Craps has one of the lowest house odds of all casino table games due to the hundreds of betting options making consistent wins unlikely since the casino wins on 7, which has the highest dice combinations. Players who want to win at craps should know the payout odds and probability of dice combinations to have the best chance of success.
Online casinos can feature multiple variants of craps games. As a beginner, it is best to start with the standard rules for this particular dice game such as that offered by BoVegas. With generous promotions to new and loyal players, BoVegas also offers a smooth gameplay experience.
Rules of Craps
Not sure how to play Craps? Here are the basics: A shooter rolls a pair of dice. If they total seven or eleven, the shooter wins; if they total two or three or twelve, the shooter loses; other totals, either four, five, six, eight, nine or ten become his “point,” and the shooter must continue to roll the dice until they equal the point number to win or rolls a seven and loses. Statistically, the shooter has about a 49.29 per cent chance of winning.
A player’s betting craps strategy will depend on what level of risk they are comfortable with. A high-stakes strategy is unlikely to be successful with a low bankroll or there may be minimum and maximum limits to bets that do not suit a bettor. If you are unsure, practice your strategy on a Craps demo site until it is fine-tuned enough for you to be comfortable to place real money bets.
With a house edge of just 1.41 per cent, the pass line bet stands to make even money (1:1). A pass line bet on the come out roll wins if the dice land on 7 or 11.
Don’t Pass/Don’t Come
The Don’t Pass/Don’t Come strategy sees a player bet against the shooter. The house edge is 1.46 per cent. If the shooter lands on 2 or 3 the player wins, if the shooter rolls a 7 or 11 the player loses and if the shooter lands a 12 the player’s bet is returned to them, also known as a push. If a point is thrown, players should follow with a Don’t Come bet which pays out if the shooter lands a 2 or 3 on the next roll, and 12 results in a push.
Know when to leave the table
It is really difficult for most new players to know when to leave the game. Most will chase a loss until their bankroll is gone. To stop this from happening, players should set themselves a goal to win one-fifth of the money they have for the game and walk away once they reach that target.
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