Craps by Microgaming
Craps is an extremely popular game at land-based casinos, especially in Las Vegas. It has a steeped history dating back to the 19th century, where it first appeared in Southern US state casinos.
Many Vegas movies have headlined the craps table which has resulted in a peaked curiosity by the public. It seems quite complicated when looking at all the table bet options, yet when understood properly, can prove to be a real winner, with Return to Player ratings of up to 98.18% available with Microgaming.
Craps was one of the first table games to make the transition onto the online stage in the 1990s. Microgaming’s pedigree in the industry has resulted in their craps offering providing some of the best casino dice gambling out there.
Theme, Sounds and Symbols
Microgaming has taken the minimalistic approach in their craps ensemble, ensuring that the betting screen remains uncluttered and easy to asses at first glance.
The green felt with prominent white dividers and bold white, red and gold lettering, provides an easy to read betting grid that proves easy enough to read – even for those with slight visual challenges. Veterans of the game will find themselves very familiar with the format, as it is true to the traditional setup found at most casinos around the world.
In this Microgaming game, some colour comes to the screen in the bottom right corner, where you can select your betting chips. The various denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 are each designed in their own colour for easy identification.
The game comes with all necessary controls, including easy to access undo, redo, clear, repeat, and roll toggles. Selecting your bet can be done by toggling up and down the arrows to the right and left of the chips. Here, bets between €1 and €100 can be placed on any one bet variety. To be clear, €100 is not the max bet on the game, but rather the maximum bet per category.
To determine your current bet or payouts offered by any bet types, simply hover over any category and the game will reveal the info you need. Be sure that payout amounts offered range from as low as 1x up to as high as 30x your stake.
Like all traditional craps games, Microgaming Craps is played in two phases: The Come-Out Phase and the Point Phase. Betting is much the same in either phase:
- Roll 7 to 11 and you will win the Pass Line Bet
- Roll 2, 3, or 12 and you lose the Pass Line Bet
- Roll 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 and the outcome of the throw will establish the point. You will then need to continue throwing the dice until you throw either the point value again, or until you throw a 7. The Point Number will result in a Pass Line Bet win, whereas throwing a seven would result in a loss.
This Microgaming Craps offering stays true to the traditional craps played across casinos throughout most of the world. There are no flashy bonus features or add-ons to detract from the classic game.
One helpful rule in this craps game is the fact that even when Point is set by the croupier, players can still place odd bets. All Buy and Lay Bets will be entertained and paid at true odds less 5% house commission, which is only charged on wins.
Play ‘On The Go’
Like many games today, Microgaming Craps can be played on most modern mobile devices. The ‘Quickfire’ platform by Microgaming makes playing from your Android, iOS, or Windows devices simple, by way of your instant mobile browser, with no need for app downloads. This places the power of play squarely into the hands of the player for the ultimate in ‘on the go’ gambling convenience.
CasinoWow Game Verdict
The simple layout and easy to use controls make Microgaming Craps a pleasure to play, especially for newcomers to this gaming genre. While the visuals are plain and the sound effects basic, the unobtrusiveness of the game is actually quite refreshing and more suiting a casino table game than cluttered graphics and involved soundtracks would be.