Live Craps Evolution Gaming is the exciting and unique online version of Craps that fans of this legendary game have been waiting for. Craps is an extremely popular fast-paced game in land-based casinos, especially in the United States. For a first-time player, Craps can seem almost overwhelming, but in this unique online version we're making the game more accessible than ever by introducing an easy-to-play user interface with helpful features, welcoming a new generation of players to this much-loved casino favourite. The game is sure to be attractive to both experienced and novice players, available as in both Live and First Person.
What Is Live Craps
Live Craps is a online casino table game played with two dice, a board, and chips to place bets. A game of craps is conducted in rounds, with up to 20 players taking turns being the shooter and rolling the dice. The aim of craps is to correctly guess what dice value the shooter will roll.
The game begins with players making bets on the first roll of the dice, known as the 'come-out roll'. In this round, players must decide whether the dice will land on a 7 or 11 (Pass Bet) or 2, 3, or 12 (Don't Pass Bet). The round ends if the total dice value is 7 or 11 (known as a 'natural') or 2, 3, or 12 (also called 'craps').
If the total dice value rolled is a four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, or 10, then that number becomes the 'Point' and starts the next stage of the craps game. The base dealer will place a puck on the point number on the craps table to help players follow the game and will then collect additional bets. The shooter rolls the dice again. This repeats until the shooter rolls a seven or the point number, which ends the craps game.
Live Craps Features
My Numbers is an added feature that makes it easier and more exciting to play Craps. Each number represents a possible total from the throw of the dice. It shows the number you need to win together with possible payouts.
If you’re new to Craps, it can be easier to start playing with our Easy Mode user interface. Easy Mode caters for players who want to play the game with fewer betspots. At the click of a button the user interface changes and you’re now playing with a smaller betting grid where only the easiest to understand bet spots are available.
In our interactive built-in Craps tutorial, you will get all the help that you need to learn how to play Craps and what the different bets do.
The Dynamic Statistics boards on the studio wall are constantly updating as players are placing their bets. Excitement builds as you can see how other players are betting in real time.
Live Craps Basic Rules
One thing that differentiates Craps from other table games is the fact that the player is the one who initiates the round and not the dealer (not considering the act of placing bets). In the live stream version, a compromise had to be made for obvious reasons, and the table is usually hosted by two dealers, one operating the stick and the other rolling the dice on behalf of the online shooter.
The game starts when the participants submit the bets by clicking on the relevant chips, followed with the first round roll called the Come-Out Roll. In the Live Table version, the players have sufficient amount of time to combine the chips value, remove the bet or change the amount. When the bets are closed, the dealer rolls the dice and the total is both announced by the Stickman and zoomed-in and displayed on the screen for transparency.
If the result of the dice roll is 2, 3, 7, 11 or 12 the round is ended; if however, the “point” is rolled – the total is 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 – the dice will be rolled again until a 7 or the point number comes up again.
Live Craps is a fast-paced game, so it can be tricky to learn the rules by simply watching. Luckily, most rules in craps are around the shooter and bets, so they are easy to learn and implement. Remember to follow these rules the next time you join a craps game at a casino:
1. Wait for a space at a craps table
Up to 20 players can join a game of craps, and there's a chips shelf for each one. The dealers use these shelves to keep track of bets, so wait until one becomes available to join a game.
2. Follow shooter etiquette
In craps, if the shooter lands the point to end the game, they remain shooter in the next game. Only when the shooter lands a seven does the position pass to a new player.
3. Do not bet on separate die
Craps bets are based on the combined value of the two dice. Dealers will not accept bets on individual die in a game.
4. Be aware that you can win and lose bets when you're not the shooter
Some players think their bets only count when they're the ones rolling the dice. In craps, players are in the game if their chips are on the table.
5. Make bets only when the dealers are taking them
In every round of craps, the dealers will announce when bets are being taken. No one likes a player stalling the excitement of the craps table, so get yours in when the dealers go around the table.
Live Craps Table Layout
Along with placing bets, all beginner craps players should learn the craps table layout. While casino craps is fast-paced many dealers will happily explain different bets to players. By not learning how to play a craps table however, players limit themselves on the variety of bets they can make, which can be costly to their winnings. Let's look at the layout of a craps table:
A regular craps table contains two sides with the same pattern on the left and right. There's no difference in gameplay between the two sides; rather, it's designed this way to make it easier for more bettors to join in a single game of craps on one table. That way, two dealers can manage bets on a craps table when the game gets busy.
