Play craps online
Sometimes you’ve just got to roll the dice. And when you feel the urge to get rolling, Platinum Play’s online craps games are just a click away, and there’s no waiting for your turn – you can get going straightaway. Get familiar with this table games classic, where every roll of the dice is a crazy thrill – so thrilling in fact that it’s been around since the Crusade days. Now that’s staying power!
How to roll with online craps
To start off, you get a cool nickname (“Shooter”) , because you get to shoot the dice into the large, tub-like table. Good luck, Shooter.
Here’s all you need to know about each round:
The come-out roll
Kick off the round by placing your bets on the “Pass” or “Don’t Pass” lines, selecting your chip value and clicking on the bet area. You can increasw your stakes with each click and decrease them by holding shift and clicking (the areas will light up as you hover over them). You need to pre-determine the outcome of your roll. Roll the dice, and, depending on what you’ve rolled, one of three things will happen:
- A natural come-out roll – when you roll a 7 or an 11, all bets on the “Pass” line win, while the Don’t Pass line bets lose
- A craps or crapping out come-out roll – this is when you roll a 2, 3 or a 12 and, consequently, the “Pass” line bets lose and “Don’t Pass” line bets win (except on a 12, where “Don’t Pass” line bets neither win nor lose)
- A come-out roll on any non-natural or craps numbers – these will be the numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10 . Rolling any of these numbers will establish that number as your "Point"
The Point phase
Now that you’ve established your Point, you’ll see an on button placed on the table on the Point number. The aim is to "hit" the number again (achieved by summing up the numbers of the 2 dice, they don’t have to be the exact same combination that you previously threw), before rolling a 7. Once that happens, all bets on the Pass line win, the Don’t Pass line loses and a new round starts. If you roll a 7 before you hit your Point number (also known as a seven-out), then the Pass line loses, the Don’t Pass line wins and the next round begins.
Teach me to talk craps
Well, Shooter, here’s a bit more of the lingo that you can shout out when you get into the craps spirit:
- Yo, Yo-leven: when you roll a 5 and a 6 (it’s shouted out this way so as not to confuse “eleven” with “seven”)
- Snake Eyes: when you roll 2 ones
- Fever Five: when you roll a 4 and a 1
- Ballerina: when you roll 2 twos
- Boxcars or Midnight: when you roll 2 sixes
- Little Joe from Kokomo: 4
- Jimmy Hicks: when you roll a 6 (it rhymes, too)
- Skinny Dugan: when you roll a losing 7 in the point phase
- Skate and donate: 8 (more rhyming)
- Puppy Paws: when you roll 2 fives
- Centre Field: when you roll a 9
What does craps have to do with frogs?
The orgins of this table game are rumoured to date back to the Crusades, where it was adopted by French gamblers who simplified it a tad. They originally called it crapaud, meaning “toad” in French, to describe the style in which they used to play the game on the streets, perched on the pavements, crouching like frogs and hitting the dice against the curbs as they took their turns. The rules were subsequnrlty modified slightly when the game reached New Orleans in the early 1800s, and craps became the table we know and love today.
Ever heard about the Craps Queen?
Her name is Patricia Demauro and she undoubtedly reigns supreme at the craps table. She rolled an impressive 154 rounds without rolling a seven, which would’ve broken the winning streak, the odds of which are a staggering 1.56 trillion to one. It took 4 hours and 18 minutes to perform her miracle magic and her takings were allegedly in the millions.
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