Craps in Bitcoin Casinos
Craps is that game you see people playing in the movies where they are gathered around a table and throwing a pair of dice. Everyone is excited and cheers on the shooter to roll the dice and they go wild as the dices show the magic number 7…
In a game of craps in a Bitcoin casino you cannot, of course, get the same kind of atmosphere as you see in the movies. However, craps is still an exciting and fun game to play and once you get the hang of the rules you’ll want to keep rolling those dice. And if you ever feel like shouting loudly to cheer on the dice, you can do without worrying about being too loud or obnoxious as you are playing in the comfort of your own home.
Craps does not require any skill – although the shooter might tell you the opposite – and everyone can play without much introduction. There are a few pitfalls though and we will tell you about them a bit later. First of all, let’s have a look at the rules for craps.
The rules and betting options might look a bit confusing at first, but don’t worry as it is actually quite simple. After a couple of rounds you will understand the system.
The table looks the same in a Bitcoin casino as in reality and you have the same betting options. The only difference is that you will not get to be the shooter and throw the dice yourself.
This is how the game goes:
- It all starts with placing a bet before the Come Out Roll. The basic opening bet in Craps is called the Pass Line. Pass line bets immediately win when the Come Out Roll is 7 or 11. If you bet on the Don’t Pass Bar you win when the Come Out Roll is 2 (snake eyes), 3 (cross eyes), or 12 (box cars).
- If 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 is rolled on the Come Out Roll, that number becomes The Point and the game continues. The puck labelled ON shows that the point has been established and is located on the Craps table over the box for the number rolled as the point: 4, 5, SIX, 8, NINE, or 10. Here you can continue betting on the different options on the table.
- If the point number is rolled, then pass line bettors win and don’t pass bettors lose. If a 7 is rolled, pass line bets lose and don’t pass bets win.
- To end a round of Craps and resolve pass line bets, the shooter must roll either The Point or 7 after the come out roll. Pass line bets can’t win until the point is rolled, and can’t lose until 7 is rolled.
Popular bets in craps
Pass Line: Pass line bets are the most common bets to make. When you wager on the pass line, you are betting on a 7 or an 11 in the Come Out Roll. Payout: 1:1
If the Come Out Roll should be a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 you still have the chance to win. You just need the point number to be rolled again and land on a 7. Payout here is also 1:1
Don’t Pass Line:This is basically the opposite of Pass line bets. You want the shooter to crap out (roll a 2, 3 or 12) on the Come Out Roll. Payout: 1:1
If a point is established is it your goal to hit a 7. Also here is the payout 1:1.
Come Bets: This is like a Pass Line bet but can only be made after a point has been established. You will win if a 7 or 11 is made and lose if it will be a 2, 3 or 12. Payout: 1:1
If it will be any other point number will your bet be placed on that number. You will win if this number will be rolled before a 7. Also this bet pays even money.
Don’t Come Bets: This is the opposite of the Come bet, which also pays 1:1.
Odds Bets: This is a side bet which can only be placed once you have already made a Pass, Don’t Pass, Come, or Don’t Come bet. There is no specific field for placing this bet but you place it behind your original bet.
Depending on what your original bet is, you are laying odds on whether the point number or 7 will be rolled first. If your original bet wins, will you also win on your odds bet. The odds bet can even be made or removed at any time.
Bad bets in Craps
You will find many different betting options on the craps table and some of them are made for you to screw up. They are simply bad betting options as the house edge is much higher than the other ones.
So do yourself a favour and don’t take these bets…
The Field Bet: Here you are betting on a 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11 or 12 which looks to be a good bet as you betting on 7 out of 12 outcomes. But it is not a good bet as 5, 6, 7, or 8 are more common outcomes than the payout suggests.
Big 6/8: Here you get even money on betting that 6 or 8 will come out before a 7 but you are actually better off doing a Point bet instead.
Horn/Horn High: This is a proposition bet you can place on the right of the table. Just forget about it.
2 or 12: You get odds 30:1 to hit a 2 or 12. This sounds like a high payout but you will win very rarely and the house edge is high at 13.9%.
Any 7: You will win if you roll a 7 and lose if any other number is rolled. There is a 16.67% probability of that but you will only get a payout of 5:1. So this is a bad bet.