If a TV show wants to depict a casino, they generally feature a loud, exciting Craps game. It’s one of the most popular dice games in the world and a feature of any casino worth their salt. Now, thanks to Evolution Gaming, punters can play Craps any time they like.
Craps Game Overview
In a nutshell, players are wagering on the result of a dice throw. At a land-based casino, each player takes turns making the throw but in the live casino game online, the throw is completed by a robot. The basic rules of a Craps game online are simple:
- A 7 or 11 on the first roll is an automatic win.
- A 2, 3, or 12 is an automatic loss.
- There is another roll if a roll lands on 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10. This is called the “point”.
- There is always another roll if 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 lands.
It is the betting that can be a little complex at times.
- Pass Line & Don’t Pass – easily the most common bet and easiest to follow. It also pays 1:1. The Pass Line bet wins if a 7 or 11 is rolled or in the event, it’s another value that isn’t 2, 3, or 12, the bet will win if the point is rolled. The Don’t Pass bet works the other way around.
- Come & Don’t Come – much like pass bets except you place the bet after the point is established. If the point is a 6, for example, then you will win if a 6 is rolled again. The Don’t Come bet works the same but with 2 or 3 required rather than 7 and 11.
- Odds Bet – kind of like side bets, a Craps odds bet is an additional bet when a point is established.
- Place Win & Place Lose – a bet on the come-out roll after the point has been established. You win if your chosen number is rolled before a 7. Like a come bet but you get to choose the winning number for the roll rather than the point number. Once again, the Place Lose is the opposite.
- Buy & Lay – A buy bet is essentially a place win but with a higher payout at the cost of 5% commission. Rather than 1:1 the Craps odds on a 6 or 8 would be 6/5. A lay bet is simply the opposite again.
- Hardways – in a craps game, a rolled double is referred to as being thrown the “hard way”. This is a bet that a double will be thrown before a 7. E.g., 4, 4 or 3, 3.
- Proposition Bets – these are specific bets with large payouts but a much higher house edge. It is a bet on the next roll. Proposition bets include Any 7, Ace Deuce, or Any 11 and several more.
- Big 6 & Big 8 – easy to understand bet here with basic Craps odds of 1:1. A big 6 wins if a 6 is rolled before a 7 and a big 8 is the same but with an 8.
- Field – the field bet is a wager on the next roll. It will win if a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, or 12 is rolled. Paying 1:1, a 2 or 12 results in a 2:1 payout instead.
Craps Betting Tips
Without some knowledge of the game, Craps can go from an amazing live dealer casino game to an awful one pretty quickly. Lucky streaks are called just that for a reason – they are purely lucky. Sure, luck will always play into any online casino game – including craps – but a strategy is a key to a successful craps game.
Here are 4 crucial tips that can make you money playing craps at Jet10 casino:
- Make Pass Line bets – the house edge on a pass line bet is only 1.41 percent. That means statistically speaking you should only expect to lose 1.41 on a 100 bet. The Pass Line bet can result in multiple wins from a single bet.
- Stick to a strategy – the in-game chat can get pretty raucous at times. It’s just like a craps table at a land-based casino. It’s all too easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing or saying and changing your bets. Stay strong and stick to your strategy.
- Keep your bets small – obviously, your bets sizes will likely be dictated by your bankroll size, but money can be lost – and won – very quickly in a Craps game. Beginners should start with the Craps table minimum but even with success, you should try to avoid raising the stakes too far. Only a handful of bad Line bets could end your evening.
- Set aside some profits – arguably, the best piece of advice when learning how to play Craps online. When you nail some profit, set a portion aside to keep. Doing so will keep you in the Craps game but when you’ve decided you have had enough to play, you’ll still have some profit left over.
What Is the Most Winning Bet in Craps?
In terms of Craps odds, the best bet one can make is either a Don’t Pass or Don’t Come bet. That’s because the house edge is a low 1.36%. Players could add an Odds Bet to reduce the house edge also. A Craps game will always have a house edge, and no particular bet type will win all of the time.
Can You Play Craps Online for Real Money?
Yes, you certainly can. Head to a live casino online like Jet10, and you’ll find both live dealer casino Craps and virtual Random Number Generator (RNG) games too. All these games can be played for real money. The live dealer casino experience is as good as being at a land-based casino, if not even better at times.
At Jet10 casino, you can play two Craps games from Evolution Gaming – Craps Live and First-Person Craps. Craps by Evolution Gaming is a real money live dealer casino game that has extra features like “easy mode”. Designed for new players, easy mode lets the player only see the most basic bet types.
Can You Play Craps on Your Phone?
Again, yes, you certainly can! Every Craps game at Jet10 casino is perfectly optimized for mobile devices. In fact, all our live casino games – and slots too – are designed and optimized for mobile devices. All you need to do is head the Jet10 casino website from within your mobile browser – be it iOS, Android, or Windows.
That means you can make money playing craps while on the go. Take the Jet10 casino with you on the bus, on the train, or in the middle of that boring meeting. Some find the touch screen controls enhance the live dealer casino experience too.
Where To Practice Craps Online
At Jet10 casino, there is a Craps game online that is perfect for practicing your skills. First Person Craps by Evolution Gaming is an RNG, single-player Craps game. As a single-player craps game, you don’t have to worry about rushing to place any bets or be distracted by the conduct of other players. You can play Craps on your own time and freely make mistakes – don’t worry the bet minimum is incredibly small too.
You’ll get all the same Craps odds as you would playing the live dealer game and the RTP remains the same at 98.63%. First Person Craps even features a helpful tutorial and retains the same “easy mode” as the live dealer game that provides only the easiest bet types.