In a recent trip to the great state of Nevada, I was again reminded of how many players make the big mistake of betting “Any Craps” at the craps table. That is betting a 2, 3, or 12 will come on the next roll of the dice.
I guess they think they are protecting their “Pass Line” bet. But, in reality all they are doing is increasing the house advantage.
This bet has never made any sense to me, unless you are betting the “Don’t Pass”; then just like betting the “11” on the come out roll for the “Pass Line” player you at least a have the chance to win both bets.
Although betting the 11, because of house percentage and odds to win, is not a good bet either, at least I understand why you would make this bet, just like I could understand a “Don’t Pass” bettor playing “Any Craps”.
But when you bet “Any Craps” as a “Pass Line” player you are actually betting against yourself, you have to lose one bet to win the other, so that puts the player in a lose-lose situation and the casino in a win-win situation. Not a very smart play.
If you have a $5 “Pass Line” bet and make a $1 “Any Craps” bet you are actually doubling the house advantage from 1.41% to 3.03%.
If you have a $10 line bet and are making a $4 horn bet (2, 3, 11, and 12) you are giving the house 5.77% on your play.
And if for some crazy reason you are making a $5 line bet and a $4 “Horn” bet, it is more like the “Pass Line” bet is now protecting your “Horn” bet, because you are giving the house an 8.19% advantage between both bets (“Horn” bet alone has 16.67% house advantage).
So no matter which way you look at it, there is absolutely no percentage in playing “Any Craps” ANYTIME!
Know your play. Know your way.
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