Progress Publishing Co.

Dice Control for Casino Craps / Gambling Disciples of God


Craps Home Craps Contents Craps Diagram Dice Control Application Throwing
Dice Grips Pick-Ups Bet Size Craps Dice Sets Craps Master Craps Skill
Disciples Craps Systems Trouble Expected Win Craps Rules Craps History
Craps Odds Craps Pass Bet Craps Place Bets Craps Buy Bet Free Odds Bet Craps Field Bet
Craps Lay Bet Craps Come Bet Proposition Bets Gambler&Mythology Links ORDER


cool1.jpg (3684 bytes)

vegasdieBLK.gif (6803 bytes)  

                                             cndl_grn4_md_blk.gif (2968 bytes)    Chapter 3 cndl_grn4_md_blk.gif (2968 bytes)               

Craps Systems - the Long-Run Losers



All the previous books about the game of craps are basically the same. They explain the rules of the game and offer few "winning" systems. The systems travel from one craps book to another with insignificant changes. They give nothing but a false hope and confidence to a prospective craps player. The last one grabs his hard-earned money, runs to a casino armed with one of those systems and gets wiped out. Emotionally devastated he wonders "Why?"

The reason is simple. All craps systems are betting systems – they are made of the different combinations of the bets. Every craps bet gives the house a healthy percentage against a player. Where that percentage comes from? It comes from the difference between the correct odds and the payoff ratio according to which the house pays on the winning bet. Take a look at Table 5 and compare the correct odds and the payoff ratios for every bet and look at the result – the house percentage. For ex, the correct odds of throwing 11 on the next roll are 17 to 1, but the house pays only 14 to 1. Thus, if a player bets $1, he loses, in average, $3 on every 18 rolls. In this case the house percentage equals (3:18)X100 = 16.67%. If the house paid 17 to 1, then it would be an "even-up proposition" – something, that no casino could afford. Any gambling establishment is a business and, in order to exist, it must pay expenses and show a profit. The house percentage makes it possible. You can consider the house advantage as your payment for your gambling pleasure.

Since any craps system is just a combination of losing bets, an impossibility of a winning craps system becomes obvious. To try to get a winning result from a combination of losing bets is the same as to try to get a positive sum by adding negative numbers – no matter what combination you juggle the negative numbers into, the sum will still be a negative number.

The only difference between the craps systems is the combinations of the bets. Look again at Table 5. You see that the house percentage on some bets is smaller than on the others. If one system includes the bets with smaller house percentages, than it keeps you in the game longer and you lose at slower rate compare to a system combining the bets with the bigger disadvantages against a player.




Correct odds


House percentage (%)

Pass or Come   1 to 1


Pass or Come (single odds)   1 to 1 plus odds


Pass or Come (double odds)   1 to 1 plus odds


Don’t Pass or Come   1 to 1


Don’t Pass or Come

(single odds)

  1 to 1 plus odds


Don’t Pass or Come

(double odds)

  1 to 1 plus odds


Place 4 or 10

1 to 2

9 to 5


Place 5 or 9

2 to 3

7 to 5


Place 6 or 8

5 to 6

7 to 6


Lay 4 or 10

2 to 1

1 to 2 (-5% commission)


Lay 5 or 9

3 to 2

2 to 3 (-5% commission)


Lay 6 or 8

6 to 5

5 to 6 (-5% commission)


Buy 4 or 10

1 to 2

2 to 1 (-5% commission)


Big 6 or Big 8

5 to 6

1 to 1


Field Bet  

1 to 1 (double on 2 and 12)


Field Bet  

1 to 1 (double on 2, triple on 12)


Hardway 6 or 8

1 to 10

9 to 1


Hardway 4 or 10

1 to 8

7 to 1


Any 7

1 to 5

4 to 1


Any Craps

1 to 8

7 to 1


2 or 12

1 to 35

29 to 1


3 or 11

1 to 17

14 to 1



The hope for a "monster" roll – an unusually long winning roll – keeps the craps system players going. Once in many table sessions a hot streak will happen, but the problem is, that the house percentage works against a craps player right from the start till the very end of every session. While a player waits and waits for a hot roll, the house percentage erodes his money with the certainty of Death and Taxes.

