Craps - Game Guide
Craps in the online casino pays double on the 2 and 12, true odds behind the pass line, and 7 to 1 on any craps! Play the Pass Line, the Don’t Pass Line, and press the 6 and 8 just like you would in a brick and mortar casino. The game of Craps is one of the most exhilarating casino games in the world and the online casino brings that excitement directly to your computer!
You can play from a minimum of $1 to a maximum of $400 on every single Craps bet.
Craps - How to Play
Although Craps might look confusing, because of the layout of the Craps Table, it’s actually very simple. It all starts with the come out roll and it begins with the player deciding to make a prop bet, a Come Bet, a bet on the Pass Line, or a bet on the Don’t Pass Line.
If the player bets on the Pass Line, and the come out roll is a 7 or 11, the player wins. If the player bets on the Pass Line and the number is a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10, then the player is now counting on the shooter to roll the established point, the 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 before rolling a 7. If the player bet on the Don’t Pass Line, the player is counting on the shooter to roll a 7 before rolling the established point, the 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10. If you bet on the Pass Line and the come out roll is 2, 3 or 12, you lose your bet because a 2, 3, or 12 are considered an Any Craps roll.
If the player has bet on the Don’t Pass Line, and the shooter rolls a 7 before the established point, then the player wins.
There are numerous other wagers that a player can place during the rolls of the established point and before the come out roll. Make sure to use the Play for Free tool in the online casino to familiarize yourself with how to play craps before playing with real money.
Craps - Bet Types
The Pass Line is the most popular wager because once a point has been established; the player can get true odds on the 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10.
The Don’t Pass Line is the second most popular wager. Betting the Don’t Pass Line means that the player assumes the shooter will roll a 7 before rolling the point. One advantage of playing Craps in the online casino is that you don’t have to battle the sneers and jeers that come with betting the Don’t Pass Line while playing craps with others involved.
Betting on Come means wagering that the shooter will roll a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12 on the come out roll. If the shooter rolls a 2 or 12, you are paid double.
You can also make prop bets such as betting on a hard 8, Any Craps, 4 to 1 on a Seven, etc.
Craps – Payouts
See below for a list of payout odds for different wagers in Craps.
Pass Line 1 to 1
Don’t Pass Line 1 to 1
Come Bet 1 to 1
Pass Line Back Bets (True Odds after Established Point)
Numbers 4 or 10 2 to 1
Number 5 or 9 3 to 2
Numbers 6 or 8 6 to 5
In addition, the Craps app in the online casino is very intuitive. If you hover your mouse over any of the possible wagers on the table, the app will tell you at what odds you will get that wager.
Craps – How to Win
The biggest advantage to playing in the online casino, at least when it comes to strategy, is the ability to play the Don’t Pass Line without getting ugly looks. As silly as this sounds, Don’t Pass Line bettors in brick and mortar casinos are frowned upon by other players simply because, in essence, the Don’t Pass Line bettor is playing with casino.
Once a point has been established, the Don’t Pass Line bettor is playing for a roll of 7 before a roll of the established point. The shooter’s goal, in almost all cases in a brick and mortar casino, is to roll the point.
The reason that the 7 is so important in the game of Craps is because you can get the 7 six ways: 1-6, 2-5, 4-3, 4-3, 5-2, and 6-1. By betting that a shooter will roll a 7 before rolling the established point, you will win in the long run.
If you do insist on betting with the shooter, and wagering on the Pass Line, make sure to always back up your bet with a true odds wager. Why bet on the Pass Line if not? We also suggest never pressing numbers outside of the 6 or 8 since you can get a 6 or 8 five different ways in Craps while you can get a 5 or 9 only four ways, and a 4 or 10 only 3 ways.
Make sure to experiment various bets with the Play for Free app in the online casino before playing with real money.
Craps – Glossary
Advantage – The house edge. The probability that the casino will win more than it loses in the long run.
Any craps – A wager that the very next roll will be a 2, 3 or 12.
Any seven – A wager that the very next roll will be a 7.
Backline – Another name for the Don’t Pass Line.
Behind the line – A bet behind the pass line that yields true odds to the player.
Boxcars – A bet on the 12. Boxcars are a 6 on one die and a 6 on the other.
Come bet – A bet after the “come out roll” that the dice will hit the Pass number.
Come out roll – The initial roll from the shooter that establishes the point or rolls craps.
Craps – Rolling a 2, 3 or 12 on the come out roll.
Crap out – Throwing craps with the come out roll.
Don’t come bet – A bet that a roll of the dice won’t hit the established point before hitting a 7.
Don’t pass – When a shooter throws a 7 instead of hitting the established point.
Don’t pass line – Betting that a shooter will roll a 7 before the established point.
Easy number – A combination of dice that makes a number the “easy” way instead of a double. For example, a 5 and 1 to create a 6 instead of a 3 and 3.
Field – A 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12.
Field bet – Betting on the field, the 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12.
Free odds bet – A bet that pays out at true odds. A free odds bet is always accompanied by an odds bet that gives the house an advantage.
Hardway – Creating a 4, 6, 8, or 10 via doubles. For example, a 10 created via a 5 and 5 instead of a 4 and 1 or a 3 and 2.
Hi/lo – A wager on the 12 (hi) and the 2 (lo).
Horn bet – Making an equal valued, one roll bet on the 2, 3, 11 and 12.
Inside bet – Making a bet on the 5, 6, 8 or 9.
Line bet – A bet on the Pass Line or Don’t Pass Line.
Maximum/minimum – The highest possible amount and the lowest possible amount that can be placed on a single bet.
Natural – A come out roll of 7 or 11.
Odds bet – A true odds wager that is made in conjunction with a wager where the casino has an advantage.
Off – An inactive wager for the next roll of the dice.
On – An active wager for the next roll of the dice.
Outside numbers – The 4, 5, 9 and 10.
Pass bet – A wager that the shooter will throw a natural on the come out roll or the point once one has been established.
Pass line – Betting the shooter will throw the established point before rolling a 7.
Point – The number established after the come out roll. The shooter’s objective is to roll the point before rolling a 7.
Press - Once a point has been established, doubling up on the point, or doubling up on another number that you have bet. The two numbers that most craps players press are the 6 and the 8.
Prop bets – Side bets placed with the dealer that are usually from roll to roll.
Seven out - When a shooter rolls a 7 before the point, he “sevened out”.
Shooter – The player rolling the dice.
Yo-leven – A term that refers to “eleven”.