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Precision shooting strategy and craps money management

My latest guide for precision shooting is about dice control strategy and bet management. Using good money management works well in any type of casino game, but it is especially important in craps when you are doing dice control. The same also goes for strategy when making bets since some bets will be more rewarding for this particular method.

Depending on whether you are trying to throw sevens or not throw them, there is a concept explained in the guide known as 7 exposure. It is a strategy related to how much money you are willing to lose when rolling a seven. This exposure is basically a percentage of your bankroll and is equal to what you think your overall edge is over the casino and the house. It is kind of hard to find this, but the general concept shows that when you have a good shooter who can really control the dice, your percentage gets higher and so does your 7 exposure. For example, if you have a $5,000 bankroll and the 7 exposure is 10% (which is ridiculously high), when you would be willing to lose $500 if you rolled a seven.

Of course this is not as important if you are actually trying to roll a seven. Now another betting strategy that you should take advantage of is when you are rolling more numbers with higher frequency in craps. For instance, you might be the lucky one who can easily shoot snake eyes or box cars (2 or 12). If you can set the dice correctly and precisely throw them perfectly, you can make a ton of money. The actual odds of throwing any of these two numbers is 1 in 36 rolls and it pays out $30 for every $1 bet, which actually has a high house edge and is normally a bad deal bet. If you can learn to throw any of these numbers and get them to land consistently with the rate of 1 in 15 throws or 1 in 20 throws, you can make a lot of money.

If there are other craps shooters out there, watch what they are trying to roll, if you notice that they keep messing up and not getting their desired number, but they keep landing on some other unintended number, this is known as the shooter’s signature number. This is a result of the shooter doing something wrong with their throw consistently enough (or something right as well), that they land on the same numbers over and over again. In some cases, the player may not even realize this and it happens often. So watch for any signature numbers and take advantage of it in your betting strategy. Lastly, you can learn even more by checking out the full length article on our site mentioned above.

Craps dice control and dice setting techniques

A few days ago I wrote a large article and guide to dice control. I think you will find the bulk of your information there but I will definitely be adding a few more pages there that will go into more details and get into the specifics of controlling the dice. If you do not know what dice control is, I will explain a little bit about it.

Basically, this is just a technique used by “advantage players” as a way to gain an advantage to the game of craps. The methods used here lie in a type of grey area between legal and illegal as well as being a form of cheating. This is synonymous to how card counting works with blackjack. Technically, dice setting (or dice control) is not illegal, but casino still have the right to throw you out if you get caught.

The whole purpose of the strategy is to control which numbers the dice will land on when you throw them. It’s a lot like bowling, pool or darts where you need to fine tune your skill and learn how to precisely throw the dice so they land on a specific number. For example, you could make a ton of money by consistently throwing snake eyes or boxcars (the number 2 or 12), the same thing goes with the number 7, which is even easier to control because of the large number of combinations available.

All I can say is read that article and just keep on practicing because it takes some serious skill, which can result in some serious payouts as well. Really, the whole name of the game is to throw the dice on an axis. Basically you just need to line up both cubes so that they stack together into a rectangular block. Then you will want to throw them as a single piece and finally you will want the dice to fly through the air as a single piece as if they are glued together. You also want them to be thrown straight and level to the table so that they bounce at the same time. This is really the whole strategy.

You also want to throw them hard enough so that they bounce off the opposite wall of the table. Some general tips is to make the least amount of contact with the dice and to apply as less pressure as possible on them. All the specifics are in the article and they should be very helpful for beginners to get started and to learn what these techniques are all about.

What are the free odds craps bets and how to use them?

The free odds bet is actually the greatest bet in the entire casino and in the game of craps. The reason this is such a wonderful bet is the fact that they pay out true odds, which means the actual odds of winning are the same as the payout odds. This also means the house has no edge, advantage or profit margin. Basically the house has a 0% edge!

The odds bet is usually made as a complement to the pass line or don’t pass line bets. They also apply to the come and don’t come bets as well. When you place any of these line bets, you wait until the shooter rolls the dice. If you don’t crap out or seven out (depending on what you are betting on), then a point number will be established. It is only after the point is made that the odds bets become available.

Players may only place odds bets in multiples of their original line bet wagers. For instance, players can bet in 1x, 2x or 3x their bet increments. Large casinos like those in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Reno, Monte Carlo and etc., will allow 10x, 50x and even 100x odds bets. This can also be found at some online VIP casinos as well depending on if the casino will allow players to customize their craps tables like it has been known at the CasinoMax. Take a look at our Las Vegas multiple odds percentage chart to see how much your odds improve as you increase your odds bets.

The general rule of thumb is the higher the multiplier of odds bets you place, the lower the house edge gets. Remember, the odds bet itself is pays true odds, but you are using this in addition to your line bet, which already includes a small house edge. Placing an odds bet will just reduce the mathematical house edge to fall in your favor as you put more money on odds. Also, the pass and come odds are the same thing as well as the don’t pass and don’t come odds. True odds is true odds! Remember, the don’t pass line has just slightly better odds than the regular pass line bet.

I put a lot of links in this post because there is a lot of information about this bet since it is more of an advanced strategy. I would suggest reading a lot about the rules in order to get a good grasp of this part of the game. Once you understand this aspect of free odds, you will get a huge appreciation for the game as I have and just how rare it is to get such great odds and luck.

Using the Martingale Craps Betting System

If you didn’t already know, the Martingale strategy is one of the most popular and well known betting systems in existence. These systems are usually great for risk and bankroll management and guide players into betting by a series of patterns. Not only can this system be used in craps, but it can be used in just about any other casino game. First of all, this is a negative progression strategy, which means that you actually increase the size of your bets whenever you lose. This is also one of the riskiest, yet profitable betting system to use and I will explain it below.

The first important requirement for using the Martingale is to wager on bets that have nearly even odds and even payouts. An example of this would be the pass line or don’t pass bet, which pays out 1:1 (even) odds and also has a very low house edge. The lower the house edge, the better this system will work. Depending on the rules of the craps table, some bets have no house edge at all. For example, the any craps bet and the any seven (big red) pays out true odds (no house edge!) when playing at the CasinoMax‘s crap table. Generally though, the free odds bet in addition to one of the pass bets are perfect for using the Martingale system.

Now the first thing you do is wager 1 chip, which can be $1, $5, $100 or whatever you plan on betting. If you win, then the proceeding bets will always be 1 chip. Basically you never increase the size of your bets when you win. If you lose the bet, then you double the number of chips on the next bet and you keep on doubling up each time you lose consecutively. If you go on a losing streak, your bets would go from 1 chip to 2, then 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 and so on. If you are using $100 chips, your bet would be $6400 after 6 losses in a row! If you finally win on that bet, then you return to your original 1 chip bet.

The benefit and advantage of the Martingale system when playing craps is you will always end up with a profit of 1 chip whenever you win, even after a long string of losses. The disadvantage is having to worry about table limits. For instance, if you were betting $100 chips and the table limit was $5000, you would be unable to wager $6400 in order to keep on pace with the strategy. Ideally, you would want to start with a very large bankroll and also begin with the minimum bet or minimum table limit, that way you have lots of room to move. If you started off with $1 chips, you would have to lose 12 times in a row before hitting the table limit, as long as you have a large enough bankroll to play with.

Losing 12 times in a row is somewhat rare, but it does happen. The larger your bankroll is and the larger the table limit is, the better chances you have of winning. This is a great strategy to use if you are a high roller and play on tables with high stakes craps. Still, the Martingale system is notorious for being risky so it is a good idea to know what you are doing in this game first.