Dice Have a Special Place in Our Hearts
There are few, online or otherwise, casino games as popular as craps. The modern game of online craps comes from the American game that was developed on the steamboats that traversed the Mississippi River in the 1800s. Easily understood, exciting, fast and full of constant action, craps illuminates the thrill of the throw of the dice. If you love online casino games, the thrill of chance and an opportunity to play the game with some of the lowest house odds and best odds for a player at any type of casino. Well, then you will love online craps. Offered on every decent online casino out there and hosted by most leading gaming software giants, this dice game will have you on the edge of your seat with every roll.
Known in France as ‘Crapaud,’ meaning toad, online craps is an exciting dice game with so many betting options that winning is almost bound to happen. But be warned, this is not just a game of chance, it involves an understanding of dice play, knowledge of odds involved, and some patience.
Scratching the Surface of the Game
Online craps is fairly straightforward, and can be a simple game with simple rules. In fact, the simple bets offer some of the best odds, but with the multitude of betting options, a good understanding can give you an advantage. The game starts with one player being designated as the first ‘shooter’, the role of shooter passes anti-clockwise. Before the first shooter rolls the two dice, players have the option of betting on either the pass line bet or the don’t pass line bet. The shooter then rolls both die, this roll is called the come out roll, and if the total on the two dice adds up to 7 or 11, the pass line bet wins, and the round ends. If neither of these totals are hit but a 2, 3 or 12 is rolled the don’t pass line bets win and the turn ends. This scenario is known as craps.
A Cascade of Betting Options
The other numbers, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 are point numbers. If one of these are rolled during the come out roll then that number becomes the point number and a token or ‘puk’ is placed on that number on the board. This is the point number, and the shooter rolls again until either that point number is rolled or a 7. If the point number is rolled before a 7 then the pass line bets win, if the 7 is rolled before the point number, the don’t pass line bet wins. The next betting options in craps are offered after the shooter has rolled a point number. These are called come bets, or don’t come bets. Come bets win if a 7 or 11 is rolled before the point number, don’t come bets win if a 2 or 3 is rolled. A 12 ties the round. If any other numbers, besides the point number, then all come bets are moved to a smaller numbered box on the board, if this number is then rolled the come bets win. For don’t come bets nothing happens except that if a 7 is rolled afterwards it wins.
There are plenty more betting options, and for long-term success it would be advisable to know much more about them. Smart players of online craps know which bets to take and which to avoid.