A COMPREHENSIVE SET OF CRAPS TERMS
Terminology is the first thing one must learn when venturing into any game for the first time. For those that are playing craps for the very first time, the terms used may sound strange, but it's just a matter of getting used to them.
Here is the dictionary of terms used in craps:
Any Craps:. A bet made on 2, 3 or 12 on the next roll. Pays 7:1 with an edge of 11.1%
Any 7: A bet made on 7 on the next roll
Box cars: When the rolled number is 12
Buy bet: This is an alternative for a place bet, and the player pays a vigorish of 5% on the total amount wagered
Big 6 and Big 8: Betting on a 6 or an 8 before a 7.
Big red: Bet on getting any 7 on the next roll
Come bet: A bet on the Come, on the come line, after making a point
Come box: Where the Come bet is placed
Come out roll: This is the first rolling of the dice and all rolls after that when no point is established Crap: 2, 3 and 12
Crapping out/Craps: To roll a 2, 3 or 12 on the come out roll
Cross eyes: Three is rolled
Don't come: A bet on the dice not passing. This is placed after the come out roll
Don't pass: A bet on 2 or 3 on the Come out roll.
Don't pass line: A line on which the Don't pass bet is placed
Double odds: This is an odds bet that is double the actual pass or come Flat or Contract bet
Edge: The tax charged by the casino on the bets that are placed
Field bet: A bet on any group of numbers on the field
Free odds: This bet is made on the Pass line, Don't pass line, Come and Don't come after establishing a point
Hard ways: Means the dice will rolls 2,2; 3,3; 4,4; or 5,5
Hop bet: This one roll bet is made on a combination that is not offered for the one roll bets
Horn bet: A bet with an equal amount placed on 2, 3, 11 and 12, and it wins with any of these numbers
Lay bet: A bet against a number being rolled before
Lay odds: An odds wager after a Don't pass bet after establishing a point
Pass line: The line on which bets are made that a particular number will be rolled before the rolling of a 7
Place bet: Bet made after a establishing a point, for numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 or these number in any combinations
Point: This is the number that needs to be repeated before rolling a 7. Only if the number repeats do the pass line or come out bets win.
Right bettor: Player betting with the dice
Roll: All the throws between the come out roll and a pass or seven out
Seven out: Rolling a 7 after making a point
Shooter: The person who rolls the dice
Snake eyes: When the dice rolls 2
Vigorish: This is also called 'vid' or ?juice.? The commission of 5% charged on lay bets or buy bets.
Wrong bettor: The person betting against the dice Yo: Number 11
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