Crapless craps is a variant of the traditional casino table game. It originated in the mid 1990’s at Bob Stupak’s Vegas World. That casino is known as The Strat today. It was previously known as Stratosphere.
For a few years, Stratosphere was the only Las Vegas casino that dealt the game. It started to appear at other Las Vegas Strip casinos in 2020. It is now dealt at over half of Las Vegas Strip casinos. We also found the game at JACK Cleveland and Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati.
How crapless craps differs from traditional craps
Crapless craps looks like a normal game. However, the object of it is somewhat different.
The don’t pass and don’t come bets are not available on a crapless craps table. The pass line and come are the only forms of this type of bet available.
The player cannot lose on the pass line or come at a crapless craps table. The 7 is a winner. All other numbers become the point. That includes the 11.
The other difference is that since 2, 3, 11 and 12 can become points, these numbers are also available for place and buy bets. All other bets on the table are the same as a normal craps game. We go into more detail in a blog post about the differences between crapless craps and craps.
How to buy into a crapless craps game
The first step of playing crapless craps is getting chips. Place your cash on the felt. The dealer will exchange it for chips. Alternatively, you may bring chips from another table into a crapless craps game.
How the pass line works at crapless craps
The player throwing the dice, known as the shooter, must make a pass line bet. Once that is made, the dealer pushes five dice to the shooter. Two dice are selected and thrown against the back wall.
If the opening roll, called the come out, is a 7, the pass line wins. All other numbers become the point. If a 7 is rolled on the come out, the shooter rolls the dice again. If a point is established, the shooter tries to make it. If the shooter makes the point, the pass line wins and the dice stay there. If a 7 comes first, the pass line loses and the next player becomes the shooter.
Types of crapless craps bets
There are many ways to make a bet at a crapless craps table. All are explained below.
Crapless craps come bet
The come bet works like the pass line. It may be bet when there is a point established. It is not available on the come out roll because the pass line is open for wagers.
Crapless craps pass line and come odds
The maximum odds allowed at crapless craps depends on the house. Like the traditional craps game,there is no house edge on odds taken at a crapless craps table.
At Ohio casinos and the Strat in Las Vegas, it is 10 times odds on all numbers. At MGM Resorts properties, players may bet up to three times on 2, 3, 4, 10, 11 and 12, four times on 5 and 9, and five times on 6 and 8.
Caesars Entertainment casinos in Las Vegas are 1-2-3-4-5 times. This means that the odds are single on 2 and 12, double on 3 and 11, triple on 4 and 10, four times on 5 and 9, and five times on 6 and 8.
Crapless craps odds payouts
- 2 and 12: 6 to 1
- 3 and 11: 3 to 1
- 4 and 10: 2 to 1
- 5 and 9: 3 to 2
- 6 and 8: 6 to 5
Crapless craps place bets
Place bets may be made on 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 at a crapless craps table. The payouts are listed below.
- 2 and 12: 11 to 2
- 3 and 11: 11 to 4
- 4 and 10: 9 to 5
- 5 and 9: 3 to 2
- 6 and 8: 7 to 6
Crapless craps buy bets
Buy bets are typically given on wagers of $20 or more on 2, 3, 4, 10, 11 and 12. The player pays $1 in commission for every $20 wagered. Most casinos allow $25 to pay $1 in commission and $50 for $2. Keep that in mind when making these wagers.
A $20 bet on 2 and 12 pays $119. You can also go to $25 for $149 on these numbers. For 3 and 11, $20 wins $59. A $25 bet pays $74. These are some of the best craps bets offered.
A crapless craps felt has the same odds bets found at a traditional game. The hard 4 and 10 pay 7 to 1. The hard 6 and 8 pay 9 to 1. These win if the number comes in the form of doubles. It loses if the number comes another way or a 7 is rolled.
One roll bets
The normal craps bets are found at a crapless one. This includes craps bets and hops.
Any craps bet
While there is no crapping out on the come out roll at crapless craps, you can still make this bet. It wins on a 2, 3 or 12. It loses on all other rolls. It pays 7 to 1.
Players may hop any number at a craps table. That means the player calls an exact roll of the dice. If it is a 2, 12 or hardway, it pays 30 to 1. Easy rolls pay 15 to 1. If the number bet is not rolled, the hop loses.
The field is a one roll bet that offers the harder to roll numbers. It wins on 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 and 12. It pays double on 2. The 12 pays double or triple, depending on house rules. The field loses when a 5, 6, 7 or 8 is rolled.