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Craps is by far one of the most exciting games on the casino floor. The cheers and clapping are not easily avoided. The same can be said for online craps casino. You get the same atmosphere right in the comforts of home.

Although some may get a little intimidated by Craps, let us assure you it’s not as hard as you may think. Craps is a simple game and a simple game of chance. It’s a lot of fun and very exciting. Some will tell you a strategy is needed in order to effectively play craps and win, but this is not true. It all depends on the throw of the dice.


Players want to match points rolled on a pair of dice. There are plenty of ways to win and you get to choose the level of risk taken. Craps start when the players place their bets and the ‘stick man’ pushes the dice to the ‘shooter’.

Stick man: The nice gentle man with the stick that grabs the dice and pushes you the winning chips.

Shooter: The person who throws the dice.

Placing Your Bets – Quite a Few!

The Pass Line and Don’t Pass Line Bets

By far the most basic bets with online craps. The pass line involves the player betting before the come out roll. If the shooter rolls a ‘7’ or ‘11’ the player wins and the round is done. If the shooter rolls a 2, 3 or 12, the player loses. This is what is referred to as craps. Any other number becomes the point. The referred to as craps. Any other number becomes the point. The player wins the pass line bet if the point is rolled before the ‘7’. If a ‘7’ is rolled before the point, the player loses. This bet pays even money (1 to 1).

The ‘don’t pass line’ bet is the exact opposite of the line bet. The player is betting that the shooter will roll a ‘7’ before the point and will win the come out roll if craps rolled. If a ‘2’ or ‘3’ is rolled, the player wins. If a ‘12’ is rolled the bet is returned to the player, which is referred to as the ‘push’. The player will lose if a ‘7’ or ‘11’ is rolled. (1 to 1)

The Come and Don’t Come Bets

These bets are very similar to pass and don’t pass. The difference is you can only place these bets after the come out roll. With the come bet the player will win even money if the next roll is a ‘7’ or an ‘11’. If craps: ‘2’, ‘3’ or ‘12’, the player loses the bet. If the shooter rolls a ‘4’, ‘5’, ‘6’, ‘8’, ‘9’ or ‘10’ then that number becomes the ‘come point’. If the shooter rolls the come point before a ‘7’, the player wins. If a ‘7’ is rolled first then the player loses the bet. (1 to 1)

The don’t come bet is the exact opposite of the come bet. If the shooter rolls a ‘3’ or a ‘2’, the player wins the bet. If a ‘7’ or ‘11’ is rolled, the player loses the bet. If a ‘12’ is rolled the bet is returned. If any other number is rolled this becomes the don’t come point. If a ‘7’ is rolled the player wins. (1 to 1)

The Odds Bet

By far the best bet in craps. You can place this bet, as a back up to the pass, don’t pass, come and don’t come bets. Obviously this increases your chances of winning significantly. Some online casinos will even let you double the odds bet. If you win on any of the bets, the odds bet pays out at true odds.

The player is taking out odds on the pass line or the don’t pass line right after the point has been established. The player can also place after and come bet or don’t come bet.

The Place Bet

Place bets can be made at anytime and the player wins if the shooter rolls the players number before the ‘7’. How much you win depends on the number you wagered on. For example:

•    Roll equals 6 and 8, odds payout 7 to 6
•    Roll equals 5 and 9, odds payout 5 to 8
•    Roll equals 4 and 10, odds payout 9 to 5

There are a few types of Craps bets, which are best avoided until you get the hang of things. These are the ‘Field Bets’ and the ‘Proposition Bets’. The field bet, has many numbers involved, which leads many new players to believe the odds are in their favor. The fact is, the player is only betting on the first and second roll. There is no more.

In Play

The first roll is called the ‘come out’ roll and there are three things that can happen.

1.    If the shooter rolls a 7 or 11, you win and the same shooter throws again.
2.    If the shooter rolls a 2, 3, or 12, you lose. This is called craps. The same shooter throws again.
3.    If the shooter rolls anything else, such as, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 it’s called the box point.

At this point the shooter continues to roll until the box point is reached again. However, if a 7 is rolled before reaching the box point, the shooter loses, the game is over and another shooter is chosen.

There are many ways in which to wager/bet in the game. This is what makes the game so appealing to beginners. With plenty of ways to win, it’s a wonder why the time flies when at the Craps table.

As stated above, there are many bet options available in Craps. We encourage you to try Craps for FREE first and get to know all the basics. Once you know what every wager entails then your ready to throw the die!

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