How to Play Online Craps
In its most basic form, craps players bet on what they think the outcome of a dice roll will be.
Craps is a table game involving a set of dice. It’s generally the rowdiest game in the casino and has a betting system that partially resembles that of roulette.
Here’s the simple version of how to play online craps:
- The first roll of the dice is referred to as the come out roll, and the player rolling the dice is known as the shooter
- Before the roll, bettors make a bet: either Pass or Don’t Pass (more on bet types below)
- Bettors that have wagered on Pass win if a 7 or 11 is rolled, and lose if a 2, 3 or 12 are rolled.
- A Don’t Pass bet means the opposite – you win on 2, 3, or 12, and lose on 7 or 11.
- If any other number than the above is rolled, players enter the Point Phase and the shooter rolls repeatedly until they either hit the same number again or roll a 7.
- In the Point Phase, if the shooter rolls the same number before they roll a 7, Pass bets win. If they roll a 7 before they roll the same number again, Don’t Pass bets win.
As you’ll see below, craps can be far more complicated, but we recommend new players stick to the above bet types until they are more familiar with the rules.