This table is intended to indicate the standard deviation for various craps ‘strategies’. These indicate the standard deviation per (root) hour, assuming 120 rolls per hour. You can use this as a guide to tune your play to your current desired “action”. I usually start with something around $60 standard deviation when it is not my turn, and then ramp it up to ~$120 when I am rolling. If I am winning, ramp it up more, and throw in a few ‘crazy’ bets like a Hard 8 or a Horn High 12.
|$5 Pass/come||$10 Pass/come|
|Pass Line ONLY||$29.81||$59.62|
|Place 8 $6 or $12||$33||$66|
|Pass Line and single odds*||$58||$112|
|Place 8 for $6 or $12, press to $30||$67||$95||Pass line, $10 odds||$85||$112|
|“Table Time Plus” $10 base bet||$115||$115|
|Pass + 1 come, $10 odds||$125||$160|
|Pass + 2 come, $10 odds||$150||$195|
|Pass 10/20/25 odds+ 1 come w/ $10 odds||$180||$214|
|Pass 10/20/25 odds+2 come w/ $10 odds||$205||$245|
|Pass + 1 come, $10/20/25 odds||$220||$250|
|Pass + 2 come, $10/20/25 odds||$262||$307|
|Pass + 1 come, $20/40/50 odds||NA||$440|
Any cases above with come bets were calculated via simulation, and I was too lazy to indicate error bars.
Consider also the “5 count” (google it) to reduce the standard deviation and ev. Note that this will reduce cost of playing to 43.5% of what it was, but reduce the standard deviation only to 66% of it original value ( i.e. by Sqrt(43.5%)). So you might be able to bet more less often and get better results.
Note: It is better in terms of house edge to increase odds bets before adding come bets, etc, but it just is not as much fun to me, so these are not OPTIMAL methods of achieving the indicated standard deviation. If you want to know the rate of loss, you can figure it out from this (based on $5 bets): if you have 0 come bets, the rate of loss per hour is about $2.50 per hour. With 1 come bet ~$4.50, and with (a max of) 2, its ~$5.50. Its not linear because the number of come bets active fluctuates. Obviously its twice this if you are at the $10 level.
“Table Time Plus” is as described in “No Nonsense Craps”. For $5 table, i used 1x odds for points of 4,5,9,10 and 3x odds on 6/8. Also 1x odds are bet in all cases even when only one number is up. Some variations from this don’t matter. For $10 table, only single odds and only on 6/8, and only after a come bet was established on a number.
*note for a $5 table, single odds on 5/9 means $6 odds.