Learn how to execute the 3 Point Molly craps strategy.
For every gambling game known to man, there are a dozen strategies bettors swear by. Once such method is called the Three Point Molly. It’s a craps strategy in which players are able to keep their wagers relatively low, while increasing their payout potential across half the place positions.
All craps strategies are designed for specific player types and bankroll sizes. The 3 Point Molly is for veteran players with experience in taking odds, and a budget-size bankroll equal to approximately 50x the table minimum.
How to Execute 3 Point Molly Craps Strategy
The idea behind this strategy is to start betting with the shooter on the come out roll, and continue placing Come bets, with max odds, until three points have been established. Once this goal is reached, you should have standard wagers, with max odds, on three numbers. At this point, you stop betting unless 1) you crap out (time to start over); or 2) one of the bets win (set another point with max odds).
That’s the short explanation of it, suitable only for true veterans of the game. If that wasn’t enough information to set you running off to the nearest craps table to try it out, here’s a longer, step-by-step interpretation of the 3-point betting system.
Step 1: Bet the Pass Line
Before the shooter’s come out roll, place one bet unit on the Pass Line. If the first roll is a 7 or 11, you win even money. Good job! Take the cash and place the bet again. If the roll is 2, 3 or 12, you lose. Boo! Give the shooter a dirty look, then place another Pass Line bet. If/When anything else is rolled…
Step 2: Bet Max Odds on the Point
This first rolled number (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10) is the Point. Your Pass Line bet will stay where it is, and you’ll take maximum odds on the point by placing 3, 4 or 5 units just below your Pass Line wager.
Note: Maximum odds are 3x on 4 and 10, 4x on 5 and 9, and 5x on 6 and 8.
Step 3: Place a Come Bet
With your first Point set and wagered at max odds, it’s time to seek out a second point. Place one bet unit on the Come section. If next number to roll is a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 (but not the original Point), your Come bet will move to this number in the Place position, becoming your second Point.
Step 4: Bet Max Odds on 2nd Point
Place the appropriate number of bet units (max odds for the Point) in the Come section and tell the dealer you’d like max odds on the number that just rolled. He’ll place your odds bet on top of your Come bet (now setting in the Place section), a bit to one side.
Step 5: Place Another Come Bet
Another bet unit should be placed in the Come section. The next number to roll (4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10) will become your third Point.
Step 6: Bet Max Odds on 3rd Point
See Step 4 – rinse, repeat.
Once Your Three Point Molly is set…
The image to the right shows an example of a perfectly executed 3 Point Molly craps strategy. The bettor has $5 on the Pass Line with 5x Odds ($25) on the point (6), a second bet ($5) with 3x odds ($15) on 4, and a third bet ($5) with 5x odds ($25) on 8.
If you make it this far without one of your points hitting, sit tight and don’t place any more bets. Watch those numbers roll, and hope one of your points hits. If it does, you make a nice chunk of change, then repeat Steps 5 and 6.
Keep doing this until eventually, the shooter will crap out with a 7. When this happens, all your bets are lost. This can really hurt if none of your points hit before the shooter rolls a 7. But your odds of winning will be as good as they can get, and you’ll have enough action on the table to keep the entertainment at a high tempo.
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