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Craps

Learning Craps and getting started

How often have you heard casino and Craps used hand in hand in the same sentence? Although Craps is a somewhat complex game, it is hugely popular and often the centre of attention on a casino floor. The same is true at CasinoClub!

The origins of Craps date to the Crusades, and subsequently variations appeared in Europe. Eventually Craps surfaced in Louisiana USA as Crapaud (French for “toad”) until it was anglicized to Craps.

The rules of Craps are well worth learning because nothing compares to its fun and excitement. Learn why casino and Craps are often spoken together. With CasinoClub’s helpful rules and how to play information below, you will put casino and Craps AND CasinoClub together in the same sentence, too!

Craps in a nutshell

To start a round, the shooter makes one or more Come Out Rolls. A Come Out Roll of 2, 3 or 12 makes "Craps", ending the round with players losing their Pass Line bets.
On the other hand, a Come Out Roll of 7 or 11 - a Natural - results in a win for pass line bets.

The shooter continues to make Come Out Rolls until he rolls 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10, which number becomes the Point number. The dealer then marks the Point number signifying the second phase of the round.
 
If the shooter rolls the Point number, the result is a win for bets on the pass line. If the shooter rolls a seven - a Seven Out - the Pass Line loses, the Don't Pass bets win, and the round ends.

Playing Craps at CasinoClub
Craps is revered in casinos the world over. While online Craps can hardly compare to the electric atmosphere that can run 6 or 7 people deep in real-life casinos, Craps at CasinoClub is mimicked pretty well thanks to our technology-rich variant of this fabulous game. You will feel as if you are sitting in a real casino with your other players around you.

The game
Simply put, Craps is all about predicting the outcome of a roll of two dice.

The first action is the Come Out Roll. Prior to this roll is the most typical bet - the Pass Line Bet. If the shooter (person throwing the dice) rolls a 7 or 11 on the Come Out Roll, the bettor wins. If the shooter rolls a 2, 3 or 12 then the bettor loses.

A new set of rules is activated when a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or even 10 is rolled on the Come Out Roll. This is known as the ‘Point.' Once this has been established it remains active until a 7 is rolled again. There are many intricacies - which are best learned while the game is in progress.

Bets and payout

There are many different bets in Craps and the options are seemingly endless. The rules for Craps are complex, among the most complex in the gaming world, but please read on because with CasinoClub’s straightforward overview, and some trial and error practice, you can leverage your ‘Golden Arm' and play successfully for big jackpots at Craps.

Pass line bets
Payout rate: 1:1
A Pass Line Bet is placed on the field labelled PASS LINE on the Craps table before the Come Out Roll (the first roll of the dice in a new Craps round). A wager on the Pass Line wins if the Come Out Roll is 7 or 11, and loses if 2, 3 or 12 is rolled.

If 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 are rolled, that number becomes the Point. To win a Pass Line Bet, the shooter must roll the Point again before rolling 7. If the shooter rolls a 7 before rolling the Point again, your Pass Line Bet loses.

Once the Point has been established, “unresolved” Pass Line Bets may not be increased, reduced or removed. They must be “resolved” by rolling the Point or 7.

Don't Pass Line Bets
Payout rate: 1:1

A Don't Pass Line Bet is the opposite of a Pass Line Bet. A Don’t Pass Line Bet is placed on the Craps table in the field labelled DON´T PASS BAR before the Come Out Roll.

If the shooter rolls 3 or 12 in the Come Out Roll, a Don't Pass Line Bet wins.

If, however, the Come Out Roll is 7 or 11, Don't Pass Line Bets lose.

If the Come Out Roll is 2, a Don't Pass Line Bet is returned to the player in a push.

If the Come Out Roll is 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10, that number becomes the Point. Once the Point has been established, Don't Pass Line Bets win if the shooter rolls a 7 before rolling the Point again. If the shooter rolls the Point again before rolling a 7, Don't Pass Line Bets lose.

