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Craps LingoAces: A bet that the next roll will be a 2. Also slang used by dealers for one dollar gaming cheques.
Aces-Ace/Deuce: A one roll bet on 2 and 3.
Action: Refers to how busy the table is.
Apron: The outer area of the table layout.
At Risk: Means that a player's wager is still active.
Backline: Another word for the don't pass line.
Barber Poll: When a player mixes gaming cheques of different denominations. Wagers with different denominations are supposed to be stacked with the highest denomination at the bottom.
Big Red: Another term for a the any seven bet.
Black: Slang used by dealers $100 gaming cheques.
Bones: Slang term for dice.
Boxcars: Another term for betting on 12.
Boxman: The table supervisor who sits between the dealers and opposite the stickman.
The Boys: Slang for the dealers.
Buffalo: 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. Some casinos collect the commission on winning bets and some collect at the time the bet is made.
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
Cheques: Another name for chips.
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 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.
Craps: The numbers 2, 3 and 12 are each a crap, and collectively, are they craps numbers.
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 is dead when there are no players at it.
Dice are in the Middle: Dice are in the middle when they have been placed by the stickman above the proposition bets in front of the Boxman. Wagers should be made at this time.
Dime: Slang term used by dealers for two $5 gaming cheques.
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.
Down Behind: This is usually announced by a dealer to inform a “wrong bettor” that their bet has lost.
Downtown Odds: Refers to the better odds on proposition bets, place bets on 6 & 8 and bets on the field that are offered in most casinos in Downtown Las Vegas.
Eyeballs: Slang term for 2.
Fifty Yard Line: Refers to the middle of the table. For a roll of the dice to be considred “fair”, it should pass this line.
Garden: Slang term for the field.
George: A Player who consistently tips the dealers.
Green: Slang term used by dealers for $25 gaming cheques.
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.
Hit a Brick: Stickman may call this out when a die hits gaming cheques that prevent it from rolling to the end of the table.
Hot Table: Refers to 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.
Jammer: A dealer who is slow and/or disorganized, spilling his stacks or positioning player wagers poorly.
Jam-Up: The state of a game that is slowed down due to an abundance of wagers being placed.
Juice: A commission fee charged the casino on certain wagers (A.K.A. Vigorish).
Lammers: Plastic markers that are used to mark bets on or off, or to mark buy and lay bets.
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.
Nickel: Slang term used by dealers for $5 gaming cheques.
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.
Penny: Slang term used by dealers for one dollar gaming cheques.
Player Position: The position of a player at the craps table. There are eight positions on either side of a craps table, numbered 1 to 8. Dealers use the positions to sequence pay-offs to players and to position wagers on the table layout.
Press Your Bet: When your place bet is rolled and you double your bet.
Pressure: Announced by players for dealers to double one of their bets.
Purple: Dealer slang for $500 gaming cheques.
Quarter: Slang for $25 gaming cheques.
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.
Red: Dealer slang for $5 gaming cheques.
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.
Vig (Vigorish): The commission taken by the casino on a particular bet.
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.
Yellow: Slang for $1,000 gaming cheques.
Yo or Yo-leven: This is slang for the number 11.
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