How to Win at Craps...Safe & Slow - Craps Betting Strategy

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Josh Hafer : I think I've watched about 3 hours of dice rolling in the last few days since I found this channel. I love that the strategy is just presented and then played out. No edits. No bias. Thanks.

AltCoin Dann : Sometimes I will lay the 4 or 10 while playing the pass line and 6/8, it works as a hedge if the 7 rolls out. Also dice control helps alot as well. Thanks for the video!

EL CHINGON : I think just placing the numbers that way you don't have to wait for the number twice on the come....

Jai Lim : I really like this strategy, but why not play the pass line from the start? Then when the puck is on you can place 6 and 8. You’ll have 2 or 3 points to start making money sooner.

BrianD0313 : I like the addition of the money tracker. Definitely makes it easier to see how well you're doing :) I think you should give yourself the benefit of the doubt on the 5 and 9 odds :P Do you have any thoughts on Dice Control? Is it a real thing? :P

Stephen Scisney : Hey Color UP! I entered the 50,000.00 Hi-Lo-Yo Craps tournament last weekend at the Golden Nugget in Vegas. The buy in was 150.00 which got you 25K in chips. The 1st round started at 9am. You had a choice of an hour slot between 9am - 2pm. I took the 1pm slot. There were 3 tables for the players, and you are assigned a table and a place at the table. There are 10 people per table. I had table #1. The hour session was divided into 3 20 minute sessions. They would do a chip count after each session. I started out using the Growth strategy for the 1st session. At the end of that session I was in 9th place. I then switched to the Light 2 Dark strategy for the 2nd session. After that session ended I was in 6th place. I started the last session using the Dark Side strategy. At the final count I was 4th overall, but they only take the top 3 from each table to advance to the 2nd round! Just missed the cut by 6K! It was a great experience and I learned you have to be AGGRESSIVE with your bets! Had a wonderful time and will do it again in the future. I'll have to order a Color Up shirt for good luck! Thanks for the videos and the strategies!

Chris Singleton : Slight mistake on the betting at 15:45, I know it doesnt matter but it changed the winning slightly for the remaining rolls. This is a good strategy for people who want to have a few drinks and have a good time.. not a lot of risk, but it feels like constant action. I like it. Thanks for the video!

MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN : I like this method. I will try it at the bellagio tonight when I get off work 👍🏼

Sean Burns : Great vids, i really enjoy watching. If you have the 6 & 8 placed right, an your come bet moves to the 6 what do you think about putting odds on your 6 an moving your place bet to like a 5 or 9? I think you you get paid better that if a 6 shows again.

Jim Roberts : They never mention a shooter can roll 2,3,12 when you are on the come line. Also if you are placing the 6 & 8 you are not getting full odds which should be 6:5 Also why not take odds on the other point #'s if you're willing to risk two place bets? Taking odds late in the roll is the "hot hand fallacy" ( see Movie The Big Short ) Every roll is not dependent on what happened on the last roll.

Tyrone Powers : Just found your channel and have been powering thru all your videos. What a great presentation format to show different ways to play. I love playing craps and am generally a "Pass Line with Odds" player and while the house edge is really low, it is a dead boring way to play. I really like this approach as you have lots of action and are in the game moving things around and working different numbers. This is way better than my boring, get whittled away by the house edge strategy. ;-)

BIG BOSS : Why place a come bet if u can just ask the dealer to place ur bet?

Charm City Casino -Com : The dice at the craps tables slide unnaturally at the end of a roll in all casinos. The final number rolled on a casino craps table is not random. Watch the dice slide, roll, turn on their own after the dice should have stopped. The person at the casino throwing the dice is just assisting in the throw. The casino controls the outcome 100% of the time. This is verified. The craps dice in the casino and the table are not the same has any table or die you can purchase on the internet. If you read this and still believe that shooing dice in a casino at the craps tables is random, you are ignoring your only chance to save yourself money. Good luck.

David LaBerge : It's a nice conservative strategy, but it takes at least 10-15 rolls to get into the black.... There will always be risk when you're gambling, do not think that if you play this strategy, or any strategy for that fact that it's a "winning" strategy. Be ready to lose. For me personally, I wouldn't place come bets without placing odds on it, that's where you make your money, and that's where you reduce the house edge. This strategy is geared towards the hot roller.....good luck everyone

davri : Played very similar tactic when I visited Vegas, managed to get all my bets paid for, and then a hot shooter allowed me to rack up 400 bucks before he 7 out. Great fun, low risk. Great vid mate.

