Craps Terminology

When it comes to Craps, there are various fancy words that could confuse novice players. For those starting to play crap online, we have put together some important craps terminologies you will likely encounter while playing this exciting game.

2-Way – A player placing one roll bet for the player and the dealers.

3-Way – This is a wager made in units of 3. One wager is placed on unit 2, one on unit 3, and a third on unit 12.

Aces – Also referred to as Snake Eyes, this is betting that the next roll will total 2.

Any Craps – Betting that the next roll will be 2, 3, or 12.

Any Seven – Betting that the next roll will total 7.

Big Red – This is another word for 7.

Black – This is what the dealer calls $100 gaming chips.

Bones – Another word for dice.

Boxcars – Also called midnight, this is another word for 12.

Boxman – The table supervisor who sits between the dealers and opposite the stickman.

Box Numbers – These are place bet numbers 4-5-6-8-9-10.

Boys – Another word for the dealer.

Cold Dice – A table when no one is making their point.

Color In – This is the expression used when players are cashing out smaller valued chips for larger valued chips when leaving the craps table.

Come Bet – A bet, exactly like a pass line bet, made after the point is established.

Come Out Roll – The first roll of the dice to determine a point.

Comp – Any freebies awarded to players.

Crap Numbers – Numbers 2, 3 and 12.

Craps Check – Betting on any craps during the come out roll to hedge your pass line bet.

Don’t Come Bet – When a don’t pass bet is made after the point is determined.

Don’t Pass Bet – A bet that the shooter won’t make this point.

Double Odds – When an odds bet is double the size of the original pass/come bet.

Eye in the Sky – The cameras that watch the players and dealers at a live casino.

Front Line – Another word for pass line bet.

Garden – A slang term for field bet.

George – A player who is a good tipper.

Green – A slang term a dealer uses to describe 2$ gaming chips.

Hard Way – A bet placed on 4, 6, 8, or 10. These bets will only win is the dice roll as pairs; 2-2, 3-3, 4-4, 5-5.

Hi-Lo – A one roll bet on 2 & 12.

Hi-Lo-Yo – A one roll bet on 2, 12 & 11.

Hop Bet – This is a bet placed that the next roll will result in a specific combination.

Horn Bet – A bet placed on the next roll being 2, 3, 11, or 12, made in multiples of 4 and one unit on each one of the numbers.

Horn High Bet – A wager made in multiples of 5. One unit must be on 3 or the horn numbers and two units on the ‘high’ number 12.

Hot Dice or Hot Table – A winning player.

Lay Bet – A bet that a 7 will be rolled before the number you are placing comes up.

Lay-Out – The printed area where bets are placed.

Lay Odds – After a point is determined, an additional odds bet can be made.

Little Joe – A slang term for a pair of twos or a Hard 4.

Marker – The disc used to mark the point.

Mark the Point – This is when the dealer puts the puck on the layout to indicate the point number.

Natural – This is when a 7 or 11 is thrown on the come-out roll for a winning bet.

Off – When a player is not active on the next roll of the dice.

Off and On – The way the dealer pays off come bets when a new bet is the same as the current bet.

On – When a player’s bets are in action.

Outside Numbers – Bets placed on the 4-10 -5-9.

Pass Line Bet – A bet made on the come out roll. This is a bet that the shooter will make the point.

Place Bet – A bet that a specific number will be rolled before a 7.

Point – The number determined by the come out roll.

Preposition Bet – A bet placed on one of the bets in the centre of the layout.

Right Better – A player with a pass line bet.

Seven Out – This is called out when a shooter rolls a seven before making their point and losing the pass line bet.

Shooter – The player.

Stickman – The dealer that uses a stick to push the dice to the shooter and calls the rolls.

World Bet – A bet placed on horn numbers along with any seven.

To or Yo-leven – Another word for rolling an eleven.

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