New Jersey Online Casinos Roll Out Evolution’s Live Dealer Craps

Written By Bill Gelman on October 26, 2022
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If craps is your NJ gambling game of choice, there is some pretty exciting news. Live dealer craps  is the newest offering from Evolution – the company behind the popular live dealer content.

And Garden State players no longer have to cross the bridge into Pennsylvania to access it. The game has received the green light from NJ regulators. Sure, playing live craps on your favorite mobile app isn’t going to match the buzz and excitement of an Atlantic City casino floor. However, live craps is the newest example of how NJ online casinos are constantly expanding content a a result of this Evolution deal.

New Jersey is the second US jurisdiction where the game is available. Pennsylvania is the other.

Live dealer craps launch is ‘landmark moment’ for Evolution

Some NJ online casinos use themed live dealer studios. However, Evolution sent out a press release earlier this year regarding its newest craps game. Basically, the classic dice game is set in a speakeasy-style studio. Evolution took the approach of making the game easier to understand and play for experienced players and newcomers.

There is even an ‘easy mode’ featuring a simple online interactive tutorial that explains the game. Live dealer craps might be new in North America but the game actually debuted in Europe two years ago.

Jeff Millar,  commercial director, North America at Evolution explained last spring why the launch is a big deal.

“This game was the very first online Live Craps game in the industry, and it was a landmark moment for Evolution,”  Millar said.

“The game itself is going to thrill craps enthusiasts throughout the US and is sure to attract some new fans. The game captures all the excitement of a traditional craps table, and the decadence of the speakeasy era, and brings it to the online casino world in style. We can’t wait to see what players think of it and look forward to launching this game into more states in the future.”

What NJ online casino offer Evolution’s newest title?

Like slot titles, not every NJ online casino is offering this new game. However, after checking several apps, here are some of the brands offering live craps from Evolution:

Here is what the live dealer craps game looks like on the FanDuel Casino PA app.

Taking a closer look at live dealer craps

Call this the virtual version of the popular fast-paced game. Live in AC, the goal is to predict the outcome before the roll of the dice. The first roll sets the point as long as the shooter rolls a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10. Craps also offers a number of side bets. The live version also gives players several  one roll bet options including:

  • Field: Next roll will be a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Craps: Next roll will be 2, 3 or 12 and pays 7:1
  • 11: Pays 15:1

And once the point is established,  pass line bets get paid out once the point is rolled again (unless a 7 is rolled first). Like at a land-based casino, players have the option of taking odds behind the pass line wager. With the live dealer version, a circular bet spot will appear next to the player’s pass line bet.

And when playing the live online version, you don’t have to worry about standing around the craps table for long periods.

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Bill Gelman has been reporting on the NJ gambling market since 2018, right around when the Garden State launched sports betting. Bill transitioned from lead writer for Play NJ and NJ Gambling Sites to his current role as managing editor in 2020. Besides offering in-depth analysis on NJ gambling market trends and news, Bill regularly sits down with Atlantic City casino industry executives to offer readers exclusive interviews and comprehensive coverage. Bill received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ithaca College. He has contributed to other Catena Media sites including The Lines, Legal Sports Report, PlayPennsylvania and PlayCanada.

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