As of 2020, it is possible to play the live Craps version of Evolution Gaming. Never before has a provider managed to bring this fantastic game live into players’ homes.
Many casino game providers have already made an attempt to bring Craps to an online casino. So far, no one has been really successful. Now it’s Evolution’s turn.
Craps Live from Evolution Gaming
The Craps Live offered by Evolution Gaming is fully equipped. The Craps table is visible through a camera connection and a dealer is present to lead the game. There is a mechanical arm (Launcher) that one uses for rolling the dice. The arm has an adjustment such that each throw has a random force and speed. This makes it completely random.
Object of the game
The object of Craps is to predict the outcome of a roll of two dice. Craps is a fairly simple game. However, the game does have many different betting options. The game basically has 2 phases. The first phase is the Come Out roll, the first roll of the dice. The second phase is the Point roll.
There are bets that are valid for only 1 roll. But there are also bets that are valid for multiple rolls. This is what makes it such a fun game. What happens in the game depends on the total value of these two dice.
User Interface Elements Craps Live
Two different throws possible
Every time the dice are rolled, players have the opportunity to place a bet/wager. You should know that there are two different “rolls of the dice” to be distinguished. The “COME OUT ROLL” and the “POINT ROLL.” The most common bet is the Pass Line bet. Such a bet can only be placed during the Come Out Roll.
In the game, the dealer has a “PUCK” that is used. On one side it says “OFF” and on the other can it says “ON”. If the puck is “OFF”, you know that the next roll will be a “COME OUT ROLL”. If the puck is on “ON” then the next roll will be a “POINT ROLL”. The type of roll determines which bets you can place
The “COME OUT ROLL”.
Wait until the Puck is set to “Off. This is after the arm rolls a 7 or the number that is the previous game Point. Select a chip and place it on the Pass Line betting spot on virtual betting table. In the image on the right, you will see the “MY NUMBERS” section. There you will see what your possible profit is if 7 or 11 falls and what it costs if 2, 3 or 12 falls.
The moment the mechanical arm throws a different number this number immediately lights up yellow in the “MY NUMBERS” section.
The betting time is 15 seconds every turn. Is it over then the mechanical arm throws the dice into the side of the table. If the result of the roll is 7 or 11, you win and the bet disappears with your winnings into your account. You have to place a new bet to participate again.
If the result of the roll is 2, 3 or 12, you lose your bet and must place a new bet to participate in the next roll.
The Puck is still set to “OFF” and you can place a new bet on the Pass Line. If the result was 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 from the roll it has been determined “POINT”. The Puck will be flipped to “ON” and it is moved to the number that was rolled. This number will now be called the “POINT.”
The “POINT” Roll.
Once a number there is a “POINT”, the Pass Line bet remains in place. This bet remains in effect until either the “POINT” is rolled again (= you win) or a 7 is rolled (= you lose).
Once the “”POINT”” is established, you can place an “”ODDS”” bet. This will appear as a round betting opportunity on the “PASS LINE”. This bet will win along with your Pass Line bet. Any payout depends on the value of the “POINT”.
You can continue to place new bets during the “POINT ROLLS”. With a quick glance at “MY NUMBERS” you can constantly see what your bets are. You’ll also immediately see what it will pay you if one of these particular numbers is the outcome of the roll.
The “Pass Line” bet is not handled until the “Point” is rolled, or when a 7 falls. The Puck changes to “OFF” when the bet is over.
It is now time for a new “COME OUT” roll.
Types of bets at Craps Live
You can divide the bets into two groups. The so-called “ONE ROLL BETS”, these are bets that are valid for only 1 roll. The second group are the “MULTI ROLL BETS”, these can be over after 1 throw but can also stay over for several throws. Let’s take a closer look at these two groups.
ONE ROLL BETS
There are a number of bets that you can place at any time but are only valid for 1 roll:
ONE ROLL bets explained
- A) FIELD
- B) SEVEN
- C) CRAPS
- D) CRAP 2
- E) CRAP3
- F) CRAP 12
- G) CRAP 11
Bet that the next roll the outcome of the dice is one of the following numbers: 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12. All numbers have a 1:1 payout except 2 and 12, which pay out 2:1.
You win when the next roll is 7. This pays out 4:1.
You win if the next reel is 2,3 or 12. This pays out at 7:1
Wins if the next roll is 2. Payout is 30:1
Wins if the next roll is 3. Payout is 15:1
Wins if the next roll is 12. Payout is 30:1
Wins if the next roll is 11. Payout is 15:1
MULTI ROLL BETS in Craps Live
In addition to bets that are only valid for 1 roll, called “ONE ROLL BETS”, there are also bets that can remain valid for multiple rolls. These are the “MULTI-ROLL BETS.” With these multi-roll bets there is also a distinction between bets when the Puck is set to “ON” or to “OFF”. And then there are also bets that can be made at any time.
