MORE OF CRAPS GLOSSARY

ACES – Betting on the total sum of 2 for the next roll.

ANY CRAPS – Betting on 2, 3, or 12 for the next roll.

THREE-WAY CRAPS – Betting in three units, one unit on each of the following numbers: 2, 3, 12.

ANY SEVEN – Betting on 7 for the next roll.

BETTING RIGHT – Betting on Pass Line and Come bets. The throw must pass in order to win.

BETTING WRONG – Betting on Don’t Pass Line and Don’t Come bets. The throw must not pass in order to win.

BIG EIGHT – Betting that an 8 will be rolled before a 7.

BIG SIX – Betting that a 6 will be rolled before a 7.

BIG RED – Betting on Any Seven.

BOXCARS – Betting on the 12.

BUFFALO – Betting on each of the Hardway and Any Seven.

BUY BET – A bet in which the player gives the house a 5% commission in order to be paid correct odds for a place bet.

CAPPED DICE – Refers to non-standard or illegal dice

COLD TABLE – For the moment, players aren’t winning at the table.

COME BET – This is the same as the Pass Line bet. However, the Come bet is made after the Come Out roll.

COME OUT ROLL – This is the first roll in a betting round. It determines the point for Pass and Don’t Pass Line bets.

DON’T COME – When a player bets against the dice after the come out roll. Note that a 7 will surface before the point is rolled again.

DON’T PASS – A bet against the dice prior to a Come Out roll.

DOUBLE ODDS – Doubles the following: initial Pass Line, Don’t Pass Line, Come, Don’t Come bets.

EASY WAY – Rolling 4, 6, 8, 10 when each die is different from the rest.

FIELD BET – Betting on 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12.

FREE ODDS BET – A bet taken at true odds.

HARDWAY – Betting on a 4, 6, 8 or 10 that will be thrown as pairs, i.e., 3-3, 4-4, before trhe dice are rolled easy or before a 7 comes out.

HOPE BET – This is a one roll bet on a given dice combination.

HOPING HARDWAY – This is a 2-2 hope bet.

HORN BET – Betting the same amount on 2, 3, 11 and 12.

HORN HIGH BET – A bet in which the wager is split into five separate parts. Two units on the high number 12, and three units for 2, 3 and 11.

INSURANCE BET – Just what it sounds like… two or more wagers made to partly cover each other.

LAY BET – Betting that a point number will not appear before a 7 is thrown.

LAY ODDS – These are additional odds that a player can use to bet against the dice.

LINE BET – Beting on the Pass Line or Don’t Pass Line.

LITTLE JOE – Getting a Hard 4, meaning 2-2.

MARKER PUCK – A plastic disk used by dealers to mark points on the table either “on” or “off”.

MIDNIGHT – Placing a one roll bet on 12.

OFF – Implies that on the next dice roll, certain bets will be safe.

ONE ROLL BET – Bets with outcomes determined by the following dice roll.

PARLEY – To increase a bet; typically doubling the bet.

PASS LINE BET – A bet stating the dice will win or pass.

PAYOFF – The payback received by the player for a wager.

PLACE BET – A bet stating a place number will be thrown before a 7 comes out.

PLACE NUMBERS – 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10.

POINT NUMBER – One of the following numbers: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10 determined on the come out roll.

PRESSING A BET – Doubling a bet.

PROPOSITION BETS – Refers to all one-roll bets as well as the Hardway bet.

RIGHT BETTOR – Any player who bets the dice will pass or win.

SEVEN OUT – The moment after a point has been established when a 7 is thrown out. The next player in line then becomes the shooter.

SHOOTER – The player currently rolling.

STICKMAN
A casino employee whose responsibilities include: Calling out dice rolls and returning the dice to the shooter Placing and paying the proposition bets.

VIGORISH – The charge taken on bets

WORKING – The next dice roll will cause certain bets to be at risk.

WHIRL BET – Betting the same amount on 2, 3, 7, 11 or 12.

WRONG BETTOR – Any player who bets the dice will not pass.