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.