Unresolved Don't Pass Line Bets may be removed or reduced, but not increased.

Come Bet
Payout rate: 1:1

A Come Bet is placed in the COME field on the Craps table before any roll of the dice, once the Point has been established by the Come Out Roll. The rules for Come Bets are essentially the same as for Pass Line Bets.

Come Out Bets win if the shooter's next roll is 7 or 11, and lose if the roll is 2, 3, or 12.

If the shooter rolls 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10, that number becomes the “Come Point", and the dealer will move the Come Bet from the COME field on the Craps table to the box corresponding to the Come Point: 4, 5, SIX, 8, NINE, or 10.

If the shooter rolls the Come Point again before rolling 7, the Come Bet pays even money. The Come Bet will stay in place until the Come Point or 7 is rolled.

Just as with the Pass Line Bet, unresolved Come Bets may not be increased, reduced or removed. They must be resolved by a roll of the Come Point or 7.

Don't Come Bet
Payout rate: 1:1

Don't Come Bet is essentially the opposite of a Come Bet. A Don't Come Bet is placed after the Come Out Roll in the Don't Come Bar on the Craps table. Don't Come Bets win when the shooter's next roll is 3 or 12, and lose if the roll is 7 or 11.

If the shooter rolls a 2, the bet will be returned to the player in a push.

If the roll is 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10, that number becomes the don't Come Point, and the dealer will move the Don't Come Bet from the Don't Come Bar to the left corner of the narrow, uppermost bar over the box corresponding to the don't Come Point: 4, 5, SIX, 8, NINE, or 10.

After the don't Come Point has been established, Don't Come Bets win even money if 7 is rolled and lose if the don't Come Point is rolled. Don't Come Bets will stay in place until the don't Come Point or 7 is rolled. Unresolved Don't Come Bets may be removed or reduced at any time, but not increased.

Odds Bets

An Odds Bet is a back up bet on an original Pass Line Bet, Don't Pass Line Bet, Come Bet, or Don't Come Bet. The maximum Odds Bet is two times your original bet on the Pass Line Bets and Come Bets.

You are allowed to lay full odds on Don't Pass Line Bet and Don't Come Bet up to the amount you could win if these bets were on the Pass Line Bets or Come Bets.

Pass Line Odds Bets
Payout rates:
2 to 1 (on 4 or 10)
3 to 2 (on 5 or 9)
6 to 5 (on 6 or 8)

After the Point has been established, a Pass Line Odds Bet is placed by clicking with your left mouse button on the Craps table beneath the PASS LINE, under your original Pass Line Bet. An unresolved Pass Line Odds Bet may be increased, reduced or removed at any time.

Don't Pass Line Odds Bets
Payout rates:
1 to 2 (on 4 or 10)
2 to 3 (on 5 or 9)
5 to 6 (on 6 or 8)

Once the Point has been established, a Don't Pass Line Odds Bet is placed by clicking with your left mouse button on the right side of your original bet in the Don't Pass Bar. An unresolved Don't Pass Line Odds Bet may be removed.

However, if you click with your right mouse button to remove your Don't Pass Line Odds Bet, your original Don't Pass Line Bet will also be removed.

Come Odds Bets
Payout rates:
2 to 1 (on 4 or 10)
3 to 2 (on 5 or 9)
6 to 5 (on 6 or 8)

Once the Come Point has been established, a Come Odds Bet is placed by clicking with your left mouse button directly under your Come Bet within the box that corresponds to the Come Point: 4, 5, SIX, 8, NINE, or 10.

A winning Come Odds Bet pays true odds: 2 to 1 on a roll of 4 or 10, 3 to 2 on a roll of 5 or 9, and 6 to 5 on a roll of 6 or 8.

An unresolved Come Odds Bet may be increased, reduced or removed at any time.

