What is Crash?

Crash has become one of the most popular online casino games over the past few years, with more and more betting technology providers offering it in their product suite. Crash’s sudden arrival as a major game has left some wondering where this game came from, and how it is played. We prepared this article to help answer some of these questions.

What is the Crash casino game?

Crash was originally created in mid-2014 as a casino game for the Bitcoin community. The game quickly became a cult-hit in the Bitcoin community, generating substantial betting volume that rivaled the dice-based games that had dominated the cryptocurrency gambling market. Part of what made crash so successful is that it offered a social component, where bettors are playing the same game as each other. Crash games are also typically accompanied by a chat box so that users can interact with each other. Crash was also one of the first non-dice related Provably Fair games in the iGaming sector. Another reason Crash became popular is because Crash traditionally carries a small house edge relative to other casino games, providing bettors with better chances of winning.

How do you play Crash?

Crash is a time-based game, with each game being called a round. Bettors place their wager at the start of every round. After the round begins, a multiplier starting at 1.00x begins to steadily rise, with the multiplier representing the payout for the bets placed at the start of the round (i.e a $1 bet at 1.5x would return $1.5). Bettors are able to cash out anytime during a round, with the goal being to cash out before the multiplier crashes. Once the multiplier crashes, any bettors who have not cashed lose their wagers. After the multiplier crashes, there is a short waiting period, along with a countdown, before the next round begins. The wait period is adjustable according to an operator’s preference.

Why should I offer Crash?

Bettors are looking for more socially engaging games and experiences from iGaming operators, as has become evident from other iGaming verticals such as the boom in live-casino games. Crash provides a game that brings a sense of a community due to the shared gameplay experience. Bettors also enjoy Crash because they are able to cash out at any point before the multiplier “crashes,” providing a sense of control that is not typical in other casino games. Due to the popularity of the game, it’s reasonable to assume that bettors actively seek out operators who provide it. If your online casino platform doesn’t offer Crash, the time to incorporate it was yesterday.

How do I offer Crash on my platform?

Most of the operators that were first to offer Crash developed in-house solutions, and offered the game as a stand alone product. Recently, more betting technology providers have started offering B2B solutions for Crash, though it is still a relatively niche offering due to its newness to the market.

Lion Gaming offers a white label Crash product that is mobile friendly, and allows for on-chain wagering which can be toggled on or off depending on player preference. Our offering is also Provably Fair, enabling bettors to independently verify the fairness of their wagers through the following manner:

  • Every round of the game has a HASH that will be used to verify the result
  • The MD5 is the result of the HASH conversion
  • MD5 value is for the user to confirm the result (i.e. multiplier crash) does not change during the game
  • Bettor validates the MD5 by converting the HASH value to MD5

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