You no longer have to go to your casino in person to get in on some craps action as one of the most exciting dice games in the industry can be found at your favorite online casino. There are also a number of prop bets you are allowed to make when playing craps and it is an extensive list, so you would do well to familiarize yourself with the nuances of these bets before you start.
The first concept you should attempt to grasp is that of a prop bet, which is short for proposition bet, and a prop bet is when you wager on an aspect of the game that isn’t the main outcome. There are many of these prop bets in the world of craps, and to make a prop bet, you put your chips in the middle of the table and say what bet you want to make. The easiest way to start making prop bets is by wagering on one of the one-roll bets, which is betting on a specific scenario to happen on the next roll. The types of bets are:
Any Seven – The next roll will be a seven, which pays 4/1
Any Craps – The next roll will be a craps number (2, 3, 12), which pays 7/1
Craps 2 – Also known as snake eyes, this is a bet that the next roll will be a two, which pays 30/1
Craps 3 – The next roll will be a three, which pays 15/1
Craps 12 – Also known as midnight, the next roll will be a 12, which pays 30/1
Yo-Eleven – The name comes from the need to differentiate “eleven” from “seven”, and it’s a wager that the next roll will be an eleven, which pays 15/1
There are also a number of prop bets which are similar to parlay bets in sports wagering. However, you can still win even if you don’t have all the right numbers. For example, a horn bet features four numbers (2, 3, 11, 12) and you wager in $4 increments. If an 11 is rolled, you would get the earnings from the 15/1 odds, but you would lose on the remaining three bets for the 2, 3 and 12.
Then there are the “hard way” bets, and those are wagers made on a 4, 6, 8 or a 10 being rolled; these are the only numbers that can come up when two dice have the same number on either of them (for example, each dice has a pair of 2s rolled). To land on a 4 or 10, the odds are 7/1, and for a 6 or 8, the odds are 9/1.
Of course, there are a host of other prop bets you can make, and you also should understand that prop bets are created with an advantage to the house, so you have to decide whether it is worth the risk. Learn the basics of craps first, then move on to the prop bets.