Craps is a very exciting game, and you can find the craps table the liveliest place in the casinos. You can even feel your blood rushing through your veins just by watching the players who try to beat the house, or just playing on the online craps games at the casino websites by yourself without lots of people around you.

For a hundred of years, craps has been played by lots of players and they are all trying to find a way to bring the house down through the game. However, there is no guaranteed method that exists for you to beat the game, while there are some that produce interesting results in reducing your losses for at least a short term. In the long run, there has been no known strategy or betting system that can affect or reduce the house edge in the craps bets, but you can make a more profitable session for a short period of time if things go your way. And there are some methods that help you to stay in the game for longer, thereby increasing the amount of comp points that you can achieve by playing on longer sessions. One of these methods is the 5-Count Method.

The 5-Count Method is a betting strategy in craps that attempts to put any of those players considered as “hot rollers” into isolation. It can only be used if you are NOT the one shooting the dice. By applying this method on your play, you will be reducing the total number of the shooters that you are betting. Thus, almost 57% of the random rollers will be actually eliminated and you can have an increased chance of finding a hot roller to bet on.

Count 1 – Supposed that a new player rolls the dice and obtains a point number (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10), this will constitute the 1-count. Any other come-out roll such as craps (2, 3, 12) or natural (7, 11) will not start the count.

Counts 2, 3, 4 – But if it is, like earlier, a point number, the next three rolls that comes after the point become the 2, 3, and 4 counts, disregarding whatever number is rolled.

Count 5 – if the fifth roll is again one of the point numbers, it will become the 5-count. However, it will still become the 4-count if it is not a point number, and will hold out until a point is rolled eventually.

After you have achieved a 5-count on a dice-roller, you can start betting on that player by making a COME BET or wagering on a PLACE BET.

The 5-Count Method in the craps table was first introduced in the casinos way back in 1994, and it received a lot of issues and controversy regarding its effectiveness in reducing the house edge. But there are some studies which show that players can increase their overall take when the comps are good, through the help of this method. These studies show that by not wagering on every shooter, you can play on the table for longer sessions and your cash will go a lot further.

By Gary Blaze
Gary Blaze is an author of online casino related topics to help you learn more about online casino sites and find guides for playing casino games such as slots, craps, roulette, poker, etc..