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Knowing the house advantage for each craps bet does more for your bankroll and playing enjoyment than anything else. Based on house advantages, some bets are considered “good” (they have a relatively low house advantage) and others are considered “bad” (they have a relatively high house advantage). So, which craps bets are considered “good” and “bad” for the player? The various craps bets with their house advantages are summarized below. I consider bets with house advantages of 2% or less as “good,” those with house advantages greater than 4% as “bad,” and those with house advantages between 2% and 4% as “maybe.” I usually don’t make any of the “maybe” bets, but if you do, you won’t be giving up too much. Note: “HA” stands for “house advantage.”
Don’t Pass, Don’t Come (with single Odds), HA 0.69% = Good bet.
Pass Line, Come (with single Odds), HA 0.85% = Good bet.
Don’t Pass, Don’t Come, HA 1.40% = Good bet.
Pass Line, Come, HA 1.41% = Good bet.