Craps Glossary

Sat, 07 Jun 2008 03:02

Craps Glossary

A look on commonly used words for the game craps.


Craps is a popular casino game that is oftentimes considered as a game of chance. This is mainly because the result of the game depends greatly on dice rolls. Although there are a lot of winning strategies that craps players and enthusiasts can read about, there is really no guarantee that these tips can actually work for them.

Aside from tips, one of the early things that a player should know are the different terms that are used in playing craps. Knowing the terminologies in craps is very essential among players because they cannot play craps well if they lack the proper knowledge about the game.

The craps glossary below can help you learn the essential terms that you need to know about this popular casino game:

* Advantage
The edge of the casino over a craps player on a specific bet.

* Any 7
A type of craps bet that the result of the next roll will be equivalent to 7.

* Big 8
A bet made that a result of eight is achieved before a seven.

* Boxman
A casino staff who administers the game and guards the craps chips.

* Come-out roll
The initial roll of the dice in every round.

* Craps out
The sum of the dice in a come-out roll that is equivalent to the numbers two, three, and 12.

* Dealer
A casino staff who stands at the side of the boxman who also facilitates the collection and payment of bets.

* Don't pass bet
A type of bet that loses if the result of the come-out roll is equivalent to a seven or 11; It wins if the sum is equivalent to a two or three.

* Hot roll
When a shooter plays and rolls the dice continuously without getting a seven.

* Layout
An area in the craps table where players can place their bets.

* Little joe
When the roll of a dice is a 2/2.

* Midnight
A bet made by a player that the result of the next roll will be equivalent to 12.

* Natural
The sum of the dice in a come-out roll that is equivalent to a seven or 11.

* Odds bet
An additional bet that is made together with other bets like Pass/Don't Pass the Line bets.

* One-roll bets
The result of this type of bet is decided in the next roll of the dice.

* Payoff
This happens when a craps player collects a bet from the casino.

* Pass line bet
A type of bet that wins if the result of the come-out roll is equivalent to a seven or 11. It loses if the sum of the come-out roll is equivalent to a two, three, or 12.

* Point
The sum of the dice in a come-out roll that is equivalent to the numbers four, five, six, eight, and 10.

* Rails
An area in the craps table where chips that are not yet being used for betting are placed.

* Shooter
The craps player who rolls the dice.

* Stickman
A casino staff who is in-charge of announcing the outcome of every roll. He also gathers the dice using a wooden stick and he stands across the boxman.