Getting to grips with Craps – Tips for Craps Success

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There’s a very simple explanation for why Craps is as popular as it is in New Zealand, whether it be live-action or at a top-ranked online casino, and that’s because it’s incredibly thrilling.

If you’ve ever watched a film which contains a casino scene, you have no doubt seen loads of beautiful ladies and smartly dressed men shooting the dice at a Craps table, complete with cheering and laughter. This is of course a highly-romanticised version of Craps, but it isn’t that far from reality.

However, it is of utmost importance to get to grips with the game mechanics of Craps if you are hoping to be successful when playing at your favourite online casino open to players in New Zealand, as going in unprepared is not a wise move.

Getting Started with Craps

Craps is a game played with 2 dice which are thrown down the table to determine if a winning combination has been struck. The number 7 has the most potential ways to appear between the 2 dice, and as such the game itself is built around this number. Craps may be more complex than your regular online pokies real money NZ options out there, but once you get to grips with the basics, it can be lots of fun!

  • The first roll is known as the ‘come out’ and if you roll a natural, which is either a 7 or 11, on the come out you win the bet and also get to roll again.
  • If you roll a 2, 3 or 12 you will lose the bet, but will still get to roll the dice again.
  • If you roll a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 this number becomes the ‘point’ and the object is to roll this number again before rolling a 7.
  • If you roll a 7 before your ‘point’ number, you lose the bet, but if your ‘point’ number shows up before a 7 this earns you a ‘pass’ and you are permitted to throw the dice again.

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Types of Bets at the Craps Table

Now that you understand the basic principles of online casino Craps, take a look at the types of bets you can choose from.

Pass Line bets: when you place a bet on the ‘pass’ line, you are betting that the shooter will be successful. These bets are paid out at even money, and the house edge for this type of bet is 1.41%

Don’t Pass bets: when you place a bet on the ‘don’t pass’ line, you are betting that the shooter will be unsuccessful.

These bets are paid out at even money, and the house edge is 1.40%. However in order to level the playing field, the online casino will implement a ‘push’ number (either 2 or 12), and if this number is rolled on the come out roll, the bet is not won or lost but carries over onto the next roll.

Come & Don’t Come Bets: these bets are the same as ‘Pass’ and ‘Don’t Pass’ but are made after the point number has been established.

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Online Craps for Players in New Zealand

Even though we have explained the basics of Craps, players in New Zealand should always take advantage of free rounds before kicking off with real money games in order to become familiar with the game mechanics.

There is no substitute for actual play, and one of the greatest advantages of playing Craps at an online casino is that there is always the option to play free rounds, and we cannot advise this more!

By playing free rounds, you will be able to put your knowledge to the test in real time, without having to worry about losing any of your bankroll due to inexperience.