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    Sorry guys,

    I know this is the poker room but not sure where to post a question on craps. I was reading a book the other day on craps strategies and an interesting scenario came up and I'm trying to see if I'm missing something on this one. Anyway, here it is...

    If I play $5 on the pass line and $5 on the don't pass on the come out roll, and then put say a buck on 12. If a point is established (and I take the odds), aren't I guaranteeing myself true odds,since the initial pass and don't will cancel out (obviously if the 12 comes up on the first role I am even better off)? Why wouldn't someone do this?
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    Body, you have to look at each bet as a seperate bet. It's like placing all the numbers and having 24 ways to win and only 6 ways to lose but you are risking much more money then you can win.
    When I play craps(for fun) my strategy is a NO 4(or 10) lay and placing of the 6 and 8 and increasing the place bets on each hit. I play for just a short period of time and have a quick stop loss.
    Craps is a tough game, the more you play the more likely you will lose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maidenguy View Post
    Body, you have to look at each bet as a seperate bet. It's like placing all the numbers and having 24 ways to win and only 6 ways to lose but you are risking much more money then you can win.
    When I play craps(for fun) my strategy is a NO 4(or 10) lay and placing of the 6 and 8 and increasing the place bets on each hit. I play for just a short period of time and have a quick stop loss.
    Craps is a tough game, the more you play the more likely you will lose.
    Thats the same with any -EV game.....however you can win big in the short run if the dice swing in your favor.
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    Dont hedgehttp://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/nightlife/2016/02/10/mark-pilarski-casinos-craps/79845534/
    0QUESTION:*When playing craps, I am aware that it is best to stay away from *prop-box bets. But when playing the Don't Pass line for a $10 bet with a max lay of $60, if the point is a 4 or 10, is it wise to hedge this bet with a *$10 Hard 4 or 10?*ó*Bill P.

    ANSWER:*In 1933, Wilson Mizner lay dying. He was 58*and had been a gamester all his life. "Do you want a priest?" he was asked, during an interval of consciousness. "I want a priest, a rabbi and a Protestant clergyman," he managed to flash back. "I want to hedge my bets."

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    Was it was a good move on Miznerís part? Perhaps, but when it comes to the game of craps, my advice remains the same: Never hedge your bets.

    Hedging*your bet in craps is when you make one bet with the erroneous belief that it will protect*another wager somewhere else on the layout. The logic here is analogous to diversifying your investment portfolio by buying bonds to protect*against losses*you might experience in the stock market. Usually, both investments wonít go south on you simultaneously. On the craps layout, however, every bet has a negative expectation.

    Hedge betting by using one wager to offset the*negative probabilities*of another wager is just not smart. What you are doing is taking a high-house-edge bet on the Hard 4 or 10 (the Hard 4 and 10 carry a casino advantage of 11.1%) and expecting it to make a Donít Pass wager (1.4%, lower by laying odds) of higher quality.*

    You canít*have it both ways. You cannot protect yourself *in one place without being hurt in another. Hedge betting won't beat*a game like craps, and it *wonít even dent the house edge.

    My advice to you, Bill, is to pass on hedge betting, stick to the Donít Pass*and reduce that minuscule 1.4% house edge by laying odds.
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    Dice setting will help a lot
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    Cheaper than dirt sale for used Craps books

    Guerrilla Gambling : How to Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games by Frank Scoblete
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    Golden Touch Dice Control Revolution! How to Win at Craps Using a Controlled Dice Throw!
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    Get-The-Edge: Get the Edge at Craps
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