Oh Craps! The Basics of Shooting Dice at Stakes Casino

It really is easy to play online craps at Juicy Stakes Casino – sign up and see what the dice have in store for you!

At Stakes Casino we are aware that craps has reputation for complexity.  That’s why we’ve whittled everything down into intelligible language.  Once you get to grips with the bet types, shooting the dice is the same as playing online roulette… it is FUN!

Craps Made Easy at Juicy Stakes Casino

What makes craps so intimidating, especially for new players at Juicy Stakes Casino, is the number of different compartments on the betting layout.  The text representing the bet types is also hugely confusing.  Pass Line, Don’t Pass Line, Come, Don’t Come – total confusion at first glance!

Simple Game Mechanics

When viewed in isolation, the actual game mechanics are extraordinarily straight forward.  The objective is to establish the point – by rolling 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 – and to keep rolling the dice until such time either the point, or 7, shows up.

When that happens, the round ends, and winning craps bets are paid out – and in accordance with which of the two options stopped play (a point or a 7).

Numbers That Cannot Be the Point in Online Craps

That is Juicy Stakes Casino craps in the broadest of brush strokes.  There are of course five other dice combinations that have an impact on the game.  What are the five outstanding numbers, and how do they influence the outcome of the round?

Expect Basic Game Play in Craps Online

Before we get into the elusive five – 2, 3, 7, 11 and 12 – let’s dive into the rudiments of game play.  Your opening move is to place a chip on the area on the layout called the Pass Line Bet.  That is the mandatory first bet in craps.

The Come Out Roll

You then roll the dice for the first time in what is known as the ‘come out roll’.  Remember, your objective is to establish the point and the point has to be any other number bar the five mentioned above.  What happens when you roll one of those five numbers?

When the come out roll is:

  • 7 or 11 the pass line bet wins and the round ends.
  • 2,3 or 12 the pass line bet loses and the round ends.

Now we know that any other number automatically becomes the point, which is identified by a puck on the layout. What happens next?  Well, you carry on rolling the dice at Stakes Casino until such time you either hit the point again or 7.  That is it!

Find Multiple Betting Options in Stakes Casino Craps

As you have probably gathered, there are many more craps bets than the wagers relating to the 7 and point.   You can bet on which number you think will be rolled next, wager on specific numbers coming up before 7, and take a punt on the next roll is 7.  You can even bet on a double coming in.

Win at Odds of Up to 30 to 1

As with all the bets at Juicy Stakes Casino, the more difficult an outcome is to achieve, the higher the payout.  In fact, the most you can win is 30 to 1 which is in a similar range to the straight-up numbers bet in online roulette.  What do you have to roll in order to snap up 30 x your stake?  A 2 or 12 on the very next roll will do!

The Bet Types in Craps

How else can you boost your Stakes Casino betting account playing craps online?  Here is a brief overview of the bet types and what you can win when your prediction is spot on.

We have covered the Pass Line and Don’t Pass Line bets.  Now it is onto the Come and Don’t Come bets.  These bets are essentially exactly the same as the Pass Line and Don’t Pass Line bets, all of which pay even money.

The Come and Don’t Come Craps Bets

The Come bet automatically wins if the first roll of the dice is 7 or 11 and loses on 2, 3 or 12.  Any other number becomes the come point.  Play progresses until such time the point is rolled, in which case the bet wins or the 7 is rolled and the bet loses.

The Don’t Come bet is the direct opposite.  It wins when the come out roll is 2 or 3, loses on 7 or 11 and the bet is a push on 12.  Any other number becomes the come point.  Play continues until the point is rolled and the bet loses or the 7 shows up and the bet wins.

Craps Odds Bets

As you can see, it is not that difficult to get the hang of how to play craps online at Juicy Stakes Casino!  Now for the Odds bets.  These are bets you essentially make in addition to the Pass Line, Don’t Pass Line, Come and Don’t Come bets.  You can wager up to three times the opening stake.

As the name suggests, Odds bets pay out at different odds based on the particular bet type and the number rolled.  You can view the odds on the craps pay table.  Where can you find the pay table in Juicy Stakes Casino craps?  By clicking on the information icon on the gaming interface.

Online Craps Bets with Diverse Odds

Here are the remainder of the craps bets you can play at Stakes Casino, either individually or in tandem with any number of other bet types:

  • Field bets are wagers that the next roll will be 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 or 11.  Odds vary from even money to 2:1
  • Big 6 and Big 8 bets predict that either 6 or 8 will be rolled before 7
  • Place bets are on 4, 5, 6, 8 or 9 being rolled before 7
  • Buy bets are on 4, 6, 8, 9 or 10 coming in before 7
  • Lay bets are on hitting 7 before 4, 6, 8, 9 or 10
  • Any 7 bets are on the next roll being 7
  • Any 11 bets are as above but referring to 11
  • Any Craps bets are on the next roll showing 2, 3 or 12
  • Horn bets are on the next roll being 2,3, 11 or 12
  • Hardway bets are on rolling double 4, 6, 8 or 10 before 7