With the industry moving online around 20 years ago, online casinos and games have been immersed in constant evolution. Fan favorites such as blackjack and roulette got their new variants while retaining the classics. As a result, online casino games are far more exciting than their land-based counterparts and quite more lucrative as well.
Take real money online craps, for example. It’s an exciting table game that has been reinvented in online casinos. The game of chance attracts an equally large crowd both offline and online. However, it is better to play it on the web as you can put in a few practice sessions for free.
When you’re ready, you can hit the real money tables and try your luck. Craps can be quite lucrative if you’re lucky and you put your money on the safest and best bets.
Online Craps Bets
At its core, craps is a dice shooting game. It’s one of the very few left of its dying kind, which is why players love it so much. The goal of online craps is to avoid or match certain numbers.
- Shoot 7 or 11 on the first throw, and you automatically win;
- Shoot 2, 3, or 12 on the first roll, and you lose;
- If you roll any number between these, it becomes the point;
- Your goal from there is to hit the point number in order to win your rolls.
The mechanics of the game, even the live dealer game, have an easy learning curve. The bets are a bit more complex, but still, craps is one of the easiest games even new players can enjoy.
Below you can see the smartest and safest craps bets we recommend you make in an online game of craps.
This is the most common bet made on online craps tables. It backs the shooter to roll a 7 or 11. The shooter loses on 2, 3, or 12, while all other numbers are points. The Pass bet is the easiest to understand and bet on and has a house edge of 1.41%.
It’s one of the smartest bets you can make on an online craps or live dealer table.
Don’t Pass Line
Opposite of the Pass bet, the Don’t Pass bet backs the shooter to hit 2, 3, or 12. Obviously, they lose on a 7 or 11. The house edge for this bet is 1.36%, so it’s one of the safest bets you can place on a craps table.
The Come bet is placed after a roll comes out and becomes your pass line bet. This one is placed after a shooter has rolled the come out roll and established a point. On the next roll, you win if he shoots 7 or 11 and loses on a 2, 3, or 12. The odds on the Come bet are 1.41%, equal to the Pass bet.
6 or 8
Bets on 6 and/or 8 pay 7:6 on online craps tables. The house edge of this bet is only 1.5%, with the odds of rolling these numbers being 13.89%. It’s a pretty safe bet when compared to betting on other numbers.
Betting on Odds
The Odds bet is like raising in a poker game. It’s adding a wager to the bet made when the shooter started unless he crapped out with a 2, 3, or 12. Online casinos set their own rules about the Odds bet – in some, you can match the original bet, others will let you bet twice over it. Nevertheless, it’s the only craps bet with a neutral house edge (0%) and one of the safest to make.
Africa Games Armwrestling: Golden Arms to grab Golden Gold for Ghana, receives boost from NHIS, HD+, KOFATA and others.
The National Armwrestling team, Golden Arms has set an ambitious target of securing a third of Ghana’s total medal haul at the forthcoming Africa Games scheduled for March 08 to 23,2024.
Coming into the Games for the first time, the Golden Arms are poised and ready to make history again in order to add up to Ghana’s medal haul towards its host and win agenda.
Mr. Charles Osei Asibey, President of the Ghana Armwrestling Federation (GAF) said the team being in camp since February is unprecedented in their preparation for any major championship thus super ready to deliver at the continental stage on promise.
“We are ready to give the rest of Africa a tough competition as always. We have medals targets for Ghana, my hardworking team has had enough preparations and I am convinced they will show up to put up a good show.”
Currently in camp at Legon, the Golden Arms have received major boost from the Armwrestling board, development partners National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) through their sports is good health agenda spearheaded by CEO Dr. Oko Boye, SES HD Plus through the Kids Armwrestling future champions program, Kofata Motors, the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) through the federations support, Minister and Ministry of Youth & Sports who ensured Armwrestling is well placed, the Local Organizing Committee and friends, all to get the team thrive at the 13th Africa Games in Accra. The various support directed towards training equipment, medics, team preparation, kitting and other logistical needs.
Mr. Osei Asibey urged Ghanaians to rally behind the team as they go in to conquer the rest of Africa on March 15 and 16, 2024 at the Cedi Hall, University of Ghana.
The Ghana National Armwrestling Team, the Golden Arms having dominated the continent for the past yeare, will hunt for Gold and bring Ghana that glory it deserves.
Holy Child alumni illuminate the path forward amidst national school power crisis
In recent times, the narrative of power challenges in Ghanaian schools has escalated, with numerous public institutions such as Mfantsipim School, Accra Academy, and Mondo Senior High Technical School among others facing abrupt electricity disconnections.
This persistent issue highlights the dire need for sustainable solutions in powering educational facilities, crucial for maintaining the quality of education.
Stepping into the spotlight with a pioneering initiative, the 1999 alumni of Holy Child School have set a remarkable precedent.
In a bid to combat these electricity woes, these visionary women have successfully funded the transition of their alma mater to 75% solar energy. This initiative not only addresses the immediate problem of power outages and financial strains on the school’s budget but also serves as a beacon of climate-positive action with the potential for carbon credit benefits.
Founded in 1946 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Holy Child School has long stood as a bastion of educational excellence and societal impact in Ghana. Its alumni include distinguished personalities such as Ghana’s Ambassador to France, Anna Bossman; Goldman Sachs Vice President, Sabina Dankwah; and University of Ghana’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Amfo, to name a few.
The Solar Project
This solar project, a gift from the 1999 alumni commemorating their 25th anniversary and coinciding with the school’s 78th speech and prize-giving day, symbolizes a profound act of giving back and forward.
In an exclusive interview with the Business and Financial Times, engineer Ing. Mrs. Sheila Enyonam Akyea, president of the year group, shared: “This project builds on the foundation laid by our predecessors. We’re thrilled to extend their initial contribution, ensuring every corner of our school benefits. It’s our way of ensuring current and future students receive the same level of empowerment and opportunity we had.”
Project’s Committee Chair Ing. Mrs. Teresa Kyei-Mensah, mentioned the substantial investment the solar installation demands, emphasizing ongoing fundraising efforts.
she said: “Once completed, the initiative promises significant savings for the school and, by extension, the Ghana Education Service, redirecting funds towards essential educational resources,” she added.
Solar power, increasingly recognized for its affordability and environmental benefits, stands as a viable solution for Ghana’s educational sector and its broader climate goals. With abundant sunshine year-round, Ghana is ideally positioned to harness solar energy, reducing the financial burden on public resources while contributing to global carbon reduction efforts.
The project was completed in January 2024 after a 1-month testing phase. The year group eagerly anticipate the handover ceremony at the 78th Speech and Prize-Giving Day of Holy Child School in Cape Coast on Saturday, 9th March 2024 marking a significant milestone in their commitment to sustainable development and quality education in Ghana.
This initiative not only lights the way for other schools grappling with similar challenges but also underscores the powerful impact of alumni engagement in shaping a brighter future for the next generation.