Some games, like blackjack and poker, have a memory, meaning that once a card is played, it cannot be returned to the pack until it is shuffled again. Craps, however, employs only dice.
So what is a craps system? A method can aid players who prefer an organized approach to betting. Maintaining a method might be easier than evaluating every bet on every round.
The goal of systems is to have more wins than losses throughout time. The word ‘long-term’ is debatable, thus some players may notice improvements sooner or later than others.
Next, we will examine some of the most common craps systems and their operation.
The Craps System
Using streaks is key. In short, the player merely wagers the previous choice in hopes of a repeat. Knowing that each roll of the dice is unaffected by prior rolls, the shooter’s chances of rolling another Four are unaltered. It is possible to cash in on streaks using this approach.
Making the right Pass/Come or Don’t Pass/Don’t Come bets can help players follow winning or losing streaks. This technique may need frequent bet changes, so keep alert to avoid missing anything as bets travel around the table.
This strategy doesn’t try to choose lower house edge bets, but the two bets in play already have the lowest house edge values.
Iron Cross System
This strategy makes use of the whole craps table. Besides 5, 6, and 8, there are field bets on 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 and 12. In this one-roll bet, the player is betting on all numbers except seven.
The player can win on 30 of the 36 potential dice combinations. But remember that a loss might wipe out your cash. In other words, you will probably win a lot yet a single loss will eat into your gains.
We know that the odds of each number landing and paying out vary, which makes evaluating the house margin on the total wager difficult. That’s greater than its lowest-edge component (the place bets on 6 and 8, at 1.52 percent) and double that of the Pass line bet.
The Martingale system is perhaps the most famous. It is widely utilized in gaming, but is particularly popular among roulette players. It also works for craps.
This strategy is based on even money bets. In craps, the Pass/Don’t Pass and Come/Don’t Come bets are ideal. When the player loses, they double their wager. The notion is that a later, greater win will offset early losses.
As you can see, this approach is not without risk. A few players have infinite bankrolls and can increase their stakes indefinitely. Casinos also have betting limitations, which makes this system unsustainable. Even with a limitless bankroll, you cannot use this strategy beyond a particular stake size.
System of Parity Hedge
In the interest of objectivity, we couldn’t leave out this item of (totally fake) craps legend. The tale goes as follows. A group of mathematicians, physicists, and other geniuses once devised a strategy to defeat the craps table. These bets were supposed to be based on 11 important criteria.
These strange gents tested their idea in the casino by placing small wagers and playing at night. To truly test the system, they enlisted a Japanese businessman and passionate gambler. To cut a long tale short, the gambler won big money and then vanished, maybe a victim of the Vegas mafia.
This is a little fanciful. The tale and claimed betting system were concocted by a fraud awareness website.
This basic technique is popular among gamers who wish to observe the game. Some say it keeps the free drinks flowing, but we don’t condone gambling while intoxicated, so we’ll ignore that. An example will help illustrate this system. The player wagers £5 on Pass and £15. The player then wagers £10 on the Pass. If the shooter hits a 4 or 10, the player wins £10. If the point is 5 or 9, the player wins £5. If the shooter hits the 6 or 8, the player wins £2. It is a win-win situation.