There’s no getting around it: Craps is one of the more difficult casino games for beginners to learn. But it’s also one of the most exciting games to play, and once you get the hang of it, you don’t have to think too hard about strategy – just roll the dice and see what happens.

To make Craps a bit simpler, we’ve got a new, streamlined layout here at Ignition. The Classic version is still available, and many players will prefer to keep it old-school, but if you’re new to Craps, consider starting with the newer version:



On the welcome bar at the top, you can see your bankroll and how much you’re betting. The menu at the top left will take you to a set of player controls where you can toggle the sound on and off, view the rules for Craps, and make deposits. The different denominations of chips ($1 to $500) are available at the far left, along with a Rebet button to speed up the game when you’re using a standard bet size.

The far right of the Craps layout includes the two dice at the top, above the Roll button, then some of the single bets you can make and their payouts. These bets are resolved with a single roll of the dice, like Yo (11) and Any Craps (2, 3 or 12). Just drag and drop any number of chips, up to the maximum $100, on the space that represents the bet you want to place, then hit the Roll button.

 

Where to Find the Basic Line Bets


The middle section of the Craps layout is where most of the magic happens. This is where you’ll find the basic line bets, starting with the Pass Line and Don’t Pass Bar. New players are recommended to start with Pass Line wagers, where you’re betting on the shooter (you, in this case) to win. Drag and drop your chips on the Pass Line, then roll the dice; if you establish a point, you’ll see the ON/OFF button at the top of the layout flip to the ON side and slide across to the number you’ve rolled (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10).

This part of the Craps layout also includes the areas where you make Come and Don’t Come bets, as well as multi-roll bets like Big 6 and Big 8. You can learn about all these different bets and where they sit on the layout by consulting the rules as described above, or by reading the game description at Ignition. There’s even a Practice Play mode you can use for free to get the hang of it. The more you understand the game, the more fun Craps is to play, so roll the bones and let us know what you think.