Musical Dice -- The 2566 Iron Cross Strategy

Written May 11, 2024

     This strategy was inspired by two other Iron Cross strategies. One was jeremy (from Color Up)'s strategy where on a 10-dollar table, he start off with $20 in the field, and triple that for bets on the 6 and 8. It was mainly on this strategy that I thought of the proportions for the bets, adding a comparable bet for the 5. The other part of this strategy comes from John Cokos (Pro Craps), who advocates aggressively using the hits on the field to place and press the 4, 9, and 10 bets (John refers to his strategy as the Red Cross Strategy). Like Jeremy's strategy, I incorporate a regression into this strategy, and I call it the 2566 Iron Cross Strategy.

     To set up for this strategy, you wait until a point is established, then place 2 times the minumul bet on the Field, 5 times the minimum on the 5, 6 times the minimum on the 6, and 6 times the minimum on the 8 -- hence the 2566 in the name of the strategy. For example, on a $10 table, you'd be placing $20 on the field, $50 on the 5, and $60 each on the 6 and the 8.

     From there, the idea is to keep the bets up there, until you've made enough money off the hits you get, to get at least half your total investment back; at which point, you'd regress all the bets down to half. For the $10 table example given, your total investment would be $190. You'd therefore have to make at least $95 before regressing each bet down to half (in this case, $10 on the field, $25 on the 5, and $30 each on the 6 and 8). Two hits on the 5, 6, or 8 will get you there!

     Once you've regressed down, you are most likely in the profit (you may be exactly even in rare instances). From there, the idea is for any future field rolls, place/press the 4, 9, and 10 bets with those winnings. I usually keep doing this until the 4, 9, and 10 bets are at about the same level as the 5, 6, and 8 bets, then don't bet the Field anymore, taking and pressing the Place bets the way you normally do.

     I think you'll be amazed at how quickly your bets and your winnings go up, using this strategy, especially, as you get double-winners on the 4, 9, and 10. One thing people like about Iron Cross strategies, is the fact that on every single roll of the dice, except the 7, you're making money.

     Of course, the big enemy of this strategy is the early seven-out, before you're able to get your money back and regress. Furthermore, I would not recommend this strategy on random shooters, as this is a high-risk strategy. Only use this strategy on shooters that you have confidence (including yourself, if you're confident in your own shooting abilities).

     As with all these craps strategies, there is no guarantee that this will work every single time. But I think this will be a fun stretegy to add to your arsenal of strategies that you take to the craps table. Now this will require a bigger bankroll than most of these strategies, but if you can afford it, I think you'll like playing it. Good luck! ☺

     The title of this strategy, in part, was also inspired by the address of an elementart school, on Overland Avenue, that I used to go to. If you're interested in knowing more, feel free to email me at Also, feel free to email me with your questions and comments. I love to hear from you. ☺