Casino Strategy: Roulette, Blackjack, Poker

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We’ll call the name of this strategy Spread the Risk. Many players like to bet on single numbers. However, scattering your bets greatly increases you chances that you’re going to win something more often. For example, if you have a few favorite numbers bet the corners and the splits. This way, even if your most favored numbers don’t hit, some of the neighboring numbers might!

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Let’s look at an easy example. Instead of betting $5 straight up on a number, put a dollar straight up and a dollar on each corner. If it hits, it won’t pay $180, but you’re actually betting on a total of 9 which pay a minimum of $9 ($4 profit) for a corner, $18 ($13 profit) for a bordering number and $72 ($67 profit) if you hit the number straight up. Now, instead of hoping for a number that only comes up every 38 rolls or so, your odds of making profitable wager are considerably increased on every roll.


Baccarat is a game of chance where streaks of consecutive wins by either the bank or the player hand are common. Based on these streaks, a profitable strategy is to use the scorecard to keep track of which hand won the last hand. When you’re ready to make a bet, simply bet on the hand that won last. For example, if the bank hand just won, make your next bet on the bank hand. By betting this way, you’ll always be betting on the hand that’s streaking. Along with the selection system, increase your bets gradually on consecutive wins but whenever a loss occurs revert back to your minimum bet.


Always choose to bet when you’re dealt a A-K-J-8-3 or better.
If the dealer shows a 10 or less, choose to bet with A-K or better.
Never bluff when the dealer has an Ace or King showing.


Split a pair of eights unless the dealer shows a 10. Obviously, 16 isn’t a good total any way you look at it. However, if you split your eights and hit two 10s, it’ll give you two hands totalling 18 each. And remember, NEVER split a winning hand.
Always split a pair of aces. Two aces equals 2 or 12, and either way you look at it, that’s not very good. If you hit two 10s, you bust. But if you split two aces and hit two 10s, you get two 21s!
Double down on two-card combinations totalling 9, 10 or 11.
Don’t hit on a probable bust hand (12 or higher) if the dealer is showing a 6 or less.


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If you want to be happy and productive in your gambling, you must feel that you are learning and progressing in what you are doing. If you learn something from every game you play, you’ll be able to use that knowledge in future games to play differently, increase your confidence and, most importantly, make more money! CRAPS can very well mean that you get:

  • Consistent
  • Results
  • Applying
  • Personal
  • Success

Your personal success is achieved by winning more or losing less. You learn how to do this by studying, practicing at home, and applying the wisdom you have to the game in a disciplined fashion.

For example, I used to like hedge bets and once planned to bet don’t-come and then hedge each bet with a corresponding place bet. But when a hot looking shooter appeared, I bet on the pass line. And the come. And the hard ways. My “plan” just went by the wayside.m I had the knowledge but lacked the discipline, which resulted in inconsistent results.

I’m sure you’ve heard the term, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Successful Crapshooters go into each game with a definitive system, they know exactly how they’ll bet in advance, and never deviate from their plan. Not only do they win more money, but their increased personal success gives them increased self confidence as well!

The only way you can get consistent results is to apply wisdom to your game. Wisdom is knowledge applied. If you know what to do but don’t do it, you are courting disaster. If you don’t have a plan, read one of the many books on craps and get one. If you do have a plan, stick to it and don’t make any other bets. Then, learn from the results and apply your learning to the next game you play until you achieve consistent results.

Just remember, when you play CRAPS properly you’ll get Consistent Results Applying Personal Success! And, as always, good luck at the tables!


Blackjack players approach their game with the studiousness of a professor. Roulette players are like cartologists, mapping their way around the multi-numbered layout. Baccarat players are serious gamblers, with their emotions riding the game’s twists and turns. And slot players stare at their machines with a mind-numbing expression, only breaking their motion to quickly celebrate a win.

But over in the corner, you hear some yelling and rooting. You see a crowd of people gathered around what appears to be a pit, but is actually a craps game. Craps, or dice, is easily the casino’s most exciting game. When the dice are falling the right way, there are few other experiences that rival the camaraderie that the players feel at that table. As the shooter rolls number after number (but no seven, please), craps can be exhilarating, and more importantly, profitable.

But craps can also be the most frustrating of all casino games. Because to play craps successfully, you have to understand how to place and decipher a variety of bets, it’s important to stay alert and positive. But that is rarely possible when ever other role is a “Seven out!”

Simple, Yet Complicated

Because the table layout has multiple areas in which to place bets, and the amount and payout of those bets vary, modern players have abandoned the game to concentrate on simpler, less confusing games. But those players are missing out on one of the last bastions of true gambling.

