Craps Variations

Craps Variations

Craps is considered to be a casino classic. There are many different variations of this old casinos around today. Players are encouraged to try out all the variations of the game available online before deciding which variation is best suited to their tastes.

While each variation of craps does come with its own set of rules and guidelines, the main objective and basic rules of play will generally stay the same. So, players are advised to learn the basic rules of the classic version of this game first.

Crapless Craps

This version of craps is not particular popular but it can be found at a few casinos. Crapless craps is also called Bastard craps. Players generally do not play this version of craps because while the rules are a bit simpler to follow, the House advantage if almost 4 times that present when playing the classic version of the game.

The reason why this game is referred to as being “crapless” is because there is no way that the shooter can lose or throw a craps when throwing the come out roll. Only a 7 thrown on the come out roll will win the round and end it. All other numbers simply become the point number. There are no Don’t Pass and Don’t Come bets available when
playing crapless craps.

The Simplified Craps Variation

As the name suggests, this version of craps is very simple and straight forward. The shooter will win if they manage to hit a 2, 3, 4, 10, 11 or 12 and they will lose if they hit a 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9. Again, the House edge is much higher when playing this version of craps. This is why most experienced craps players choose to stick with the classic version of this game.

High Point Craps

If the shooter rolls 2 or 3 on the come out roll then it is ignored. If the shooter rolls a 11 or 12 then they win and if they roll anything else then that is onsidered to be the point number. If the shooter is to win then they need to rolls any number other than the point number.

The New York Craps Variation

Unlike the name suggest, New York craps is played all over the world. This specific variation of craps does not offer a Come bet, a Don’t Come bet or place bets. The House will also take a commission of 5% every time the shooter wins.

Private Craps

This version of craps is generally no found in legitimate casinos. Mostly enjoyed in dark alleys and back rooms, private craps is played by with one shooter and a few players. The games tarts with the shooter placing a bet in the center of the table. Players then choose to cover the shooter’s bet. If the shooter wins then the shooter wins all the money on the table. If the shooter loses then each player takes their bet back plus an equal share of the shooters bet.

Open Craps

This variation of craps is not legal and cannot be found in legitimate casinos. It is definitely a game involving massive amounts of money. There is a bit more order and a lot more money involved than with Private craps. Players all bet with cash.

The open craps table is often hand made because this is not a legitimate casino game. The table has betting areas marked as the Win Line, the Lose Line and a box that houses the numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10. Bets can either be made with a bookie or players can choose to opt for side bets with other players around the open craps table.