When Can Betting Wrong Be the Right Choice? Only in the Casino Game of Craps

Craps strategy for the Wrong Bettor could be the right choice since your chance of winning the roll increases when the shooter sevens out. (Loses the roll). A wrong bettor is usually in the minority and not very welcome at the table. Only about 2% of bettors bet against the shooter.

Wrong Bettor Strategy

Start by selecting a lower minimum table, such as a $5.00 one, and buy in for $120 which will give you a reasonable play session. Ask the dealer for 20 five-dollar chips and 20 one-dollar chips. When the dealer announces the new game by shouting “comin’ out”, place the five-dollar chip on the Don’t Pass Line. Then place three one-dollar chips on the table, directing the dealer to put two-dollars on any seven (payout is 4 to 1), and one-dollar on the eleven, also called the yo’ (payout is 15 to 1). These two plays will keep you in the game on the Come Out roll with the following possibilities:

If the Shooter Rolls:

7 – you win 8, lose 6

2 or 3 – you win 5, lose 3

11 – you win 15, lose 7

12 – you lose 3, the $5 bet pushes

4,5,6, or 8,9,10 – lose 3

The five dollars remains on the Don’t Pass Bar. For example, if a 4 is rolled, your five-dollars is still active. The 4 becomes the point number. As a wrong bettor, you want the 7 to be rolled before the 4, in order to collect your wager.

The Odds Bet

When you place an odds bet as a wrong bettor you’re laying odds instead of taking odds because your chances of winning are now greater than losing. However, it will cost you more to lay the odds.

For example, there are 6 ways to win with a 7: 4,3; 5,2: 6,1: or 3,4: 2,5; 1,6. The three ways to lose with a 4 are 3, 1; 1, 3; or 2, 2. In other words there is a 1 to 2 payoff. You will have to lay $10 odds to collect $5 true odds. The total line bet is $15 ($5 on Don’t Pass; $10 on odds) total win is $10. ($5 for the Don’t Pass, $5 for the odds.)

When you lay your odds bet, place it off center atop your Don’t Pass wager chips. This tells the dealer that you are laying single odds against the point number 4.

Some casinos only offer single odds to wrong bettors. If you are interested in playing double odds, check with the dealer first. It’s advisable to remember that laying double odds as a wrong bettor can become quite expensive, depleting your buy in quickly.

True odds against other point numbers are:

Point Numbers True Odds

4 and 10 – 1 to 2

5 and 9 – 2 to 3

6 and 8 – 5 to 6

While a wrong bettor puts up more to win less, the risk to benefit advantage is that you can win more often.

Odds Strategy

Lay odds bets against the point numbers 4, 5, 9, or 10 only. The 6, 8-point strategy is played differently.

Place Betting

After you lay your odds bet, put $12.00 on the table and tell the dealer to place the 6 and 8.Each time a 6 or 8 is rolled before a 7 you’ll be paid seven-dollars. Press up one time so that you have $12.00 on each number. These numbers are as important to you as a wrong bettor as they are to the right bettor. You want Lady Luck to drop her 6’s and 8’s before your seven is made or the point number is rolled.

If the shooter sevens out, you’ll collect your Don’t Pass wager, but will lose the 6, 8 place bets. If the shooter makes the point, you’ll lose the Don’t Pass wager. The place bets remain on the felt and are still active.

6 and 8 Point Strategy

If the 6 or 8 becomes the point on the come out, use a different strategy. For example, if the 6 is the point, make a $6.00 place bet on the 8. This time do not lay odds. Hedge the point by asking the dealer to make a Hard Way bet on the 6. The hard way is one way only, in this instance a 3 and 3. The hard ways are proposition bets that I don’t normally recommend but in this case, it could be a good hedge.

This bet pays 9 to 1 and the payout is $45 if the shooter makes the point the hard way. Your Don’t Pass wager will lose.

Keep in mind that craps is still a game of pure chance and is best viewed as simply a form of entertainment. When the dice do not confirm your hunches, leave them to play another day.

Good Luck when playing, right or wrong!

Learn the Proper Right Bettor Craps Strategy to Roll With 98% Of Craps Table Players! Here’s How

Craps Strategy for the Right Bettor begins with learning suitable strategy if you want to fit in with the 98% of rollers that bet with the shooter. A Right Bettor is a player that wagers with the shooter, hoping that s/he will win the roll.

A small 2% of players known as Wrong Bettors bet against the shooter, hoping that s/he will lose the roll. This type of player is usually not welcome at the table.

Buying In

Buy in at a five-dollar minimum table. (There’s usually $5 tables available during non-peak hours). Choose a table that offers at least double odds because the odds bet pays off in true odds, which has no House Edge.

It’s wise to buy in for at least 20X the table minimum as you want to have at least three numbers working for you during each roll. When you are ready to play, place your money on the table. Ask for 20 five-dollar chips and 20 one-dollar chips. ($120 total).

There are concave grooves at the edge of the table for racking your chips. Rack your five-dollar chips and place ten one-dollar chips on each side. Keep a watchful eye on your chips even amidst the roars of the crowd. Sometimes predators circle the crap tables hoping that the excitement of the game will distract the players long enough to swipe their chips. Sadly, these are the times we live in.

Right Bettor Strategy

When the dealer announces that a new game is about to start by shouting “Comin’ out”, place a five-dollar chip on the Pass Line. Also place three one-dollar chips on the table toward the dealer and say, “three-way craps.” He’ll put one dollar each on the 2, 3, and 12. This will keep you in the game on the come-out roll with the following possibilities:

If the shooter rolls:

7 or 11 – you win 5, lose 3

2 or 12 – you lose 7, win 30

3 – you lose 7, win 15

4, 5, 6, or 8, 9, 10 – you lose 3 (the five dollars stays on the pass line.) 4 through 6 and 8 through 10 are known as point numbers.

For example, if a 4 is rolled, your five dollars is still active. The 4 becomes the point number. In order for you to win your wager, the 4 must be rolled again before a 7. No other number matters, no matter how long it takes.

The Odds Bet

Once the point is established, always take double odds with your point number. Place ten dollars behind your $5 Pass Line wager for 2X odds. If you win, the payout is in true odds. There are three ways to win with 4 as a point number: 1, 3; 3, 1 or 2, 2. There are six ways to lose with a 7: 4, 3; 5, 2; 6, 1 – or 3,4; 2, 5; 1,6. In other words, there is 2:1 payoff if the 4 comes up before the seven. If so you’ll win twenty-five dollars: five dollars for your Pass Line wager and twenty dollars for your odds bet. Here are the true odds for all the point numbers:

Point Number True Odds

4 and 10 – 2 to 1

5 and 9 – 3 to 2

6 and 8 – 6 to 5

Place Betting

After you’ve placed your odds bet, let’s assume the point is 4, put twelve dollars on the table and tell the dealer to Place the 6 and 8. The dealer will place six dollars on each number. Each time a 6 or 8 are rolled before a 7 or your 4 and you’ll be paid seven dollars. While the place bets are not true odds, it is still a nice payout. You may want to press up one time (double the bet) to have twelve dollars on each number.

If 6 or 8 is the point number, avoid the place bet on that number and place twelve dollars on the other number.

The objective is to invite Lady Luck to drop her 6’s and 8’s before your point number is made or the dreaded 7 is rolled.

Remember that the 6 and 8 can be rolled more than any other number except the 7. This is why the strategy can be beneficial to you.

While there are many other bets on the layout known as proposition (prop) bets, these are one roll only bets that have a very high casino advantage. Stay away from them.

Good Luck with the Right strategy!