Bodog’s Top Online Craps Tips
If you’ve recently gotten into Craps and are looking for ways to raise your game, you’ve come to the right place. Bodog’s online Craps tips should see you approach your next game with confidence. We’re going to dig deep into this popular table game to figure out which bets are best for your bankroll and which ones you’re better off avoiding altogether. We’ve been the grandaddy of online Craps for quite some time and are happy to share our insider knowledge of what we consider to be the greatest dice game in the casino.
Once you put these online Craps tips into practice, you should notice improved returns at the table; however, just like all games at the casino, Craps is designed for entertainment and is not a money-making venture. There’s always a house edge factored in, but it’s fun to look for ways to minimize it through strategy. That’s how you become a real Craps aficionado.
Play Craps Online Instead of at a Physical Casino
There’s no denying that the best part of playing Craps is shooting the dice. But when you play at a bricks-and-mortar establishment, you have to wait your turn to be the shooter, which can be a drag if there are many people there. Play Craps online, however, and you never have to wait. Launch a session at Bodog Casino and you’ll be the shooter every single time.
There are certain customs that exist at a live Craps table that make it challenging to make the optimal bet. Almost everyone bets on the Pass Line in Craps, and that means everyone wins and loses together—which undoubtedly adds to the fun. If you bet on the opposite (the Don’t Pass line), you’ll be going against the grain, which can make the more superstitious folk uneasy. Unfortunately, the Don’t Pass bet pays marginally more than its counterpart, as we’ll explain in the next section.
Primary Bets: Pass vs Don’t Pass
Most rounds of Craps start with the Pass or Don’t Pass bet. You can bet on either of these before initiating the come-out roll to kickstart a round. If you’ve played Craps before, you know that the Pass Line (also called the Front Line) pays with a 7 or 11 and loses with a 2, 3, or 12. All other numbers result in a “Point number” being established for the next part of the round. The Pass bet has a 1.41% house edge, putting it on par with Pai Gow Poker.
The opposite holds true for the Don’t Pass bet, also called the Back Line. If you land a 7 or 11, you lose; if you land a 2 or 3, you win. Rolling a 12 results in a tie. This bet has a 1.36% house edge.
Either of these bets will get you access to the gem of Craps: the odds.
Secondary Bets: The Odds
The odds (both Pass and Don’t Pass Odds) are sought out by experienced Craps players. They are available once a Point is established. The Pass Odds pay if your Point is rolled before a 7, whereas the Don’t Pass Odds pay when a 7 is rolled before your Point.
The payouts are technically fair and specific to the Point number.
Pass Odds Payouts
Points 4 and 10 pay 2 to 1
Points 5 and 9 pay 3 to 2
Points 6 and 8 pay 6 to 5
Don’t Pass Odds Payouts
Points 4 and 10 pay 1 to 2
Points 5 and 9 pay 2 to 3
Points 6 and 8 pay 5 to 6
Since there’s no house edge built into the odds, there is always a limit on how much you can bet on the them, so the best strategy is to bet as much as your budget and the casino limit will allow.
In our casino, you can bet three times your Pass Line stake on the coinciding odds. For example, if you bet $5 on the Pass Line, you can bet up to $15 on the Pass Odds. As for the Don’t Pass Odds, you can bet up to 3.6X your Don’t Pass bet, so if you bet $5, you can bet up to $18 on the odds. The combination of Don’t Pass and Don’t Pass Odds gives you the lowest house edge possible in Craps.
Avoid the Hard Edge in the Hardway Bets
You may want to throw in other random bets here and there to spice up the Craps experience, but one bet to be aware of is the Hardway. On the right side of the virtual table, you’ll see four dice combinations: two 2s, two 5s, two 3s and two 4s. These represent the Hard combinations, since they are harder to roll than say 3 and 1 for Four. The payouts are displayed on the table; Hardway 4 and 10 pay 7 to 1, and Hardway 6 and 8 pay 9 to 1. The odds of landing the combinations mirror the house edge. Hardway 4 and 10 have an 11.11% chance of landing and 11.11% house edge, while Hardway 6 and 10 have a 9.09% house edge.
Skip Out on Any Craps and Any Seven
In the same vein, Any Craps and Any Seven are also bets loaded with house edge that most experienced Craps players would skip out on.
Reminder: Craps Doesn’t Contribute to Rollover
Anyone eager to work through the rollover attached to a bonus should be aware that Craps doesn’t contribute. If the main objective of your casino session is to unlock a bonus, it’s better to head to the slots and specialty games—save Craps for when you’ve already completed rollover.
Craps Betting with Bitcoin
Cryptocurrency deposits are compatible with all of our casino games, including online bitcoin poker as well as Craps. Once you deposit funds, they’re converted into Canadian dollars, making it easier to place bets and keep track of your bankroll. Then when it’s time to withdraw, select your preferred cryptocurrency as a withdrawal method to speed up the process; you’ll receive your payment the same day we issue it.