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Question? What's the right amount to have in your account when playing craps?

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by zippedup, Dec 26, 2009.

    Dec 26, 2009
  1. zippedup

    zippedup Dormant account

    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    Atlanta suburb of alpharetta
    The question here is how much is enough in your betting account when playing craps to get by losses. Is there a magic formula?

    I play frequently but am not a large bettor. The rule I have been using is--
    If my account is 1500 or more I bet in increments of 10 dollars. If between 100 and 1499 I bet 5. If below 100 I bet 2. I have not based this on anything other than my own experience playing.

    I am very curious what other bettors do and what they think is the right amount to have in their accounts for various bets. Or if their is some formula that works well for everything.

    Thanks all for any of your thughts on this:rolleyes:
     
  2. Dec 26, 2009
  3. bernynhel

    bernynhel Dormant account PABnononaccred PABnoaccred

    Occupation:
    Loafer
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    I don't play online but I don't bother with craps in Vegas unless I'm going to buy US$2k worth of chips for a $5 minimum table. I guess at a $2 table that'd be at least $750. Basically, 400:1. "1" being the table minimum. Even at that ratio, less than 15 minutes to bust is not unusual if you're covering any numbers to speak of. But if you get a heater going, woo hoo! Try betting the pass line, then if you make a number, placing bets in the "come" field to find their way to the numbers as you roll is a pretty good way to find numbers to cover without laying it all out too early and then crap out. Find 2 or 3 numbers this way, press your bets and see if you can hit some. Don't forget to bet odds on your pass line bet. Best rush I can generate without killing off brain cells! Good luck! I love craps!
     
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  4. Dec 26, 2009
  5. same_old

    same_old Dormant account PABaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    12th man
    Location:
    Australia
    I heard about three fity ($3.50)- keeps the loch ness monster away as well.
     
  6. Dec 27, 2009
  7. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount. webby PABnononaccred

    Occupation:
    Bum
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    As bern pointed out, you definitely have to have a high BR for craps - even more so than blackjack. To put this in perspective, at a $5 5x odds table, you're going to have $30 in play alone for the pass line and your odds bet on a 6/8 roll.

    I don't know about online casinos, but some B&M casinos even offer 10x odds down in Atlantic City
     
  8. Dec 27, 2009
  9. DaveG39

    DaveG39 Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    Disability
    Location:
    Glendale,CA,USA
    10x my first bet has always worked for me.
     
  10. Dec 27, 2009
  11. Jasminebed

    Jasminebed Closer to 100 than Birth

    Occupation:
    Not in workforce
    Location:
    Ontario
    I am no craps expert. But I feel that the appropriate bankroll for any casino game is an amount you feel comfortable losing.

    JMO.
     
  12. Dec 27, 2009
  13. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount. webby PABnononaccred

    Occupation:
    Bum
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    With a craps bankroll of only 10x your bet, you're just throwing your money out of the window.

    Say you roll a 6 or 8 and have $1 on the pass line. You take 5x odds for another $5. Next roll out: 7. You lose.

    1 roll = < $6...


    Unless I'm missing something here, a 10x BR is suicide.
     
  14. Dec 28, 2009
  15. bernynhel

    bernynhel Dormant account PABnononaccred PABnoaccred

    Occupation:
    Loafer
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Googling "bankrolling craps" produced some of the following:

    So my bankroll of formula of 400:1 (1 = table minimyum bet amount) falls in the middle of all the above ranges of 60:1 - 900:1.
     
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  16. Dec 28, 2009
  17. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount. webby PABnononaccred

    Occupation:
    Bum
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I'd trust this guy's recommendations more than anyone else's.

    You must register/login in order to see the link.
     
  18. Dec 28, 2009
  19. bernynhel

    bernynhel Dormant account PABnononaccred PABnoaccred

    Occupation:
    Loafer
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    I'm crushed! lol I picked the top 3 or so Google results. Naturally, Scoblete's gonna be on top. Anyone who can write the no.1 book about a tablegame when readers can still bust out playing craps in about 20 mins even if they've memorized it cover to cover is gotta be a smart guy. I've wore that book out and I'd say that I have increased my average win at craps by about 25% as a result, all kidding aside. This is not online craps I'm talkin about tho, can't control the dice online, mais non?
     
  20. Dec 29, 2009
  21. DaveG39

    DaveG39 Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    Disability
    Location:
    Glendale,CA,USA
    I don't play the Pass Line. I Place Win 6 & 8 every roll. Also it depends if your goal is a certain win percentage, or a certain amount of time at the table, regardless of outcome. My goal is 10-20% profit. I know it seems small to most of you, but, I stick to low varience/high RTP games, and, where else can you make 10-20% on your money in a relatively short time these days? :)
     
  22. Dec 29, 2009
  23. bernynhel

    bernynhel Dormant account PABnononaccred PABnoaccred

    Occupation:
    Loafer
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Good point. However, 10-20% is not why most people gamble. And municiple bonds pay about 5% tax free with no risk which is as good as 10% any other way if that's your goal. I'd be 10 kinds a mad if I laid out $5k for chips, played a couple of hours and couldn't get over 20% and that's only against 11kinds a mad if I busted! :lolup:
     

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