Craps Mistakes Made By Beginners

Craps Mistakes Made By Beginners

Crap is a very simple game to play in theory. After all, all you need do is roll the dice, and a host of other participating players bet on the outcome of the dice. If that is the case, it doesn’t look like there are a lot of mistakes you can make playing this game. However, there are major blunders, both beginners and experts make regularly.

Besides playing the wrong bets, players can make further mistakes in their stakes or comps. In this article, we will be taking a look at mistakes common to crap players.

Making the wrong bets

One brilliant strategy to being successful at crap is making the right bets, isn’t it? However, this is a much harder possibility than you might think since the board is flooded by a lot of wagers. This understandably makes it difficult for players to make top bets. But with experience, you can learn the best bets to place.

Trying to cover more numbers

Some crap players believe that covering a wide range of dice probabilities is key to winning in this game. While this strategy might guarantee you more round wins, they do not necessarily translate to you profiting from your play.

Let us take an example of the iron cross system.

Maybe you place bets on 5, 6 and 8. You also make a field bet. A field wager will pay 1:1 on numbers 3,4, 9, 10, 11. It then pays 2:1, possibly 3:1 on 2 and 1. With this, all numbers save for 7 are covered.

Playing this way can help you to an 80 percent winning percentage. But a critical look at this shows you, and you will be losing on all four bets if 7 is the outcome of the dice. You also lose three of the bets, if the shooter plays anything outside 5,6 or 8. There are a lot of reasons why this method has as high as 3.87% House Edge. These sort of strategy involving you covering more numbers might up your winning percentage. But, it will definitely hurt your bankroll as it exposes you to more risks.