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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 7 or 11 on the Come-out roll.

Odds Bet

– An additional bet which can be made by players having Pass Line, Come, Don't Pass or Don't Come bets, that the shooter will make his Point. Paid at correct (full) odds.


– A term indicating that bets are not working.


– A term indicating that bets are working.

One-roll Bet

– A bet decided on the next roll, as the Field, 7, 11 or any Craps.

Outside Bets

– A Place bet on 4, 5, 9 and 10.


– The two numerals that come up together on a pair of dice.


– A winning decision for Pass Line bettors.

Pass Line Bet

– An even money bet that the dice will win either by coming up 7 or 11 on the first roll or by having the shooter's point repeat before a 7 is thrown. The same as a come bet, except that it can be made only before a new shooter rolls.


 – The hidden or direct charge made by the casino.

Place Bets

– Numbered boxes in which the player wagers that any one of the numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10, will come up before a 7.

Point Number

– In a Come-out toss, the number that is other than 2,3,7,11 or 12. That number becomes the Point number for every player on pass or Don't Pass, and remains until a decision is tossed.

Press Up

– To add to the bet with winnings from the previous roll.

Proposition Bet

– A one-toss bet on any of the three available Craps numbers, the 7, the 11, or any Craps (a combination of the three Craps).


– To throw the dice. A throw of the dice.

Seven Out

– When a shooter throws a 7 and loses, after establishing a Point.


– The player who is currently rolling the dice.


– A curved stick, that looks like a hockey stick that is used by the stickman to manipulate the dice.


– The dealer in the center of the Craps table who uses the stick to control the dice action, and the pace of the game.

Table Limits

– The smallest and largest bets that can be made at the table.

Three-way Craps

– A one-toss bet on each of the three craps numbers, with three units bet. Payoff is as shown on the layout for the number tossed.


– A single throw of the dice.


– Any fixed quantity, when used in describing types of bets or systems.


– A 5% fee paid on a 4 or 10 number bet, which guarantees the player full 2 to 1 odds on the bet. Also refers to the house edge.


– A term used to imply that a bet is in full force and effect, even though the entire table may not be in effect at the time. Reverse is not working, which implies that for a given period of time the bet is not in full force and effect.

Wrong Bettor

– A person wagering that the dice lose. A Don't Pass Line bettor.  

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