Craps Terms - Glossary




Craps Glossary

Advantage: The percentage the casino has on a bet - same as the edge.

Any craps: A one-roll wager that the next roll is 2, 3 or 12 - pays 7 to 1.

Any seven: A one-roll wager that the next roll is 7 - pays 4 to 1

Back Line: Same as don't pass line

Big 8: A bet that 8 will be rolled before 7 - pays 1 to 1.

Big 6: A bet that 6 will be rolled before 7 - pays 1 to 1.

Boxcars: A roll of two sixes

Boxman: The casino employee who is in charge of the bets.

Center bets: The bets in the middle of the layout - one-roll wagers.

Come bet: Can only be made after the come-out roll and works like a pass-line bet.

Come out roll: The come-out roll starts a round of betting. Pass-line and don't pass-line bets have to be placed before this roll.

Craps: When the shooter throws 2, 3 or 12 on the come-out roll.

Don't come bet: Can only be made after the come-out roll and works like a don't pass-line bet - pays 1:1

Don't pass bet: A wager that the come-out roll is 12, 3 or 2 and looses if it's 7 or 11. All other numbers establish a point.

Field bet: A wager that the next roll is 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12 - pays 1 to1.

Hardway: Means that the dice show the same number; 22, 33, 44 etc.

Hardway bet: A wager that the shooter rolls a certain number as a double (see hardway) before he rolls 7 or the number "the easy way" - pays 7 to 1 or 9 to 1 depending on the bet.

Horn bet: A bet on that the next roll is 2, 3, 11 or 12 - pays 15 to 1 or 30 to 1.

Inside numbers: A place bet on 5, 6, 8 and 9.

Lay bet: A bet that the shooter rolls a 7 before the number - pays 1 to 2, 2 to 3 or 5 to 6.

Lay odds: An additional bet when a point is established, offers true odds.

Natural: When the come-out roll is 7 or 11.

Outside numbers: The place-bet numbers 4, 5, 9 and 10.

Pass line bet: A bet that wins if the come-out roll is 7 or 11 and looses if it's 2, 3 or 12. All other numbers establish a point.

Place bet: A wager that the numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 is rolled before 7 - pays 9 to 8, 7 to 5 or 7 to 6 depending on which number is chosen.  

Point: The number that is established when the come-out roll is 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10. anyone who bet on pass line must hit the point before a 7 is rolled.

Proposition bets: All hardway and one-roll bets

Seven out: When a 7 is rolled after a point has been established but before the point is rolled again. This ends the round.

Shooter: The player rolling the dice

Stickman: The casino employee handling the dice and calling the rolls.

Yo: Are used instead of 11, so it's not confused with seven.