If there is one game in the casino realm that most players are intimidated by, it’s craps. This exceptional casino game is a type of dice games that are commonly popular in land-based casinos.
However, craps are not strictly reserved for land-based casinos anymore. With the expansion of online casino games, the entire sector became saturated with diverse games of chance and logic.
This is the last game to be introduced to the virtual arena, and it seems that its introduction is about to shake the entire casino frame. Let’s see how.
The More the Merrier
Before we launch our discussion, it’s useful to note that there have been attempts to bring craps to the online sector for a very long time. For instance, when software companies started making casino games, they began from table games. Craps and slots quickly followed suit.
But what is interesting about craps is its nature. The game centers around community play. A craps table is the most crowded one on the casino floor, populated by players trying to roll a seven. (Or trying to avoid rolling sevens, it depends.)
In the virtual casino community, craps exist solely as RNG variants that let you place the usual craps bets. There is no dice throwing; the RNG machine does it for you. The only thing that you can do is watch the outcome of the roll and hope for a win.
Over the years, game developers made an effort to include craps more in their portfolios. Release upon release, we received a plethora of new craps games that are truly inspiring – albeit lacking the community play feel.
But that is about to change.
Craps Meets Live Casino: The New Face of Gaming
Two years ago, Vivo Gaming decided to take a leap of faith and started working on a live craps variant. The firm released the game that same year, but it didn’t achieve global success due to the game’s notorious nature.
Most players were still petrified of the craps table because it has an elaborate layout capable of frightening newcomers. In the end, it achieved mild success in the local Vivo Gaming markets.
Fast forward to 2020, and Evolution Gaming is trying to do the same thing. The innovative game company announced in January its first-ever Live Craps table that will join the live dealer portfolio in Q4. It’s safe to say that everyone in the industry was excited to meet the new live version of craps.
Another thing that will help craps reach global recognition in the virtual world is an onslaught of dice games. Sic Bo, another dice game that’s popular in Asian online casinos, has new tables on the market. We have various developers to thank for that because they realized the potential dice games have.
Moreover, Evolution Gaming brought back bingo and lottery games through its new Mega Ball live game show. Soon after, Pragmatic Play set in motion its Bingo Blast, a unique game of Bingo loved by Pragmatic Play fans.
Increased production of dice and ball games like Sic Bo, Bingo, and Keno helps with the change. These games are there to make way for the big return of craps – where it intends to take its rightful place on the top.