Craps Game Terms - A to L
Craps Terms - From N to Z
The game of craps can sometimes be intimidating to newcomers, partially because
of it's extensive collection of bet names and lingo. For those of you still
getting into the game, here's some help with the terminology:
– A one-toss bet on all of the Craps numbers with one unit, or
groups of units, bet on the 2, 3 or 12.
Payoff is 7 to 1.
– A one-toss bet on any of the possible combinations of seven.
Payoff is 4 to 1.
– A player's total amount of betting cash. Many players divide
their bankrolls into smaller amounts to extend their betting ability.
– Can be either the 2 or the 12. Creates a standoff or push
when betting Don't Pass or Don't Come. In a standoff or push, neither you or the
casino win any money, your bet is unaffected.
Bet Numbers Across
– A group of five bets on all the Place numbers other
than the Point number.
Big Six or Big Eight
– A bet made on either 6 or 8 that it will be rolled
before a 7 comes up. Pays even money.
– Shooter's number: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10.
– The casino employee who supervises the Craps game and deposits
money into the drop-box.
– A Place bet made at true odds rather than at Place odds.
Carries a 5% fee.
– A term, which designates dice action of win-lose, win-lose,
– An even money bet. Exactly the same as a Pass Line bet, after
the shooter's Point is established.
– The shooters initial throw of the dice after a Pass Line
– Common name for the game of dice. Also the name given to a toss
of 2, 3 or 12.
Craps / Eleven
– The name used to indicate bets in the specially marked
area on either any Craps or Eleven.
– An even money bet. The same as Don't Pass bets, after the
shooter's Point is established.
– An even money bet that the shooter will not toss his Point
number again before tossing a 7. The same as Don't Come, except that the
shooter's Point is the Point number for the entire table.
Don't Pass Bet
– An even money bet that the dice will lose. That a 2 or 3
will be rolled on the first roll, or that a 7 will come up before the shooter
repeats his Point. The same as a Don't Come bet except that the bet can be made
only before a new shooter rolls.
– A bet permitted in some casinos in which the player takes
an odds bet at twice his/her original wager on the line.
– Any even number that appears in any combination other than
as an actual pair.
– A one-toss bet that 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12 will be the next
roll of the dice. (Some layouts use 5 instead of 9; some pay double or triple on
either 2 or 12.)
– The type of wagers in which the player bets the same amount
on each roll win or lose.
– A bet on true odds permitted with pass and come bets. Unlike
Buy bets, these don't carry a 5% vigorish charge.
– The same as the Pass Line.
– The correct odds.
– An even number that appears exactly as a pair. Two 2s are
called a Hard Four.
– Bets made, in a specifically marked area, on an even
number, that will appear exactly as a pair. Payoffs are for greater amounts than
if the number appeared as any other combination.
High / Low
– A one-toss bet on both the 2 and the 12, with two units bet.
Payoff is 30 to 1.
– Payers who have large amounts of cash with witch to play.
– A four-unit bet that covers all three of the Craps numbers (2,
3 or 12) and also the 11.
– A succession of passes.
– The casino; the management.
– A Place bet on 5, 6, 8 and 9.
– A Place bet made that the shooter will toss a 7 before the
number is bet on. The player must wager more than he expects to win, A lay bet
is a don't Place bet at true odds.
– An additional bet that allows the Don't Pass and Don't Come
bettors to give, rather than take, true odds on their bets.
– The physical playing area in any game, usually printed on felt
in the center of all tables.
Craps Terms - From N to Z