Rasmus Terkelsen : I like this strategy. The good thing about it is that it uses the bets with the lowest house edge. The commentators who want to add c&e and hardways should be aware that those bets contribute far more to the casino's profit than just sticking to this strategy. Adding pass line and odds on your come bets would be a good idea if you can afford it, though.

ken edwards : i did exactly what do you with the bankroll and play i won $156 with a $35 bankroll thanks for the information

juan diegas : One way to try out a lot of these strategies without getting sheared is to play some of the automated craps machines aka "bubble craps." You can do some more complicated stuff without a bunch of people interfering, and you can play for as low as .25 a roll on some of them.

Randall Bowman : interesting strategy. But there are a couple things that would bother me: 1) Not betting the pass line at every opportunity. You can easily hedge the pass line with a C&E bet (would only cost you two extra bucks for a chance to win $3, instead of even money) 2) Not playing any come odds. Yeah, I get the whole idea is keeping your risk to a minimum. But with a hot shooter, you could be leaving an awful lot of money out on the table by just sticking with the even money payouts. Also, if you are at a table long enough and the dice bias seems to be favoring either of the outside numbers, you'd be crazy to not bet any odds. Interesting video though. I might do a few practice rounds at home myself.

adaboy4z : I like to play the field sometimes and it has paid off big!! There are times when a 6 or 8 never roll unbelievable...mostly Ill play 54 across and press every other number.

itinkle : This needs to be one of many strategies. We really need to be paying attention to who the shooter is. A random roller with no money is likely going to 7 out. Players need to learn to play dark side bets with odds. When the shooter is hot, you need to press your bets or pump your odds, otherwise, why are you even there? 4 numbers working is not conservative, its pretty aggressive and playing the same style for each shooter is crazy. This method may have worked out for this video, but what happened on the first shooter could easily happen on any shooter.

UltimateBargains : My place bets are always working on the come out roll. The dice don't know it's the come out.

Ronnie Franco : i want to take time out of my day to say thank you so very much. i never gambled nor played craps. few friend were talking about it and decided to look up strategy. did exactly what you said every time. started with 200 endes with 500 for my first experience. all thanks to you. much love from the 757

J Smith : Just buy the 6 & 8 and do a field bet. You have everything covered except 5 and obviously a 7 out. Don't like Come bets.

belerophon : I like this approach a lot. I just started playing and I've found your videos the most helpful by far. My last time out I almost hit the full fire bet (got them all but the 4). Still paid 250 to 1 and no one even bought me a beer. :/ Maybe you should have a fire bet discussion. I'd also like to ask you if you have any insight in to how to achieve a better comp rate at a craps table. Seems like I can potentially lose a lot fast and I don't get the recognition for it I would get elsewhere for the same loss.

Brad Josephson : I think this strategy is one of my favorites! Allows for an entertaining game, while staying within a reasonable budget. I'm personally always searching for ways to grind out the night at a table game, without handing my money over to the house too quick, or at all. Thanks for sharing!

Jana Giraud : In regards to money management, you were talking about “house money”. Once I win it, it’s mine. Lol. Once I have a fair a bit of money over and above what I bought in for, I will take those chips and just take them off the rack and pocket it. I go back to working just off my buy in. When I have some decent profits, I pocket that money. And just keep repeating the process. If I come to a point where I am loosing money from my by in and can’t seem to recoup it, I leave the table. Well, that’s what I’m supposed to do and most of the time I do. I try to limit my losses to 20% of my buy in. But stuff happens but at lease if I do lose then I just take the difference from my winnings and and my profits are a little less than before. But by taking the profits completely off the rack, I don’t just keep playing with “house money”, and my profits are safer. In theory. You have to be very self disciplined and forget that you pocketed those chips. Lol.

Byou Atube : One more question: If we are looking to have two more number established besides 6 and 8, then does it make sense to start with a bet on Pass line from get go. I am sure you have a logical reason for not doing that and establishing number through come bets, I am just trying to learn the logic behind it. Thanks... great videos.

