Although Craps is a game of luck rather than skill, it wouldn’t be fair to say that there is a Craps system that truly works. On the other hand, a Craps strategy can help make the game of craps a lot more pleasant by placing smart bets, where the odds are more in your favour and which can help you enjoy the perks of being an online casino player.
Simple betting systems that work for online craps
Let’s start with a simple example of an easy craps strategy that minimises the house edge. Start by betting on the pass line each and every time. If the shooter succeeds in rolling a 7 or an 11, you win. If the shooter, on the other hand, rolls a 2, 3 or a 12, you lose.
The way this strategy works is that the shooter establishes a point every time he rolls a 1, 4, 5, 6, 8 9 or a 10. This strategy works because you are placing your money on an odds bet that the shooter will establish a point. You’re more likely to win than with any other craps bet.
To put it more into perspective. Your initial bet using this system on a pass line bet gives the house a 1.41% edge. If you succeed in establishing a point, then you combine this bet with an odds bet that is twice your original bet, so that the house edge drops to a mere 0.6%.
Although this system won’t always work, especially when the shooter hits a 7, 11, 2, 3 or 12, it still succeeds in minimising the house edge, and thus losing less money over a stretch of time.
The Follow Craps System
Another commonly used craps betting system is the Fallow system. This system claims that players must bet the way the last decision resulted in a way to cash in on winning streaks. Since the roll of the dice is independent, a player has essentially the same odds of rolling an 11, every other time as the first.
Iron Cross Betting Craps System
The Iron Cross Bet uses the field bet (2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12) with a place bet on 5, 6 and 8. Basically, you are placing a bet on pretty much everything except for the number 7. This means that you can win with 30 out of 36 dice combinations.
The house edge when it comes to this betting system stands at a massive 3.87%, which is twice the size of the house edge of the Passline wager. Although you are more likely to win most of the time, when you lose, you are also likely to lose quite big.
Martingale Betting Craps System
This betting system has already been mentioned for other table games. This betting system, which has been around since the 18th century, is a progressive betting method. Let’s give you an example. You start off with a €5 bet. If you lose that bet, you increase your next bet to €10 and if you also lose that one, you increase it to €20, and so on and so forth. This continues until you have a successful bet. When this happens, you start from scratch once again. Whenever a sequence ends, you recoup all your lost money plus a €5 profit.
Systematically, this system has a lot of potential but like most systems, it also comes with some risks. You must have quite a big bankroll for you to increase your bets. The other potential problem would be if you exceed the bet maximum on the table if you are on a losing streak.