If you are lucky enough to have a casino in your area with the popular Repeater Bet on their craps table’s layout, you could be in for some serious and entertaining fun and maybe even winnings.
When I first got introduced to this side bet, I thought it wasn’t worth it. But all of a sudden, I had a fairly decent roll that paid off on over half the numbers you can make in a Repeater Bet in craps.
Everyone was getting paid off on those bonus Repeater Bet numbers winning, except for me, as I hadn’t made any Repeater Bets for my shooting turn.
Sometimes experience is the best teacher. I’ve never made that mistake again.
In this guide, I will teach you:
The Repeater Bet is a bonus center table prop bet that can be made on any number the dice can roll, but it must be made before that number rolls the first time.
In other words, it can sometimes be made mid-point, if not yet rolled, and at the start of a shooter’s turn.
You can make as many different Repeater Bets on different numbers as you like. Where I play, you can bet as little as $1 on Repeater bets. The average house advantage on Repeater Bets is 20%.
The unique aspect of the Repeater Bet is that all the shooter has to do to win you the Repeater Bet is to roll the number you have your Repeater Bet made on just once more than what is usually expected to roll for that number before the losing 7 appears.
But, of course, you only win the Repeater Bets that you have placed your money upon.
You make your Repeater Bets by giving your chips to the stickman, telling him which numbers you want to Repeater Bet and how much is bet on each.
Each different Repeater Bet is paid off to all winners just as soon as it wins. Losing Repeater Bets are removed from the table when the losing 7 rolls.
With your Repeater Bet in place, at the casino where I play, the Repeater Bet pays as follows when bet:
Keep in mind
These payoff amounts are usually printed on the table layout behind the pass line at several places around the table for everyone’s convenience and reference.
In front of each dealer is an area of the table with numbers 2 through 12 spaced out to help track how many of each number has been rolled.
There are as many small dime-sized circles beneath each number as it takes to win that particular bet.
After each of the shooter’s tosses, a small marker is placed in the circle for the number that rolled. When all those circles are full of markers for a number, everyone knows that that particular bet has been won and everyone with bets on that number is paid off in turn.
You can bet up to 12 different repeater bets on as many different shooters as you like while the dice travel around the table
But that can be a big, quick drain on your buy-in, especially when the table is cold, and shooting turns are not lasting long enough for repeater bets to be won frequently.
Then again, a hot shooter rolling 40 or more rolls during his turn can win you several different Repeater Bets during his turn shooting.
Here’s how I do it
I usually just like to make Repeater Bets mostly on myself and the numbers I roll most frequently.
If I see someone shooting who looks like he might be a good shooter who knows what he is doing, I might make a Repeater Bet or two on what they’ve been rolling.
It’s a good idea to divide your bankroll into two separate stacks. One for your main bets and the other for any prop bets you might be wanting to make, with most of your money reserved for making your main bets.
Proper money management can go a long way towards helping you come home a winner.
Repeater bets can add excitement to your craps session, especially if you reserve them for your most frequently tossed numbers when it’s your turn to shoot (when they have the best chances of winning).
Moderation in making high house advantage bets, like Repeater bets or the Fire Bet is a key to money management.
It’s easy for greed to take over, as Repeater Bets can be like buying penny candy.
My suggestion is to master other craps bets as well, and combine all your knowledge in a complete strategy. This offers more versatile gameplay and less risk of losing your balance in just a few rounds.
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