Craps is considered one of the more complicated online casino games you'll come across online in 2024. This is because of the fast pace of the game and the number of different bets you can make during a round.
Hence when you tackle this complex but highly entertaining game at any featured premier South African casinos, why you need to know the craps rules:
How to Play Craps
As a table game, online craps is played by several players and is centered on the outcome of a pair of dice. In a nutshell, you can place your bets on numbers you want to come up as well as those you don't. The player who throws the dice is known as the 'shooter'.
If you become the shooter in craps, your first throw or roll is called the 'come out roll'. Before you throw the dice, players can place money on 'Pass Line Bets'. These are bets that are placed on actual numbers coming up. So, if you throw 11 or 7, all Pass Line Bets win. If you throw 12, 3 or 2, all Pass Line Bets lose.
How Points Work in Craps
Any of the remaining numbers (10, 9, 8, 6, 5 and 4) are known as the 'point'.
Should the you throw the point in craps, you must continue to throw until you either throw the point number or a 7. If you throw the point number before you throw a 7, all Pass Line Bets win. Should you throw a 7 first, all Pass Line Bets lose.
As you can imagine, a game of craps can go on for quite a while waiting for either of these numbers to come up. It's what makes the game of craps so exhilarating and exciting.
Types of Craps Bets
To master the game of craps, it is important that you have a clear understanding of the various types of craps bets that you can place, as well as how much each pays out in relation to your bet.
Pass Line Bets
As mentioned above, they pay out on a come out roll of 11 or 7 and lose on 12, 3 or 2. Any other numbers become know as the point. Pass Line Bets pay 1:1.
Don't Pass Line Bets
These bets work in basically the opposite way to Pass Line Bets. They pay out on a come out roll of 3 or 2 and lose on 11 or 7. If 12 is thrown, the bet is known as a 'push' and the player gets his bet back. All other numbers become the point. If you throw a 7 first, Don't Pass Line Bets win and lose if you throw a point number first. Don't Pass Line Bets pay 1:1.
These bets are similar or Pass Line Bets except they are placed after the shooters come out roll. Craps players can place Come Bets once the 'point' has been set after the come out throw. Come Bets win if your next throw is 11 or 7, and lose if your next roll is 12, 3 or 2. Come Bets pay 1:1.
Don't Come Bets
In craps, these bets work in basically the opposite way to Come Bets. Don't Come Bets win if your next throw is 3 or and lose if your next roll is 11 or 7. If 12 is thrown, the bet is known as a 'push' and the player gets his bet back. Don't Come Bets pay 1:1.
It is important to know that in craps only Don't Pass Line Bets and Don't Come Bets are allowed to be removed or altered after being placed.
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