If you like rolling the dice and betting with better-than-average odds, craps just may be your game. Like slots and roulette, craps is a game of chance and can be played for free at just about every online casino. Players bet on the outcome of the roll of the dice and can win a lot of fast money on a hot streak. Indeed, Craps is rightfully characterized as a fast paced game that is equally exciting and entertaining. Even online, Craps will keep you on your toes…and all things considered, put less strain on your bankroll.
Of course, this isn’t a great concern when playing free craps for fun money. Needless to say, however, free craps is a great stepping stone for the real money version, which if played with good Craps Strategy, can return a very low House Edge. If you are looking to expand upon your craps strategy, it is recommended to get your practice in first at an online casino offering free online craps.
Online vs. Land-based
Many online casinos offer free games for practice, which most players use as a test-run before playing with real money. This, in itself is one major advantage that playing online craps has over the land-based casino. The rules are the same for both versions, however players are likely to find lower table limits online (generally $1), not to mention faster playing speeds. That said, here are some tips to keep in mind when playing online craps.
Top Tips for Playing Craps
- Pace yourself when playing online craps. Since you can theoretically get in many more dice rolls in any given timeframe, it’s important to take your time. Especially when learning the game or practicing strategy, take the time to process each wager outcome.
- Pick a table that has a minimum in your price range. As mentioned, online craps generally has a $1 minimum. When you play free online craps, you will be given a bankroll with fun-money credits and unlimited refills.
- The bets with the lowest house advantage of around 1.5% are the pass line bets and a 6 or an 8.
- Don’t get tempted by the proposition bets. These are the house bets and come to the table with as much as 16% house edge.
- The best option following a come out roll is the odds bet (zero house advantage), placed on a pass or come bet after the point has been established. Known as backing the odds, this rule allows you to increase your wager by a multiple of your original pass line bet; 2x-5x most commonly offered.
- Try to avoid a “Big 6” (rolling a 6 before a 7) and “Big 8” (rolling an 8 before a 7), which each have a 9.1% house advantage, or a “Hard 4” (rolling a pair of twos) and “Hard 10” (rolling a pair fives), which each have over an 11% house advantage.
I’m Jason Rockwell. When I’m not winning playing online poker, I enjoy writing about my love of the game. Thanks for visiting!