Craps is the game one-in-a-kind, which has very intricate rules. Also, the free online Craps table is quite confusing for every newcomer, who has never looked at it before, with many numbers & fields, which are overwhelming for many people. However, to play Craps for fun is fantastically exciting, very dynamic and, unlike some people think of it as made for a casino to win fast, the best way to play Craps actually offers one of the smallest casino advantages, allowing players to have over 99.8% advantage – the only thing that has to be done is placing wise bets on a casino Craps table. Let’s consider winning at Craps below.
The principle of Craps in an online casino
No matter you are on the table of offline or online place, the principle of play remains pretty much the same – this is a cornerstone to understanding Craps. There exist 2 variances of players: 1) makes bets and flings dice & 2) only makes bets.
The two will change after the thrower (who is also called shooter) loses. Let’s see at the process with the eyes of a shooter of casinos with Craps tables near me:
Define your bet, make it, take 2 dice in your hand and make a throw. Make sure your dice hit another wall of the table; otherwise, this throw isn’t counted. This named the ‘Come Out Roll’. If you get numbers four, five, six, eight, nine, ten, thrower goes to the next roll, Point Roll. Getting two, three, or twelve by a thrower means losing & giving their dice to another. Receiving seven or eleven, the thrower wins and keeps shooting.
At the Point Roll in virtual Craps, a thrower has to throw the dice until obtaining the same number from the Come Out Roll again. Receiving it, he or she wins. Having seven, loses.
Other players make bets on various bets possibilities. We’re not listing the principle of all of them here (as it would take too long and, besides, you can read the official Craps rules on the Internet – they take dozens of pages), we just name them. Those bets possibilities are Pass Line, Pass Line Odds, Don’t Pass Line, Don’t Pass Line Odds, Come, Come Odds Point, Don’t Come, Don’t Come Odds Point, Field, Big 6, Big 8, Place Win Point, Place Lose Point, Buy Bet Point, Lay Bet, Any Craps, Any Seven, Hardway, and Horn. All these combinations have different chances to win or lose, which we consider below.
Strategy and tips
The best strategy to stick to is to use only those types of bets, which give the minimum advantage to the house (casino). The worst Craps bets are:
- Field (the casino’s advantage is 5.6%)
- Big 6/8 (9.1%)
- Horn or Horn High (12.5%)
- Any 7 (16.7%)
- Craps 2 or 12 (13.9%).
- The best possible bets are:
- Pass bet (1.41%)
- Don’t Pass bet (1.36%)
- Come bet (1.41%)
- Don’t Come bet (1.36%)
- Odds bets (from 0.18% to 0.85%).
Recommendations on how to play Craps
Not so many online casinos provide their players the ability to make Odds Bets in Craps wizard, whilst they are the most profitable ones, delivering nearly insignificant advantage to the house. Those online casinos that allow it, normally limit the Odds bets to x2 or x3 of the main bet (for instance, the Pass bet in the online Craps real money) but sometimes may hold advert activities, which allow up to x10 – such a bet lowers the casino’s advantage to only 0.18% (whilst x1 of the Odds bet has 0.85% of house advantage in the Craps systems).
This is a type of a side bet on Craps table top, which you can do in addition to your main one, at any time once the Point number is pinned – a kind of bonus Craps. You can make an odds bet after already placing a Pass/Come bet and ‘lay Odds’ when you’ve done a Don’t Pass/Don’t Come bet.
History of Craps
The game originated in the 14th century in England as street dice game and then spread to France (and received there the name “Crapaud”, which is a ‘toad’ in French). Upon origination, it was called ‘Hazard’ and had even more complex rules than today. It was brought from France to the US in the 19th century and was cut to “Craps” from the original “Crapaud” over time. It became wildly popular as generations passed and it spread across the US territory.