Here is an explanation of the more commonly used crap terminologies that you will hear around a crap table or even playing online craps.
Any craps: A roll where the shooter throws a 2, 3 or 12.
Any seven: A roll that will produce a 7 which helps a shooter become a winner.
Betting right: The usual bets placed on the pass line and come bets which is a bet that the throw will be successful.
Betting wrong: This is the opposite of betting right and bets that the shooter will lose.
Boxman: The casino employee who supervises the game and takes the cash collected by the dealers and deposits it into a drop box.
Big 6: A bet that a 6 will be rolled before a 7 comes up.
Big 8: A bet that an 8 will be rolled before a 7 comes up.
Chip: A small, flat colored piece of plastic used in casino games to represent a particular amount of money.
Come bet: This bet is similar to a pass bet but is placed at a different time in the game, that is, after the come out roll.
Come out roll: This is the first roll in each betting round made by the shooter and is also the first roll after the point has been established. It is the come out roll that determines whether the shooter wins, loses or continues the game.
Craps: When the shooter rolls a total of 2, 3 or 12 on the come out roll and loses instantly.
Crap out: To roll a craps on the come out roll.
Don’t come bet: A bet that a 7 will be thrown before a point throw. This bet is similar to a don’t pass bet but is placed at a different time in the game.
Don’t Pass Line: The area on the craps table where don’t pass bets are placed.
Don’t Pass Bet: A winning bet if the shooter rolls 2 or 3 on the come out roll (and automatically ties on 12). Players are betting against the shooter. Players will also win if a 7 is rolled before the point is repeated.
Even money: The player has the same number of chips when he started the game.
Field bet: This is a one-roll bet that one of seven numbers will be thrown, that is 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12.
Hard way: A bet on 4, 6, 8 or 10 that only wins if the dice show the same face, for example, a ‘hard 8’ only wins if the each die shows 4.
Horn bet: A bet that the next roll with be 2, 3, 11 or 12 made in multiples of 4.
House-edge: The advantage towards winning that a house gains depending on the odds.
Inside bet: A bet placed on the 5, 6, 8 or 9 on the table.
Line bet: A bet placed on the line or don’t pass line. These bets are placed at the beginning of the game, before the come out roll.
Marker: This looks like a puck and displays at what stage the game is in. If the marker is black and shows ‘off’ then the player has yet to make his point. If the maker is white and shows ‘on’ and has been placed on a number on the craps table, then that is the point which the player has already established.
Natural: When the shooter rolls a total of 7 or 11 on the come out roll and wins instantly.
Pass bet: This is the bet made by players before the come out roll. They are betting with the shooter and it pays even money. The shooter will win instantly if he rolls a combination of 7 or 11 but will lose if he rolls a combination of 2, 3 or 12. Also known as a pass line bet.
Place bets: A bet on that 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 will be rolled before the 7.
Point number: The number established on the come out roll and can be either 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10.
Seven out: After the shooter rolls a point number, he then rolls a 7 before making the point. Also known as ‘miss out’.
Shooter: The player who rolls the dice. The shooter must place a line bet in order to be eligible to roll the dice.
Stickman: The casino employee who handles the dice and the long stick on the craps table and calls out the results.