You either like playing craps or you don’t. I’m not such a big fan of the game since the game can’t be beaten like poker or blackjack can. Unless you get super lucky or cheat, of course. Both of which are not very good long term strategy.
However, since you’re here, I’m going to guess that you do enjoy playing craps. Is it the thrill of the unknown? The people rooting for you as you roll? Do you just like the gamble?
Whatever your reason for enjoying this dice game, it’ll get spoiled real quick if you make one of the following mistakes when choosing a craps casino to play at.
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Searching for a Craps Sites
1. Signing Up for the Deposit Bonus
One mistake you want to avoid making is signing up to a casino just for the deposit bonus. I know. The 200% up to $5,000 bonus looks great. But trust me — don’t do it.
For one thing, many online casinos don’t let you play craps to clear your bonus. It’s in their terms and conditions. If you try to play craps to clear your bonus, or make a withdrawal after winning some money using bonus money, you risk losing your bonus and winnings entirely. So signing up purely for the deposit bonus is pointless.
And even if you play other games, signing up just for the deposit bonus is usually a bad idea anyway. You still want to make sure the casino is trustworthy, has games you enjoy playing and banking methods you can use. Then, and only then, should you consider the deposit bonus.
2. Forgetting to Check if the Casino Accepts Americans
If you’re an American, and you want to sign-up to an online casino, one of the first things you should do is make sure they will accept you. Not every casino will. Those that do will usually say so on their site, terms and conditions page or will let you know via support. We also list what craps casinos accept US players on our site.
One thing to keep in mind, too, is that even though a casino accepts US players, they may not accept players from all 50 states. Since there are about 15 states that have laws making online gambling illegal, many operators have decided to exclude players from these states to avoid having problems in the near future. So if you live in one of these states you’ll have a little bit of a challenge finding a casino (but it still is possible).
3. Not Checking if You’re Banking Option is Accepted
Another important detail. It’s hard to play craps for real money if you can’t get money from your bank account to your player account.
I recommend checking out the casino’s banking page. They usually list what banking methods they accept and the fees they charge (if any). So check this page and make sure there is an option, and preferably two or three, that you can use.
If you’re a US player you’ll want to keep in mind that if you use a debit or credit card you do run the risk of being declined. So make sure there is a Western Union or e-wallet type option for you to use.
4. Signing Up Without Making Sure They Are Safe, Reliable and Fair
Nothing else matters if you sign up to a casino that is willing to scam you. These sites will make deposits real easy to make, accept players from anywhere and then not pay you your money.
The good thing? There are a couple of ways to avoid this.
One thing you can do is search Google for the casino in question. Maybe add “scam” or “banking” or something like that to your search. Then read the pages that come up, If you see over and over again that a site isn’t paying it’s players, then you know to stay away. You can also check out popular casino or craps forums, too.
To be clear, I would ignore the random complaint. No casino satisfies 100% of their customers. What you want to take seriously are the customers with the same complaints.
5. Other Games and Variations
If you’re a diehard craps fan and that’s all you play, then great. This probably won’t be a mistake you’ll make. For everyone else, though, I recommend avoiding the mistake of just looking for a casino that offers a great craps game, and not really thinking about what else you might like to play. In fact, I’d recommend making a list of games you like to play, and try to find the casino that does each of these well — as well rounded as possible. Try to find a casino that offers live dealer games, blackjack variations or your favorite video poker game. Anything that will entertain you if, or when, you get tired of playing craps.