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Craps Strategy


What really works?


"The very essence of instinct is that it's

followed independently of reason."

- Charles Darwin

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"Believe nothing merely because you have been told it... But whatsoever, after due examination and
analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings - that doctrine believe and cling to and take as your guide."

- Buddhist aphorism
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It is never about how much you win. It's all about how much you don't lose"
- Michael Vernon





Dice Setter does not necessarily endorse or suggest that you use the craps strategies listed below. Become educated, compare, contrast, and decide.


Please understand that you are not the first dice player to pursue some unknown, yet to be discovered method for winning. Our intention for sharing these methods is for your information and to help you become better informed. After all, there are countless ways of playing craps and it is our hope that after researching the free information contained here at Dice Setter, you will find a way to play craps that best suits you and your style of play.

Craps is a hugely popular game, from the big casinos in Vegas, to the local casinos which gamblers now have in their own state. There are plenty of methods and strategies which may be applied to the game of craps, so good and some to ignore. We've listed twenty-four below so you can educate yourself and discover for yourself.


Whichever method you decide to focus on, you will see your results win or lose at the craps table. That is why we recommend that you try out your method of choice first, by practicing at home, and before risking your money in a live game.

Here you'll find a compilation of strategies from various sources. For every strategy (or system) listed, there are numerous variations, but these will give you a good baseline helping you to recognize the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. A lot of systems look good on paper and play horribly in a real game. One factor for your consideration has to do with understanding the odds. Your assignment scrutinizing each system and find all the reasons why they could work. But more importantly, you must find all the weaknesses of a system and avoid systems that are simply "Paper Tigers".


When it comes to craps, every crapshooter has some sure fired system for winning. We encourage careful scrutiny of the logistical basis for any system that you pursue.

The systems below are listed only to familiarize you with some of the possibilities invented for the game. It's up to you to study, apply and test the results for yourself. There are many ways of playing craps. The purpose here is to show the reader just a few examples of the many approaches to playing the game.

No method of play works all of the time. In the end, what you are looking for is a method that is consistently successful, that can be applied to several conditions, and is not so complicated that you cannot understand the merits of the strategy. In a game with odds guaranteeing that you will be separated from your money, you will want to employ the best strategy for playing craps. What is the best strategy? One that has the least exposure to your bankroll, having the least risk with the odds, and one that returns the most bang for your buck. Maybe you should be Playing 4 Keeps.

Keep reading the information found at Dice Setter  and check out more articles from our contributors, found at Your Instructors.



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