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Craps A to Z: "O" is For Outside

2 December 2002

©2002 by Larry Edell

Placing the outside numbers (4, 5, 9 and 10) offers higher payoffs than the 6 or 8 because they dot roll as often. But the vigs are higher too. For the 4 and 10 the casino advantage is 6.6% and for the 5 and 9 it is 4.4%.

But is there is a way to bet outside so they produce better profits?

Le⁴s find out.

To turn these outside numbers into profit makers you need to buy them all instead of place them. You should be able to buy the four and ten for $39 each and only pay $1 each vig. Likewise you should be able to buy the five and nine for $38 dollars each and also only pay $1 each to do so. Be sure to ask the dealer first if this is OK. If not, just wait for a different dealer or go to another table.

You should also play at a casino that only takes the vigs on winning bets. This way, yo⁵ll shave the casino edge down to i⁴s very minimum and win more money and comps.

If you have $38 each on the five and nine and $39 each on the four and ten, you will win $57 on the 5/9 and $78 on the 4/10. In 36 theoretical rolls, you should win 14 times--3 times each on the four and ten, and four times each on the five and nine. So you should win a total of $924 ($468 + $456).

The seven, however, should roll six times and if you somehow manage to have all four bets up each time it does, you lose $154 ($38 x 2 + $39 x 2) each for a grand total of, surprise, $924 (6 x $154).

Assuming you play at a casino that only charges the vig when you win, this means all yo⁵re out is $14 in vig for your 14 wins. This also means you are a $150 player for an hour or so and all it costs you is $14. This is a terrific way to get comps.

And it gets better. You dot have to leave all four bets up until they all lose to the seven. If you take all four bets down if any one hits yo⁵ll be way ahead--and still get the comps.

You have a total of $154 on the table (to maximize comps), are playing at a good casino (that only charges vig on winning bets) and are taking your bets down after one hit (to minimize sevens and maximize profits).

Craps doest get much better than this.

The next time you play, give this Outside Numbers System a try.

And, as always, good luck at the tables!


Larry Edell

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Larry Edell
If you would like a free copy of "The Crapshooter", the only newsletter devoted exclusively to casino craps, just send a stamped envelope to The Crapshooter, Dept. RGT., Box 421440, San Diego CA 92142. We'll also send info on our books "Make Your Living Playing Craps" and, "Tina Trapp's Guide to Craps", as well as a free catalog, and a special free offer!

Purchase Larry's book, "Make Your Living Playing Craps" available online here.

Larry Edell Websites:

www.TheCrapShooter.com