Safe Craps Systems

The following are systems and methods of play that I've come across or have seen in use. *
In this case "safe" means a low level of risk. There is no sure bet in gambling.
All of my comments and ratings are just my personnel opinion.
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1. No 4 or No 10
    
You can make this bet and take it down at anytime. You can bet both the 4 and 10 at the same time. What you are doing is laying the odds ( say $40 ) that a 7 will be thrown before a 4 or 10. This is one of the better bets you can make. Notice on the table that there isn't any wording about this bet, unlike the large lettered field and come. It's so advantageous to the player that the casino charges you a 5% vig on the amount of money you'll win.
     Simply say to the dealer that you want a No 4 for $40. You put down $41 ( 5% on a $20 win is $1 ) and the dealer will put your money in the don't come box above the 4. Now you hope a 7 is thrown before a 4.
     A win will pay $20. You can take the No 4 bet of $40 down or pay another dollar and leave it up.
     I like to make this bet after a 4 or 10 is thrown. Most shooters will 7 out after 4 rolls and it is less likely that they will throw a second 4 or 10 before a 7. I also follow how often the 4 and 10 are being thrown at the tables. If a lot of 4's are coming up, I'll favor the 10.
     This bet can be hedged with a bet on the hard 4 or 10.
     The downside to this bet is that you are risking twice as much money as you'll win. A 4 or 10 coming up before a 7 is a bankroll killer.
     This method is good on a choppy or cold table.


2. Pass with 2 come bets
    
This is another method of play that most beginner guides recommend.
     What you do is make a pass line bet and take 2x odds. When a point is established you place a bet in the come box. If a number ( say 5 ) is thrown, this becomes your come bet number and your bet is placed in the 5 box. Now you can take 2x odds.
     You make another bet on the come. Say a 8 is thrown. Your money is placed in the 8 box and you take 2x odds.
     Now you have 3 numbers covered. If you win one of your come bets, you are paid and you would then make another bet in the come.
     What you are trying to do is to have 3 numbers working for you at all times. You can take advantage of a of hot roll betting like this. When you are on a hot table, you can make an extra come bet for every point the shooter makes till you have all the numbers covered.
     The downside is if a 7 is thrown early or if a 7 is thrown before you win any of your bets.
     This method is good to start play at a table. It can also be used on a hot table. After every point a shooter makes, you increase your come bet by one unit.


3. Place bets on the 6 and 8
    
These are the two best numbers to place bet.
     There are five ways to make a 6 and five ways to make an 8. That's 10 ways to make either number. A 7 can be made in six ways.
     You can place bet a number that is also the point. A place bet can be taken down or made off at anytime. A place bet on either number pays 6 to 5.
     All you have to do is have either or the same number hit twice before a 7 and you'll show a profit.
     Downside here is an early 7 or no 6 or 8 being thrown before a 7.
     This method is good to start play at a table and good for a choppy table. It can also be used on a hot table. You have to press your bet after every other hit for the life of the roll.


4. 6 and 8 regression
    
Using this method you can make a profit with just one hit.
     You place bet the 6 and 8 for $12 each. You have a hit on either number and you reduce your bets to $6 each. You have a $2 profit and you can't get hurt by the 7. You can leave the bets up for another hit, then take them down or just leave them up for the life of the roll.
     Another variation is to wait for a 7 to be thrown, then place the 6 and 8 for one hit.
     Downside is an early 7.
     This method is good to start play at a table and good for a choppy table. It can also be used on a hot table. You have to press your bet after every other hit for the life of the roll.


