Craps Terminology and slang -Part 1

Craps Terminology

There are many different Craps terminology that will be learned here.   Although craps is a difficult game to perfect, even the most well-known players have to start somewhere.

When you look at the vocabulary below, you’ll see that some terms are more geared toward land-based companies. Some terms are more frequently used than others. Craps has a long history that dates back to before it became famous and spread to online casinos, which explains why there is now more jargon and terminology to understand.

For various bets, there are countless slang phrases and words. You can better grasp the game by being familiar with the jargon. So, let’s look at the Crap’s lingo and terminology so you go into the game fully equipped!

Craps Terminology


Ace/Deuce: When playing craps, the player makes a one-roll wager that the next roll will result in a three.a one and a two.

Any Craps: A craps player places a wager here, predicting that a two, three, or twelve would be the following number rolled.

Any Seven: A craps player places a wager that the upcoming roll will result in a seven.


Big Red: A different word for seven. The world seven won’t be used by players at the table.

Black: The $100 gambling chips, which are often black in casinos, are known as “dealer lingo.”

Bones : Another name for dice.

Boxcars: A dice roll or wager on 12

Boys or The Boys: This slang expression is used to describe the dice dealers.


Cold Dice:Expression used when no one is advancing their point to characterize the table.

Color In: What you say as you exchange smaller-valued chips for larger-valued chips and leave the craps table.

Come bet: when the point has already been determined, a wager. Like a pass line bet, it is exactly the same.

Crap Numbers: Those are 2, 3, and 12.

Craps Check: To protect your pass line bet, wager on any game of craps during the come out roll.

Comp:In appreciation for the player’s gambling at the casino, omps are free services offered to the player by the casino. Comps can include complimentary or reduced-price hotel accommodations, meals, or entertainment.


Dead: There aren’t any craps players at the tables when it’s dead.

Don’t Pass Bet: betting against the shooter’s argument being valid.

Double odds: An odds wager that is twice as large as the initial pass/come wager. Higher odds are available at some casinos.

Dealer: In the game of craps, the dealer is the casino employee who is in charge of all wagers placed on his or her side of the table. When placing a lay bet, a free odds bet, or a place bet on the craps table in a casino, the gambler should hand the dealer the chips so they can place the wager.

Down: Eliminating or decreasing a wager.


Eye in the Sky: To keep an eye on the players and dealers, there is a surveillance department or cameras installed in the ceiling.

Eyeballs: Craps terminology for rolling two aces or ones for a total of two is “eyeballs.”

Even Money: Any wager with a 1:1 payout.


Front Line: A another name for a Pass Line Bet

Field Bet: In craps, a field bet is a wager that the coming roll will be a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, or 12. Even money bets include 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11, while odds on 2 and 12 typically pay 2 to 1. Different casinos may have different rules, for example, some may substitute a five for a nine in the field bet. Additionally, some casinos might offer a three-to-one payout for either the two or the twelve, but not both.

free odds: The odds that can be placed behind the Pass/Come or Don’t Pass/Don’t Come are simply referred to as odds. These come with genuine odds.

Flat Bet: A player in craps who places a flat bet does so before laying or taking odds. This also refers to a player of craps placing bets of the same denomination rather than varying their wagering amounts.


Garden: A slang term for the field bet.

George: A craps player who constantly tips the dealers is known as a George.

Green: Dealer slang for $25 playing cards, which are typically green in casinos.


Hand-In: Presented to the craps dealer or dealers is a hand-in, which is a tip. This typically occurs during a successful roll, right afterward, or possibly when a player is cashing out and leaving the craps table.

Hard Way: Rolling a 4, 6, 8, and 10 with two identical numbers. The terms “hard six” and “hard eight” are also used occasionally.

Hawking the Dice: When a craps dealer “hawks the dice,” they are keeping an eye on the dice as they are rolled to the opposite end of the table. The craps dealer should always keep an eye on their end of the table to safeguard the game and give superior customer service.

Hi-Lo:In craps, Hi-Lo refers to a one roll bet on both twelve and two.

Hit a Brick: The stickman at the craps table may occasionally yell, “Hit a brick,” after a player throws the dice and one or both of them land on a pile of casino chips, stopping the dice from rolling the full length of the table.

Hook: The stickman at the craps table may occasionally yell, “Hit a brick,” after a player throws the dice and one or both of them land on a pile of casino chips, stopping the dice from rolling the full length of the table.


Inside Numbers: The inside of the dice refers to the numbers 5, 6, 8, and 9.


Jam Up: When there is a crowd at the craps table, the game has slowed down due to the activity. This typically occurs in the middle of the craps table during a particularly active proposition betting period.

Juice: A commission cost on some bets is known as juice, which is the same as vigorish.


Key: The method that craps dealers employ to calculate rewards on challenging proposition bets is the key.

knot: A knot is a craps players wad of cash, which is usually kept rolled up in a rubber band.


Lammer: Lay and purchase bets are marked as on or off using lammers, which are plastic markers. The boxman uses the lamer to record the total amount of money in the drop as well.

Lay-Out: where bets can be made; it is printed on the felt.

Lay Odds: Additional wagers may be placed after a point has been established, using Lay Odds. One of the best Craps tips is to place wagers that will win if the original don’t pass wager does not.

Low: A single-roll wager on a two.


Marker: the point-marking disk made of plastic. It says “on” on one side and “off” on the other.

Mark the Point : The dealer will place a puck to signal the other players that a point has been established.

Midnight: Also known as box cars, the 12 Slang.

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