When you want to come out of a craps game like a winner, having a sound strategy is second to none. The game of craps is crazy and loud and extremely changeable. Nobody knows for sure what numbers are going to come up on the rolls, and so many bets can be made on the table that you are going to lose all your money in a flash if you don’t have a strategy going into the game.
You just need three basic things for a good strategy: a calm attitude, a solid betting scheme, and proper bankroll management. The most important thing here, in my opinion, is bankroll management. How you manage your gambling money during play will mean the difference between cleaning out and walking away a winner. No need for complexities here, folks. Just set a limit on how much you are prepared to lose, and even by how much you should win. Lots of people go into a game without a set limit, lose their initial bankroll, then keep playing to regain their losses, losing more money than they were prepared to lose in the first place.
Sometimes the opposite is also true. You may get a good start on the game and keep on winning until you reach a good enough amount. It’s time to walk away, but you’ve decided to keep at it since you’re “hot”, but then the tides turn and you go on a losing streak, losing all your winnings and including your initial bankroll. This is the reason why bankroll management is so important.
Let’s use a bankroll of $800 as an example here. Pretty good bankroll if you ask me. Now let’s suppose that you’ve had a bad day and you lose it all. You’ve set your limit at $800 before you got into the game, remember? So you should have no problems walking away from that day’s losses. Don’t ever try to stay and win your money back at that exact time and day, because it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll end up losing more money than ever. Now, if you’ve set a winning limit of $300 to $400 and you do win, it’s a wise decision to take your winnings and play with them from that point forward. You’re still playing, but this time it’s the casino’s money you’re playing with, and your own money is still safe in your pocket.
Now let’s get into the game itself. You are allowed to bet as many as you please in a craps game. There are so many bets to be made in craps, but some of them aren’t even played by more experienced players because of the high improbabilities of these bets ever winning. The best bet that i can recommend here is to play the passline bet on the come-out roll, then after the point is established, you can play the come bet. You will not win huge amounts here, but then again, you won’t run the risk of losing big either. This is not the bet to make if you’re looking to make a pile of cash in a short time. There are other strategies for playing that offer bigger rewards, but the risks are also higher.
The last piece of advice I can give you is to stay calm and composed throughout the game. This is especially important if you’re losing. You are gambling, remember? So there are certain risks involved here, and there are no guarantees that you’ll always come out a winner. Anyway, much of the excitement from gambling is that you always stand to win or lose with every roll of the dice or turn of the card, so remember that and have fun.