What Strategy Do You Use When You Are Playing Craps

I know about the pass/don’t pass line and the odds you can place/lay on them but what else do you do that consistently wins you money?

Craps gives you one of the best shots at making good on your money, provided you know which bets are the ones worth making and which ones to reconsider.
Craps is best played with patience. The Pass Line bet and the Place bet for 6 or 8 will stand you in good stead over the long haul. Because of the low house advantage, these are two of the best bets you’re likely to make.

Pass Line Bets: you win if the shooter rolls a 7 or an 11 on the first roll, or if the shooter establishes a point by rolling 4,5,6,8,9, or 10 and then rolls that same number again before rolling a 7.
Place a bet on 6 or 8: you win if either a 6 or an 8 (depending on what number you’re betting on) is rolled before a 7.

Betting Any 7

You’ll often find craps players betting on ‘Any 7′. The odds of Any 7 bets payout at 4 to 1. The chances of you landing that bet are 5 to 1. Do the math and you’ll see that it’s just not worth it.

Betting The Field

As tempting as it is to bet the field, because it gives you lots of numbers to win and the payouts can be fairly attractive, there are a few cautions. For starters, you lose money much faster on this bet, and for every 16 winning bets, there will be 20 losing results. Numbers 6,7 and 8 come up most often and they won’t win you any money on this bet. Nor do 5 and 9 (the fourth most frequent results).
Betting On The Centre – Table Propositions
They can carry a casino advantage as high as 16%.

Big 6 And Big 8

These bets pay only even money, even though they work much the same way as Place Win bets on 6 and 8. Go for the Place Bets instead – they pay 7/6 odds. To put it another way: the house edge on Place Bets for 6 and 8 is only 1.52%, while on Big 6 and Big 8 it’s 9.1%.


Beware the Hardways bet – they don’t call it hard for anything. A Hardways bet on 4 or 10 has odds of 7 to 1 and a house edge of 11.11%. Hardways bets on 6 or 8 are 9 to 1 with a house edge of 9.09%. There are easier bets to make.

Are Blackjack Basic Strategy Cards Allowed In Casinos

I’m heading to Fozwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos in Connecticut, and I’m wondering if they allow players to use strategy cards at the blackjack table, or even at Video Blackjack. I don’t have the “basic strategy” memorized, but want to play that way to get the best odds.

Yes, casinos allow the use of basic strategy cards at the tables, they even sell them in the casino for players to buy. I have even seen players using computer-printed basic strategy sheets while playing.

Not all strategy cards are created equal, basic strategy varies by the rules of the game, and how many decks are in play.
In particular, both of the casinos you mentioned allow surrender, a rule very beneficial to the player, but a rule seldom mentioned on basic strategy cards.
For the games offered at those casinos, you should use a basic strategy for “Atlantic city rules” which is the standard for how to deal with blackjack being…..
multi deck, dealer stands on soft 17, split 3X to 4 hands, double after split allowed, blackjack pays 3:2

When you add the option of surrender, you should make the following modifications to the basic strategy for that game

16vs10 —- surrender
16vs9 —- surrender
16 vs ACE —- surrender
15vs 10 —- surrender

**Note, you should NOT surrender a 16 consisting of 8,8, and you should ALWAYS split it
In case you aren’t familiar with the surrender option, you surrender by abandoning your hand and recovering half of your wager, you can only do it immediately after being dealt your first two cards, after the dealer checks for blackjack but before you make any other actions.

Between the two casinos, the only difference is the number of decks they deal from, foxwoods uses 8 decks, while Mohegan uses 6, for the basic strategy player, Mohegan will offer better odds to play against, but if/when you learn to count cards, foxwoods is more exploitable for profit.

Basic strategy will not put the odds in your favor, however, it WILL put them as low as they can go without counting cards or cheating. This is, of course, ONLY if you use the plays presented by them, common sense may tell you otherwise about the validity of the plays, but they are all sound. Just remembers that some hands you are dealt, you are expecting to lose money no matter what action you take, in these cases, the best play is the play that causes you to lose the least, however, even though action loses less than all other actions, does not mean it will not lose a high percentage of the time, so when you have 16, and basic strategy says to hit it, you hit it. You will most likely bust out doing so, but it doesn’t make it the wrong move because you would lose more often by standing.

DO NOT ask the dealer, or other players at the table how to play a hand, I have only met maybe 3 players who knew 100% of basic strategy in all my years of playing, though some people do, they are very uncommon.

Roulette Cheating Revealed

Casinos use a large wooden wheel the has 38 slots numbered 1 through 36,
plus 0 and 00. Bets are placed on a table layout that has all of the numbers laid
out sequentially. This layout is designed in even rows and columns which allows
a great variety of bets.

THE OLD DAYS: Today’s casinos don’t use rigged roulette wheels like in the
old days. The most common rigged wheel was one that employed
electromagnets and a steel ball. After the ball was dropped into the wheel, the
dealer placed a hidden button that activated the magnets, forcing the ball to
drop into specific slots. The desired number depended on what bets were on
the table. For example, if there was a lot of money on the “outside” bets like red
or black, the dealer would have the ball fall into the zero slots on the wheel,
causing all outside bets to lose. Rigged tables like this were easy to detect using
a simple compass while standing near the table.

THE MODERN DAYS: Today’s casinos are carefully monitored by modern
Casino Gaming Commissions are run by the state the casinos are located in. For
example, all Nevada casinos are monitored by the Nevada Gaming
Commission. Our research has indicated that most Gaming Commissions are
run honestly and fairly. Any casino caught cheating can lose its gaming
license, which is worth millions of dollars to the casino. Thus, casinos make sure
all of their games and dealers are honest. After all, with the built-in advantage
they have over the players in every game, they don’t have to cheat.
The problem is that most casinos have found ways to “cheat” players without
really cheating them in the legal sense of the word “cheat.” Here’s how they
“cheat” at roulette:

  1. In top-secret training sessions provided by the casinos, roulette dealers are
    taught how to put the ball into specific sectors of the roulette wheel. While they
    can’t place the ball in specific numbers, they can put the ball in specific sectors.
    A sector is a section of the wheel containing numbers. For example, a sector of
    five numbers around the zero slot consist of the numbers 14, 2, 0, 28, and 9.
  2. How does “sector-hitting” cheat the players? The two most common sectors
    dealers aim for are the zeros: zero and double-zero. Why? Because all outside
    bets (red/black, even/odd, high/low, the dozens and columns) lose when a zero
    or double-zero is spun. For example, if there is a lot of money on red, the
    dealer will aim for zero. Why? Because there are two black numbers
    located on both sides of the zero, so if the dealer puts it in that sector, and
    misses the zero, chances are s/he will hit one of the black numbers. In either
    event, red loses. Or, if there’s a lot of money on black, the dealer will aim for
    zero. Why? Because there are two black numbers located on both sides of the
    zero, so if the dealer puts it in that sector, and misses the zero, chances are s/he
    will hit one of the black numbers. In either event, red loses.