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Play Craps Online

Play Craps Online

Craps is a popular casino game that is played with two dice. Players are expected to place bets on the outcome of a dice roll or series of dice rolls. This casino game can be intimating for any new player. Fear not, Jack is here to help you find your way around the craps table. He will guide you through the different betting options and commands you will come across at the table. You will soon be on a roll with these basic tips from Jack. Before we get into these tips and tricks, let's take a look at the history and where it all began.

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History of Craps

The original craps casino game was invented by Sir William of Tyre in 1125AD during the Crusades. It has been said craps is partially a variation of an old English game known as Hazard and partially a spin-off of the French game known as crabs. From France, the game made its way to America. There is some speculation that the casino game came with the first English settlers to America on the Mayflower. Despite the traveling around the world from England to France to America the basics of the game never changed. While in America, African-Americans evolved the casino game into the game we know and love today! More variations of the game became available, and the game became simpler. However, it was not until World War II where the popularity of the game boomed. During the second World War soldiers played the casino game to keep themselves occupied between battles. From the soldiers, the game just took off to take the world by storm. Craps made its way into the hearts of many gamblers, and even Hollywood directors who featured the casino game in many blockbuster films.

Today, with the birth of the Internet and online casinos, craps can be enjoyed anywhere, anytime. Experiencing craps online may be a far more pleasant experience when you consider the crowded tables in a confined space one would experience at a land based casino. Playing craps online is a whole new ball game. There is less pressure and more time to make informed betting options. You also have access to experience the fun 24/7. When playing at the House of Jack, Jack will certainly make your experience a memorable one with frequent bonuses and promotions. It is easy to say; online craps has changed the way the game is experienced.

Craps Rules

Stepping up to the table for the first time can be intimating whether you are playing online or in a land-based casino. Understanding the basics of the game can help you understand what stage the game is at and what happens in the stage.

Let's start with four most basic betting options. These include;

  • Come Bet: This bet wins when the shooter rolls a 7 or 11. However, it will lose if a 2, 3, or 12 is rolled. If any other number is rolled that will become the point number.
  • Don't Come Bet: This bet will win if a 2 or 3 is rolled, but will lose if a 7 or 11 is rolled. However, if a 12 is rolled it will result in a draw.
  • Pass Line Bet: This is a bet placed that the come-out roll will be 7 or 11.
  • Don't Pass Line Bet: This is a bet placed that the out roll will either be a 2, 3, or 12. However, this bet will lose if the roll is a 7 or 11.

There are also two main stages to familiarise yourself with. These are the;

  • Come out Roll: This is the first stage of any craps game. The aim of this round is to establish the point. This is done by the shooter rolling a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10. During this roll players are able to place their bets, but it needs to be done before the point is established.
  • Points Roll: This round occurs before the Point is established. When the point is established, the dealer will mark the point. During this round, there will also be numerous other betting options available.

Understanding these aspects will help you be on your way to rolling some successful bets.

Online Craps FAQs

Who takes on the role of the Shooter?

When playing craps online, you will always be the shooter. This may add to the thrill of the game. It may also give you a sense of purpose in the game. One of the greatest aspects of playing online is that there are no crowds to intimidate you, you can enjoy the game at your pace.

However, when playing craps at a land-based casino, you will have the choice to take on the role of the shooter or not.

Is the outcome of each round fair?

Jack has gone all out to make sure that the outcome is completely fair and random. To make this possible Jack has gone the extra mile to make sure his house is fully licensed and regulated. In addition, Jack's craps casino games come with a random number generator (RNG). This means all the outcomes are completely fair and random, and yes Jack has made sure it is possible to pocket the jackpot in consecutive rounds.

Are craps for high rollers only?

Craps is often misinterpreted as a casino game only for high rollers. But this is not true! Jack likes to welcome all players to the casino to play all types of casino games.

Can I play craps for free?

You most certainly can. In fact, Jack recommends you try it out for free before spending any real money.

How did the craps name originate?

The original game was known as Hazard. From there it was renamed to Crapaud. This was eventually shortened to the name we know it by today, craps.

Craps Glossary

Aces: This is a bet placed that the next dice roll sum will equal 2.

Any 7: This is a bet placed that the next dice roll is a 7.

Big Eight: This is a bet placed on the odds of an eight being rolled before a 7.

Big 6: This is a bet placed on the odds of a six being rolled before a 7.

Bones: This is another term used to describe the dice.

Cold Table: This is a term used to describe a table which goes through a spell of not awarding wins.

Easy: This is a term used to describe dice rolls of 4, 6, 8, and 10.

Insurance bet: This is when two bets are placed to cover one another.

Natural: This is a bet placed on the odds of a 7 or 11 being rolled on the Come-Out Roll.

Snakes: This is a term used to describe a two being rolled.

Whirl Bet: This is a bet placed on a 2, 3, 7, 11, or 12 with the same amount.