Craps is a casino dice game that is especially popular in UK online casinos. It is a simplification of an old English game called Hazard where players wager money against the casino poker on what the outcome will be on either a roll or series of rolls of the dice. Although players take turns rolling the dice they all bet on the same roll which is called the shoot. The player who is actually rolling the dice is called the shooter. Bets are based on the total achieved by the rolling of two dice.
Craps can be a complicated game to play, but online casinos have made it a bit simpler using automation that prompts and reminds you what options are available. The most popular bet is called a pass line wager. The first roll of the dice is called the come out roll. This roll wins whenever a 7 or 11 are rolled. Numbers 2, 3 and 12 are “craps” and considered to be losing numbers. When any other number ((4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10) is rolled it’s called the point. Once a point has been set, the pass-line bettor wins if the point is rolled again, and loses if a 7 is rolled first (called “seven-out”). After a seven-out the dice pass to the next shooter for a new come-out roll.
The opposite of a pass line bet is the “don’t pass” bet, which wins on a come-out roll of 2 or 3, loses on 7 or 11, ties on 12, and goes to the point round when any other number is rolled. In the point round, the don’t pass bet wins if a 7 is rolled and loses if the point is rolled. People who bet on the don’t pass are called wrong bettors, while those who bet on the pass are called right bettors,
In a real life casino the craps table is run by four casino employees: a boxman who monitors the dispensing of the chips, supervises the dealers and handles players; two dealers who stand to either side of the boxman that collect and pay bets; and a stickman who announces the results of each roll and then collects the dice with an elongated wooden rake. Of course all of this is automated in an online casino gambling money game.
In a real life casino situation the dealers usually insist that the shooter always roll with one hand and that the dice rebound off the edges of the high walls of the table. If the dice leaves the table the shooter will be asked to change their die. All of this type of play is eliminated from an online casino game. Throwing the dice is merely a matter of clicking the button and the computer decides what you have rolled so there is no angling or special wrist action to rely on as you throw the dice. This makes it virtually impossible to cheat at all or put a special spin on the dice during an online casino game of craps.