What you need to know about Online Craps

Craps is a gambling game played using a pair of six-sided dice. The rules vary depending on where you place your bets. In general, players wager on either seven or eleven points on their roll to win. The outcome is determined by the point amount after both rolls are completed. There are other variations to this basic concept. Here is how you can play craps online.

How to Play Craps Online

Start by selecting your bet size (either 7 or 11). Next, choose whether you would like to play live with real dealers or against the computer. If you decide to play against the computer, simply select “Play for Real Money” and then click “Next”. You will be prompted to enter your credit card information. 

What Are Your Odds?

The house edge is the difference in money won from the casinos compared to what they pay out. For example, if the casino pays out $100 and takes in $80 per bet, they have an edge of 20% because they only paid 80 cents for each dollar wagered. On the flip side, you can expect to lose 20% at any given time. This means that the casino will make more money overall than you do; even when you win big, it doesn’t matter as much as losing all of your money.

Betting Strategies

There are several ways to approach craps betting strategies. One way is to bet based on your experience level. As you gain experience, you will learn which bets work best and which ones don’t. Try not to get too attached to a single strategy because different situations call for different types of bets. If you stick with one strategy long enough, you might find yourself making bad decisions without realizing it. It’s always better to go back to basics before attempting a new strategy.

Bets & Roll Types

There are many different types of bets available and you’ll need to consider which type is most appropriate for each situation. Most casinos offer multiple options for bets. Some common bets include:

  • Pass Line – A pass line bet is placed on the number rolled closest to 12. The payout is slightly higher than standard bets since there is less chance of rolling something lower than 12.
  • Come Out Even – A come out even bet is placed on any number rolled between 2 and 9. Similar to a straight bet, but the payoff is no longer dependent on rolling 7 or 11. Instead, it’s up to the dealer to decide whether the total falls closer to 10 or 9.
  • Don’t Pass Line – This is similar to a pass line bet except the player isn’t worried about the total being exactly equal to 12. The goal is instead to roll a natural so that it’s close to 12.
  • Point Place – A point place bet is placed on the exact point value of the die. For example, if you were betting on 4, 5, 6, or 8, you’d place a $5 bet on 4, $10 on 6, etc. This gives you the maximum return while still limiting your risk.
  • Double Down – Sometimes referred to as doubling down, a double down bet places two separate bets on adjacent numbers. For example, if betting on 4, 5, and 6, you could also place a $20 bet on 3 and 8. Again, this maximizes your potential profits while reducing your chances of having negative returns.
  • Yield – A yield bet is placed on any combination of two numbers. By placing a yield bet, the player hopes to receive a larger payout than normal. However, the odds of winning depend upon how close the two numbers are together.
  • Parlay – A parlay bet involves placing multiple wagers on the same outcome. 

Super Jackpot Parlay – Each element has to add up to the same number. For example, a super jackpot parlay is comprised of six elements. Two must add up to 21 (or above), one must be 22, three must be 23, and two must be 24.

Simple Parlay – All of the individual elements must be a specific sum. For instance, a simple parlay requires that two elements add up to 19, three elements add up to 18, and four elements add up to 17.

Fixed Odds Parlay – In addition to meeting the requirements for both the parlay and its constituent parts, the odds of the entire parlay must fall within certain bounds. These bounds vary by game but generally range from 75%-100%.


You should know the rules of the game before playing. You may want to familiarize yourself with them so that you don’t feel confused when you’re in the middle of a big hand. If you’re not sure of the rules, ask an employee or other gaming participant.