6 and 8 regression 2

    I start by charting the tables to find out which ones are producing 6's and 8's. I will only play at a table whereby at least 2 shooters have successfully shot 2 6's or 8's (any combinations) before they 7 out. 
    I skip the come out and I place $18 on the 6 and 8. If a 6 or 8 hits I regress my 6 or 8 down to $6 each, and place either the 5 or 9 for $5. I collected $21 and now have $17 at risk with 3 numbers and a $4 profit!
    After 3 hits I take everything down with a $42 profit. I will often throw $1 or $2 on a hardway while I'm down to keep my interest in the game. If I feel the shooter is on a hot roll I will alternate every other one with taking my winnings back (same bet) and pressing the bet(s) until the shooter 7 outs thus building up my place bets and wins at the casinos expense.
    The worse thing that could hurt you is if a 7 comes out before the 6 or 8. If this happens 3 times in a row I'm out charting another table.  If I find myself winning more than loosing I up my $18 bets on the 6&8 to $24, $30 or sometimes $36.  Sometimes it feels like a slow grind but I love the feeling I get when that first 6 or 8 shows up guaranteeing me a winner with that shooter.
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5. Don't Pass

     I normally don't bet the don't pass until at least two shooters have sevened out in a row. When that happens I make a $10 don't pass bet and I only lay full odds when the point is 4 or 10. If the table is really cold, I'll lay the odds on the other point numbers and make a $5 hardway bet. For example: The point is 6, I'll lay full odds and make a $5 hardway bet on the 6.
     Downside is the table turning hot.
     Good for a cold table.


6. Don't come

     I like to make this bet when there are only a few rolls before a seven or a point is made.
     If the don't come is on the 4 or 10, I'll lay full odds.
     If I have any don't comes working on the come out, I'll lay full odds, hoping for a 7. When a point is established, I'll remove the odds off all numbers except the 4 and 10. If the table is really cold, I'll leave the odds on.
     I make two don't come bets when I feel that the table is choppy or cold. If the shooter hits on of your don'ts, you would make another. If the shooter hits another one of your don'ts, you would just sit out the shooter and make no more bets. For each shooter that sevens out, I'll make another don't come bet.
     Downside is for many numbers being thrown.
     Good for a choppy or cold table.


7. Lay bets with don't pass

     You make a $40 don't pass bet and lay bet the 4 and 10 for $40 each. Put $2 on the yo.
     You'll lose $2 with a 7, you'll lose $10 with a yo. 2 and 3 is a win, a 12 is a push.
     After a point is established, you take down the lay bets on the 4 and 10 and lay full odds on the don't pass bet.
     If a 4 or 10 becomes the point, you take down the other lay bet and lay full odds on the don't pass bet.
     If the table is really cold, you can leave the lay bets on the 4 and 10 working.
     You can try to hedge your 4 and 10 with $5 on each hardway.
     Downside is the table turning hot.
     Good for a cold table.


8. Three hits

     Do not make a pass/don't pass bet.
     After a point is established, make a $18 bet on the 6 & 8.
     On the first hit ( $21 win) you would cut back your bets on the 6 & 8 to $6 each. ( You are now risking only $12.)
     On the second hit on the 6 or 8 you would place the 5 & 9 for $5 each.
     If a 5,6,8,9 is thrown you collect your winnings and take down your bets.
     Don't make any more bets till the next point.
     Downside is a seven before your first 6 or 8 is hit..
     Good for a choppy table.


9. 7 Method

     You place $44 inside.
     You leave the bets working for just one roll, then call the bets off. If you win you press the bet by one unit.
     You wait for a seven and call your bets on for one roll with the next shooter. You keep repeating the process till two sevens in a row are thrown.
     Downside is the enormous patience and discipline needed to stand there waiting for the seven while numbers are being thrown
     Good for choppy and cold tables.


10. $34 inside

     You chart the inside numbers before you decide how long to leave up your bets.
     $12 each on the 6 and 8. $5 each on the 5 and 9. After the first hit you regress to $6 each on the 6 and 8. Depending on how you charted the table, you would take down or leave up the 5 and 9. After the second hit, depending on your chart you can take your bets down or leave them working.
     This method has sensible betting and it looks to limit your risk while still being able to take advantage or a good roll.
     Downside is an early seven.
     Good for a hot table.


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