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Craps for Advanced Players
For those of you who are familiar with basic craps betting, next you should understand these advanced types.
Before you read any further, we have to advise that this guide is for advanced players. Basically, that means you need to know the difference between betting on ‘pass’ or ‘don’t pass’, as well as the phases ‘come-out’ and ‘point’ before understanding the below strategies – check out our how to play guide to learn more.
Understanding Come Bets
Many craps players are unlikely to venture outside of the comfort of betting pass or don’t pass, which is why here we will explain the principles and merits of placing a ‘come’ bet. To place this bet, you must wait until the come-out roll establishes the point value.
In making a come bet, the appeal lies with the fact that only the appearance of a 7 or the point will impact pass-line bets. Understandably, the action can lull as you wait for either to appear. Therefore, an interesting prospect is to bet on the come box after the come-out roll.
With a come bet, you will with a 7 or 11 and lose with a 2, 3, or 12. Meanwhile, all other numbers will become the point value. Come betting provides you with more opportunities to try and generate winnings.
Don’t Depend on Hard Way Bets
While come betting can prove to useful in winning at craps, hard way bets are the complete opposite and should be avoided at all costs. The only benefit to hard way betting is that you can potentially increase a small stake of a dollar in value up to $10.
In craps, a successful hard way bet can yield a return of 9/1. And for that to happen, first you need to bet on one of the hard numbers, including 4, 6, 8, or 10. When backing one of those numbers, you then need for two matching numbers to create your number. In short, hard way betting can drain your bankroll in a hurry.