Avoiding One Roll Bets in Craps
When you play online craps there are a lot of options but they
can really be divided into two main groups. There are bets that
can be decided over a number of rolls and there are one roll bets
that are decided on the next roll of the dice. The one roll bets
are exciting but they are not bets you should be making if you
want to win money in the long term playing craps.
One roll bets have a higher house edge than those bets that can
be decided on multiple rolls. It makes sense since new players
want immediate action and oftentimes prefer to play the one roll
bet. The Field Bet is the most popular one roll bet. It is a winner
if the next roll is a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12. The bet loses
if a 5, 6, 7 or 8 comes up next. The house edge is 5.55% on the
Field Bet. And that one roll bet has the lowest house edge of
the one roll bets. Compare that number to the house edge of about
1.5% on the Pass Line or Don’t Pass Line Bet and you can
see that the Field Bet is a bad wager. And it gets worse with
other one roll bets. Prop bets like the Any Seven have a huge
house edge of about 16%.
One roll bets may be exciting in craps but they have high house
edges which means they should not be played.