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If you’re looking for an exciting dice game with a glamourous image, then online Craps could be the game for you! With its complicated rules and complex betting structure, you experience a multi-layered online casino games experience every time you log in and play. The structure of the game and the bets take a little time to learn, but our software will help you to understand the bets you can make and how to play, so you can enjoy everything this game has to offer. Fast-paced and thrilling, you can place multiple bets for multiple chances to win on every dice roll – and as our online casino has no restrictions on space, we offer games around the clock on every day of the year. Play free games or real money games for the chance to win actual cash – and all players that sign up and play our games at Casino.com today can claim a casino bonus, such as our 100% up to $/€400 (plus 200 free spins) Welcome Bonus for new players!
History of Craps
The original game of Craps was called Hazard; this was an English game that travelled to France during the time of the Crusades, where it quickly transformed into Crapaud – a favourite with street gamblers. Crapaud grew in popularity and travelled overseas to the U.S., where it evolved over time into the complicated but exciting game we know today. The game gained its biggest following during the Second World War, when waiting soldiers in the trenches adopted the game as their favourite pastime. After the war, casinos adopted the game and made it into a truly thrilling experience with two dealers, a giant table, lots of bets to place and plenty of chances to win. Despite the attraction, Craps games were difficult to man and took up lots of space on the casino floor, so access to the game was limited. This all changed however, with the dawn of the internet and the online casino. Without the space and staffing restrictions, games became available 24 hours a day, bringing this exciting game a new audience. Other additions such as online bonuses and VIP treatment meant the game continued to expand until it reached the popularity stakes it enjoys today.
To understand and learn the game of Craps, you need to first get to grips with the basic elements of the game – and this means being able to recognise what stage of the game is in play, and which bets you can make during that stage. The most important starting bets to familiarise yourself with are the Come Bet, the Don’t Come bet, the Pass Line bet and the Don’t Pass bet. In addition, you need to know the two game stages: the Come Out roll and the Points roll. Learning these will give you the basics you need to start playing online Craps. There are more bets – and more complex bets - to learn, but these can be added to your knowledge and understanding as you play.
The Come Out Roll: Every Craps game starts with the Come Out roll. Check out the dealer button to figure whether this is the roll you’re playing – if it’s the Come Out Roll, the dealer button will be turned to OFF. During the Come Out roll, the aim of the shooter is to establish a point – this means rolling the dice for a total of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10. The bets you can place during this roll, before the point is established, is a Pass Line bet and a Don’t Pass bet. Although you can place multiple bets in online Craps, you cannot place both of these bets, as they would cancel each other out.
The Pass Line bet (Come Out Roll): this is a bet that instead of a point, the shooter will roll a 7 or 11 on the Come Out roll. If a 7 or 11 is rolled, you win. If 2, 3 or 12 is rolled, you lose. The shooter can also establish the point, and if this is the case, the number rolled becomes your point and the shooter continues to roll. The game is then decided when one of two things happen - if the point is rolled again before a 7, your Pass Line bet wins. But if a 7 is rolled before the point number, your bet loses.
The Don’t Pass bet (Come Out Roll): this acts as the opposite of the Pass Line Bet. Also only played on the Come Out roll, your Don’t Pass Bet loses if the shooter rolls a 7 or 11 instead of the point, and it wins if a 2 or 3 is rolled. When you place this bet, a 12 is a draw, and your wager is returned to your bankroll.
The Points Roll: Once the point is established, you play the Points roll. The Dealer Button will be marking a point (placed near the point number on the board) and will also show ON. During the Points roll, you can place a number of bets, but you need to first learn and understand the Come and Don’t Come bets.
A Come bet (Points Roll): this bet wins if the shooter rolls a 7 or 11 and it loses if a 2, 3 or 12 is rolled. If a number is rolled instead, that becomes your point and you win if your point is rolled before a point total of 7.
A Don’t Come bet (Points Roll): this bet wins if a 2 or 3 is rolled, and loses on a 7 or 11. A 12 is a draw, and this results in your wager being returned to your bankroll.
Additional bets (Points Roll): other bets that you can familiarise yourself with include Buy bets, Any Seven, Any Craps, Lays, Odds, Place, and Horn bets. Some bets are played out across multiple rolls, while other require a single roll of the dice to be decided. Some bets can also be removed at will.
Strategy and Tips
Place Your Bets Carefully: Craps is fun because of the complex betting system that allows you to place multiple bets, but make sure you know your bets inside out to get the most from your game. You can place a variety of low to mid-range paying bets to give you the best possible spread and help your chances of winning, but being unfamiliar with your online Craps bets could lead to you making some unusual choices that don’t maximize your potential.
Manage Your Money: this means making sure you play at the right table levels for your bankroll, and also having a plan for your winnings. For the best entertainment, you want to enjoy your time at the tables – so make a plan for your money, in terms of how much you wish to spend and whether you want to save your winnings, before you start playing - and stick it to have the best possible time at the felt.
Use this glossary of useful terms to help you learn more about your online Craps game so you can navigate our software.
Any 7: a single-roll bet that predicts the shooter will hit a point total of 7 in the next roll. It pays 4-1.
Any Craps: a single-roll bet that predicts the shooter will hit a point total of 2, 3 or 12 on the next roll. It pays 7-1.
Buy bet: a multi-roll bet that can be placed on numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 and costs a 5% commission on your winnings. You win a Buy Bet if your chosen number is rolled before a 7.
Come bet – only possible on a Points roll, this bet wins if a 7 or 11 is rolled next, and loses if a 2, 3 or 12 is rolled. If a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 is rolled instead, that point must be rolled again before a 7 is thrown for the bet to win.
Come out roll –the roll that starts every online Craps game.
Don’t Come bet: a bet that can be placed on a Points roll. It wins if the shooter rolls a 2 or 3 next and loses if a 7 or 11 is rolled. If a 12 is rolled, it is considered a draw and the player’s stake is returned.
Don’t Pass bet: only possible on the Come Out roll, this bet loses if a 7 or 11 is rolled next, and it wins if a 2 or 3 is rolled. If a 12 is rolled, it’s considered a draw and the player’s stake is returned.
Field bet: a bet wagering that the shooter will roll a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12. The winning bet pays even money, unless a 2 or 12 is rolled – the 2 and 12 pay double (2:1).
Horn bet: a four-way bet on the numbers 2,3, 11 and 12. If any other number is rolled, the bet loses.
Multi-roll bet: a bet that can be played over a number of rolls before the outcome is decided.
Pass line bet: a bet that the shooter will roll a point total of 7 or 11 on the Come Out roll. If a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 is rolled instead, that point needs to be rolled again before a 7 is thrown for the bet to win.
Place bet: a multi-roll bet on 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10. You win if your number is rolled before a 7.
Single roll bet: a bet that is decided on a single roll of the dice.
Open an Account and Play for Real Money
To get started at the online Craps felt, simply click on the Play for Real Money button and hit Create Account. Fill out the web form with the requested details, and then read the terms and conditions before clicking the Agree box. Next, click Create to activate your account. To be able to hit the tables and play for real money, you now need to make a deposit via one of the many fast, safe, and secure deposit method options we have available. Go the Cashier, click on your preferred option, state how much you want to deposit into your bankroll, and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the transaction. As soon as the funds show in your bankroll, you can take your pick from our wide choice of 300+ casino games including online Craps. The whole process takes only minutes to complete, so you’ll be enjoying everything we have to offer in no time at all.