Online Craps Glossary

Depending on your location, you may find online craps options at legal casinos. It’s a fast-paced game with a lot of slang. Learning these words may help you to become a better craps player.

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Important Craps Terms

Ace: Any dice that shows a 1

Aces: A proposition (prop) bet that the next roll will be two 1s (a pair of ones), also called Snake Eyes

Ace Deuce: A roll of a 1 and 2 for a total of three, prop bet

Action: Any wagers in play on the table

Advantage: The casino or house edge for any table bet

Against the Dice: A bet on the Don’t Pass and/or the Don’t Come lines that you’ll roll a 7 before your point number

Any Craps: A prop bet that the next roll will be a 2, 3, or 12 (pays 7 to 1)

Any Seven: A prop bet that the next roll will be a 7 (pays 4 to 1)

Back Line: Another phrase for the Don’t Pass line

Betting Right: Any wagers on the Pass or Come lines or betting with the shooter

Betting Wrong: Any wagers on the Don’t Pass or Don’t Come lines or betting against the shooter

Big 6: A bet that you’ll roll a 6 before rolling a 7 (pays even money)

Big 8: A bet that you’ll roll an 8 before rolling a 7 (pays even money)

Big Red: A prop bet for rolling a 7

Bones: A slang term for the dice

Boxcars: A pair of sixes for a total of 12 (this prop bet pays 30 to 1)

Box Numbers: Another phrase for Place Bet numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10

Buy Bet: A Place Bet on box numbers but with a 5% commission to the casino to get true odds (check the table for Buy Bet rules)

Center Bets: Any wagers in the middle of the table

Center Field: A wager on rolling a 9

Come Bet/Come Line: Like a Pass Line bet (win with a 7 or 11; lose with a 2, 3, or 12 – box number bets may move to that number)

Come Out Roll: The first roll of a new game to set your point number

Craps Numbers: The numbers 2, 3, and 12

Crap Out: A roll of 2, 3, or 12 on the come out roll

Don’t Come Bet: A bet against the shooter after the come out roll that a 7 gets rolled before the point number or a 2, 3, or 12

Don’t Pass Bet: A bet against the shooter that the come out roll will be a 2, 3, or 12

Double Odds: To double the value of your original Pass, Don’t Pass, Come, or Don’t Come bets

Down: To reduce, remove, or “take down” any of your wagers

Easy Way: A roll of 4, 6, 8, or 10 without any pairs

Edge: The advantage of the casino to win against the player’s bets (“house edge”)

Even Money: Any bet that pays 1:1 or equal to your original wager

Fever: A roll of five (“fever five”)

Field Bet: A one-roll prop bet that the next roll will be a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, or 12 (2 pays double; 12 pays triple; the rest pay even money.

Free Odds: Free odds bets get placed as extra Pass, Don’t Pass, Buy, or Lay bets (pays true odds)

Front Line: Another phrase for the Pass Line

Garden: Another term for the Field or Field bets

Hard Way: Any roll of the dice that ends as a pair (1-1, 2-2, 3-3, 4-4, 5-5, 6-6)

Hardway Bet: A one-roll prop bet on rolling pairs for a total of 4, 6, 8, or 10 (2-2 and 5-5 payout 7 to 1 while 3-3 and 4-4 payout 9 to 1)

High: A bet on or roll of 12 (boxcars)

Hi-Lo: A one-roll bet on a 2 or 12

Hi-Lo-Yo: A one-roll bet on a 2, 11, or 12

House Edge: The advantage of a casino over a player

Hop: A one-roll prop bet on any specific combination of dice

Horn Bet: A one-roll prop bet on 2, 3, 11, or 12 (depending on the casino, 1-2 and 5-6 may payout 15 to 1; 1-1 and 6-6 payout 30 to 1)

Horn High Bet: A one-roll bet on 2, 3, 11, and 12 with two units on 12 and one each on the other three numbers

Hot Dice: A phrase for rolling the dice for an extended period of time without sevening out (“hot table”)

Inside Bet/Numbers: A place wager on 5, 6, 8, and 9

Insurance: A betting strategy to protect your wager(s) – E.g., betting on a 7 while also rolling for your point number

Lay Bet: A bet on rolling a 7 before your making your point (pays true odds depending on the number you choose)

Lay Odds: The odds associated with betting against the shooter on 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10

Line Bet: Another phrase for Pass/Don’t Pass bets

Little Joe: Slang for rolling a hard way 4 (2-2)

Low: A one-roll prop bet on a 2 (1-1) – pays 30 to 1

Marker: A white marker puck placed on the point number (the marker shows as a black OFF puck on the come out roll)

Midnight: A slang term for a one-roll prop bet on 12 (6-6) – pays 30 to 1

Natural: A term for rolling a 7 or 11 on the come out roll

Nina: A slang term for rolling or betting on a 9

Odds Bet: The same as “Free Odds” – extra bet(s) after wagering on the Pass or Don’t Pass lines (Pass, Don’t Pass, Place, or Lay)

Off: The come out roll or whenever there are bets on the table not in play

On: A point is in play along with live bets on the table

Outside Numbers: Any wagers on 4, 5, 9, or 10

One Roll Bets: Any bet on the outcome of the next roll of the dice

Parlay: A betting strategy of using any winnings for your next roll

Pass Line Bet: The most common bet in the game – you’ll win with a 7 or 11 on the come out roll or with your point; lose with a 2, 3, or 12

Place Bet: A bet on rolling a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and/or 10 before a 7 (pays 9 to 5 for 4 and 10; 7 to 5 for 5 and 9; and 7 to 6 for 6 and 8)

Place Numbers: The numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10

Playing the Field: A bet on 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, and 12

Point/Point Number: A roll of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 becomes your point – roll your point number before rolling a 7

Press a Bet: Any wager that increases the size of your initial bet

Proposition Bets: Any hardway or one-roll bets on the table

Push: Any bet that results in a tie – a roll of 12 on the come out or betting the Don’t Come line and rolling 12 would also be a push

Right Bettor: A bet on the Pass Line or Come line (betting with the shooter)

Same Bet: To make the same wager(s) in succession – aka “Press a Bet”

Seven Out: Rolling a 7 before your point – lose Pass, Come, Place, Buy, or prop bets – you'd win Don’t Pass, Don’t Come, Don’t Place, Lay bets

Snake Eyes: A slang phrase for rolling a 2 (1-1)

Take the Odds: Another way of referring to Free Odds or Odds Bets – betting with the shooter

Take Down: Another way of referring to Down – removing your bets

Three-Way Craps: A one-roll prop bet on 2, 3, and 12

True Odds: The implied probability of winning any bet

With the Dice: A bet that you’ll roll your point number before a 7

Working Bet: Any bet in play on the table

World Bet: A betting strategy of placing equal wagers on 2, 3, 7, 11, and 12 (aka Whirl Bet)

Wrong Way Bettor: A bet against the shooter (Don’t Pass, Don’t Come, Don’t Place, Lay)

Yo: A bet on or roll of 11 (aka Yo-leven)

Online Craps Resources

Although online craps require more luck than skill, it's recommended to follow a strategy to really maximize your earning potential. Here's a list of resources that can help you become more prepared when you are ready to play online craps.

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