Players have been trying to find a way to beat the game of craps for hundreds of years. While there is no existing system that guarantees that you can beat the game, there are some interesting ones that produce results and, at least for the short term, reduce your losses.
The house edge over a long sample play will not be affected by any betting system, but they can make a particular session more profitable if things go your way. These methods, such as using a Bovada Bonus Code, will increase the player’s edge to a degree by keeping them in the game longer, thereby increasing their comp take for more play.
One such craps system is called the 5-Count Method. This system attempts to isolate rollers that are considered to be “hot rollers”, if any of them appear. Using this method you will reduce the total number of shooters you are betting. You will actually eliminate almost 57% of the random rollers and increase the chances of finding a hot roller to bet on.
When a new craps shooter is on the come-out roll and he/she rolls a point (the “point numbers” are 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10), that will constitute the 1-count. If he/she rolls a 2, 3, 7, 11, or 12 on the come-out, the count will not start yet. Once it does start the next three rolls are automatically the 2, 3, and 4 counts, regardless of what is rolled. The fifth roll will only become the 5-count if the number rolled is again one of the point numbers above. If it isn’t, it becomes the four-count and holding until a point is eventually rolled. Once the 5-count has been achieved on one player you can then start betting on this roller by making a come bet or making a place bet.
This craps method first surfaced in 1994 and there has been a lot of controversy about whether it works at reducing the house edge or not. Some studies have shown that it increases the player’s overall take when the comps are good – by not betting on every player you’ll be at the craps table longer, and your playing cash will go a lot further.