What is the ‘Best Bet’ When Playing a Game of Craps?

What is the ‘Best Bet’ When Playing a Game of Craps?

475 188 Theodore Reid

Live Casinos in Malaysia can be quite intimidating, especially since some of the games are confusing for casual and newbie players. There are plenty of different casino games out there, but one of the best games that casual players can play with relative ease is a game of craps.

If you are going to bet on the craps table, you are going to be happy to know that the house doesn’t have the edge. In other words, the casino doesn’t have the advantage over the player, unlike other casino games.

Also, if you take a look at a craps table, you will find no mention of ‘odds’ on the layout. There is the usual “Pass” or “Don’t Pass” bets to take your odds on, but you are usually on your own when playing the game. It is important for any player to know the rules of the game so that you will not miss the best in the casino.

The Basics

So, you’ve read some information about how to play the game and you find that new shooters will have to place a wager either on the Pass or Don’t Pass line.

Whenever a new point of either 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 has been made, players can just keep shooting. Also, what is considered as the odds bet– the one that provides zero advantage to the casino, is deemed as optional and would remain as such for the remainder of the game.

Although the pass line would always hand the player some even money, the beauty of the game rests in the hands of the Odds wagers that are paid before the point starts rolling.

To place the wager, you must simply put some chips behind the original pass line bet on the craps table. You have to remember that the wager should at least be equal to your pass line bet. For example, if your original wager is $20, then you put another $20 behind your original wager so that you can take the odds. The amount of money that you should wager will depend on the point number.

Suppose that the point is 4, 5, 9, or 10, then you should place the matching bets on the layout accordingly.

Odds Payoffs

Considering certain circumstances, you can win the pass line odds wager and they pay you as follows:

  • 4 or 10, you will be paid 2-1 on your Odds Wager
  • 5 or 9, you will be paid 3-2 on Your Odds Wager
  • 6 or 8, you will be paid 6-5 on your odds wager.

Most of the casinos out there should allow you to take double odds on your pass line bet. This means that say, you put $10 on your pass line bet, you should be able to get $20 on your odds bet.

Note that the pass line bet has a house edge of approximately 1.41% and that the Odds Bet doesn’t have any house edge at all, thereby lowering the casino’s edge on your overall wagers.