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Online casino craps

  • What you need to know:

The goal of online craps is to spin a 7 or an 11 without crapping out.

  • How it works:

The basics of online craps features a player placing either a pass or do not pass bet. The shooter then throws the dice. A 7 or 11 is a natural win for a pass bet, 2, 3 or 12 is craps and any other number will become the point.

  • Popular titles:

Vegas Palms offer a number of online craps titles. With its retro graphics and fun sound effects, Vegas Craps is a preferred online casino craps title.

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The origins of craps

The earliest form of craps is generally accepted to be an excessively complicated 14th century English game called Hazard. It would take another 500 years before Bernard de Mandeville would introduce a simplified version of the game to New Orleans in 1813 which he called craps.

Although this is the generally accepted progression of craps, there has been speculation that the game actually dates as far back as 100 A.D in the Roman Empire. It is rumoured that roman soldiers would make use of pig knuckles for dice that would then be rolled into their shields. Romantic as it may be, there is little or no evidence to confirm such speculation.

How to play online craps

The online craps table is one of the most intimidated of any online table games. It does, as result, put off a large number of newcomers. However, when you wade through the noise of the various betting types at the core of online craps betting is a single fundamental bet type, the “pass line” bet.

The pass line bet

To place a pass line bet, a player only needs to place their chips on the section of the table labelled “pass line”. Once bets have been placed, it’s time for the come out roll. If your two dice roll equals 7 or 11 then the player wins at 1:1. If the shooter (player) rolls a 2, 3 or 12 they lose – this is referred to as crapping out. Finally, if the shooter rolls any other number then that number becomes “the point” and play continues.

The point

Once the point has been set, the shooter will continue to roll the dice until they either roll the point again, in which case the player wins at a 1:1 rate, or they roll a 7, in which case the player loses.

Betting on online craps

Online craps offers no fewer than 22 additional bets. The additional betting types are split into four main subcategories, Line bets, Single roll bets, Mult-roll bets and Player bets. The betting types are then split between the subcategories as follows:

Line bets

  • Don’t pass line
  • Pass odds
  • Don’t pass odds
  • Come
  • Don’t come

Single rolls bets

  • Snake eyes
  • Ace-deuce
  • Yo
  • Boxcars
  • Hi-low
  • Any Craps
  • Any Seven
  • The Horn
  • Whirl or World
  • On the Hop
  • Field

Multi-roll bets

  • Hard way
  • Easy way
  • Big 6 and Big 8
  • Place and buy
  • Lay

Player bets

  • Fire bet

Each of the above betting types offer nuances to craps gameplay but are not a requirement for general gameplay. Once you a player has the pass line bet down, they are ready to play online casino craps at Vegas Palms.