There are laws set up in certain states where an outcome is probably not determined by way of a toss of the dice. This implies Craps games, once we know them, are prohibited. However, clever casino operators have installed Craps games using cards rather than dice. Contrary to popular belief, this is the great opportunity because it offers an advantage to the player that’s not available in a typical dice game of Craps.
The game of Craps used cards is played just as is Craps with dice. The table layout is the same (with the possible addition of two colored boxes that determine the shoe to be used. You may also bet on those colored boxes.
The casino uses cards numbered ace through six (1 – 6) instead of dice. They also work with a shuffle machine known as a “constant shuffle machine” because they don’t bury cards because they are exposed, instead, they are immediately returned to the shuffle machine (that’s why it’s called constant). Exactly the same cards used to obtain a point on the come out roll may not be open to be drawn again until a fresh shelf is hit, rendering it disproportionately likely to throw a seven instead, producing a win for the wrong bettor. Understand that fact – we’ll utilize it later.
After the point is made, two more cards are dealt to represent the next roll of the dice. That continues before point is manufactured or the “shooter” sevens out.
For the purpose of this short article, I’m not going into the guidelines and/or strategies of the game of Craps. I’m assuming you know them, and the purpose of this article is to explain differences and similarities of the Craps game played with cards instead of the dice Craps game.
The short and very sweet difference between the two is this: you will find a very distinct and big advantage to playing Craps with cards if you’re a “wrong bettor”. You, the player, actually have the advantage over the casino which is not found in any other game nor in any dice version of Craps.
Conversely there exists a bigger advantage for the home if you’re a “right bettor”.
Is there any question concerning the way you should play the card version of Craps? The solution is obvious – you must be a wrong bettor. Reserve all objections you ever endured to betting with the house and against the shooter. You are playing Craps to create money – not friends.
Why will be the wrong bettors now ready of positive odds? Basically, why do we players have an edge over the casino? That’s unusual – after all, there are strategies that obtain the house advantage down towards “0” where in fact the house advantage is small (in dice Craps in addition to in other games), but nowhere anytime has the player actually had the benefit over the house – until now.
Here’s the amazing news:
first, as mentioned above, the cards that established the idea cannot be used again throughout a shooter’s attempts to help make the point. This makes a seven a lot more likely to come up before the point, producing a win. That’s important, but that’s not the best part…
In a game of Craps played with dice, laying odds is the way we obtain the overall odds against winning down to the cheapest (best) number possible. Which means we can reduce the house advantage to near zero.
However, in a casino game of Craps used cards, by knowing when to lay odds against a number and how much to lay against lots, we get the odds down, past zero and right into a very healthy advantage for the ball player. Here are the numbers:
laying odds against a 4 or 10 in a dice Craps game, results in zero advantage to the home (after figuring the don’t pass and or the don’t come – the actual odds supply the advantage to the house: 1.364)
but, laying odds against the 4 or 10 in a card Craps game gets the house advantage at -0.253. Yep – that is clearly a negative number, and thus the advantage goes to the player – absolutely unusual! California casinos just like the Viejas in NORTH PARK generously offer 10x odds (around $1,000 winnings), so you should make best use of maximum odds against a 4 and 10.
Laying odds against a 5 or 9 in both games remains at zero – no advantage to the home nor to the ball player. So, lay your “normal” odds against a 5 or 9.
Laying odds against a 6 or 8 in a dice Craps game, results in zero advantage to the home.
But, laying odds contrary to the 6 or 8 in a card Craps game has the house advantage at -0.207. Yep, Council of Seven for the player! Again, in California, lay maximum odds.
So, if the player laid the maximum odds on points of 4, 6, 8, and 10, then the overall player edge between the don’t pass and laying odds would be +0.022%. That’s amazing!