Don't Come Odds Bets
Payout rates:
1 to 2 (on 4 or 10)
2 to 3 (on 5 or 9)
5 to 6 (on 6 or 8)

Once the Come Point has been established, a Don't Come Odds Bet is placed on your Don't Come Bet by clicking in the tiny space directly under your Don't Come Bet within the narrow, uppermost bar over the box that corresponds to the Come Point: 4, 5, SIX, 8, NINE, or 10.

A winning Don't Come Odds Bet pays true odds: 1 to 2 on a roll of 4 or 10, 2 to 3 on a roll of 5 or 9, and 5 to 6 on a roll of 6 or 8.

An unresolved Don't Come Odds Bet may be increased, reduced or removed at any time.

Field Bets
Payout rates:
1 to 1 (on 3, 4, 9, 10 or 11)
2 to 1 (on 2 or 12)

A Field Bet is a bet that the next roll of the dice will be 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, or 12. It is placed in the FIELD bar on the Craps table before any one roll of the dice.

If the next roll is 3, 4, 9, 10 or 11, the Field Bet wins even money.

If 2 or 12 is rolled, the Field Bet wins 2 to 1.

If 5, 6, 7, or 8 is rolled, the Field Bet is lost.

Big 6 and Big 8 Bets
Payout rate: 1 to 1

A Big 6 Bet is a bet that 6 will be rolled before 7. Likewise, a Big 8 Bet is a bet that 8 will be rolled before 7. A Big 6 or a Big 8 Bet is placed in the 6 or 8 box located in the left corner of the Craps table.

A Big 6 or a Big 8 Bet wins even money if the shooter rolls a 6 or 8 before rolling a 7. Unresolved Big 6 or a Big 8 Bets may be increased, reduced or removed at any time.

Place to Win Bets
Payout rates:
7 to 6 (on 6 and 8)
7 to 5 (on 5 and 9)
9 to 5 (on 4 and 10)

A Place to Win Bet is a bet that either 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 will be rolled before a seven. A Place to Win Bet is placed in the narrow, unlabeled bar located just under the box with the corresponding number on the Craps table: 4, 5, SIX, 8, NINE, or 10.

Buy Bets
Payout rates:
6 to 5 (on 6 and 8)
3 to 2 (on 5 and 9)
2 to 1 (on 4 and 10)

A Buy Bet is a bet that either 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 will be rolled before 7. A Buy Bet is placed in the box corresponding to the number on the Craps table: 4, 5, SIX, 8, NINE, or 10.

The Buy Bet will be covered by a "BUY" marker to distinguish it from a Come Bet. A commission of 5% is charged for a winning Buy Bet. If a Buy Bet is lost or removed, the 5% commission is returned.

Buy Bets may be placed at any time during the Craps game, and you may increase, reduce or remove a Buy Bet at any time.

Lay Bets
Payout rates:
5 to 6 (on 6 and 8)
2 to 3 (on 5 and 9)
1 to 2 (on 4 and 10)

A Lay Bet is essentially the reverse of a Buy Bet. A Lay Bet is a bet that 7 will be rolled before 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10. The Lay Bet is placed in the top, unlabeled bar above the box corresponding to the number on the Craps table: 4, 5, SIX, 8, NINE, or 10.

A Lay Bet will be covered by a "LAY" marker to distinguish it from a Don't Come Bet. A commission of 5% is charged for a winning Lay Bet. Lay Bets are active also during the Come Out Roll, and unresolved Lay Bets may be increased, reduced or removed at any time.

Any 7 Bets
Payout rate: 4 to 1

An Any 7 Bet is a bet that the next roll of the dice will be a 7. This bet is placed in the betting area called Any 7 on the Craps table.

Any 11 Bets
Payout rate: 15 to 1

An Any 11 Bet is a bet that the next roll of the dice will be 11. It is placed on any one roll of the dice in the box on the Craps table containing the two illustrated dice that add up to 11.

On the Craps table layout, you will see a vertical row of the letters C and E. The letter E represents the Any 11 Bet. This bet is exactly the same as placing the wager directly in the Any 11 betting area.

