Craps - Free Gambling Games
Online Craps Instructions
The first thing you should do is set the amount you want to use for your bet. Click on one of the four chip sizes that are below the Pass Line. This will add a chip to your bet stack. To remove chips from this stack, click on the stack.
One of the reasons I like Cherry Red's flash craps game is because it shows you where you can and cannot bet when you are rolling the dice. Any spot that is Green you are allowed to bet in. Any spot that gets highlighted in Red means you are not allowed to bet at on the spot for the current roll. This is the exact way that you would play craps at a casino.
One of the other things you will find in common with a real casino is that this craps game allows you to "Take the Odds" or Pass odds shown on the right which isn't available in some flash craps games that I've seen. There is also the opportunity to do a Lay bet, which is the Don't Pass Odds sliver between the Pass Line and Don't Pass Bar.
All the betting in craps will be explains along with their payouts charts and when you are allowed to bet on a particular spot on the board.
Betting in Craps
As far as strategies go, I don't have enough space to explain the best strategies to use. It will just take up too much space and you probably wouldn't read it all. So, I've opted to go with a general explanation of the different bets along with the payouts that a particular bet has.
Here are a couple of terms that will be used:
- Point - the number on the first roll if the number on the dice adds up to 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10
- Come-out roll - the roll that sets the point
- Natural - rolling a 7 or 11 on the come-out roll
- Craps - rolling a 2, 3 or 12 on the come-out roll
Here are the different bets that you can bet on in craps:
- Pass Line Bet -
Your betting here that a natural is going to rolled on the
come-out roll or that the point will
be rolled before a 7 is rolled.
Rolling a craps on the
come-out roll is a lose. If a 7 is
rolled before the point is made,
your bet loses.
If your Pass Line bet wins, here is the payout structure: Point 4 and 10 - 2:1 payout; Point 5 and 9 -3:2 payout; Point 6 and 8 - 6:5 payout.
- Don't Pass Bet -
This is the opposite of the Pass
Line Bet. Rolling craps makes
this bet a winner and rolling a
natural makes this bet a loser.
If a point is set, you must roll
a 7 before the point is made to
If you win a Don't Pass bet, here are the payouts : Point 4 and 10 - 1:2 payout (you win half of the bet) Point 5 and 9 - 2:3 payout; Point 6 and 8 - 5:6 payout (almost even money)
Both Pass and Don't Pass can only be bet on before the come-out roll. These are contract bets and cannot be removed before the point is won or loss.
- Taking the Odds
(Pass Odds) - If you roll the
point before a 7, this bet is
won. If you roll a 7 before the
point is made, you lose. Gets
the same payout as Pass Line.
You can only bet on Pass Odds if
you have bet on the Pass Line.
- Laying the Odds
(Don't Pass Odds) - Works on the
same principle as Taking the
odds only reverse. Same payout
as Don't Pass and can only be
bet on when you have placed a
bet on the Don't Pass Bar
You may remove Pass Odds or Don't Pass Odds at any time.
next four will have to do with
bets on the center of the
numbers as shown in the
screenshot. The bottom two spots
are called to Come bet and Come
The top two are called Don't Come bet and Don't Come odds.
Come Bet - You place a bet onto the large area of the board that says Come. On the next roll a new point that you must get is established for this bet. This allows you to chase multiple points at the same time. You can only make a come bet after the come-out roll.
If a natural is rolled on the first roll after the bet was made, you win the bet. If craps is rolled, you will lose the bet. Otherwise, you must get the point before a 7 is rolled. The payout chart is the same as the Pass Line
Don't Come Bet -
as you may have guessed, the
opposite of the Come Bet. This
can be bet on after the come-out
roll. The payout structure is
the same as Don't Pass.
Come and Don't Come are also contract bets and cannot be removed prematuraly.
Come Odds -
same structure as Pass odds.
This can only be bet on if you
have a Come bet.
Don't Come Odds
- same structure as Don't Pass
odds. This can only be bet on if
you have a Don't Come bet on the
Come odds and Don't come odds bets can be removed at any time.
The next four
bets are the thin rectangles
above and below the number. From
top to bottom, the are the Lay
bet, Place Lose bet, Place bet
and Buy bet.
You may bet on any one of these four spots at any time without restrictions.
Place Bet - You are betting that a particular number will be rolled before a 7 is rolled. If you win this bet, here is the payout structure: Point 4 and 10 - 9:5 Payout (slightly worse than Pass Line odds); Point 5 and 9 - 7:5 payout; Point 6 and 8 - 7:6 payout.
Place Lose Bet
- You are betting that a 7 will
be rolled before a particular
number. Here is the payout
structure for winning bets:
Point 4 and 10 - 5:11 payout
(slightly worse than Don't Pass
Point 5 or 9 - 5:8 payout; Point 6 or 8 - 4:5 payout.
Buy Bet - You
are betting that the number you
are betting on will be rolled
before a 7. The thing that makes
this different from the Place
Bet is that you get better
payouts with the Buy Bet. But,
you must pay a 5% commission on
Here are the payouts for Buy bets: Point 4 and 10 - 2:1 payout; Point 5 and 9 - 3:2 payout;
Point 6 and 8 - 6:5 payout. Subtract 5% of your bet from the payout for commission.
Lay Bet - You
are betting that a 7 will be
rolled before the number you are
betting on. Just like the Buy
bet, you must pay 5% commission
on wins. The payout chart is as
follows: Point 4 and 6 - 1:2
payout; Point 5 and 9 - 2:3
payout; Point 6 and 8 - 5:6
Field Bet - You
are betting that the next roll
will be a 2,3,4,9,10,11 or 12.
This means that you are betting
that the next roll will not
total to one of the four most
common numbers. Payouts are even
money except for 2 and 12 which
- These bets include the Hardway
bets, Craps bets and Any Seven.
These are all bets which have
bad odds (high house advantage).
Hardway bets are only won if you
get the hard bet as shown before
you get a 7 or complete the
number in a non-matching fasion.
Craps bets and Any Seven are one
Here are the payouts for each bet: Any Seven - 4:1 payout; Any Craps, Hard 4 and 10 - 7:1 payout; Hard 6 and Hard 8 - 9:1 payout; Craps 3 or 11 - 15:1 payout; Craps 2 or 12 - 30:1 payout
Big 6 and Big 8 Bets - You are
betting even money that you will
get a 6 or 8 before a 7 is
rolled. This is actually worse
odds than Place Bet, so don't
bet either of these.
- Any Craps and Yo Eleven Bets - no different than betting betting on any craps or craps 11. Just a different place to bet.