Betting Strategy

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  1. harrythewit

    harrythewit Member

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    Been playing craps about 2 years now (started being a degenerate late in life!). Love the game and this forum (most of the time). Here's my question: playing the inside numbers vs. a pass line bet and come bet. It seems to me that the pass line and come bet have less risk, and, if they both hit, will be a larger profit after 4 hits.
    For example, I play $64 across, and after the first hit of a 5 or 9 and a 6 or 8 I press to $110 across. So after 2 hits I am down $66. After 2 more hits I am +$4 and can now start making $$$. But, If I played $5 with $25 odds on both a pass line and a come, (assuming they were inside numbers), after the same initial 2 hits I am down $50 as opposed to $66, but after two more hits I am up at least $70. Sounds better, no???
    One obvious difference, of course, is control of the numbers you play, as well as what you can take down [thank you Mr. Hall for your input]. Just curious as to what people prefer.
    Thanks in advance for your input
     
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  2. The Midnight Skulker, Apr 16, 2019 at 9:31 AM

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    I have added a strategy of getting my initial investment off the table ASAP to the 5 count when front side. Hence I start with $10 Pass/Come at the count of 4, and if it gets a point taking no odds while adding a second $10 Pass/Come. I'm even if Dugan shows now, and
    • if craps rolls I wait for my point to make (and get back to even) before making another bet.
    • if the second bet gets the same point as the first then I've financed the flat and I take double odds on it.
    • if the second bet gets a point different from the first I take $15/$16 odds on both (total investment of $50-52 and wait for both to be resolved before starting multiple place bet progressions, again "double clutching" each one to recover the initial bet before progressing.
    Conservative to be sure, but I have yet to get destroyed and have had a couple of quite lucrative hands playing this way.
     
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    I generally use a combination of pass/place/come. If you're torn, try both ways and try and keep track to see which fares better after a number of sessions. It's a bit problematic comparing unless you keep strict bet handle stats....but you'll probably find a comfort zone after a while. My 2 cents.
     
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    do you ever do a $2 crap check?
     
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  5. Dave G Ct

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    Yes I do a $2 craps check and add $2 to my PL bet . If you hit them on CO pays for the $2 craps check.
    As to the Come bet it protects you on a short roll but may destroy you on a 3-5 roll hand.On inside numbers use a regression strategy.
     
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  6. basicstrategy777, Apr 16, 2019 at 2:24 PM

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    How many quick 7 outs can you handle ?

    Are tables more cold than hot ?.....Arte tables more choppy than hot?..........2 out of 3 things are not so hot.

    You can always bet up.....why do that so soon ?.........how much more can you really gain if you are at a hot table......you'll be betting up soon enough...........early results can break you real fast, but it will never make you..........focus on your early betting, IMHO.

    777
     
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    :confused: ???? :cool:!!! :) :rolleyes: :D.
     
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    When

    von duck,

    When (7) Outs keep hitting, best to Exit that Table & Casino!

    ealeeye2
     
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    Why not just go to the "don't "? No sense wasting, perfectly good, 7-outs.
     
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    von duck,

    The Don't is a ""GRIND"" that I simply don't Play, unless I have verified BIASED DICE in play!

    eagleeye2
     
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    There are ways to "play the don't" without actually betting on the don't. The "don't" is the key to winnning. Think hard before you respond this idea. I know exactly what I am talking about. :cool:
     
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    von duck,

    To Each His Own!

    I bet the Do, selecting low odds #'s & Pressing!

    Works fine for one that practices what they preach.

    eagleeye2
     
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  13. The Midnight Skulker, Apr 18, 2019 at 9:04 AM

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    I am sure you do, but I still can't resist.

     
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    you didn't think hard enough man.
     
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    You, may or may not know what I'm talking about, judging by the over-reaction, and your known allies, I think you might, but then, no, no you don't. Not in the loop man. :cool:
     
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