Online Craps Games

Craps is a popular casino game found at most online gambling sites. In a standard craps game, players roll dice and wager on the outcome. Bets are placed on the craps table, and an initial dice roll is used in attempt to establish a "point." A point is established when you roll a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10. Rolling a 7 or 11 results in an instant even money win, while rolling a 2, 3 or 12 results in a loss. Once the point is established, rolling the point again results in a win, while rolling a 7 before rolling the point causes you to lose. These rules make up the pass line bet, though there are several other wagering options available.

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There are a number of online craps games and variations that change the wagering rules, payout tables and add side bets. Some of these craps variations include:

  • Bank Craps
  • Crapless Craps
  • Die Rich Craps
  • High Point Craps
  • New York Craps
  • Simplified Craps

Bank Craps

Bank Craps is a popular online craps variation found at craps sites that is sometimes called Las Vegas Craps. In this game, an altered table is used and all of the bets must be placed against the house. In the live version of Bank Craps, the dice must be thrown over a string that sits a few inches above the table, a rule designed to prevent cheating. While this game has an overall house edge of only 1.4%, many of the specific wagering options are considered "sucker bets," as they have considerably higher house edges.

Crapless Craps

Crapless Craps, which is sometimes called Bastard Craps, is another common online craps game variation that some players may find simpler than traditional craps. The primary difference between standard craps and the Crapless Craps variation is that, as the shooter, you'll have a larger disadvantage and a 5.38% house edge. Unlike in traditional craps, players in this game variation can wager on 12, 11, 3 or 2 before throwing a 7. This game also has an altered payout structure, with 2 and 12 paying 11:2 with a 7.14% house edge and 3 and 11 paying 11:4 with a 6.25% house edge.

Die Rich Craps

Depending on the online craps websites you choose, Die Rich Craps may be listed as Money Craps, Open Craps or Fading Craps. This online craps game variation is unique in that it uses only one die. Die Rich Craps is actually a rare game to find at some online gambling sites, since it traditionally caters exclusively to high rollers with large wagers. This game requires players to wager against the house, which keeps 5% to 7% of the wagered money as "vigorish." The craps table used in the Die Rich Craps game variation always includes box numbers such as 10, 9, 8, 6, 5 and 4, as well as Lose Line and Win Line betting areas.

High Point Craps

In this online craps game variation, an initial roll of 3 or 2 is essentially ignored, resulting in the allowance for another roll. Rolling an 11 or 12 results in a win. Rolling any other number establishes a point. As opposed to normal craps, in which players would then need to roll the point once more before rolling a 7, players must only roll higher than the established point. Using the standard High Point Craps paytable offered by most online gambling sites, this game has a house edge of 2.35%.

New York Craps

Although New York Craps is mainly played in live casinos found on America's east coast, this online craps variation was originally found in Yugoslavia, the Bahamas and the UK. New York Craps uses a an altered table layout called a double-end dealer. When played in a live casino, this game has a dealer at each end of the table. This craps variation is very unique due to the fact that it doesn't offer Don't Come and Come bets, nor does it offer place bets. Players can choose between box numbers including 10, 9, 8, 6, 5 and 4. The house edge is an average of 5%.

Simplified Craps

Players who may be intimidated by all of the rules and available bets offered by standard craps games at online casino websites should try Simplified Craps, an online craps game variation that is steadily building popularity among casino gamblers. In this game, you'll simply roll the dice and receive a payout according to the dice total. Rolling 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 will result in a loss, while rolling other numbers results in a win. Payoffs range from even money for rolling 3 or 4, up to 5:1 for rolling a 12. This online craps game variation has a house edge of 2.8%.