How to Play Craps at Online Casino - Main Rules
Craps is a popular dice game typically played in a casino as well as informal settings at real money casino. Even though the table may look a bit confusing at first, it isn’t as complicated as you may think.
It is played with a pair of dice in which players bet on dice rolls. When one is playing Craps, money is then wagered against either the casino or the other players in the game. When someone plays against the other players outside of a casino setting, it is called street craps.
How to Play Craps
You can even play Craps at a number of different online casinos which are available for your country. It is a simple game and maintains only a few basic bets that one should grasp to get started playing Craps, namely the “passline” and “don’t passline” bets. However, one should note that there are more than 40 additional Craps bets, some of which are more complicated than others. These bets will need to be learned and mastered with time, and thus, new Craps players should steer clear of the more complex betting options offered at the Craps table. Eventually, with practice, additional bets will be learned and result in a deeper understanding of the game for more established Craps players.
Passline Bet of Graps
A passline bet is an real money bet. This means that the amount you bet is the amount you stand to win. The player rolling the dice is referred to as “the shooter.” Prior to the shooter rolling his “come out roll” (first roll), the other players in the game are given the opportunity to make a passline bet on the shooter’s come out roll. For these other players to win these passline bets, the shooter’s come out roll must reveal a 7 or an 11 (these rolls are referred to at the Craps table as a “natural”); a natural automatically doubles the passline bet value(s) of the other players.
If the shooter’s come out roll results in a 2, 3, or 12, referred to as “craps,” the passline bets are lost. In the event that any other number is rolled (1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10), that number becomes the “point number” and the shooter then hopes to roll that point number again for the win before he rolls a 7. If a 7 is rolled, the passline bets lose.
Here’s an example: The shooter’s come out roll shows a 3 and a 5, resulting in a total of 8. Eight then becomes the point, and the dealer will indicate this by placing a marker on the number 8. If the shooter rolls an 8 again before a 7 or an 11 is rolled, the passline bets win.
How to win Craps at online casino
Craps at internet casino is one of the best online casino games from a player's perspective. If you make good bets (there are also a number of bets with huge house advantage) you'll have a decent chance walking away from the craps table with a profit.
The best bets to win in Craps:
Pass bet Craps at online casino
This is the most common and important bet in the game. With a house edge of only 1.41% it’s also one of the best bets in all casino games. The pass bet is made on the come out roll, and are made on the area of the table marked Pass Line. You win the bet if the shooter rolls a 7 or 11, you lose if the shooter rolls a 2, 3, or 12, and if a 4,5,6,8,9 or 10 is rolled the point number is established and the round continues. If the point number is rolled before a 7, the pass bet wins, if a 7 is rolled before the point number, the pass bet loses.
Don't pass Craps at online casino
The don’t pass bet is the exact opposite of the pass bet. Instead of betting that the shooter will win, you’re betting that the shooter will lose. At a live casino this is called betting against the table, and you’re normally betting against the other players. You place your chips in the sections marked with the 2 in the image above. You win the bet if the shooter rolls a 2 or 3, it’s a stand off if the shooter rolls a 12 and nobody wins, and you lose if the shooter rolls a 7 or 11. With any other number the point number is made, and the shooter needs to roll a 7 before the point number to win the bet. If the point number is rolled before the 7, you lose.
Come bet Craps at online casino
A come bet works in a very similar way to the pass bet, but it’s made when the round is in progress and after the pass bet point number has been made. You place your bet in the come section on the table, the next roll after you place your bet then becomes your individual ‘come out roll’ where you can win or lose, or a point number for the come bet is established.
If the shooter rolls a 7 or an 11 with the come out roll, the bet wins. If the shooter rolls a 2,3, or 12, you lose the bet. If any other number is rolled the point number is set. This point number is completely independent of the pass bet point number and pass line bets. If the shooter rolls the come bet point number before the 7, the bet wins. The payout for the bet depends on the point number which is rolled.
Don't come bet Craps at online casino
Just like the don’t pass bet works in the opposite way of the pass bet, the don’t come bet also works in the direct opposite way of the come bet. It’s made while the round is in progress after the pass line point number has been made. After you place your don’t come bet, you win, lose, or the point number is made with the next roll, the come out roll. You win if the shooter rolls a 2 or a 3, you lose if the shooter rolls a 7 or an 11, and the bet is tied if a 12 is rolled. With any other number the point number for the bet is made and if a 7 is rolled before this number then you win the bet.
Combining good bets with better bets Craps at online casino
The house edge of the simple craps bets is already very decent for a casino game. But don't run off to the table just yet, you can actually do even better than that. There is a bet that you won't even find indicated on the table: the odds bet.
DDS bet Craps at online casino
The odds bet is a side bet you can make in addition to your original bet at any time once the point number has been made. You can ‘take odds’ when you have already placed a pass, or come bet, and ‘lay odds’ when you have placed a don’t pass or don’t come bet.
The bet is placed behind the pass, don’t pass, come, or don’t come bet, and you are placing your money on whether the point number or a 7 will be rolled first, depending on your original bet. You win if the original bet wins. You can increase, remove, or lower the odds bet at any moment in the game.
Odds pays 2 to 1 on points of 4 and 10, 3 to 2 on a 5 and 9, and 6 to 5 on a 6 and 8. Usually odds bets are limited to two or three times your original bet. For example, if you have made a $10 pass bet, you could bet another $20 as a 2X Odds Bet.
Online Craps money management
It’s very important to establish before you start playing how much you are willing to risk. If you are a regular player there are also different ways to build a craps bankroll, such as playing with particular bonuses and practicing playing free online craps first.