Craps by Playtech
Las Vegas made the game of Craps extremely popular. The dice game found much exposure to infamous films through the ages. It promotes American gambling at its finest.
The history of the game dates back to the 19th Century, where it was first enjoyed in the Southern States of America. It is now embraced at prominent casino floors around the world.
Craps was one of the first table games to make the transition to internet casinos back in the 1990s. Playtech’s pedigree in the industry has resulted in their Craps offering providing some of the best casino dice gambling out there, ready to rival the likes of Microgaming and others.
Theme, Sounds and Symbols
Playtech is renowned for attractive table game displays. Their use of high definition graphics maintains a true to life feel. The game provides a neatly set out Craps grid with predominant colours including red, blue and white. This colour combination is easy on the eyes and helps mark out the components on the table.
The dealer’s voice and sound effects all add to the authentic Vegas feel, though these sounds can be turned off at will if you would prefer more silent play.
The chips offered in the game for placing bets with, come in a number of different colours to demarcate the different values for ease of use. The multiple chip values ensure great versatility when placing your bet.
To get things going in this game, you will need to start placing your chips on the various fields of play. To do this simply click on the desired chip denomination on the side of the table and drag the bet to its destination on the board. Bets between €1 and €300 will be entertained on this table. Be sure to make use of the low house edge bets, where the RTP is steeped in your favour at 98.98%.
In keeping with the traditional gameplay of Craps, this game is played in two phases: The Come-Out Phase and the Point Phase. Betting is much the same in either phase:
- Dice 7 to 11 and you will win the Pass Line Bet
- Dice 2, 3, or 12 and you lose the Pass Line Bet
- Dice 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.
Both Buy and Lay Bets can be made in this game. The proposition bets payout some of the best wins in the business, offering 10:1 on hard 3’s and 4’s, and 8:1 on hard 5’s and 2’s.
Playtech Craps stays very true to the traditional gameplay, though this offering does a few things different.
Odds: The odds displayed in the game vary a bit from traditional games. Where 4:1 odds are traditionally offered on other game variants, Playtech offers 5:1 odds, for instance.
Dice: Oversized Dice are used by Playtech in their game. This is the only feature that detracts from the realism of the game, but it makes it much easier to see what has been thrown.
Great Extra Payouts: Some out of the norm bonus payouts are available when playing Playtech Craps. Field bets pay double for both 2 and 12 and all Pass, Don’t Pass, Come or Don’t Come bets are subject to a 3x multiplier when made.
Play ‘On The Go’
Unfortunately, Playtech’s Craps game is only playable on Flash or via downloadable software and no other platforms. As such, it can be played on Windows only. Mobile players will have to look to other game suppliers, such as Microgaming for instant mobile browser play.
CasinoWow Game Verdict
The striking visuals of Playtech Craps make playing with Playtech a dream. The software is of the finest ilk, ensuring smooth gameplay throughout.
While extra features are part and parcel of this game title, its mobile unfriendliness does not do it any favours, as there is a massive mobile gambling market deprived of this entertainment.