Any Craps Bets
Payout rate: 7 to 1

An Any Craps Bet is a bet that the next roll of the dice will be 2, 3, or 12. It is placed on any one roll of the dice in the Any Craps betting area on the Craps table.

On the Craps table layout, you will see a vertical row of the letters C and E. The letter C represents the Any Craps Bet. By using your left mouse button, place a wager on letter C: your chips will appear in the "Any Craps" betting area of the Craps table.

This bet is exactly the same as placing a wager directly on the Any Craps bet.

C & E Split Bet
Payout rates:
3 to 1 (on 2, 3 or 12)
7 to 1 (on 11)

The letter C represents the Any Craps Bet. The letter E represents the Any 11 Bet. By using your left mouse button, place a wager between the letters C & E; your chips will appear between the two letters indicating that you have a Split Bet.

7 & 11 Split Bet
Payout rates:
3 to 2 (on 7)
7 to 1 (on 11)

This bet is placed by straddling the very top line of the Any 7 area near the chip rack.

Horn Bet
Payout rates:
3 to 1 (on 3 or 11)
27 to 4 (on 2 or 12)

The Horn Bet is a one-roll bet by which you are betting that either 2, 3, 11 or 12 will appear on the next roll of the dice. This bet box is placed in the centre of the layout and is a one-roll bet.

You can also bet on the individual numbers of 2, 3, 11 and 12 by placing the bet.
Payout rates:
30 to 1 (on 2 or 12)
15 to 1 (on 3 or 11)

Hardway Bets
Payout rates:
7 to 1 (on 4 and 10)
9 to 1 (on 6 and 8)

Those are bets that a 4, 6, 8 or 10 (2+2, 3+3, 4+4, or 5+5) is rolled as a double before a 7 is rolled, or before the number bet is rolled in any other combination, i.e. the sum of the dice is equal to 4, 6, 8 or 10.

The Hardway Bet is placed in the box on the Craps table containing the two illustrated dice corresponding to the number. Rolling a number by doubles is said to be rolling the number "the hard way". For example, a roll of 4+4 is a called a "hard 8". Unresolved Hardway Bets may be increased, reduced or removed at any time.

Placing your bets

Before the dice are rolled, bets can be placed in the various areas of the Craps table.

First, click on the chip you wish to wager with your left mouse button. Next, place the chip in the desired betting area on the Craps table by clicking in the area with your left mouse button. If you move the mouse cursor over the Craps table, the type of bet that the cursor covers is shown in the dice pane at the top of the game display.

If you wish to remove a bet, click on your wagered chips with your right mouse button.

When you are finished placing your bets, click on the DONE button to roll the dice.
If you are given the option to roll the dice, click PASS if you would like to pass on the opportunity. Click SHOOT if you would like to roll the dice.

Click STATS and you will be given information on your current outstanding bets as well as the result of the last dice roll.

Craps functions

In the OPTIONS tab a number of default settings for the game can be changed at any time.

Click OPTIONS to open the tab. Make your changes and then go back to the game by clicking the GAME tab.

Show dealer text is by default selected, which means that the outcome of the dice roll is displayed in the chat window. Cancel this selection if you do not want the dealer text to be shown.

If you do not want to roll the dice, select Pass dice.

In the Craps game the following betting options are by default inactive during the Come Out Rolls (i.e. the first roll of the dice in a new Craps round).

  • Buy bets. Select Buy working to activate.
  • Place bets. Select Place working to activate.
  • Come odds bets. Select Come odds working to activate.
  • Hardway bets. Select Hard working to activate.

By default, an ON marker will cover your bet to indicate that it is active, or an OFF marker will cover your bet to indicate that it is inactive during a Come Out Roll.

The markers will be removed from your bets after the Come Out Roll, since all bets will be active.

Unresolved bets may be removed. Select On/Off marker to deactivate.