Not sure which forum is best for this but these seemed like a good place for it to start.

My favorite casino game is craps. While I’ve learned a bit on how to play I still have some unanswered questions.

I usually play at Foxwoods in CT. Odds are 3x, 4x, 5x.

I only play 5 dollar tables

My set budget for a session is normally $200-$400

I always play max odds

I rarely play the field If I do it’s the hardways or a 2 way yo to tip the dealers

Typical strategy for me is to play 5 bucks on the place line for the come out roll. After a point is established I play $5 on the come line to establish at least one other point.

When I’m feeling ambitious I’ll play on the come line every roll for the duration of the point. Establishing every point, placing maximum odds and assuming the point is 8 this would leave me with the following:

$5 on place line with $25 odds

$5 on come line

$5 on 6 with $25 odds

$5 on 5 and 9 with $20 odds each

$5 on 4 and 10 with $15 odds each

This is great as long as the dice keep moving. A 7 will cost me $140

My first questions relate to if the point is then made. When the puck goes off my bets are stuck out there in limbo.

I could have all bets on, is that good or bad in terms of my odds of winning?

When a 7 is rolled and the puck is off I get my odds back but lose the contracted wagers. I find this a bit of an annoyance as I liked having all the numbers as points.

A dealer stated to me ‘we allow put bets so you could pay out $25 and all the bets could stay with my odds’. This doesn’t seem like it would be to my advantage. Aren’t I going to have a better chance of winning by reinvesting my odds back onto the come line after the next point? or Why pay at the time the seven is rolled? While the puck is off I have no chance in winning. Couldn’t I wait till a point is made then make those bets again?

My next question is buy bets. I know nothing about them other then people buy a lot of 4’s and 10’s. How do these work?

Then control shooters. I’ve witnessed a few people that are pretty good at it. I’ve never been completely amazed as they roll an occasional 7 too. In theory they do so less then the rest of us. How do they practice? Not all tables are the same size and I suspect materials may vary. I don’t imagine the casinos would be very helpful in advising them. Is throwing dice across my desk into the wall going to do anything for me?(besides a scraped up desk and wall)

Any answers, pointers, comments, or gamblers anonymous numbers would be appreciated