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Posted: 4/16/2006 1:44:05 PM EST
We are going to Vegas in about a month and I'd like to give craps a try. I understand how the game is played but I'm unsure about all of the betting options. I'm not naive enough to be looking for a beat the house system, I just want to avoid sucker bets and make my money last as long as possible. When I play Blackjack I always play a five dollar table betting five to ten dollars a hand. I'd like to bet about the same amount at the craps tables. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks guys.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:46:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2006 1:47:16 PM EST by raven]
Tag. I'd like to know too. I played once, sat some money on one of the options and after I won some money 3 or 4 times in a row, I took it off the table. I had next to no idea what was going on.

I stick to poker, because I know the rules to that and I have a degree of control. I know the rules to Roulette, but that's just so random. The only way to help your odds is a betting system.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:49:06 PM EST
At this very moment I am sitting in the McCarran International Airport after spending 7 wonderful days in Las Vegas. I lost my ass at the craps tables so I am of no help. But I am sure that someone on here willbe of help. I had nevered played craps unitl this trip to Vegas(my 6th in the last 7 years).

I play roulette mostly, I made my money back and then some playing it this time.

Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:49:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2006 1:53:39 PM EST by U_Down_Wit_OPP]
Suckers game.
Phil Ivey has dumped more of his poker winnings at the craps table than anyone else, save for TJ Cloutier, who has won millions playing Tournament NLHE and has given every dime of it back at the dice game.

That should tell you something, when pro gamblers donk off their winnings to that stupid game.
The only way to beat the dice takes two people in collusion with each other using a collective bankroll and an old system called "betting and placing the wrong number" (no google hits, so don't bother), but don't get caught by the casino doing it. At best, you grind out modest profit, at worst, you stay even.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:55:37 PM EST
Look around and you will find informal classes at various casinos to teach you how to play. Usually in the mornings and they take about an hour to convince you that you know what your doing then you'll go blow a wad and say "Shit, I don't like craps!"

Try to find the cheapo tables at smaller casinos and make your money last there instead of the big name casinos. Those are just for you to go look at and oogle the purdy people.

Good Luck!
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:56:13 PM EST
I dont play with shit it is not good for U.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 2:07:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2006 2:08:58 PM EST by st0newall]
craps supposedly has the best odds. there are good ways to play and there are absolute sucker bets. i've been to several casinos over the years and just cant get into it. it is really really fast. you can win fast and loose faster.

only thing i know to suggest (and this isn't really all that good) is to catch a player making pass after pass and ride along. once that stops.. do like lord humongous tells you and just walk away... (which is very very hard to do).

me i play roulette and bet progressions (odd/even, red/black) start with 5 bucks and double every time i loose. i wait for a table to 3 or 4 hits in the odd. then start betting even, same on red/black). a true grinding game but you can pay for your trip IF you have the guts to make the few times it take several hundred dollars to chase that 5 buck profit....
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 2:09:14 PM EST
Always bet on 6 and 8..
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 2:25:43 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 2:26:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By TC6969:

Originally Posted By st0newall:

me i play roulette and bet progressions (odd/even, red/black) start with 5 bucks and double every time i loose. .

What do you bet when you tight?

what is 'tight'?
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 2:27:31 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 2:37:50 PM EST
Put as little money on the pass line and put as much money as you can on your odds. Or if your like me play the dark side and put as little as you can on the dont pass and put your max odds for it. Once the point is made the odds are in your favor that you will win. OF course come out bets will often eat you up.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 2:38:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2006 2:38:58 PM EST by Barrelburner]
Thank you in advance for paying my taxes for me
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 3:32:41 PM EST
The back up bet behind the pass line is the best player odds bet in gambling.

The hard bets are the worst.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 4:22:35 PM EST
Try one of the free online sites to practice first. Pokerroom.com (among numerous others) has one. It isn't quite the same feeling as real life, but you can see how the mechanics of the game works.
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