How To Cheat At Craps


Wherever you find gambling you will find cheating. Craps is not an easy game to cheat but it can and does happen. RealOnlineGambling in no way condones or encourages cheating. This course about how to cheat at craps is presented to help you avoid being cheated yourself. The best way to avoid a cheat is to know what to look for.

Common Cheating Methods

There are two kinds of cheating in craps, low-tech and high-tech. Low-tech cheating is much more common because it is much easier to do. Watch for people hanging around the rails but not playing. People may try to steal your chips while you’re involved in the game and not looking. Craps can be such a high action game that players often forget to keep an eye on their rail chips. Other cheats will try to collect your bets off the table. Since you are responsible for collecting your own winnings you must be sure to keep track of where your money lies on the craps table. Some players may also try to cheat the house by placing their bet after the decision has been made. This doesn’t hurt you directly but it’s not the kind of play you want to see at your craps table.

The other method of cheating is high-tech which involves the dice themselves. Some cheats will attempt to slip a pair of altered dice into the game. Loaded die are weighted down on one side to increase the odds of a certain number being rolled. Crooked dice will have certain sides rounded out and others left flat, again to increase the odds of a certain number. If you think you’re playing with altered dice there are a few things you can do to check. Hold the sides of the two dice together in and turn them in a very methodical order. Rounded sides will not match up correctly causing the dice to wobble. To check for loaded dice try holding each die by the corners between two fingers with little pressure applied. Weighted sides will rollover repeatedly.

The most difficult method of cheating is the “whip shot”. The whip shot is a throw that sends both dice spinning on a vertical axis all the way down the table without tumbling over. Most craps supervisors are trained to recognize this throw and modern dice rarely maintain a vertical axis on craps tables equipped with speed bumps and rubber bumpers. An attempt to roll a whip shot will usually result in the box man calling “no roll”.

The best thing you can do to not be cheated in craps is to pay attention. Keep one eye on your bets and the other on your rail chips. Make sure you collect your winnings and report any shady behavior.