Craps Odds & Bets
Considered a "contract bet": A player wishing to play craps without being the shooter should approach the craps table and first check to see if the dealer's "On" button is on any of the point numbers. If one of the bets win the dealer may automatically replenish the losing bet with profits from the winning bet. Most prominently, it is universally considered bad luck to say the word "seven" after the "come-out", a roll of 7 is a loss for "pass" bets. This number becomes the "come-bet point" and the player is allowed to take odds, just like a pass line bet.
Horn Bet — A 4 unit bet with 1 unit each on 2, 3, 11, and The payouts for this bet are 15 to 1 when a 3 or a 11 rolls and 30 to 1 when a 2 or a 12 rolls. This bet is popularly considered an amalgamation of the worst craps bets and experts advise players not to use this bet. Horn High Bet — 5 unit bet on 2, 3, 11 and 12 and the player calls a fifth number that is high.
Lammer — A plastic disc used by the dealers to designate, different bet situations. Lay Bet — A bet that 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 point numbers will only roll after a 7. Layout — The base of a Craps table clearly marked with the various bets available to players. Long and Strong — This is said by the stickman when the dice needs to be thrown hard so it hits the back wall of the table. Money Plays — Dealer announces it when acknowledging the cash is being used on the craps table lay out.
Natural — When there is a throw of either a 7 or an 11 on the come out roll. Also known as natural seven or natural eleven. Odds Bet — A bet with not house advantage and is paid at its true odds. However, such a bet is usually made in conjunction with a bit that does have a house edge.
Off — When a bet is designated as inactive or not working for the next roll. One Roll Bet — When the outcome of the bet is entirely dependent on the next roll of the dice. Parlay — Taking the winnings from one bet and adding the winnings to a bet and betting all the money. Pass Line — This is the most common Craps bet.
A winning bet is when either a 7 or an 11 show on the come out roll. A losing bet is when a 2, 3 or 12 shows. Past Posting — This is an illegal act where a gambler places or adds to a bet that has already won.
Place Bet — A bet that states a place number i. Point — Any box number can be a point number and is established when the dealer places the puck on the number. Press — Increasing a bet. The increments can be chosen at the discretion of the player.
Proposition Bet — Bets placed in the center of the craps table including both hardway and hop bets. They have a high house advantage due to the flat portion of the bet never being in the come.
Rail — The area running along the top of the perimeter of the craps table where the players place their chips. Seven Out — Rolling a seven before making the point. Skinny Dugan — Slang term used for the number 7. Stacks — Also known as working stacks, is the stack of chips that the dealers place in front of themselves and are used to pay bets. Stickman — The casino employee responsible for handling of the dice with a long stick. True odds — The right odds of an event happening depending on the probabilities of the dice as per the chart.
Vigorish or abbreviated as Vig — Originally a term used to refer to the percentage charged by a craps operator on bets. It is now sometimes used to refer to the House edge.
Whirl Bet — A 5 unit bet the next roll will be a 2, 3, 7, 11, or Also known as the easiest way to make the 5 worst bets in the game. Working Bet — A bet that is currently live or active and has not been called off by its player. Yo Yo-leven — The slang term used for the number eleven. Since it sounds like seven, eleven is called as yo —leven or simply yo to avoid confusion.
Craps Glossary of Terms Every game has its own jargon and gambling is no exception. A Aces — A bet that two 1s will show on the next roll. Any Seven — A bet the next roll will show a 7. Payout is usually 4 to 1. Bank — The stack of chips placed on the craps table by the casino. Behind the Line — A bet placed after the come out roll, on the Free-Odds. Big Red — A bet that the next roll will show a 7.
Bones — Another name for the dice. Bowl — The container tray in which the spare dice is held by the stickman. Boxcars — A bet on the number Box Up — The changing of dice for every new set.
Buffalo — A 5 unit bet on every Hard Way and number Eleven. C C and E — A two unit and one roll bet that the next roll will show 2, 3, or Come Out Roll — It is the first roll when a new game is being started. Craps — Numbers 2, 3 and 12 on the come out roll.
Crew — The collective name for all the casino employees running a Craps table. D Dealers — The casino employees in charge of a Craps table. Die In the Wood — When a die is rolled and it lands in a rack of chips. E Easy Way — A roll of the dice with 4,6,8 and 10 and each die is different. Edge — The advantage held by the casino over any wager made by a player. T Bet — A bet that 11 or 12 will show in the next roll. Field — The large area on the lay out with the numbers 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 and Front Line — Another term for the Pass Line.
G H Hardway — These bets can be placed on all boxes with even numbers. Horn Numbers — 2, 3, 11 and Hot Table — A table where almost all the shooters are making the point.
I Inside Bet — When a bet is placed on 5, 6, 8, or 9. Inside Numbers — 5, 6, 8, or 9. Insurance Bet — Two or more bets made in an attempt to cover each other. February Learn how and when to remove this template message.
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