When starting your online gambling adventure you will notice that there are hundreds of different games to choose from.
With online slots and table and card games such as Poker, Roulette, Baccarat and Blackjack being at the top of the list.
There are some player favourites that have remained under the radar because at first appearance they seem to be intimidating.
One such game is Craps, a centuries old table game that is actually quite easy to play once you know how.
Craps is easily considered one of the most intimidating casino games that exist in both land based and online casinos. Because of its appearance many players especially first timers tend to stay away but in reality Craps is one of the most exciting games to play.
The quickest way to overcome your fear is by understanding the rules and basic strategy of this exciting table game and with this quick guide you’ll be a pro in no time.
The wagers that can be placed on Craps are divided into line bets, single-roll bets and multi-roll bets.
These are the simplest bets that can be found in Craps and all pay even money. These bets are the Pass, Don’t Pass, Come and Don’t Come Bets. These are also bets that are place right from the start with the Pass or Don’t Pass bet being the first bet before the come-out roll.
When you make a Pass Bet you are rooting for the shooter (the one who throws the dice) to win. If the shooter manages to roll a 7 or 11 on the come-out roll the pass line wins. And if the shooter rolls a 2, 3 or 12 during the come-out the pass line loses. Once this bet is done and the come-out roll lands on a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 it will be considered the point. From there the pass bet will win if the shooter rolls the same number again before rolling a 7. And if the shooter rolls a 7 before the point the pass bet will lose.
These can be placed at any time during the game and are applicable for one turn. You can choose to bet ‘Any Craps’ (2, 3 or 12) which awards a 7:1 pay-out or you can choose to bet on ‘any 7’ which pays 4:1. There is also the ‘field bet’ where you bet on the shooter rolling a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12. This bet pays out 1:1 but also provides better chances of winning.
These bets are wagers that will stand until your number is called or the shooter rolls a 7. Two easy ones are the Big 6 and Big 8 bets where you bet on the dealer rolling a 6 or and 8. This bet pays 1:1 and then there is the Hard Way Bets which you place on both dice so if for instance both dice land on a 4 it will be a hard 8. These bets award some pretty big pay-outs.
Then there is the Place Bets that can be made on any number (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10) and their odds are based on the number of combinations that can be equal to the wagered number.
Playing Craps is quite easy and a lot of fun, if you understand the betting system you could grab big wins.