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Having a Craps Glossary at your disposal can really come in handy for all players. Craps can be an incredibly entertaining game for all to get involved in. However, the lingo can sometimes leave you wondering what the heck was just said. Casino Australia seek to help you avoid embarrassment around the Craps table by providing you with this insightful Craps Glossary to make use of! Read on below to get down the lingo of the pros.

Craps Glossary

Craps Glossary for Beginners to Pros

  • Aces – A bet that the combination of on the dice roll will be one and one.
  • Any Craps – A wager that the next dice roll will have an outcome of 2, 3, or 12.
  • Any Seven – Wagering that the next dice roll will give a total of 7.
  • Back Line – A term used to refer to the Don’t Pass Line.
  • Betting Right – A bet placed on the Pass Line or Come Area.
  • Betting Wrong – A bet against the dice or Don’t Pass Line also including Don’t Come bets.
  • Big Eight – An even money bet that the dice roll will have an outcome of 8 before 7
  • Big Six – An even money bet that the dice roll will have an outcome of 6 before 7.
  • Boxcar– Getting an outcome of 6 on both dice
  • Boxman – This is the casino employee who supervises gameplay on the Craps table and is responsible for the casino chips.
  • Buy Bet – Paying the house a 5% commission so that you are paid correct odds for a bet (usually on 4 and 10)
  • Come Bet – Bet after the Come Out roll that the dice will pass.
  • Come Out Roll – The first roll of the dice which is used to determine the point for Pass and Don’t Pass Line.
  • Don’t Come -A bet made which is against the dice, it is made after the come out roll.
  • Don’t Pass Bet – Betting the dice will not pass. The bet can be placed on a Come Out roll.
  • Don’t Pass Bar/line – This is where you place the don’t pass bets, usually opposite of a pass line.
  • Double Odds – Free odds bet that doubles the initial Pass Line, Don’t Pass Line, Come, Don’t Come bets.
  • Easy Way – A dice roll outcome of 4, 6, 8, 10 however, the die will not display the same number.
  • Edge – The probability of the advantage on a wager (usually the probability favors the house).
  • Field Bet – Betting the next dice roll will be 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12.
  • Free Odds Bet – A second bet after the initial bet which is taken at true odds.
  • Front Line – Another term also meaning the Pass Line.
  • Hardway – Betting pairs with the outcome of 4, 6, 8 or 10 are rolled before the come up, the easy way or before a 7 comes out.
  • Hope Bet – One roll bet on the dice not giving a number in the centre layout.
  • Horn Bet – A one roll dice bet on 2, 3, 11 and 12
  • Lay Bet –A bet that a point number will not be rolled before an outcome of 7 is thrown.
  • Lay Odds – A free odds bet against the dice.
  • Natural – A term for a throw with an outcome of 7 or 11 on the come out roll.
  • Off – A term used to indicate that a bet will be safe on the next dice roll.
  • One Roll Bets – Bets on the next dice roll.
  • Outside Numbers – A term given to numbers 4, 5, 9, and 10 when making a place bet.
  • Pass Line Bet – A bet placed on the come out roll that the dice will win or pass.
  • Payoff – What the player receives for his or her bet.
  • Place Bet – Betting on an outcome of a place number before 7 is thrown.
  • Place Numbers – 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10.
  • Point Number – A number determined on the come out roll, can be 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10.
  • Press a Bet – To increase a wager by double.
  • Proposition Bets – One roll bets on the center area of the craps table.
  • Rail – The area on the edge of the craps table where players keep unused chips.
  • Right Bettor – A player betting the shooter will pass or win.
  • Seven Out – A losing bet of a 7 is thrown after a point. It results in changing the shooter
  • Shooter – The player rolling or throwing the dice.
  • Snake Eyes – When you roll two ones.
  • Stickman – A casino employee equipped with a stick. The stickman calls out the dice rolls and uses the stick to return the dice to the shooter and pay bets.
  • Toke/ tip – A percentage of the winnings given as gratuity to the dealer.
  • Working –A term referring to bets that will be in play on the next dice roll.
  • Wrong Bettor – A player betting against the dice. A player who bets the shooter will not pass
  • Yo (Yo-leven) – The number 11.