The activity at a craps game is very confusing to a novice. Players throw chips to the dealer yelling what seems to be a secret code. “Give me a hard eight for five.” “C and E for a deuce!” “I’ll take a two-way yo.”

It’s easy to see why observers are mystified by this repartee, but many of these bets are ones that the knowledgeable craps player will not make. Many people play craps, but very few play it skilfully, and therein lies the difference between a game that wins a great deal of money for the house, but at the same time, treats the intelligent player very well.

To understand why the house makes so much money at the craps table, you first have to understand why. There are only so many ways to roll specific numbers on the two dice you use in craps. For instance, there are only two ways to roll the two or 12. The true odds of that occurring are 35 to one.

But the casino does not pay off your bet at the correct ratio, for the two or 12, you only get 30 to one. That gives the casino a rather hefty house advantage of nearly 14 percent on that bet. So you see, when the house takes such a big percentage of what you’re supposed to get on that bet, the intelligent craps player will avoid those bets. Later on in this chapter, we’ll review the bets you should not make on a craps table.

The Basics

You don’t just walk up to a craps table and begin to play. That is the main reason that craps is a “dying” gaming in the casinos. Where it once dominated the American casino, craps is now disappearing, as the players who learned the game in the back alleys of the major cities, or the barracks of the armed services get older and disappear. But for those who want the best action in a casino, craps is the only game to play.

Let’s start by looking at the craps layout. Confusing, right? It’s true that there are dozens of bets available to the craps player, but intelligent players will ignore a majority of those bets and concentrate on those that give you the best chance to win. So for the moment, we’re going to forget about the pie-in-the-sky bets and concentrate on how to get started.

Don’t walk up to an empty game to play, because although the odds are no different at an empty table than at a full table, you won’t get the flavor of the game without at least a few players. But in contrast, don’t try to get into a game that is jam-packed with players, with a lot of hootin’ and hollerin’ because no on will want a novice who might slow up the rolls of the “hot” dice.

Pick a calm game with a few players and plenty of room to spread out. Tell the dealer you’re just getting started. Most dealers who aren’t too busy will take the time to walk the novice through the game, explain the different bets and the procedures. They understand that their livelihood as craps personnel depends on developing the new players.

A craps table employs three dealers at a time: two stand behind the table to accept bets and to either pay off winners or take down losers. On the other side, in the middle of the table, is the stickman, who handles the dice with a “stick” and controls the speed of the game. Sitting down opposite the stickman is the boxman, who acts like a supervisor in blackjack, approving all buy-ins and large payoffs.

Here’s the secret of the simplicity of craps. On the first roll of the dice-the “come out roll”-the stickman will slide five dice to a player-the “shooter”-who will then select two dice. He’ll throw the dice to the opposite end of the table. The dice must hit the wall of the table to be considered a legal roll. The shooter tries to establish a number-four, five, six, eight, nine or ten.

The dealers will then take a “puck” that says “off” on one side and “on” on the other side, and place it on the number rolled, “on” side up-it is always “off” on the come-out roll. The shooter will then attempt to roll that number again before he rolls a seven. And that’s the entire objective of craps.

Other things can happen, of course. Normally, the shooter places a bet on the “‘pass line.” When he rolls that number again before he rolls a seven, he has made one “pass.” When you bet on the pass line, the “front line,” you’re betting on the “do’s” or you’re betting “right.” Most players bet the pass line because it means they are going “with” the shooter, hoping that he gets a pair of hot dice and rolls all night.

When you’re betting on the “don’t pass” line, you’re betting on the “don’ts” or you’re betting the “wrong” way. The players who bet the don’t pass line believe that the odds of rolling a seven will eventually catch up to the shooter, and they want to profit from those odds.

If the shooter rolls a seven or 11 on the come-out roll, he wins. The stickman may say, “Winner, front-line winner, pay the do’s, take the don’ts.” The don’t bettors lose their money, and the shooter continues to roll.

If the shooter rolls a two, three or 12 on the come out roll, he loses. The stickman will most likely say, “Two (three or 12). Craps, line away. Take the do’s. Pay the don’ts. 12 is barred. (If the 12 shows, the pass line bettors lose, and the don’t pass bettors don’t win or lose, they get a push.) If the shooter “craps out,”-rolls his point and then rolls a seven-he passes the dice to the next shooter.

When the shooter establishes a point, say a six, the stickman will announce, “Six, mark the six.” The shooter will then have a chance to roll again to try to make a six before he rolls a seven. If he makes his point, he gets a chance to establish another point. He will continue to roll until he rolls a seven, when he’ll “seven out.”

And this takes us to the next level, the most profitable step, in a craps game.




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