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Craps Glossary

A simple craps glossary for you:

Aces: A bet that the next roll will be a 2.
Aces-Ace/Deuce: A one roll bet on 2 and 3.
Action: How busy the table is.
Big Red: Any seven bet.
Bones: Slang term for dice.
Boxcars: Betting on 12.
Boxman: The table supervisor who sits between the dealers and opposite the stickman.
The Boys: The craps dealers.
Buffalo Bet: Placing a bet on all of the Hardways and Any Seven.
Buffalo-Yo: Placing a bet on the Hardways and Eleven.
Buy Bet: Bet giving the house a 5% commission in order for the player to be paid correct odds for a place bet.
C and E Bets: A proposition bet on the 11 (E) or any craps (C)
Capped Dice: Crooked dice, dice that are modified to provide an unfair advantage
Cocked Dice: A term used to describe a die or dice that land leaning against the wall, gaming cheques or money.
Cold Table: A table where the craps shooters are not making their points.
Come Out Roll: The first roll of the dice for a particular shooter. Continues until a point is established.
Crap Out: To roll the numbers 2, 3 or 12 on the come out roll.
Crapless Craps: A table where 2, 3, 11 and 12 are point numbers. Most casinos do not house these tables.
Dead: A table with no players at it.
Double Odds: An odd bet that is twice as big as the original pass or come bet. Some casinos allow higher odds, such as 5X, 10X or more.
George: A Player who consistently tips the dealers.
Hardways Work: Announced by the Stickman on come out rolls to remind players that their hardway bets are still active unless they call them off.
Hot Table: A table where players are winning.
House Odds: The pay-offs written on the layout of the craps table. These are not the true odds of a particular bet.
Inside Numbers: The numbers 5, 6, 8, and 9.
Insurance Bet: Wagers made at a craps table that provide insurance for another bet.
Line bet: A bet on the pass line or the don't pass line.
Little Joe: Slang for a  pair of twos or hard 4.
Midnight: Betting that the next roll will be a 12.
Money Plays: Announced by the dealer when a player makes a cash wager on the table. Monster Roll: A hot roll that continues for many minutes without sevening out and generates a lot of winnings for the players.
No Bet:  Announced by the dealer or boxman on bets that were made after the dice were rolled or before they came to a rest.
No Roll: Announced by the dealer or boxman on a roll that is short, slips out of the shooter’s hand, bounces off the table or after any number of other bad rolls.
Outside Numbers: The numbers 4, 5, 9 and 10.
Ozzie and Harriet: A hard eight.
Parley: The act of leaving your winning bets in action.
Past Posting: Illegal positioning of a bet after the dice have already landed, or the positioning of a bet on the don't pass line after a point has already been established.
Press Your Bet: When your place bet is rolled and you double your bet.
Rack: A grooved railing running around the craps table where players position their chips.
Rail: The top grooved area around the players’ side of the table.
Right Bettor: A player who bets that the shooter will hit their point.
Seven Out: When the shooter rolls a 7 after a point has been established.
Shooter: The player who is rolling the dice.
Single Odds: An odd bet that is about the same size as the original pass or come bet. Skinny: A slang term for the any seven bet.
Snake Eyes: A bet for the number 2.
Still Up: Announced by dealers to remind players that one of their wagers is still in play. Sometimes asked as a question by the dealer to see if a player wants their wager repeated.
Square Pair: A hard eight.
Stickman: The casino employee at the craps table who is responsible for calling out the dice rolls, returning the dice to the shooter, and placing and paying the proposition bets.
Stiff: A player who never tips the dealers.
Taking Odds: The act of better free odds, an additional wager on a pass line or come bet that lowers the house edge.
Toke: A slang term used in casinos for a tip.
True Odds: The actual odds of rolling a particular number. 
Wall (or Back Wall): The wall at either end of the table. The shooter is supposed to hit the back wall for a fair roll.
Working: Bets that can be resolved in the next roll are said to be working.
Wrong Bettor: A player who bets “against the shooter” or that the shooter will not make their point.
Yo or Yo-leven: This is slang for the number 11.

More terms to be added to our craps glossary soon.


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