Craps is one of the oldest games around and legend has it that its roots lie in the Crusades of the middle ages. Because in its simplest form the game only requires two die and an edge to roll them against, soldiers would carry the die with them and play amongst each other when in camp. It has been a popular game in the military over much of the world since. The game basically involves a ‘shooter’ – the person who roles the die, a role which rotates amongst the players, and the rest of the players wagering on the outcome of the roll, the total of the values the two die show. The game consists of two rounds. In the first round the players wager on whether the die’s total will pass seven and in the subsequent round, for those players still left in, the players again bet on the outcome of the value total of the die.
Craps has subsequently become a popular casino game and most big online casinos offer it. Let’s take a look at some of the best.
Betsson is probably the most popular online casino for Craps. Because Betsson runs on Net Entertainment software all games can be played online without the need to download any software. This is ideally suited to a fast game like Craps as players can simply log in and play a few rounds. The company has one of the best reputations for customer service in the online casino world and offers attractive bonuses for new players.
Casino Royal is also a good location for Craps fans. You’ll have to download the casino software but if you are an enthusiastic player and plan on playing regularly the advantage is that the heavier game engine allows for more sophisticated graphics. Bets start from as little as $1 per round so it’s also a good choice if you want to play on a budget and new players can usually take advantage of a deposit match bonus.
The Paddy Power Craps table is a new addition to the casino but has received some good reviews. You can either play online or download the software though both options are provided by different games companies so you avoid the usual problem of the online version being a basic Flash format and it does the job. Good customer service and usually attractive bonuses though the intro bonuses are much better than the ongoing loyalty awards.