Craps is a game of numbers, a game of luck and a game of
statistics all rolled into one and if you want to create your own winning
formula that will make you more successful at the table then you should know as
much as possible about the rules of the game, the odds on offer and the true
odds of a bet winning. This is essential with all games involving numbers and
is a fact often overlooked by many gamblers who rely on techniques like ‘lucky
sevens’. Betting with your head will prove much more fruitful than betting with
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Anyone who has taken the time and the trouble to learn the odds and the true
odds at a craps table will realise that regardless of the outcome in any game
the house or the casino will always make a profit in the long run but that
doesn’t necessarily mean they have to make a profit out of you specifically. If
you don’t the numbers or the craps dice combinations then you should learn them
first before studying the table and watching how it is played.
The possible dice combinations.
Two dice have a possible 36 different combinations ranging from a double 1
through to a double 6. The least common numbers are 2 and 12, and there is only
way to roll these numbers; with a double 1 and a double 6 respectively. There
are two ways to roll both a 3 or an 11, three ways to roll a 4 or a 10, 4 ways
to roll a 5 or a 9, 5 ways to roll a 6 or an 8 and 6 ways to roll a 7. This
means the number you are most likely to roll with two dice is the number 7 and
the numbers you are least likely to roll are a 2 or a 12. Knowing these numbers
means you are already one step away from knowing the true odds at a craps table
and the last step is easy.
Calculating the true craps odds.
To get the true odds, you simply take 36 and divide it by the number of possible
combinations. So, to roll a 7 there are 6 combinations; 36/6 = 6. The true odds
of rolling 7 is 6/1. So, it’s a shame that casinos will probably only offer you