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Mobile Craps

Craps is one of the most fun games to play for a number of reasons. Players can take big wins with a single roll of the dice, and they can also parlay it into larger wins. Craps works well on mobile phones because the general shape is essentially the same (rectangular) as most smartphones.

The house edge in craps ranges from 2% – 17% on different types of bets and the game can be very expensive to play. In this guide we’re going to look at the rules of craps as well as the payouts you can win and some tips to help you maximize your bankroll.

Mobile Craps Casinos for iPhone, iPad, Android & More

These days, mobile craps games can be found at most mobile casinos. Its a popular game, so most casinos now offer craps apps and/or no-download versions of the game. No-download versions can be played directly in your phone’s browser, but usually don’t have the graphics quality you’ll find on an app.

If you have an iPhone, iPad, Android, or any Windows based phone, you shouldn’t have a problem finding mobile craps apps. Although the apps require a download and use memory on your device, the graphics is usually nicer and the games tend to function more smoothly. Free and real money craps games can be played.

How to Play Mobile Craps

To start a game of craps the “shooter” needs to bet on the pass line or don’t pass line. The shooter has to bet the minimum bet on one of those bets before the shooter can roll the dice. Craps is broken down into two different stages known as the come out and point. Once the shooter makes the forced bet on the pass line or don’t pass line the shooter can roll the come out roll. On the come out roll the goal is to set the point (4-6 & 8-10).

If the shooter rolls a total of 2, 3 or 12 on the come out roll it’s known as a craps and any bets on the pass line lose while any bets on the don’t pass line will win. If the shooter rolls a 7 or 11 it’s known as a natural and any bets on the pass line win while bets on the don’t pass line will lose. Once the point is set the shooter continues rolling until they roll the point or until they roll a 7, which is known as crapping out. When the shooter craps out the shooter needs to pass the dice clockwise to the next player.

There are generally multiple come out rolls and point rolls every time a new player becomes a shooter. On the come out roll you can only bet on a limited number of bets that we’ll discuss in more detail below. Once the point is set players at the table will be able to wager on every type of bet on the craps table. Keep in mind that once the point is set every bet on the table that’s working will be lost if the shooter craps out by rolling a 7. Any other number once the point is set is fine.

Types of Mobile Craps Bets

  • Pass Line – This type of bet in craps is the most popular. On the come out roll players at the table can bet on the pass line and if a 7 or 11 is rolled the bet is paid out at 1:1. If a 2, 3 or 12 is rolled on a come out roll the pass line bet is lost, but if a point is set the pass line bet is fine. Once the point is set in order to win the pass line bet you need the point to be made and if the shooter craps out the pass line bet loses.
  • Odds on Pass Line – This bet can be placed after the point is set. If you bet on the pass line you can bet on the odds on pass line, which offers a better payout than the normal 1:1. The payout on this wager is 2:1 if a 4/10 is spun, 3:2 if a 5/9 is spun or 6:5 if a 6/8 is spun. To win the bet the point needs to be made and the only way to lose this bet is if the shooter craps out by spinning a 7.
  • Don’t Pass Line – This bet is the opposite of the pass line. For the come out roll you want a 2 or 3 to win and if a 7 or 11 are rolled you lose the bet. A roll of 12 is a draw and if a point is set a 7 must be rolled to win the bet before the point is made.
  • Come Bet – This bet can be placed only once the point has been set. On the come bet the player wins if a 7 or 11 are rolled and loses if a 2, 3 or 12 are rolled. If another number is rolled the come bet moves over to that number and you win if the come bet point is rolled before the shooter craps out.
  • Odds on Come Bet – This bet is the same as the odds on pass line except you’re betting on the come bet. Once the come bet point is set you can place this wager if you’ve already placed a come bet.
  • Don’t Come Bet – Once the come point has been set the player can bet on the don’t come bet. If the next roll is a 2 or a 3 the player wins and if the roll is a 7 or 11 the player loses. A 12 is a tie and if any other point is rolled the don’t come bet will only win if a 7 is rolled before the don’t come point is rolled again.
  • Place Bets – Once the point is set players can bet on any of the points (4, 5, 6, 8, 9 & 10). The payouts vary on the place bets based on the difficulty of hitting the point. The payout for rolling a 4/10 is 9:5, the payout for rolling a 5/9 is 7:5 and the payout for rolling a 6/8 is 7:6. In order to win the place bet the shooter needs to roll the point you bet on before crapping out by rolling a 7.
  • Field Bet – The field bet is for anyone that wants to take a gamble on a single roll of the dice. The player wins on the field bet if a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12 are rolled by the shooter. The payout on the field bet is even money (1:1) unless the roll that wins is a 2 (2:1) or 12 (3:1).
  • Big 6 / Big 8 Bets – This is a standard craps bet that pays out 1:1. Players can bet on the Big 6 or Big 8 (two separate bets). To win the Big 6 bet the shooter needs to roll a 6 before a 7 and to win the Big 8 bet the shooter needs to roll an 8 before rolling a 7.
  • Any Craps – You can bet on any craps to be rolled on a single roll of the dice. If a 2, 3 or 12 is rolled the player wins and the payout is 8:1, which makes it an exciting bet to try.
  • Any Seven – Players can bet on any seven being rolled on the next roll of the dice. If a 7 is rolled the player will be paid out 5:1 on the bet while if any other point is rolled the player will lose their wager.
  • Any Eleven – The player wins if the shooter rolls an 11 on the next roll and the payout is 16:1 although you should keep in mind that this bet is very difficult to win and the house has a big edge.
  • Any Deuce – The players wins if the shooter rolls a 3 on the very next roll. The payout is 16:1 and this is another type of bet that’s fun to throw a $1 or $2 on once in a while if you’re winning at the craps table.
  • Aces or Boxcars – This type of bet is won if the next roll is a 2 or 12. The payout is 30:1, which makes this the highest paying bet on the craps table, but also the hardest bet to win.
  • Horn Bet – With the horn bet the players cover the numbers 2, 3, 11 and 12 with a single bet on the next roll. If one of those numbers is rolled the player wins the payout for the number that ended up being rolled.
  • Hardways – One of my favorite bets is the hardways. With this type of bet players can wager on a hard 4 (2/2) being rolled, a hard 6 (3/3) being rolled, a hard 8 being rolled (4/4) or a hard 10 being rolled (5/5). Hardways only lose if the point is rolled without being a hardways or if the shooter craps out. The payouts on the hardways are 8:1 on the hard 4 and hard 10 while the payouts on the hard 6 and hard 8 are 10:1.