You now know
everything you need to know to get your feet wet
playing craps. Still, as you have no doubt noticed,
there are a multitude of betting possibilities on
the table layout that we have not mentioned yet.
The reason for this omission is a simple one-these
bets stink! They are what the Captain calls "Crazy
Crapper Bets" because you have to be crazy
to make them. All carry heavy house edges of from
5 percent to 16 percent or more. What follows is
a brief description of the bet and the house edge.
These are also known as proposition bets. These
bets can be made at any time, even during the come-out
roll, and they can be working (at risk) or not working
(not applied to the next roll of the dice). They
can also be taken down (withdrawn from play completely)
at the player's request.
will offer more attractive odds on the bets that
are shown here during promotional periods, or during
competitive wars with other casinos. However, the
best of these special promotions only reduce the
odds enough to make them less horrible.
By the way,
most of these bets have exciting crapsy-type names.
Here's a good rule of thumb-if the name sounds good,
the bet is bad!
This is a one-roll bet that the next roll will result
in a 2, 3, or 12. Since there are four ways to make
all these numbers, the probability of this happening
is one in nine, giving us true odds of eight to
one. The casino pays off at seven to one. Casino
edge: 11.11 percent.
(Big Red) A one-roll bet that the next roll will
be a 7. Since there are six ways to make the 7,
the probability of this happening is one in six,
giving us true odds of five to one. The casino pays
off at four to one. House edge: 16.67 percent.