The Objective of Craps



Craps is a dice game, and possibly the casino's most popular at that. It is usually very exciting and surprising. The main objective in online Craps is to bet on the number combination that will be rolled on the dice. Because 2 dice are used, there are always 36 possible combinations, . of which 11 different numbers can be formed (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12). Each number has its own odds, with 7 being the most frequently rolled due to it having the highest amount of possible combinations.

How the Game Works

A round of online Craps can be made up of a single roll of the dice or a series of them. As such, certain bets can be made only at certain times, however the Craps software will not allow you to make wrong bets so that you do not make mistakes.

The first roll in an online Craps round is called the “Come out roll”, for which the dealer will usually say “They're coming out”. If on the come out roll, a 2, 3, 7, 11 or 12 is rolled, the round ends immediately. Contrastingly, if a 4,,5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 is rolled, a ‘point' is established. A point means that the shooter (the person rolling the dice) must roll that number again before rolling a 7. If a 7 is rolled before the point, the series ends (called a “7 out”). Until either the point or a 7 is rolled, all other numbers do not affect the outcome - the series simply continues.

Now to the bets; there are 6 main kinds of bets in online Craps that can be made throughout the game. We have outlined them in the following graph in order to make it clearer for you, as it can get confusing:

Kind of Bet: If the dice total is: Then you: Made during:
Pass Line 7, 11
2, 3, 12
4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10
You win
You lose
The point is established
The come out roll
Don't Pass 7, 11
2, 3
12
4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10
You lose
You win
'Push' - neither win nor lose
The point is established
The come out roll
Come 7, 11
2, 3, 12
4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10
You win
You lose
The come bet point is established
Once a point is established
Don't Come 7, 11
2, 3
12
4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10
You lose
You win
'Push' - neither win nor lose
The come bet point is established
Once a point is established
Place 7
4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10
You lose
You win
Anytime
Odds Depends - see below Depends - see below Once a point has been established

  • The pass line and Don't pass bets are opposites!
  • Pass line and Come bets work in the same way, just as Don't Pass and Don't Come bets work in the same way.
  • The odds bet explained: once a point has been established, you are able to back up your bet, meaning that you are betting twice for either the point to be rolled again before a 7, or a 7 being rolled before the point.. This is done by players because the chances of this happening are less than 50% and as such, the casino pays great odds in your favor (see odds below).
  • Place bets are betting on a single number instead of waiting for the point to be established in the Pass or Come bet. Similarly, though, it has to come up before the next 7, otherwise you lose.
The odds for the place bets are as follows:

Number Payoff True Odds
4 9-5 2 to 1
5 7-5 3 to 2
6 7-6 6 to 5
8 7-6 6 to 5
9 7-5 3 to 2
10 9-5 2 to 1

There are many other possible bets that can be made in online craps, yet they are generally only used by highly experienced players who are well aware of the odds behind each bet and their full meaning. Similarly, it is extremely important that you get to know the odds behind the above-mentioned bets:

Bet True Odds Odds Paid
Pass Line/Come 251: 244 1:1
Don't Pass/Don't Come 1031:949 1:1
Pass Odds/Come Odds Same as paid: 2:1 for 4 or 10
3:2 for 5 or 9
6:5 for 6 or 8
Don't Pass Odds/Don't Come Odds Same as Paid: 1:2 for 4 or 10
2"3 for 5 or 9
5:6 for 6 or 8
Place 4 or Place 10 2:1 9:5
Place 5 or Place 9 3:2 7:5
Place 6 or Place 8 6:5 7:6


How to Actually Play Online Craps

Using the Craps software is easy, and involves nothing more than making your bets to play. Simply follow these steps:

  • Open the Craps Software and access the lobby.
  • Choose the Craps game and then either fun or real money mode (for which you need to make sure your account is funded).
  • Choose your chip size by clicking on the relevant chip at the bottom of the page.
  • Make your bet by placing it on the table in the area corresponding to your bet.
  • Click “Roll”. The dice will be rolled and the results announced, indicating whether or not your bet has won, and if the series will continue or not.
  • To play another round of Craps, simply repeat steps 3-5.