Craps seems like a complicated game at first glance. This is another reason why players in India often avoid it. But, that’s not the case. The game is actually relatively easy to play, but it does take a little bit of time to understand how it works. There are a lot of different bets on offer to players when playing Craps, far more than the standard bets on a single value like most people think.
All bets must be placed before the roll begins. The player has the opportunity to bet on a single roll, which would be just one number or across a range of rolls. There are a huge number of bets that can be placed on a range of rolls and we will cover some of the more popular one.
Once the bet has finished then the dealer will pay out all winnings. At an online casino this will just be done automatically by the game.
Type of Bets
There are a huge number of vets available to players who play Craps. We’re just going to cover the most popular wagers so that you have a basic knowledge of how the game is played. The first group of bets that you are likely to see are the bets on single rolls. These are the most common bets because they are the most simple. They offer the easiest odds to understand and they don’t need players to follow the game to know if they’ve won or not.
The first single roll bet is The Field. This bet is on the dice giving a total of 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12. The odds for this usually pay out 2/1 if the total is 2 or 12 and even money if it is any of the other totals.
The next single roll wager is on 2 or 12. Because these are statistically the hardest rolls to land, they offer the biggest odds. If you wagered on the total being 2 and the dice lands on 2 then you will be paid out 30/1. The same applies if you wagered on 12.
The final bet that is popular for single roll games is on the total being 7. This is popular because 7 is the most common total you can get. The odds for this are 4/1.
For multiple roll bets there are two main bets that are the most popular. The first of these is the pass. These wagers are even money bets, because you have multiple chances to win the bet. A pass bet can be placed when there is a signal saying that the next roll is a comeout roll. Depending on the online Craps game you are playing the signal can be anything from a disc in the corner to the phrase comeout roll appearing on the screen.
A pass bet pays out if the roll is a 7 or an 11. If it’s a 2, 3 or a 12 then the wager loses. If the shooter rolls a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or a 10 then the way the best works changes. In this situation the shooter has to roll whichever number they have just rolled before rolling the 7 to win.
The next type of bet is a come bet. This bet is pretty much the same as the pass bet, except that it’s made after the comeout roll has been made. The real difference here is that a 12 can be rolled on the come bet that you have placed and it will lose, but the shooter might keep going because it wouldn’t lose on the pass bet that started before the come bet was placed. This also pays out even money.
There are a lot of different variations of craps out there for players. At most online casinos the most common will be Bank Craps, which is the standard version of Craps and Simplified Craps. Simplified Craps just takes out a lot of the different bet types. There is only one bet available. It pays out as a winner if the dice is a 2, 3, 4, 10, 11 or 12. Any other number is a losing bet.
There is also a dice game called Sic Bo available. While it shares some similarities with Craps, it’s actually a different game that was developed in Asia without any knowledge that Craps existed. It still involves dice rolls and has different bets on offer. This makes it a nice alternative to playing standard Craps.