When you play online craps for money, the game is about throwing a pair of dice after you’ve placed one or more bets on what numbers your dice might add up to when you throw them. Sooner or later, either you will win or the Casino (the ‘House’) will.
Pass Line Bet
There are endless bets you can place, too many to cover in detail here, but the most obvious is wager is on the Pass Line bet. Choose your wager and press Roll to deliver what is known as the come-out roll. A 7 or 11 and it’s an automatic win for you, paid out at even money. A 2,3 or 12 and that’s bad news for you because you lose straight away.
Should you not roll either of those five numbers and whatever you roll, becomes the Point. So this will be a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10. If you roll a 5, then 5 is your number and when you re-roll, that’s the number you want your dice to add up to. Then it’s a race to see if you can get your number before you roll seven, which would mean you lose and the House wins. You can keep on rolling until one of you wins.
Don’t Pass Bet
A Don’t Pass bet works in almost the same way as for the come-out roll with 7 or 11 being good and 2 or 3 being bad and but in this case the 12 (only possible with two 6s) pushing rather than losing. If none of those five numbers comes up, we go through the same process again, but this time you keep the 7 onside yourself and it’s the House who wins if you hit the number that became the Point.
Another possible bet is The Field, where getting any of 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12 makes you a winner and anything else makes you a loser. Here you have the added advantage of 2 paying out 2x your bet and 12 paying out 2x or 3x your bet, depending on the casino.
You can also place bets on getting a particular set of double numbers (e.g., 2 and 2, 4 and 4) or on getting your dice to add up to 3 or 11. The odds of these outcomes vary between 7/1 and 30/1. Or you can go for Any Craps (2,3 or 12) which pays out at 7/1, Come, or Don’t Come.