Musical Dice -- The Two-Hit Wonders Strategy

Written September 24, 2023

     This strategy is actually a variation of a strategy I'd seen on YouTube's Waylon Way channel. In one particular video, Waylon started off with $100 on the 8, then step-ladder raised the bet on that number, if that number wasn't paid for when the 7 came. And in order to lower the bet back to the original base level, that number would have to hit twice. Waylon called this the Two Hits To Glory strategy.

     My strategy involves a few tweaks to Waylon's strategy. First of all, unlike Waylon's strategy, I never work the come-outs. Second of all, the dollar amounts I use are completely different. They are smaller dollar amounts, dependent on the minimum dollar level you're playing at. For example, for a $5 table, your basic unit on the 6 or the 8 is $12. On a $10 table, the basic unit on 6 amd 8 is $24. On a $25 table, it is $60, and on a $50 table, it is $120. I actually developed this strategy for a $15 table, and instead, I use $30 for the basic unit (instead of $36). The third major difference in my strategy is that I play both 6 and 8, not one or the other, with Waylon's strategy.

     The basic part of the strategy is to increase the bet size on the chosen numbers by one when the 7 comes before that number is paid for. If the number came once, and the 7 came, do not raise the size of the bet when you place it back. But if the number hits twice before the 7, then lower the bet size down to its base level.

     There are two differences in the way I handle this part of the strategy, from the way Waylon handles it. First of all, if you're at the second bet level (2 units), and your number hits, I say you can lower the bet immediately--you don't have to wait for the second hit to do that. The other difference is, once you get past five units, it's going to take more than two hits to get your money back for that number. My way to handle that is, when you get to the sixth level, place 7 units on your number, instead of 6. For the seventh level, the number of units should be 10, and the eighth level, 15. Yes, this strategy can get very very expensive if you're getting a lot of seven-outs before your numbers hit. However, in an extensive stidy I did with this strategy, it has about a 90% success rate. That, in itself, is a good reason to try this strategy.

     There's another aspect to this strategy, and that is when the numbers are paid for, and they keep on hitting. This part of the strategy is why I chose the dollar amounts that I did to be the basic units on the 6 and 8. If, let's say, the 6 is paid for, and it hits again, you can use the payout to place the minimum bets on both the 5 and the 9. Another such hit, and you can branch out to the 4 and the 10. At that point, all the numbers that have been paid for, are now self-sufficient, and you can take and press them the way you normally would.

     Of course, there are various ways you can play this strategy. For one, you can use only number, instead of two. Then the strategy would be similar to Waylon's strategy, except for the differences that I've already mentioned. You can also choose to play more than just 6 and 8, let's say, the inside numbers, also including the 5 and 9. But as Waylon said, the 7 holds no prisoners, and all the numbers you play get wiped out. Also, when you play this strategy, each number you bet on, you have to treat like a separate entity, meaning you have to keep track of how many times the 6 has hit as well as how many times the 8 has hit, and what dollar levels they are at. It is very possible, for example, for one number to be at base level, while the other is at the sixth level, meaning 7 units on that number. It's easier to keep track of 2 numbers, than it is to keep track of 4 or 6.

     As with any craps strategy, this strategy is not a guaranteed strategy. Indeed, as I've stated, this strategy can get very expensive, if the 7 keeps coming before your numbers hit. A recommended bankroll for this strategy is enough for 15 base units for each number you plan to play with this strategy. That's because that amount will cover you for five betting levels. For example, on a $10 table, your base level bet would be $24, and to play two numbers at five betting levels, the most you will lose is $720. For the $15 table, I'd recomment a bankroll of at least $900. For a $25 table, the bankroll should be at least $1800, and for a $50 table, it should be at least $3600. If you're lucky enough to play this at a $5 table, then a bankroll of at least $360 is recommended.

     As with all of my craps strategies, they are each just one more weapon to have in your arsenal of weapons and tricks you have when you come to the craps table to play. I recently used this strategy in Lake Charles with success, and it can work for you. Good luck! ☺