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Question:  When do I press my bets?

Pressing your bets to get ahead is a good thing, but when do you press and how do you press for the best results?

As we all know your betting units are determined by the size of you bankroll (BR). My betting units will vary depending on the table conditions and the casino, but for simplicity in this answer lets use $5 betting units.

Personally, I will not press any of my bets until that place bet is paid for. For example lets say the point is 8 and I am the shooter; I will place $52.00 across and take full odds (5x or $25.00) behind the line. As the numbers hit I will first take the pay out and then when that number repeats, I will do a full press. In other words, take the payout on the first hit and press the second hit, keeping this up until the final roll.

If this strategy is too aggressive for you, take the first payout and then press only one unit each time the same number hits.

An even more conservative method would be to not press any of the numbers until all of the place bets are paid for. It all boils down to your personal tolerance to risk. And remember, it takes five hits on the place bet numbers to have them all paid for.

On a roll of say 10, you will be making money. On a very long roll you will make a whole lot of money.

One very good example of this process happened just recently. One weekend in August, five of us were playing on the strip and we were all having good rolls. Then Tim, shooting from S/O, caught a very long roll of 57 numbers with very few craps numbers. His signature number was a 9. He started out placing $10.00 on the nine. By the time he 7'd out, he had the 9 pressed all the way up to $3,000.00!

Unfortunately he did not hit at that level, but he did get paid at the $1,500.00 level before he pressed it up to the $3,000.00. We made money on all of our rolls that day using our pressing strategies, but did exceptionally well on Tim's monster roll!

Look for the testimonial coming out titled The Craps Dream Team with full details.

Dice Coach
Another 20 minute roll!  I think between that little modification and adopting your betting tactics, that this will work well in the long run.  Thanks again!  - Bill - 
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong - but that's the way to bet. -Damon Runyon-

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