Craps is quite possibly the most entertaining game at any casino and playing online doesn’t minimise the fun at all! It may in fact be even better as you won’t have the distractions of spectators, just you, the dice, and the table.
While craps is essentially a game of chance, you can increase your chances of success thanks to our tips to help you neutralise the house edge.
1. Learn All There is to Know
Craps may seem like a simple game, but you still need to know a few important rules and strategies in order to play well.
Make sure to read a tutorial or watch a tutorial video before heading to the craps table, as you need to have a full understanding of the different bets and the house edge of each.
2. Come-Out Roll Best Bet
A pass line bet puts you in the best position on the come-out roll (the first bet placed in craps), as the house edge at this stage is just 1.41%. The pass line bet means that you will win if the shooter rolls the number 7 or 11, but you will lose if they roll a 2, 3, or 12.
Any other number rolled becomes the ‘point’ which will earn you both a pay out if the point number is rolled again prior to a 7.
3. Odds vs. Evens Bet
Once the shooter has established a point number, you will be able to place an extra free odds bet. The free odds bet is the most intelligent bet when playing as it features a zero house edge, and placing this bet is the best strategy to success with online craps.
Some online casinos will even allow you to place a bet twice as much as the original pass line bet!
4. Do Place Come Bets
Once a point number is established, you will be able to place come bets which implies that the next roll for you becomes a come-out roll. Your bet will be successful if the shooter rolls 7 or 11, but you will lose if the number 2, 3, or 12 are rolled, and all other numbers gain you a single point.
5. Placing Multiple Bets
Another fantastic strategy is to place two come bets following the initial pass line bet. In this way you will have 3 numbers operating to your advantage and many pro-players consider this to be the ideal number of bets to have at any time.
Be sure to place another bet once you’ve attained a winning bet, as you will in this way always have 3 bets in play.
6. Avoid Proposition Bets
The worst possible bet you can choose when playing online craps is the proposition bet. These bets will usually be settled after a single dice roll, which makes them appealing to many players, but it’s not advised as the house edge on prop bets is generally significant.
7. Avoiding High House Edge Bets
Other bets to avoid owing to their significant house edge are hard 4 and 10, as these have a house edge of about 11%, even though the 7 to 1 pay out makes them attractive. Big 6 and 8 are also ill-advised as the pay out is just 1-to-1 with a house edge of 9%.