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Play Online Craps for Real Money

Forget about waiting for lady luck to blow on your dice. With realistic gameplay and the option to play for free, playing online casino craps for real money at CoolCat is always a winning bet.

How Free Craps Games Work

Never played free casino games before? You'll want to test the waters first, and CoolCat makes it easy with real craps games that won't cost you a thing. In fact, you don't even need to register for an account to play online craps for free. Just look for the Instant Play tab at the top of the game. Then, find online craps on the right-hand side. You can choose "Just for fun" to access the game for free—right from your web browser.

How To Play Craps at CoolCat

While this game might seem a little overwhelming to novice players, figuring out how to play real craps online for real money in the USA or nearly anywhere in the world is easy.

Someone rolls the dice and players are paid out depending on what they bet on. But we hear you. You don't get what all those numbers and words on the craps table are. Don't sweat it. We'll fill you in.

The first roll of the dice is known as the Come-Out Roll. For the game to proceed, the roller must toss a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10. If the Come-Out Roll isn't lost, then whatever number was rolled is called the Point for the remainder of the game.

The game continues until either the Point is rolled or a 7 is rolled. A new game features a new thrower and a new Come-Out Roll.

Winning At Craps At CoolCat

There are all kinds of things to bet on at the craps table. But if you're a beginner, consider betting the field. That means you're betting that a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, or 12 will be rolled. And if that hits, you'll win money. Remember, this type of bet takes place AFTER the Come-Out Roll is established. You might also consider Place Bets by betting on a specific number. In a nutshell, you're betting that a specific number will be tossed before a 7 hits the felt.

Other Things You Should Know About

Online craps rules are pretty easy to follow, but if you're not sure what you can bet on before the Come-Out Roll and after the Come-Out Roll, don't worry. The Cool Cat online casino software will let you know instantly. If the bet is available, the felt will highlight in green. If not, you'll see red.

Tips For Winning

Here's a free online craps strategy tip to keep in mind. Betting on Big 6 or Big 8 might seem like an incredible opportunity at first glance. But the payout on this bet is actually lower than on other bets. In fact, Big 6 and Big 8 offer some of the worst online craps odds. Instead, go with Place Bets. You're better off.

A History of Craps

The history of craps is as exciting, and action packed as the game itself. Most experts point out that the game originated back in the Middle Ages in the Crusader States in the early part of the 12th century.

It seems that laying siege to castles was a bit of a tedious and rather boring affair. Crusaders laying siege to castles had few creature comforts and a lot of down time. That’s where a man named Sir William of Tyre stepped in. As an archbishop, Sir William often accompanied armies of crusaders as they attempted to lay siege to the distant castles protecting the Kingdom of Jerusalem. To help pass the time, he invented a game that could easily be played with a simple pair of dice.

As the Crusaders returned home to Europe after their time protecting the Holy Land, they brought this game back with them. The first written mention of the game of craps can be found in The Canterbury Tales, a 1478 book by Geoffery Chaucer, and quickly spread to become a regular feature of British pub life.

A few hundred years later the game finally migrated to the USA. Some say the game was actually brought over on the Mayflower, while others believe French colonists in today’s Canada brought the game with them as they migrated south in search of warmer climates.

Not long later, a Frenchman, noble, and bit of a playboy named Bernard de Marigny popularized the game in New Orleans, where the game was referred to as “crappard” derived from the French word for toad. Originally a soldiers’ game played up against a small wall in the street or against a stone in the dust, it was common for players to squat down then throwing the dice so that they resembled toads.

Due to the fact that all you need to play is a set of dice, by the time World War II came along, the masses of soldiers in transit to and from Europe and the South Pacific awaiting deployment were known to spend long hours playing craps using a standard issue G.I. blanket as a mat on which to roll, further popularizing and romanticizing the game.

Eventually, craps would rise from its meagre origins as a soldiers’ game to step into the glamorous world of high stakes casinos from Las Vegas to Monte Carlo. In 1971 James Bond, as played by Sean Connery, can be seen playing craps in Diamonds Are Forever. In 1993 Demi Moore pairs up with billionaire Robert Redford over a roll of the dice in the film Indecent Proposal and in 1995, Sharon Stone opens the film Casino at the craps table.

Today, craps are a standard feature of any casino worth its salt as well as one of the finest games you can find to play online for real money right here at CoolCat Casino.

Glossary

  • Come-Out Roll: The first roll in craps. It establishes the point for the remainder of the game, of which many of the bets depend on.
  • Point: Assuming the Come-Out Roll isn't lost, whatever number is rolled becomes the point for the rest of the game.
  • Roll: After you've placed your bets, hit roll to toss the dice. In online craps at Cool Cat, you get to roll the dice every time, so there's no waiting for your turn

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