June 26th, 2010 at 7:28:26 AM
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Hi folks, just looking for your thoughts on a decent Craps strategy for a $200 buy in. I have my thoughts which I will post a little later but looking to tap some of the knowledge here.

June 26th, 2010 at 7:52:51 AM
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What are your goals? To maximize time at table? To avoid Risk of Ruin? To Maximize winnings? To earn points or to obtain free drinks?Quote:RonDiazHi folks, just looking for your thoughts on a decent Craps strategy for a $200 buy in. I have my thoughts which I will post a little later but looking to tap some of the knowledge here.

I'd vote for a LINE bet and Free Odds on it. With only 200, you'd probably be better off on the PassLine where you can TAKE odds since the Don'tPassLine requires you to LAY odds which means a bit more money is at risk.

If you want to make it a ComeBet And FreeOdds on it, thats fine too, but at 200.00 you may be underfunded to avoid a ten percent Risk of Ruin.

June 26th, 2010 at 8:03:42 AM
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Thanks for the quick reply.

I am looking for moderate action (2-3 numbers working) with a decent chance of coming away from the table with some winnings. Would pry be at the table 2-3 horus, less if a hot roll materializes right away or something. Not concerned about points, and dranks are $2.50 at my local casino. I know that I have been getting too much action out there last few times I have played and busted.

I have been considering a line bet with single odds on 45910 and double odds if I hit 6 or 8, and then placing the 6 and 8 for 6 each. If the point is a 6 or 8 place the opposite for 12. I would collect first 2 hits on place, then press one unit a third hit. If point is made, another line bet same odds system. If the roll is getting hot, possibly up the odds bet, or throw another come bet out there.

I realize the place bets expose me to a higher house edge than line bet + odds, but I find I get too much money on the table if I only make Come bets (I like the action of three numbers working, but hard to just put down single odds, then end up with too much money on the table for $200 buy in).

I don't think this will avoid 10% risk of ruin, bot possibly 20%? Thoughts, thanks!

I am looking for moderate action (2-3 numbers working) with a decent chance of coming away from the table with some winnings. Would pry be at the table 2-3 horus, less if a hot roll materializes right away or something. Not concerned about points, and dranks are $2.50 at my local casino. I know that I have been getting too much action out there last few times I have played and busted.

I have been considering a line bet with single odds on 45910 and double odds if I hit 6 or 8, and then placing the 6 and 8 for 6 each. If the point is a 6 or 8 place the opposite for 12. I would collect first 2 hits on place, then press one unit a third hit. If point is made, another line bet same odds system. If the roll is getting hot, possibly up the odds bet, or throw another come bet out there.

I realize the place bets expose me to a higher house edge than line bet + odds, but I find I get too much money on the table if I only make Come bets (I like the action of three numbers working, but hard to just put down single odds, then end up with too much money on the table for $200 buy in).

I don't think this will avoid 10% risk of ruin, bot possibly 20%? Thoughts, thanks!

June 26th, 2010 at 1:40:44 PM
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Assuming your table minimum is $5, you'll need two units on the odds for a 5/9 (so you get paid 15:10 rather than 7.5:5 which defaults to 7:5 which is the same as the place bet). I'd recommend going double odds for anything... then if the point hits 6/8 then place the other for $12.

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June 26th, 2010 at 2:09:59 PM
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Quote:ahiromuyou'll need two units on the odds for a 5/9 (so you get paid 15:10 rather than 7.5:5 which defaults to 7:5 which is the same as the place bet).

Taking $6 odds would work, too-- paying $9.

June 26th, 2010 at 3:39:18 PM
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Yep we can put $6 on odds which is what I would do in the above strategy.

June 26th, 2010 at 3:40:10 PM
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Quote:ahiromuAssuming your table minimum is $5, you'll need two units on the odds for a 5/9 (so you get paid 15:10 rather than 7.5:5 which defaults to 7:5 which is the same as the place bet). I'd recommend going double odds for anything... then if the point hits 6/8 then place the other for $12.

Thinking about going down tonight so this thread is applicable to me. I may go this route even though I like having 3 numbers working.

June 27th, 2010 at 11:51:50 AM
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Quote:RonDiazHi folks, just looking for your thoughts on a decent Craps strategy for a $200 buy in. I have my thoughts which I will post a little later but looking to tap some of the knowledge here.

What is the minimum at the table? Assuming it was $5 whagt I would do is:

1. $5 Pass Line Bet

2. $10 on the 5/6/8 (actually $12 onb the 6/8.)

3. $5 field bet

4. Take odds as you can tolerate

The danger here is a quick seven-out (but when isn't it unless you are betting darkside?) The fun is you win something on each and every non-7 roll. Between 6 and 7 rolls before a point will be your break-even. If the shooter goes on a long roll it is all profit. If the point is a 5/6/8, which will be over half the time or 7/13 points) you have an even lower buy-in and more profit as you get your free-odds payout.

For those who play craps, you will notice this as a modification of the "Iron Cross." Perhaps someone more math-smart can run which is better. I like this way because first, it is easy to understand. Second, there is a win, and a win for more than 1:1, when the field loses, making the payback shorter as a field loss is a win of $7 or $9 instead of $1 or $2 in a true IC.)

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June 27th, 2010 at 4:47:34 PM
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Quote:AZDuffmanWhat is the minimum at the table? Assuming it was $5 whagt I would do is:

2. $10 on the 5/6/8 (actually $12 onb the 6/8.)

Is that a place bet on the 5/6/8?