Can you win at Craps?
The first thing that most beginning craps players learn is that the house has an edge over them. Assuming one sticks to smart bets such as the pass line, don’t pass line, come and don’t come bets, they will only be facing a 1.41% house edge. But even though this is a relatively small edge as far as casino games go, the fact remains that the casino has an advantage over you in craps.
That said, many people want to know if it’s even possible to win at craps. And the answer is that it is possible to win at craps if players make smart decisions, and get a little luck on their side. This is especially true in the short-term because the less throws that are involved, the more variance there will be. And considering that casinos expect to win in the long-term, they want people to make more throws so they’re exposed to the house edge longer; this is why you see casinos offering so many comps to big winners so they come back.
In any case, you do have a chance to win profits in craps, and some people have even won long-term money with basic craps strategy. Furthermore, you have a much better shot at winning money in craps than you would in say, the lottery. After all, lottery games provide a very small return on investment, while craps pays players over $0.98 back on every dollar wagered (on average).
Of course, if you want to stay in the game long enough to win this kind of money, you have to practice smart craps bankroll management. For example, you should never put more than 5% of your bankroll into play on a single round. So if your bankroll was $1,000, it would be very unwise to put over $50 on the table during one round. The reason why is because you have a much bigger chance to lose all of your money by betting large amounts of your bankroll on single rounds.
It’s also worth mentioning that you can possibly overcome the house edge by using controlled shooting. Also called dice control, controlled shooting involves players holding the dice a certain way, and throwing the dice in the same manner every time. By doing this, controlled shooters hope to minimize their chances of throwing a 7. However, keep in mind that it takes hours and hours of practice to get good at controlled shooting.