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Are you ready to bet on the dice? Online Craps is a thrilling casino game where you wager on the outcome of a pair of dice. It quickly became one of the most popular chance games in brick and mortar casinos, and you can experience the excitement and dice throwing action right here at Casino.com Canada.

Take a seat at any of our Craps tables, and you'll find plenty of betting opportunities and a house edge of only 1.41%.

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Betting Rules: How to Play Craps?

Craps is an easy casino game to learn, and once you've got to grips with the basics, you can start playing!

Craps is played with two standard six-sided dice, and your goal is to guess the outcome. Like Roulette and Blackjack, the game is played in rounds. Before the round starts, place your bet on the Craps table. Click or tap on a betting chip and put it on the betting area you want to wager on. Each section represents a different bet, and the first roll of the dice is called the 'come out roll.'

There are two main bets, the 'pass line' bet and the 'don't pass line' bet. There are also more than 40 extra bets which you can wager on. Some of them are quite complicated. But for beginners, let's focus on the following.

  • When betting on the 'pass line' bet, a roll of 7 or 11 is a win (called 'natural'), and the opposite is true for the 'don't pass line' bet, a 7 or 11 is a loss. When this happens, it's the end of the round, and a new round can start.
  • If the dice roll came out to 2, 3 or 12, then the 'don't pass line' bet wins, and the 'pass line' bet loses (called 'craps').

If the dice rolls come out to a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10, the number becomes the 'point,' and the dice are rolled repeatedly until the dice lands on the 'point,' or a 7.

  • Rolling the point number results in the 'pass line' bet winning, and the 'don't pass line' bet losing. If, however, a 7 is rolled, the opposite is true.

Each of our Craps games has a "help" menu, which contains important information and explanations about the game, its rules, and payouts. See our help and support section below for more information.

Rule Variations

Like virtually every casino game, there's the classic version that stays true to the game's core rules and gameplay, plus exciting variations that introduce different betting options, sets of rules, and payouts.

  • Bank Craps – The most commonly played and known variation of Craps and thought of as the standard set of rules and way to play.
  • Crapless Craps – A simpler version of Craps that removes the 'don't pass' bet and changes the pass bet rules. An 11 is no longer a 'natural' win, and all numbers apart from a 7 become the point number. This also means that 2, 3 and 12 are no longer losing numbers.
  • High Point Craps – This version of Craps has changes that alter the gameplay significantly. If your first roll is a 2 or 3, it doesn't count, and the dice are thrown again. If you roll an 11 or 12, you'll automatically win. All other totals become the point. To win, you need to roll a total greater than the point.
  • New York Craps – One of the first things you'll notice when playing New York Craps is the table is different. It's called a double-end dealer. The 'come,' 'don't come' and 'place' bets are removed, and you can bet on box numbers 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, or 10. There's also a 5% commission on any winnings, which reduces the house edge.
  • Simplified Craps – This is a very simple version of Craps. Roll a total of 2, 3, 4, 10, 11 or 12 to win. A 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 is a loss. The house edge is worse than regular Craps, 2.8% but is much simpler to play.
  • Diceless Craps – Played with 44 decks of cards instead of dice. Each deck of cards only has Ace to 6 cards, which represent the dice numbers.

Craps Odds and Payouts

Similar to Roulette, risky bets in Craps have higher payouts. The ‘pass line’ and ‘don't pass line’ bets offer the lowest house edge and payout 1:1, where-as bets with a higher house edge, such as field bets payout 2:1 with a 5.5% house edge.

Bet Type Odds Payout House Edge
Pass Line 251 to 244 1 to 1 1.4%
Don’t Pass Line 976 to 949 1 to 1 1.4%
Pass Line: 4 or 10 2 to 1 2 to 1 4.76%
Pass Line: 5 or 9 3 to 2 3 to 2 4.76%
Pass Line: 6 or 8 5 to 6 5 to 6 4.76%
Don’t Pass Line: 4 or 10 1 to 2 1 to 2 2.44%
Don’t Pass Line: 5 or 9 2 to 3 2 to 3 3.23%
Don’t Pass Line: 6 or 8 5 to 6 5 to 6 4%
Field Bets: 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 X 1 to 1 5.5%
Field Bets: 2 or 12 X 2 to 1 5.5%
Place Bets: 4 or 10 2 to 1 9 to 5 6.7%
Place Bets: 5 or 9 3 to 2 7 to 5 4%
Place Bets: 6 or 8 6 to 5 7 to 6 1.52%
Hardways: 6 or 8 10 to 1 9 to 1 9.09%
Hardways: 4 or 10 8 to 1 7 to 1 11.1%
One Roll Bets: Any 7 5 to 1 4 to 1 16.9%
One Roll Bets: Any Craps 8 to 1 7 to 1 11.1%
One Roll Bets: 2 or 12 Craps 35 to 1 30 to 1 13.9%
One Roll Bets: 3 or 11 Craps 17 to 1 15 to 1 11.1%
Horn Bet: 3 or 11 X 3.75 to 1 x
Horn Bet: 2 or 12 X 7.5 to 1 x
Big 6 or 8 X 1 to 1 9.09%

