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Craps Betting Systems

When it comes to the game of craps you'll find a number of websites promoting craps systems which "guarantee wins and returns" when playing your favourite dice game (for a price of course!).

While some Craps betting systems can assist in winning when employed correctly, they cannot be guaranteed to ensure winnings every time you play. This is largely due to the fact that no matter how you structure your craps bets, the house advantage will always be in play. So while there is nothing wrong with trying out craps systems or betting strategies, you need to keep in mind that nothing can be done to alter the casino's edge.

So if you see testimonials that promise a 100% working craps system, alarm bells should go off in your head, because craps is game of hard and fast rules designed to ensure a house advantage which cannot be beaten and there are no "insider secrets" that will change that. Most of the times these types of ads and testimonials are a scam to get you to part with your money in exchange for vague information and craps tips that will not help you to win in the slightest.

Here we'll take a look as some of the popular craps systems and the variations of these that you may come across.

The Martingale Craps System

The Martingale system is used across casino games and is the most common and basic craps system that you will come across. This system instructs the player to double his bet every time he experiences a loss. It works on the basic principle of probability and states that you'll eventually have to win so by doubling your bets when you lose you'll eventually win all of your money back.

Even though this system has been debunked numerous times, it re-emerges in different shapes and forms with the latest author claiming to have improved it in one way or another.

The Iron Cross Betting System

Initially the Iron Cross Craps Betting System looks like a good one, but it has been disproved mathematically and does not give players an advantage over the house.

This system instructs players to place a field bet as well as bets on 5, 6 and 8 which means that you'll win on every throw of the dice except seven.

The problem comes in when a seven is rolled and you lose all of your bets. While you may win the majority of bets with this system, the amount of money you lose when a seven is rolled will wipe out your winnings. So it's best to avoid this system.

The Fibonacci Craps System

The Fibonacci Craps System is derived from the save principles as the Martingale Craps System and instructs players to increase bets after every loss. In this system however you don't simply double your bet but rather employ a progression system based on Fibonacci numbers which are numbers that are the sum of the two previous ones.

For example's sake, let's assume you begin with a bet of $10.00, this is how the Fibonacci System will progress:

1st Bet: $10
2nd Bet: $10 + $0 = $10
3rd Bet: $10 + $10 = $20
4th Bet: $20 + $10 = $30
5th Bet: $30 + $20 = $50
6th Bet: $50 + $30 = $80

And so on...

On even money bets the player is also instructed to use Fibonacci number to increase the size of bets after every loss. According to this theory the player will eventually win a bet and recover his/her losses and at least break even. But still…not quite a winning system is it?

A word of advice

There are so many craps systems and variations of these that it is impossible to mention them all, but what we can tell you is that none have the power to 100% guarantee wins.

If you find a craps system that looks good in theory, remember to check the wins and losses you are likely to experience with every possible combination of the dice and also keep in mind that some combinations are less likely to appear than others.

While there is nothing wrong with experimenting with craps systems, don't ever pay for one that makes big promises and they don't deliver. Rather play within your bankroll limit and exercise caution when using progressive betting systems as these will deplete your cash flow very quickly.

At the end of the day, enjoy your game and don't spend more than you can afford. Remember, casinos are in business because there is a house advantage so don't get carried away trying to beat that with tricks, rather employ solid strategy and enjoy the game every time you play.