Bank Craps – The Classic Casino Table Game

For many people, one of the biggest advantages of playing casino games online is being able to try out all those complicated card and table games that you would never play at a live casino. This is especially true for the game of craps. At a land based casino, there are basically two types of craps games, the first is the original game where players compete against each other while the second version called Bank Craps or casino craps is where players compete against the banker or casino at all times. This is the most popular version of the game and is the version offered at all online casinos.

The Basics of Bank Craps

If you have never played craps before, the good news is that the game is relatively simple. Craps is a dice game where the outcome of the game is determined simply by a roll of the dice.  The betting in Bank Craps can get a bit complicated but for new players getting started is actually quite easy. At online casinos, players can sign up and start playing for free at any time. If this is your first time playing craps, it is recommended that you play a few rounds for free and get a good idea about the game before swapping over to playing for real money.

Starting the Game

In Bank Craps or Casino Craps, the game begins with the player (called the shooter) playing his or her bet on the table. In the online version of the game, this can be done by clicking on the chips at the bottom of the screen and then clicking on the betting area. Once the bet is placed, the player then throws a set of dice onto the table. Based on the combined total of the two dice, three things can happen from this point. The player either wins the bet, loses the bet or gets to roll again. In the first instance, if the dice totals either 7 or 11, the payer automatically wins the bet.

Making the Point Number

In Bank Craps, if the first roll of the dice totals 2, 3 or 12, this is called (craps) and the player loses the bet. If the combined total is either 4,5,6,8,9,10 the shooter has made the “the point number” and the game continues.  The shooter then rolls the dice again to try and roll the exact same point number. If the player does roll the point number again, they will win the bet but if the player rolls a 7 first, he or she will lose their bet.

Betting in Bank Craps

In Bank Craps, there are many types of bets that can be placed on any round. It is not necessary to know all the different types of bets in order to play and enjoy the game. The most important bets to understand are the (pass line bet) and the (come bet). With the online version of the game, the computer will automatically determine the payout for any bet placed on the table. When the shooter makes the point number or wins the round, the bets are paid out automatically.