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Let's take a look at the craps betting system called 5 Count. We want to remind you that you are not able to change the house edge, regardless of your strategy or betting system. Odds have already been calculated and are unchangeable. In other words, the casino always wins in the long run. However the betting strategy discussed in this article can help you to reduce expenses and play more effectively.


The aim of the 5 Count betting strategy is to reduce the total number of players who roll the dice on whom you will bet. You will miss a little more than a half of all shooters, i.e. the system is based on the assumption that there are cool shooters. Therefore, you will select them and bet on their rolls. You can also reduce the house advantage, since you will spend more time at the table but wager less money.

Users start searching for cool shooters and reducing the risk via the 5 Count betting system with the determination of a point (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10) and finish with the same number. Let's take a look at this process step by step.

As soon as the new player receives dice, we start monitoring his activities. If he rolls a point, we start counting and call this situation 1-count. If he rolls 2, 3, 7, 11, or 12, we don't start counting.

The second roll after the 1-count automatically becomes 2-count, regardless of the rolled number. The same rule is valid for the 3-count and 4-count.

If the player rolls one of the point numbers after the 4-count, we continue to count and call it a 5-count. If he or she fails, the 4-count remains until the point appears. As soon as the 5-count is reached, we start betting. You should make either Come or Place bets.


This strategy was first published in 1994. Since that time it has been serving as a topic of debates. Professor Don Catlin from the University of Massachusetts Amherst made a research using a computer simulation and proved that this system might be beneficial.

Cool shooters cannot be observed in all sessions. It happens that a player loses in the next roll after reaching the 5-count. However according to fans of this scheme, it helps to stay in game longer and reduce risks.

So, when you visit a casino next time, you will be able to test this betting system if you have never tried to do it before.

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