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The 3-Point Molly Strategy is probably one of the most popular strategies currently being used at craps tables throughout most casinos today especially by novice and less experienced craps players.

There are a number of reasons the 3-Point Molly Strategy is so popular.

  • It’s easy to learn and execute
  • It offers ‘free’ odds bets which give you the best payouts
  • Maximizing the odds behind the pass/come bets will lower the house edge, and
  • It’s the system most often taught to new players by the dealers and casinos

While you’ll mostly find a novice player using the 3-Point Molly Strategy and their main betting strategy, you’ll also run into some experienced and advanced players using this strategy on ‘Hot’ tables only and when maximizing the betting on their own signature numbers.

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Craps is a game that has groups of players that all join in one table, all playing their bets. Playing Craps can be done in a casino, online, or an informal setting. It is played using a pair of dice, and the players will bet on the dice roll. When someone is playing Craps, the money will be wagered against the casino or other players.

  1. One of the soundest ways to play craps is only make one bet at a time. Two of the best bets to make at craps are the pass line and don't pass bets, the so-called line bets.
  2. Craps Rolling two dice is the essence of craps and what number those dice add up to determine whether bettors on the Pass line win or bettors on the Don’t Pass line do. A new player’s first roll is her come-out roll, and other players wager on what the shooter will roll. The smartest strategy is to stick to the following bets in craps.
  3. Craps is a vivid and fast-paced game that wants concentration and fast reflections amidst the chaos. Play craps only when you feel you are up to the task. Your energy level probably affects your play, and your play will surely affect your mental attitude. Make sure you are on firm ground when you are going to sit down at the craps table.

Here’s how the 3-Point Molly Strategy Works (Example $10 Table)

  • Place a $10 Pass Line Bet on the Come Out Roll
    • A 7 or 11 you win $10, a 2, 3, or 12 you lose
  • Add 3X Odds behind your Pass Line Bet when a point is established
  • Place a $10 Come Bet on the next roll
    • A 7 or 11 you win $10, a 2, 3, or 12 you lose
    • Otherwise, your Come Bet travels to the point rolled
  • Add 3X Odds to your Come Bet
  • Place another $10 Come Bet on the next roll
    • A 7 or 11 you win $10, a 2, 3, or 12 you lose
    • Otherwise, your Come Bet travels to the point rolled
  • Add 3X Odds to your 2nd Come Bet

Assuming none of your numbers hit on the first 3 rolls, you now have 3 numbers in play and gives you a good chance of hitting on one or more of your Pass / Come bets.

  • If you’re Pass Line bet wins – replace the bet for the next come out roll
  • If one of your Come Bets wins – place another Come Bet

We already mentioned some of the advantages to this system above including; ease to execute, lower house advantage, and the casinos teaching this as a standard strategy to use at the tables.

Let’s look at some of the disadvantages of the 3-Point Molly Strategy

The first sign that there are disadvantages to this strategy is that it is the primary strategy that the casinos teach

  • A seven will show up every 6 rolls ‘on average’ and it takes you 3 rolls to put your strategy in place
  • You have to hit each number twice to win (once to move to the point, again to win)
  • If your point wins, you’re come bets are at risk to the 7 on the next come out roll
    • (You lose your come bets, but your odds bets on those come bets are returned to you)
  • While lowering the ‘house edge’ in the long run is important, in the short term the ‘house edge’ only counts if you win.
  • While this strategy works on ‘Hot’ tables, I’ve seen novice players wipe out their bankrolls on choppy and cold tables.

Despite the disadvantages, there are times when the 3-Point Molly Strategy is a good strategy to have in your toolbox when the table trends call for it.


There are a number of variations to this strategy that work very well for various bankrolls, risk tolerance and table situations. Experiment or alter them to find the variation that works best for you.

  • Use a 2-Point Molly – One Pass Line Bet with odds + one Come Bet with Odds
  • Use either a positive or negative progression applied to wins or loses
  • Increase or decrease the odds behind your Pass/Come bets
  • Don’t replace your Pass/Come bets as they hit and rack the profits

There is also a variation that uses a Pass Line bet with odds and uses place bets on 2 numbers (typically the 6 & 8) instead of Come bets.

Feel free to leave any comments, recommendations, suggestions or experiences you’ve had with the 3-Point Molly Strategy below.


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