Jonathan Hains : So, I've played this 3 times in the past 2 weeks for a total of about 12 hours. I had a $300 bankroll each time, and the table minimums were 10/5/10, respectively. Found a couple of "tweaks" that I think are necessary. Firstly, last night I got clobbered by the 2/3/12 on my Come bets. With a $60 per player budget on a $10 table you could have $44 on the table and lose your Come bet to a crap roll. When that happened, I decided to put in a crsp check, because if it happened a second time, and it did--just not until I had racked a hit--I would not have had enough $ to go back up on the Come box for my 4th point. Secondly, I often found myself with 3 Come bets on the board, some chips in my rack, and a come out roll. That's $30 at risk to someone who might be setting to roll a seven on the come out. A pass line bet covers one of them, and I used a $2/3/4/5 "Any Seven" bet to hedge thst ridk, which is fine until he rolls a yo or a crap number and you lose that bet AND the Pass line bet. Finally, with a $60 "budget" per shooter, once I had numbers up, I started to add odds to my Pass Line/Come Bets each time I got a hit. But only once I had about $75 IN MY RACK FOR THAT SHOOTER'S BUDGET.

Matt Sullivan : You say win with 30 dollars and add, but you are down and bet more than 30 on the first shooter? Sounds like click bait

SpEaKeRbOy : I was at the casino last night and tried this. With just $60, this interesting strategy gave me almost 3 hours of play and still came out ahead a little ($20) in the end. I more than doubled it at one point. Definitely slow and mostly safe, while still allowing you to have fun when the dice coming your way. I was not bored at all, but it's not as exciting as winning an odds bet. I like this strategy a lot. Keep up the good. Always look forward to your next video and interesting craps strategies.

Phillip Caudillo : I was wondering if during one of your demonstration sessions you could include how you would be tipping the dealer

dfierros83 : That's my favorite strategy so far

madog420 : I really like on your videos that you allocate a specific amount per shooter. Like you. Bring enough for 10 shooters.

jason boatner : How do you feel about blending this with the iron cross strategy you did? It appears it would work along side it

graveyard pizza : "I'm staying in the game looking for a hot shooter" statement described this strategy lol don't waste your time.

FlagDUDE08 : And at a regular table, the first instance happens more often than not, especially with loading bases.

stiltguyjoe : Is dice setting something you practice/something you could demonstrate?

Getting Bent With Bo : I like this strategy. How do you suggest tipping the dealers when playing like this?

Marco Peters : You don't start with a pass line bet which will give you the first number? Don't you pay extra if you place bets without betting on the pass line first? I remember someone told me that was the case, a while ago?

GusHerbert : Why aren't you taking full odds on the come?

Jesse Newby : This is very similar to, Heavy Hamilton's, "Heat seeker craps strategy". I've played this strategy, did ok if I remember correctly, think I played with 10 instead of 5

Silver Hunter : I think this is about as good as it gets apart from pure passline come and odds. the 6 and 8 are always working and you get the benefit of the winner 7 and 11. no odds but you dont lose much either. good strategy for a person who likes to play slow and not risk much.

CryptoKnight10 : not bad but you should give more detailed explanation as you go, for example when you place the chip ON the # vs. UNDER the #.

kaila matthies : at 7:50, would you recommend opting to press on the pass line? my thinking is its a free increase with the houses money

Stuart Oppenheimer : If you have 4 numbers covered after shooter makes his point, should you protect those "on" numbers with a "Pass" bet as well?

MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN : Great videos by the way good luck and God bless

Anonymous : 2 questions color up. 1. Can you bet on the passline with someone else rolling on the come out roll 2. If so is that how you have 4 numbers working despite their being another shooter rolling & technically that's his point. I'm just a little confused as I seen you pay yourself on a new shooter. No come, or place bet.

Cam Covello : My friends and I spent 4 days in Vegas watching and rewatching this video. We left Vegas up over $1000 between the three of us. Thank you for the education! Great method, great video!

Attoffy : You mentioned about tipping the dealers during this video, and I noticed you don't have a vid talking about how to do it for craps. Maybe something a topic to cover and stick into your new players playlist.