Craps is a popular casino game that you can play at land-based casinos or online. Players at a land-based casino will use two dice, a table, and chips. The ultimate aim of the game is to correctly guess the dice value a shooter will roll. There can be up to 20 players at a table and they each take turns to be a shooter. The chance to be a shooter goes clockwise around the table, and the turn ends when the shooter rolls a 7. The game is all about throwing the dice and making fast bets.
Playing craps at online casinos
When you play online table games like craps, the rules usually remain the same. There may be differences in the game setup and gameplay. Online casinos may offer different varieties of craps. It’s important to make sure you understand the different odds and rules before playing online. In an online casino, you are responsible for rolling the dice which you do by clicking the ‘roll’ button.
Players must place their wagers before the shooter throws the dice. You can make a ‘pass line’ bet on the first roll of the dice or the ‘comeout’ roll. If the dice lands on a 7 or 11, you win. You lose if it lands on 2, 3, or 12. The number becomes the ‘point’ if the dice lands on a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10. If the point rolls again before a 7, you win.
If you place a ‘don’t pass line bet’, you lose if the shooter rolls a 7 or 11 on the ‘comeout’ roll. You win on a 2 or 3 (12 is a tie). If the point rolls again before a 7, you lose.
You can make a ‘come’ or ‘don’t come’ bet any time after the first roll. With a ‘come’ bet, you win on a 7 and 11 and lose on a 2, 3, or 12. Any other number is the ‘come’ point, and it must roll again before a 7 to win. If you make a ‘don’t come’ bet, you win if a 2 or 3 roll (12 is a tie) and lose if a 7 or 11 roll. If the ‘come’ point rolls again before a 7, you lose.
Tips for craps players
Check the following when playing craps online:
Betting limits: Most online casinos allow you to adjust your betting limits. Don’t plan a holiday if you don’t adjust your betting limits before a game. It is easy to lose money very quickly.
Return to player (RTP): The standard RTP for craps games at most online casinos is 98.64%. If a casino doesn’t offer this, try to find one that does.
Welcome bonus: You may receive a welcome bonus as a new player which can help you to extend your gameplay.
Bankroll: You can make money fast when playing craps, but you can lose it just as fast. Decide how much of your bankroll you want to commit. When you’re happy with your budget, try to stick to it.