Posted: 2/17/2010 5:24:09 AM
Craps is the only table game I play.
redhook is correct, free odds behind the line is the only bet in the casino with no house edge.
My advice is to decide on a system and stick with it. I have a win goal and a loss limit, so I leave the pit with money every single time I play, no matter if it is hot or cold. Remember to have some financial discipline, but that is good advice for any game in the casino, not just craps.
A somewhat 'brainless' way of playing craps is to wait for the shooter to hit a number on the come out roll, then bet 5,6,8 and the Field. That way you have every single number covered except seven, so you win on every single roll as long as they don't roll a seven. Just remember to keep putting your field bet out there after every 5,6, or 8 is rolled. After four numbers are hit, you are in the money, and can just keep going. This is a real easy way to make a lot of quick money, as long as the shooter keeps rolling numbers.
I bet the pass line and any craps as insurance every time I come out, and then bet any craps when I am betting on the come line.
Craps is a very simple game; easiest way to learn is to go to one of the classes they offer at the casinos (usually at 10-11 am) or just go up and start watching a pit, and talk to the pit bosses. They'll explain the game to you.