Basic Strategies and Tips

If you want to play smartly, follow these tips for the optimal craps betting strategy. Remember, Craps is a game of chance, and no system will guarantee you a win. But they can help increase your chances.

Pass and Come bets: With these bets, you have the lowest house edge (1.41%) and fair odds. You'll want to bet on the shooter before a point is set, and then bet on the come if they have.

Don’t Pass and Don’t Come Bets: Don’t pass and don’t come bets are the opposite of pass and come bets. You’re betting against the dice roll instead of on it.

Laying Bets: With a laying bet, you're placing a wager against a specific number appearing. A good strategy is to place a lay bet on 4 and 10 not being rolled, as they have the lowest chance of appearing.

Place 6 and 8 Bets: The most common number which appears is 7, followed by 6 and 8, which is why they're also good betting options.

The 3 Points Molly Strategy: The idea behind the 3-point Molly strategy is to begin betting with the shooter during the initial roll and wagering come bets with the highest odds such as single or double odds. When you win, place another bet and then continue until the shooter 'craps,' i.e. loses.

Bad Craps Strategy: Bets You Should Avoid

Bad strategies should be avoided because the house edge is often too high, and the payouts too low. Only play like this if you have no problem taking on the added risky nature of this play style.

Big 6 and 8: These are even money bets which pay 1:1, and they're a bad bet because there are more ways to lose than there are to win.

Hardways, 4, 6, 8 and 10: Hardways bets have a big payout at 9:1 and only payout when identical numbers appear. So, a 2+2, 3+3, 4+4, or 5+5. This is viewed as a bad strategy because the house edge is as high as 9%.

Proposition Bets: To win this bet, you need to hit the number on the very next roll, or you lose. The house edge can be as high as 16%, which is why it's best to avoid.

Mobile Experience

You can experience the thrill of Craps on your mobile device when you play at Casino.com CA. All of our Craps tables are mobile-friendly with immersive sounds and incredible graphics. The games are easy to play, and you'll have no problems tapping on your chips and placing bets on the dice roll outcome.

Play on any Android and iOS devices, including your tablet. Tap your chosen bet, roll the pair of dice and enjoy this classic casino game from the comfort of your own home.

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Online Craps FAQ

  1. What is the best bet in Craps?

    The bets with the best odds are the pass and don’t pass bets, and the come and don’t come bets.

  2. How to win at Craps?

    You're betting on the outcome of the dice. Either what will appear, or what won’t appear.

  3. How to shoot the dice?

    The first thing you need to do is place your bet on the table. Unlike a brick and mortar casino, you can't throw the dice yourself. Press the Roll button when you're ready to roll the dice.

  4. How to play street dice?

    Street Dice is a simple version of Craps, which is often played on the streets. It has a pass bet, a 7 is a tie, 11 is a win, and 2, 3 and 12 count as a loss.

  5. Where can I get a Craps bonus?

    If you want to play with a Craps bonus, visit our bonus and promotions page, and with our loyalty programme, collect rewards with each bet.

  6. Can I play mobile Craps for real money?

    All of our Craps games are mobile-friendly, so you can play wherever you are on any iOS or Android smartphone and tablet.

Help and Support

Craps is an exciting casino game with lots of different betting options, payouts and variations available. But it can be a bit confusing at first for newcomers. If you need any help or assistance, you can find support in two ways:

  1. In-Game Help Menu: Every Craps game and table has its very own help section, which shows you how to play the game, how the payouts work, along with information about the house edge, odds and how to use the interface. To access it, click on the 'hamburger' icon inside the game window, and then click on Help.
  2. Customer Support: Our professional Customer Support team is on standby to help you with any questions or concerns you may have. And not just about Craps. If you have any account questions, bonus questions, or technical issues, you can contact us 24/7 via Live Chat, email or telephone.

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