Craps is a game of chance played with two dice and is one of the most popular casino games. Although at the start it might appear confusing, craps is a very fun game and rather easy to play. Nevertheless, it has a wide variety of odds: over 40 different betting opportunities. In online casinos, Craps is played by one or more players against the casino.
How to play craps? The craps game is played in rounds, with each player taking a turn at throwing the dice. The person throwing the dice is called a “shooter” and the other players will make bets on what the result of the dice throw would be.
The basic bet on casino craps is the pass-line bet. Players can bet on “Pass” line or “Don’t Pass” line before the first roll of new shooters. Depending on the sum of the number of points on the two dice, you can outright win (if he rolls 7 or 11 points) or outright lose (if he rolls 2, 3 or 12 points). If he rolled any other number (4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10), then that number will become the point number and the shooter will roll again.
At the new roll, the craps shooter must roll the “point number” before rolling a sum of 7 (called “seven out”), in order that those who bet on the “Pass” line would win. When the shooter rolled a “seven-out”, the round ends and the dice are given to the next player, to become a new shooter. Bets can be made for the whole round, or for each roll, players place their bets on the board before the dice are thrown. The players place their bets on a special craps table, in a style similar to roulette, being many variants of betting.
Players can bet on each roll on the sum of the two dice points. Each of them has a particular name specific to craps, like “snake eyes” for two 1s or “Yo” for a sum of 11. There are other combinations as well, such as “craps”, which is won when shooting “2, 3 or 12”, “field” won when “2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12” are rolled and
Multi-roll bets are those that are valid for the entire round, some of the most important being the “Hard way”, which is betting that a 4, 6, 8 or a 10 will be shot before a seven will appear and the “Easy way” which is the exact opposite of the “Hard way”, betting that those sums will not be shot before a seven.
Other multi-roll bets are the “Place” and “Buy”, which are betting on whether a certain sum will be rolled before 7 is cast. Also available is the opposite of this, “lay”, betting that a certain sum will not be rolled before 7 is rolled. If you want some craps strategies you will find that we have information about that too. Pick a casino from the left menu to read more and maybe test the craps software for free or for money.