My other article Winning Systems addresses the fact that there is no long-term craps “winning strategy” for the player. A player can’t gain an advantage over the house by using any combination or amount of bets. Period. But I still see article after article describing various methods that “craps pros” use to beat the house. It irritates me that some of these authors are considered craps experts by the gambling industry. It is irritating to me when I read something written by a respected craps expert, but in reality, he spreads false hope rather than facts. It is frustrating to know that the Industry recognizes and celebrates these skilled and knowledgeable players. These authors aren’t experts as the Industry claims them to be or that they are selling manure for a quick buck. All it boils down to is money. False hopes and fantasies of making it big sell magazines and books. It’s not worth the effort to make the game loser-friendly. B.S. Reality doesn’t sell, but B.S.
You can search the Internet for craps articles to find tons. There are some factual articles and others that are full of bull. Some are unknown; others are industry leaders with multiple book titles and regularly write for newsletters and magazines. While some authors are honest and correct in explaining game facts, others do not. Too often, however, so-called experts seem to have no shame in spreading false hopes.
A series of articles written by a well-known author, with several books in print and many other writing credits, was one of the things I had just finished. He discusses using bizarre systems to profit from almost all bets, even those with high house advantage. None of these systems will guarantee long-term wins for the player. In my article, Variance and distribution variance are the only things that allow a player to win short-term. Let’s look at a winning system that pros use to make money: Place bets on the 6 or 8.
The author suggests you place a bet on the 6-8 and 8 and then wait for one to hit. Once they do, turn them off. A 7 is more likely than a 6 or 8. If you get five rolls without hitting a 6, 8, or 7, and no 7s, then place both bets on the seven because it is likely to hit. Place the 6 or 8 again after a seven is rolled. The author concludes his article with a false hope that the system will make money for players if they are disciplined and stick to the rules without placing any other bets.
The reliance on “Gambler’s Fallacy,” which I wrote about in my article, The Gambler’s Fallacy, is the first sign that the author is not the expert he claims to be. If a seven doesn’t appear in five rolls, or if a 6 and 8 show first, this system considers it “due” for it to hit. This is absurd, as the chances of any number appearing on the next roll, regardless of whether it hasn’t shown up after five rolls or a million, are equal. Because the probabilities of any number appearing on your next registration never change, it doesn’t matter how many times you switch off your Place bets. They can be left on all the time or turned off every roll. The odds of succeeding are the same regardless of what you do. Let’s look at the math involved in placing bets on the 6 and 8.
The results of many rolls tend to look like a perfect distribution. Assuming an ideal distribution of 36 rolls, we expect a 7 to show up six times, a 6 five times, and eight times. The odds of any number emerging on the next roll are constant, so your chances of placing Place bets winning or losing are the same regardless of whether they are left on continuously or if you turn them off randomly.
Let’s say you wager $6 on the six and $6 on 8 to win $12. If there is a perfect distribution, the six appear five times on 36 rolls. You win $35 (5x $7 = $35). You will win $35 (5×7 = $35) if the 8 appears five times in each of those 36 rolls. In a perfect distribution of 36 rolls, you can win $70 each time you place a chance on the 6 or 8 for $6 each. Note: Place betting on 6 or 8 places at 7:6. Which Means that you will win $7 for $6.
On six of the 36 rolls, however, a 7 will be visible and you’ll lose $72 ($6 for the 6 and $6 for the 8 = $12, then $12 x 6 = $72).
This system has negative expectations. You lose $2 on every 36 rolls.
The low house advantage of Place 6 and Place 8 bets makes this a perfect system for the player. This system is not guaranteed to be successful long-term. It is statistically impossible. This means that, despite claims that the system will be profitable, it is statistically impossible to make long-term profits.
The inquiry you need to ask is: If this system is based on the Gambler’s Fallacy and if it is statistically proven to result from a player losing over the long-term, then why is this craps expert giving me such bull manure, claiming that it will be very profitable? Is the answer related to selling books or articles? I believe I know that that’s the question, and you may, too.
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Craps, or dice games, serve as a classic example of how the allure of “winning systems” can entice players. It’s crucial to understand that in games like craps, the advantage always lies with the casino. There is no system or strategy that can guarantee long-term winnings for the player. This is due to the inherent nature of the game and the way odds are structured.
A key concept to grasp is that each roll of the dice is an independent event. The chances of rolling a specific number are always the same on each roll, regardless of previous outcomes. This debunks the notion of the “Gambler’s Fallacy,” which suggests that if an event hasn’t occurred for a while, it’s more likely to happen in the future. In the case of craps, if a seven hasn’t appeared for several rolls, it does not increase the likelihood of rolling a seven on the next roll.
Systems that claim to guarantee profits in craps often rely on tactics such as increasing or decreasing bets under certain conditions, or betting on specific combinations of numbers. However, these systems do not alter the casino’s mathematical edge. Over the long term, statistics prevail, and the house always maintains an advantage.
For instance, with “Place 6” and “Place 8” bets, even though these bets have one of the lowest house edges in craps, this does not mean they are a guarantee for profits. The house edge still exists, and over the long run, the average player will lose money.
It’s essential for craps players to understand that the best way to enjoy the game is to view it as a form of entertainment, not as a way to make money. Setting a budget for play, understanding the rules and odds of the game, and accepting both wins and losses as part of the experience, are responsible gaming practices.
In summary, while craps can be an exciting game offering moments of great joy, it’s important to approach it with a realistic mindset. There are no magical systems that can guarantee long-term gains. Playing with knowledge, respect for the odds, and a responsible gaming attitude is the best way to approach this classic casino game.