Craps in Las Vegas
If you plan to gamble at all in Las Vegas, you should definitely try craps. It is by far the most exciting casino game. Be warned however, it is highly addictive. If you don’t know how to play, take a look at this series of lectures [youtube.com] or learn by playing with play money at 888.com.
Only few good bets
Craps is somewhat more complicated than blackjack and roulette, but that is mostly because of all the different bets possible. There are only a few bets that are worth doing and we will tell you about those bets.
Cheers and screams
Playing craps can be a really nice experience. The players often bet in a way so that they win more frequently than the casino. Maybe this is why people often cheer and scream at the craps tables. People don’t do that at other casino games! If you only play pass line and the so-called odds bet behind the pass line, the house advantage is actually lower than in blackjack. On the other hand, some bets are really bad.
In the long run you will of course lose by playing, but there are a few bets that have a very low house advantage.
- Bet on the pass line when the point is OFF. After a point is established, bet the maximum behind the pass line (odds bet). This is probably the best bet that exists in the casinos.
- Bet on the numbers six and eight when a point is established. Make sure your bet size is divisible with 6, like $6 and $12. Otherwise the payout is rounded to your disadvantage.
- The “Don’t Pass bet” is also good, but we recommend against it because it usually means betting against other players. You don’t want to get happy when the other players lose.
Try craps online before Las Vegas
It can be hard to learn how to play craps without trying. The easiest way to try it is to play with play money on an online casino. We recommend 888.com where you get a really good bonus if you want to play with real money later.