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1/2     Anyone have any craps strategies that you prefer?
        \_ I usually eat a burrito or some falafel for lunch, and that's
           always worked for me.  my craps are the best!
        \_ Yeah, don't play.  Can't lose.
           \_ Min bet on the pass line until the shooter hits the point twice.
              Then add a couple place bets on 6 & 8. All bets with full odds
              in increments of $5 for maximum pay out. Don't bet on losers,
              which usually means yourself (except for required min).
           \_ Can't win either. The RGC FAQ is here:
                http://www.conjelco.com/faq/craps.html
              As per usual, the strategy is to minimalize the casino's
              advantage, and walk away after randomness puts you ahead
              or behind by a significant amount. I play hard and fast,
              max table odds on pass line and come bets. The other stuff
              is just for fun.
        \_ Do what Chris Tucker does in Rush Hour 2.
           \_ That was the only truly funny part of a mediocre movie.
           \_ Anyone knows who the chic standing on Tucker's left at the craps
              table is?  I tried http://www.imdb.com and it's not listed.
        \_ Bet pass.  Max out on odds.  Bet come with full odds depending
           on how much money you want to put in play.  Hate don't betters.
           Other bets are for suckers.  Which is not to say you shouldn't
           make them, but you should know what you're doing when you do.
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Pass bets win when the come out roll is 7 or 11, while pass bets lose when the come out roll is 2, 3, or 12. Don't bets lose when the come out roll is 7 or 11, and don't bets win when the come out roll is 2 or 3. Don't bets tie when the come out roll is 12 (2 in some casinos; The dice "don't pass" when the shooter rolls a 2, 3, or 12 on the come-out. If the come-out roll is a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10, this roll sets the "point", and the shooter continues to roll until the point is rolled again or a 7 is rolled (see "seven out"). If the shooter rolls the point before rolling a seven, the dice pass. If the shooter sevens out, the dice don't pass and the shooter loses control of the dice. NOTE: in this context, "pass" does NOT mean that the dice to given to the next player. Control of the dice is transferred only when the shooter "sevens out" or when the shooter has completed a game and no longer wishes to roll the dice. This bet can be placed only immediately before a "come out" roll. 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