Craps Terms / Craps Dictionary
Aces Betting that
the next roll will be the total sum of 2 (1,1).
Any Craps A bet
that the next roll will be 2, 3, or 12.
Any Seven A bet
that the next roll will be 7. Donít play this. See my Craps
Back Line Another
term for the Don't Pass Line.
Bar 12 The 12 is
a push or tie for Donít Pass Line Betters on the Come out
Betting the throw will win on the Pass Line and Come bets.
Betting the throw will win on Don't Pass Line and Don't Come
Big Eight A bet
that an 8 will be rolled before a 7 comes up. Donít play
this. See my Craps Vig chart.
Big Six A bet
that a 6 will be rolled before a 7 comes up. Donít play
this. See my Craps Vig chart.
Big Red Placing
a bet on Any Seven.
or referring to the number 12) Two 6ís rolled are known as
employee who sits between the two dealers at the Craps table
and is responsible for the chips the casino keeps at the
table. The Boxman oversees all play and counts your chip
total when you color up.
a bet on each of the Hard ways and Any Seven.
Buy Bet Giving
the house a 5% commission in order to be paid correct odds
for a place bet. Buy bets are made the same way as a place
bet, but at corrected odds with a 5% fee involved.
C and E Bet A one
roll bet that the next roll of the dice will be any craps
(2,3, or 12) or 11.
Referring to a 9 being thrown. Nine is in the center of the
Choppy Table A
table where the shooters are throwing one or two numbers
then sevening out. Tough to make money on a choppy table.
A table in which shooters are sevening out before the point
Color Up Handing
in your chips to the dealer in order to receive larger chip
denominations. This makes the handling your chips much
easier. You then proceed to the cashier to cash out.
Come Bet As
secondary Pass Line bet made after a point has been
Come Out Roll
The beginning roll when the puck is in the off position.
Pass Line Bet pays 1 to 1. On the "come out" roll (the
first roll), you win on a natural 7 or 11, and will lose if
"craps" (2, 3 or 12) is rolled. Any other number rolled is
your "point," and you must throw your point again before a 7
to win your pass line bet.
Craps when a
2,3 or 12 is rolled.
Dealer Person to the left and right
of the Boxman. The dealer physically handles all bets
Double Odds A
bet double the amount of the initial Pass Line bet, Don't
Pass Line, Come or Don't Come bets. Double odds pay true
odds when you win.
Easy Way A dice roll of 4, 6, 8,
10 each die being different from the other. i.e. 5.3 for an
eight or 2,4 for a six.
advantage the casino has on the player on any given wager.
Even money bet a
bet that pays 1 to 1.
Free Odds Bet see
Front Line Same
as a Pass Line.
Hi-Lo A bet that the next roll of
the dice will be a 2 or 12.
Hop Bet One roll
bet stating an exact dice combination.
Horn Bet One bet
that covers the 2, 3, 11 and 12.
Horn High Bet
bet amount is split into five parts. Two parts on the high
number 12 or 11 and three units for the other numbers 2, 3
and 11. Horn High Yo means one unit bet on 2,3,and 12 and
two units bet on the 11.
Hot Table A
table in which most shooters are making The Point.
Lay Bet Paying
a 5% commission in order to get true odds on
(4,5,6,8,9,10). You are betting against the Pass Line
players. You are betting the 7 will be rolled before the
to the Craps table layout
Stickmen will yell this when the shooter sevens out.
Line Bet Bet on
the Pass Line or Don't Pass Line.
Little Joe Also
known as a Hard 4 or (2-2).
Long and Strong
Stickmen will yell this if the shooter does not hit the back
wall when rolling the dice.
Plastic disk that the dealers use to mark the point on the
Craps table; Displays either 'Off' or 'On'.
roll bet on 12.
the shooter rolls either a 7 or 11 on the come out roll
Off Term used
when stating which bets will be off or not working on the
OJ Term used
referring to a 3,2 combination. aka soft 5
One Roll Bets
Outcome of these bets are established by the next dice roll.
Depending on the next roll, the bet either wins or loses.
The numbers 4,5,9, and 10.
Pair of Aces Dice
rolled with an outcome of (1,1). aka snake eyes
Pair of Roses
Term used for a hard 10 ( 5,5)
return or payback the player receives for his or her wager.
Pit The area
that is roped off inside the playing tables. Casino
employees pace this area while observing for fair play.
Pit boss Casino
employee who is in charge of a certain section of the table
games in a casino.
Place Bet bet
stating a place number will be thrown before a 7 comes out.
4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10.
Point Number One
of the numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10 determined on the come
Press a Bet To
double an existing bet.
All one-roll bets and the hardway bets.
The grooved area along the top
of the craps table perimeter where players keep their chips
A player betting the shooter will make the point..
Seven Out Line Away
When the shooter rolls a 7 after a point has been
established and before repeating the point number. At his
point, the shooter relinquishes the dice.
player rolling the dice.
Single Odds a
bet amount behind the line matching the bet on the Pass Line
or Donít Pass Line.
Snake Eyes When
a two is rolled.
Term used for a hard 8 (4,4).
casino employee who calls out the dice rolls and returns the
dice to the shooter, also responsible for the placing and
paying the proposition bets.
Taken Down Term
used to denote a bet that has been taken off the table and
returned to the player.
Toke A tip
given to the dealer.
The Hard Way Bet
You win if the number comes up exactly as on the table; lose
if the number comes up any other way, or if a 7 is thrown.
For example, if you have $1 on the hard 4, the dice must
roll two two's to win. If the dice roll is 1 and 3, the bet
loses. HARD WAY bets will remain on the table in play until
the number rolls, or if a seven rolls. A Hardway 4 or 10
pays 7 to 1. A Hardway 6 or 8 pays 9 to 1.
The Point The
number that is established on the come-out roll. Only place
numbers (4,5,6,8,9,10) can become the point. The shooter
will attempt to repeat throwing the point before throwing a
7 in order to win that round of betting.
A bet made in units of 3 with one unit on 2, one unit on 3,
and one unit on 12.
also known as
vigorish The casinoís edge or advantage..
Opposite of off. Term used when stating which bets will be
on or working on the following roll.
Betting on 2, 3, 7, 11 and 12 together. The World bet is
always bet in increments of five. Example: A $10 world bet
would be $2 each on 2, 3, 7, 11 and12.
Wrong Bettor A
player betting the dice will not pass. A player who bets the
shooter will not make the point and instead will Seven-Out.
this is an
additional wager thats bet along with the Pass Line and
Donít Pass bets. You can wager X times the amount of
your original bet. The X amount is determined by the
Casino. Many Casinos offer 2X odds. Others are now
offering 3X on the 4 and 10, 4X on the 5 and 9, and 5X on
the 6 and 8.
Yo The number
(5,6) or 11. Also called Yo-lev or Yo-leven
Craps Terms / Craps Dictionary