Online Craps is a dice game where you can bet on the outcome. There are different betting combinations and this includes different payout percentages.
Just like every player, the beginner at the Craps table naturally wants to play for real money. That's why it's good to know that this game really is almost 100% chance and not skill. The only factor that can influence a player (and only very limited) is the outcome of the dice. Highly skilled Craps players can slightly increase their chance of a certain outcome by means of the throwing method. But this requires a lot of practice and feeling.
Types of Craps
Although the game Craps in the Netherlands does not have the popularity of, for example, poker or Blackjack, it is indeed one of the most played casino games worldwide.
Bank Craps is also known as Las Vegas Craps. This variant is most often played in online casinos. This also has to do with the fact that this is the game with the best and worst chances of winning. All players play against the house. You will find all types of bets, such as pass, don't pass, come, don't come, free odds, lay odds and all bets on a few rolls.
Private Craps, also known as Street Craps, is very similar to Bank Craps. You don't play against the house here but you play against other players. Once the shooter has placed his bet another player will have to cover the bet of the shooter by betting himself. Once the shooter has placed a so-called pass bet, the other player will have to make a pass bet. The rest of the players can choose how and what to bet. Now a point number is agreed and bets are made on that basis.
There are a lot of other names for Money Craps, Die Rich Craps, Fading Craps and Open Craps. With Money Craps you have to bet high and only 1 die is played. This variant is generally played privately and you do not play against the house, but against the book. This means a percentage on all bets, about 5-7 percent. That percentage is also referred to as the vigorish. On the Craps table you will find Win Line, Lose Line and the boxes with the numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10.
How did Craps originate?
Craps was first known among the wealthy aristocrats, but soon found his way to other strata of society. The game slowly gained ground. It made its way to France where it acquired its current name. The word "Craps" means "losing roll." The game spread to the US in the 17th and 18th centuries. Here it was most likely played by French and English immigrants. The game was particularly popular in the southern US.