Think of any crowded and noisy land casino, and chances are you’ll picture the game of craps, which can be complicated to learn at first, but is load of fun when you know how the dice values and various bets work. And interestingly, despite being a pretty "physical" game, craps has translated very well to the realm of online gambling. Microgaming craps comes with excellent graphics and sound effects and is very easy to navigate around and play.
Don’t be daunted by the size of a craps tables or its seemingly endless variety of bets. If you’re new to the game, take a deep a breath and keep the following in mind
Craps is a dice game, which means the pair of die dictate the outcome of each betting round.
Start off slow with the most common craps bet - the Pass Line Bet - and as your confidence grows, you can learn more about the various other craps bets.
How the Pass Line Bet Works
Once you have your chips and are parked at your (virtual) craps table, the first thing you need to do is place your bets. As a newbie, select the area of the table called the Pass Line to place your bets.
Next, as the dedicated "shooter" you get to throw the dice (which will always be you by default in online craps games), which you can do by clicking the button labeled Roll.
As the first roll of a craps game, this is logically known as the come-out roll, and as such, there will always be three possible results:
7 or 11, which is called a "natural". If the dice show either of these numbers, you win your Pass Line bet, and double up. For instance, if your bet was $20, you’d win $20, to give you a total of $40. After every natural, a new game starts with another come-out roll.
2, 3 or 12, which is known as "craps". If the dice show either of these numbers you lose your Pass Line bet and the game is over. After every craps, a new game starts with another come-out roll.
4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10, either of which is known as your "point" for the rest of the game. The idea is that if you keep rolling the dice to win your Pass Line bet. If you throw your point before you roll a 7, you will win your Pass Line bet, and if you don’t, you will lose your Pass Line bet. In either case, a new game will follow.
Other Craps Bets
Other craps bets include Don’t Pass Line bets, Come bets, Don’t Come bets, Win and Buy bets, Lose and Lay bets, Hard Way bets and Big 6 and Big 8 bets.
Once you master the Pass Line bet, you can experiment on the other types of craps bets that you’ll find on the best Microgaming-powered craps games at our host casino.