The Pass Line & Don't Pass Bar
Pass line bets are placed in this section of the craps table. If a player thinks the shooter will land a combined 7 or 11 on the dice, the dealer will place these wagers in the pass line box. If the craps player thinks the shooter will land a 2,3 or 12, these are 'don't pass bets' and the dealer will place these in the 'don't pass bar' box.
Big Six & Big Eight
The 'Big 6' and 'Big 8' on the craps table are one of the most popular bets players make. Essentially, bettors place wagers on this section of the craps table if they think the shooter will land a 6 or 8 before landing a 7.
In this section of the craps table, players can bet on whether the shooter lands a 3, 4, 9, 10 or 11 on a single roll of the dice. This type of bet is called The Field. Players can potentially double or even triple their money on this section of the craps table if they place a wager on the dice landing on 2 or 12.
Come & Don't Come
The Come and Don't Come sections on a craps table layout operates in a similar manner to the pass line bets. However, these bets can only be made after the pass line bet in a craps game. Essentially, if a player thinks the shooter will land a 7 or 11 on their next roll, they add their chips to the Come box. Alternately, if a player thinks the shooter will land a 2 or 3 on their next roll, they add their bet to the Don't Come box.
On the craps table, The Place is located close to the boxman and is one of the most fast-paced bets in a craps game. Players can bet 'Place To Win' wagers on the shooter landing a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10 before they land a 7. These bets are added in The Place and can be made at any time in the game. If a player thinks the shooter will land a 7 before any of the aforementioned numbers, then they are making a 'Place to Lose' bet. This is also added to The Place on the craps table.
The middle of the craps table is shared by all players in a craps game. Here, players can add their proposition bets. These are single-roll bets made on the odds of dice faces landing on a specific pattern.
Live Craps Terminology
For beginners learning how to play craps, the lingo used in the game can be confusing. Most of it revolves around the different bets players can make however, and once you know these by heart the terminology is easier to understand. Check out some of the common terms used in craps games below so you don't end up 'crapping out'.
|Ace||a die showing the face value of one.|
|Big Red||a roll of seven.|
|Box Numbers||another term for the place bet numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10.|
|Crap Numbers||the numbers 2, 3 or 12.|
|Crap Out||losing on the comeout roll with a dice value of 2, 3 or 12.|
|Easy Way||rolls of 4, 6, 8 or 10 made without the double.|
|Front||another name for the pass line.|
|George||a player that tips well.|
|Hard Number||any number that the dice roll as a pair, i.e. a combined 4 made up of two 2 faces on the dice.|
|Hard Way||a bet on 4, 6, 8 or 10 that wins if the dice land as pairs.|
|Hi-Lo||a one-roll bet on 2 and 12.|
Live Craps FAQ
What is the best bet in craps?
Pass bet is the best wager to make in craps because it has one of the lowest house edges, at 1.40%. It's an easy bet for beginner craps players to make, and experienced bettors can layer their odds to reduce the house advantage further.
How do you play the dice in craps?
Every craps game has a shooter, who is responsible for rolling the dice. The stickman will give the shooter five identical dice to choose from. After taking two from the lot, the shooter will wait until the dealer gives the signal, and then roll the dice. The stickman will announce the outcome, wait for payouts and bets to be made, and then let the shooter roll again, until the game ends.
Are online craps games rigged?
Online craps games operate on a random number generator (RNG), which recreates the randomness of regular craps games to maintain fair gameplay for bettors. Only play with online casinos regulated by an independent regulatory body; they conduct frequent checks on casino sites to ensure there are no inconsistencies in their RNGs.
How do you win at craps every time?
While it is impossible to correctly guess every roll of the dice in craps, players can take several steps to improve their potential payout. Keep initial bets at the craps table low, and instead increase your intended bets with odds. That way, the house edge will take a smaller percentage of the player's funds in the game.
Is there any skill in craps?
Craps is largely a game of chance, but there is some statistical skill involved. By understanding the chances of specific numbers landing on the dice, players can make educated bets and improve their chances of winning bets in craps.
Can you consistently win in craps?
Craps is a table dice game of randomness, meaning it's impossible to correctly predict every time what numbers the dice will land on. To win consistently in craps, learn which casino bets have the best odds, and the lowest house advantage. This gives players the best chance of winning in craps.