All previous gambling authors argue that you can come out a winner in a short craps session, if you play a good craps system and exercise smart money management. However, they don’t say anything about what to do next after that short winning session. Should you stay away from the game for the rest of your life? Because if you don’t, you’ll be back for another short session and another one and so on – that means, that eventually you’ll end up in a long run gambling, where the house percentage rules with the iron hand destroying the gambler’s bankroll. The house percentage never sleeps always working against a player, making sure, that at the end all system players – "right" and "wrong" ones – die broke. That’s why those gambling authors must keep silent about the life after that short winning session, otherwise even a layman will be able to understand how useless and worthless their books and systems are.

As long as craps remains the game of chance, nobody has a slightest chance to come out a winner in a long run. Dice Control, however, changes the nature of the game and makes it the game of skill. In result, the odds change and become favorable for a player giving a craps player a percentage against the house. A win in a long run in Craps becomes a reality.


What Casino Banner Exchange


Online Craps  Online Casino Reviews  Online Casino Signup Bonus   Online Slots Gambling   Casino Bonus Search
online craps
This is the best advice on online craps that we have seen and anyone considering playing craps at an online casino should read this article first.

Online Casino
Live out your dreams with the biggest jackpots on the internet!
casino online
Royal World Casino - Enjoy playing over 80 popular games like blackjack, roulette, poker & more. Choose between private or public play and earn real money, 100% match bonus.
Online Bingo
Online Bingo
Play Bingo
Play Bingo
Free UK Bingo
Free UK Bingo
Play Bingo
Play Bingo
Poker Network
The best place to find online poker!
Casino Gambling
An introduction to casino gambling. Let guide you the way for successful gambling
Red Dog Marketing
- An Internet Media Network dedicated to Online Gambling
Free poker accessories
A guide to various poker promotions offered in hundreds Of poker rooms available online
Texas Hold'em
Tips and advice on playing Texas Hold'em
Online poker community, forum, news and reviews from the  world of poker.

Play Online Poker
Play Online Poker - Party Poker Online, the world's most exciting poker game online

Home Blackjack
Blackjack Rules, Tips, Strategies and Card Counting
Chit Chat Bingo Online
Online bingo game with chat community focus
Poker Tables
Casino quality poker table supplier.
Single Deck Blackjack
Casinos with single deck blackjack.

Online Bingo is the Ultimate Online Bingo Hall where a player can join any of our online bingo games available.

Internet Casino
On you will find the ultimate internet casino experince. Find everything about internet casino, slots, video poker, blackjack and more!

Mortgage Rate Advices
Ask Mortgage refinance, home equity loan and second  mortgage questions plus more.

Online Casino
Prestige Casino is a top rated online casino bringing the majestic and prestigious experience of a land-based casino online!
Play CRAPS online at Online Casino Web Park

Free Craps Online
Probably the best website about casino craps. All you need to know to improve your craps skills.

Online Casinos offers reviews of online casinos and poker card rooms. Casino Game Guides and Gambling News.nli
Online Poker offers the best safe and secure online poker.

Free Gambling Tips and Casino Information Players
Learn free casino tips and secrets for all of your Internet gambling needs.
Las Vegas Online Casino - Get $1000 Free Try Our Casino Games
Play casino games blackjack, video poker, slots, roulette and much more against 60,000 players
Classic Marked Cards
Huge selection of Marked Cards and Card Marking solutions. Learn all about marked poker cards including how to detect them and mark them yourself.
sports betting introduction
for a beginner's guide to betting on baseball, football, basketball, horse racing, and boxing.

Svenska pokerregler
Swedish poker site learning you the basic poker rules!