on the edge of the layout and in easy reach for players. The big 6 and big 8 bets are normally very large on the layout and calling for your bets. However, by betting on the big 6 or big 8, you are losing money when you win.
If you are at a $1, you can place the 6 or 8 for $3, which pays $3.50. By using the big 6 or big 8, which pays even money, you are losing at least 50 cents per win–assuming you are betting the minimums. If you win on the big 6 or big 8 ten times, you lost $5. The money lost goes up with the level of betting.
Players should stay away from the big 6 and big 8. There is no value in this bet.