Everyone dreams of getting on a roll in a casino, drawing a crowd and walking away with enough winnings to make for an unforgettable weekend. Playing craps is as exciting as it can get.
Online Craps is played with two dice and a flat table where players make bets on the outcome of their roll. With Bodog’s Craps you’re always the “shooter”; always placing bets and rolling the dice. Play the game, make your bets and let the good times roll.
How to Play Craps
- To start, the player must select a denomination ($1, $5, $25, $100, $500) and decide where they want to wager (most players start with the Pass Line) and then click the Roll button.
- Craps is like a prize fight, it has rounds.
- In the first round you have the Come Out Roll. If the Come Out Roll is a 2, 3 or 12, it is called “Craps" and the round ends with the player losing their Pass Line Bets (the Don't Pass Line bets win on 2, 3, and pushes on 12). A Come Out Roll of 7 or 11 is called a Natural, resulting in a win for Pass Line bets and a loss for Don't Pass Line bets. The movie magic in Craps is generally when players are constantly betting on the pass line and rolling Naturals on the Come Out Roll.
- If numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 are rolled on the Come Out, a black puck is placed on the number and it becomes the Point. In this situation players need to roll the Point number again for the Pass Line to win (obviously this ends up a loss for those who bet on the Don't Pass line). If the player hits numbers other than the original Point or 7, the game keeps going and the dice keep rolling. It’s also possible to place a variety of bets between the rounds. If the shooter rolls a 7, Don't Pass Line bets win while the Pass Line bets lose.
- When the rounds are over, all winning and losing bets are paid. Pass line or Don’t Pass players are paid 1:1 for a win. However, if you enjoy a larger variety of options, there are much more diverse wagers available.
Bets and Payouts
Like we outlined above, there are more than just Pass Line and Don’t Pass wagers. See the list below for their various payouts:
- Pass Line – as discussed, the Pass Line is the standard wager in Craps. It’s an even money bet made by putting bets on the Pass Line during a Come Out Roll. The player wins if the Come Out Roll is a 7 or 11. If the Come Out Roll is a 2, 3 or 12, it’s Craps and the player loses. If any Point is rolled on the Come Out Roll and the Point is rolled again before a 7, the player wins. If a 7 comes before the Point, the player loses.
- Buying the odds – when a Point is rolled, the player may bet up to three times their Pass Line bet on the odds. The odds are an additional bet that the Point will be rolled before a 7. Since the probability of the Point being rolled first is less than 50%, the player wins more than they bet, if it happens.
- Don’t Pass – this is the opposite of the pass line bet. If the Come Out Roll is 2 or 3, the player wins even money. A 12 is considered a push and a 7 or 11 is considered a loss. If any Point is rolled on the Come Out Roll and a 7 is rolled before the Point, the player wins. If the Point is rolled before a 7, the player loses.
- Laying the odds – this is the opposite of buying the odds. You’re betting that a 7 will be rolled before the Point.
- Come - this allows a player to make a bet similar to a Pass Line bet after a Point is established. A Come bet turns the next roll of the dice into a Come Out Roll, paying on a 7 or 11 and losing on a 2, 3 or 12. It also establishes a new Come Point that will win if the Point number is rolled again before a 7, and will lose if a 7 is rolled before the Point. The Come bet can only be made when a Point has been established for the table.
- Don’t Come - a type of Don’t Pass bet made after a Point has been established. If the shooter rolls a 2 or 3, they win even money. A 12 makes for a tie. The player loses on 7 or 11.
- Place Bets - Bet on a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 and if the player’s number is rolled before a 7, they win.
- Place to Lose Bet - the opposite of a Place bet. It is a bet that a 7 will roll before the player’s chosen number.
- Buy Bets – similar to a Place bet, but with a different payoff. Players buy any of the Points (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10) and bet that the number will be rolled before a 7. When making a buy bet, they player pays a 4 percent commission and is paid fair odds if it wins. Fair odds are 2:1 on the 4 and 10, 3:2 on the 5 and 9, and 6:5 on the 6 and 8. Players can look at it as a 48:25 pay out on the 4 and 10, 36:25 on the 5 and 9, and 144:125 on the 6 and 8. The payout on all bets is rounded down to the nearest quarter.
- Lay Bets - the opposite of a Buy bet and the same as the Place to Lose bet, differing only in the payout. If a Lay bet is placed on the 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 and if the 7 is rolled before the player’s chosen number, they win. Because the 7 is the most likely number to be rolled, the player should bet more than they can win. The player pays a 4% commission on winnings and gets fair odds on the bet. Fair odds are 1:2 on the 4 and 10, 2:3 on the 5 and 9, and 5:6 on the 6 and 8. Players can look at it as a 12:25 pay on the 4 and 10, 16:25 on the 5 and 9, and 12:15 on the 6 and 8.
- Hard Ways - a Hard Way bet is when the player bets that a pair of equal numbers will add up to the Hard Way wager chosen. For example a Hard Four bet is when the player bets that a pair of 2s or any other number making a total of 4 will be rolled before a 7. The player can bet on a hard 4, 6, 8 or 10.
- Big 6 - Betting that a 6 will be rolled before a 7, pays even money.*
- Big 8 - Betting that an 8 will be rolled before a 7, pays even money.
*Big 6 and 8 can’t be placed on the Come Out Roll and do not apply to the next Come Out Roll after a Point is rolled.
- Field Bets - Field bets are bets settled on the absolute next roll. The player is betting that a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or a 12 will be rolled, and if any of these numbers come up, they win. A player’s field bet is lost when any other number is rolled (5, 6, 7 or 8). A 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 will pay out even money, a 2 pays out 2:1 and a 12 pays out 3:1.
- Proposition Bets – these types of bets either win or lose on the next roll.
|Craps 2||2 on next roll||30:1|
|Craps 3||3 on next roll||15:1|
|7||7 on next roll||4:1|
|11 (e)||11 on next roll||15:1|
|Craps12||12 on next roll||30:1|
|Any craps (c)||2, 3 or 12 on next roll||7:1|
Craps Bets and Payout Summary
|Big 6||6 before 7||1:1|
|Big 8||8 before 7||1:1|
|Buy (4)||4 before 7||48:25|
|Buy (5)||5 before 7||36:25|
|Buy (6)||6 before 7||144:125|
|Buy (8)||8 before 7||144:125|
|Buy (9)||9 before 7||36:25|
|Buy (10)||10 before 7||48:25|
|Hard 4||Hard 4 before 7 or easy 4||7:1|
|Hard 6||Hard 6 before 7 or easy 6||9:1|
|Hard 8||Hard 8 before 7 or easy 8||9:1|
|Hard 10||Hard 10 before 7 or easy 10||7:1|
|Lay (4)||7 before 4||12:25|
|Lay (5)||7 before 5||16:25|
|Lay (6)||7 before 6||12:15|
|Lay (8)||7 before 8||12:15|
|Lay (9)||7 before 9||16:25|
|Lay (10)||7 before 10||12:25|
|Place (4)||4 before 7||9:5|
|Place (5)||5 before 7||7:5|
|Place (6)||6 before 7||7:6|
|Place (8)||8 before 7||7:6|
|Place (10)||10 before 7||9:5|