Multi-Roll Bets during the Come Out Roll (OFF)
- Pass Line bet
- Don’t Pass bet
The Pass Line bet is the basic bet in Craps, a bet specifically for the “Shooter” (player who throws) to win. In Craps Live, the shooter is replaced by a mechanical arm. If the outcome of the Come Out roll is 7 or 11, you receive 1x your bet. If the outcome is 2, 3 or 12, you lose the bet.
If another total is rolled (4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10) then it is called “The Point”. The Puck changes to “ON” and is placed on the appropriate number so all players can see which number is “The Point”. The mechanical arm now continues to roll the dice until the “POINT” number is rolled again or 7 is rolled. If the “Point” number is rolled earlier than the 7 you win, if 7 is rolled first you lose your bets.
In a “Don’t Pass” bet, the player bets against the Shooter. He is betting that the Shooter will lose. This is actually the opposite of a “Pass Line” bet. If the Come Out roll is 2 or 3 the player wins 1x his bet. If the roll is 12 then the bet remains. If another total is rolled (4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10) that becomes the “Point” number.
The Puck will then be changed to “ON” and placed on that number so everyone can see which number is “Point”. The dice will now be rolled until the same “Point” number is rolled again or a 7. If a 7 comes before the “Point” number, the player who placed a bet on the Don’t Pass” line wins. If the “Point” number is rolled before a 7, that player loses his bet.
Multi-Roll Bets during the Point Roll (ON)
- DON’T COME
- Take Odds – Pass Line / Come
- Lay Odds – Don’t Pass / Don’t Come
Place a bet on Come. The dice are rolled. If the first roll after placing the bet is a 7 or 11, you win 1x the bet. If the result is 2, 3 or 12, you lose. If another total is rolled (4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10) then that becomes your “Point” number. Your Come bet moves to the corresponding number. The dice are now rolled until either the same “Point” number falls again, or a 7. Should a 7 come earlier you lose the bet. Should the “Point” number come earlier you win your bet.
A Don’t Come bet is the opposite of the Come bet. If the first roll after placing the bet is 2 or 3, you win 1x your bet. If the sum is 12, your bet stands. If the roll is a 7 or 11 you lose the bet. If another total is rolled (4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10) then that total becomes your “Point” number. Your Don’t Come bet chip moves to the corresponding number. The dice will now be rolled until the same “Point” number is rolled or a 7. If a 7 comes before the Point, you win. If the “Point” number comes earlier than 7, you lose your bet.
The “ODDS” bet you place immediately after a “POINT” number is determined. It gives the player an additional wager to bet on the “POINT” number. The number that “POINT” number, determines the payout. The harder the number is to throw, the higher the payout. The number 4 is harder to throw than 8 for example.
You win if the “POINT” number falls earlier than a 7. The “ODDS” bet will win along with your original bet.
You win if the outcome is 7 before the “POINT” number. The “ODDS” bet will win along with your original bet.
Multi-roll bets that you can always place (“ON”/”OFF”)
Bet on “WIN” / Bet on “LOSE”
When you place a bet on win or lose, you are betting that this number will come next, or not.
Placing a bet on “Win 4” means you are betting that 4 will come next rather than 7.
Placing a bet on “Lose 4” means that you are betting that 7 will come before 4.
Betting on HARDWAYS and all payouts in Craps Live
A 4, 6, 8 or 10 roll with a 2 equal numbers is called the hard way (Hard Way). There are four Hardway bets available. Each bet wins by rolling the number the hard way. One loses if previously the number falls the easy way or when 7 falls. A bet on ‘Hard’ wins if 4 + 4 but loses if 2 + 6 or 3 + 5, or a 7 is the outcome.
Since there are quite a few different payouts from the game we summarize.
Payouts for Craps Live
Frequently asked questions about Craps Live
🎲🎲 How are the dice rolled in Craps Live?
🎲🎲 How are the dice rolled in Craps Live?
The dealer places the dice in a mechanical arm. The mechanical arm will roll the dice.
🎲🎲 Are the dice thrown at the same speed every time?
No. The mechanical arm throws at different speeds and force each time.
🎲🎲 Can you see what bets the other players have made?
Yes, on your screen you can also see other players’ bets. So you will know when other players also win at the roll.
Evolution has managed to incorporate the popular game of dice in a fantastic way in the live casino. Europeans are not very familiar with Craps and this will also lead to less attention for the game in the beginning. Games like Crazy Time and Monopoly Live will be much more popular than Craps Live. And that may continue to be the case.
But any player who has ever stood at a Craps table in Las Vegas will agree that Craps Live looks fantastic. Evolution will be looking forward to the time when more States in America start licensing online casinos. Then craps live will get a big boost in popularity. Just give it a try, you can play with very little effort.