Roll to Win Craps
The concept of a semi-automated craps game isn’t entirely new. Before it was called The Cromwell, Bill’s Gambling Hall offered a game called Rapid Craps. Roll to Win Craps is just a modern version of this semi-automated game.
Global Gaming Business details Roll to Win Craps if you’re looking for technical information on the new craps game.
Come On, Push The Button!
Roll to Win Craps is the next step in the progression of new craps game that includes the unpopular Rapid Craps and the extremely popular Shoot To Win bubble craps game. Will this new craps game take over for traditional craps games? Not likely. Will it take space from bubble craps games? Not likely.
So, who’s going to play Roll To Craps? No idea.
Shiny New Game
Roll to Win Craps will debut at The Linq in 2019 and I’ll definitely give it a roll – once. I’m a sucker for shiny objects. I love new toys but I’m not sure this will keep my attention beyond a small buy-in to see how the game fits into the casino experience.
Rolling the Dice on a TV?
The lights and graphics are super cool but the idea of rolling dice on a TV is…uh…dicey. Craps is my favorite game in the casino and I’m not sure how I feel about a change to the game I love. That said, I’m always curious to try new games and will give it a chance.
I didn’t want to play Roll to Win at G2E because this is strange enough that it needs to be experienced in a real-life setting. Roll to Win Craps needs to be played with a drink in hand, after already having a few drinks. The gameplay looks simple enough and the buy-in should be cheap.
I was told the minimum bet is $1 but casinos can increase the bet size. I’d like to give this a shot for $20 if the minimum bet is $1. My opinion will probably be different if the minimum bet is $5. The casino is saving money by having fewer dealers and that should be reflected in the price customers pay. (Editorial Note: This new game also offers the casinos an opportunity to offer advertising space on the table, as report by GGB.)
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Do You Love It or Hate Roll to Win Craps?
Your Trip Reports compiled a variety of opinions on Roll to Win Craps from twitter. My original tweet was shared by a few mainstream media outlets and the responses offered a bit more variety since they aren’t necessarily from those that visit casinos frequently.
The larger base of responses to the first look had a lot of “hell no” and “the future of craps” and everything in between. This game certainly isn’t the future of craps. Roll to Win tables won’t be replacing all craps tables in a casino.
This could conceivably find a home in larger casinos that have multiple craps tables that are rarely open. There should be a good number of curious people walking through the casino to see if there’s real interest. Roll to Win uses the same simple betting station as Shoot To Win bubble craps but allows gamblers to actually throw the dice.
This is what leads to the biggest questions about Roll to Win Craps. Will the traditional craps player break up the normal dice experience with this new table? Will bubble craps players want to deal with humans and real dice?
The response to the game has been all over the place that I’m not sure how this will be received. I’m curious and will give it a shot eventually when Roll to Win Craps hits casinos next year. One chance is all this game should need to win me over.
Are you in, out or TBD?