Craps Terms By

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A lay bet is a bet against a particular number placed by a so called Wrong Better. There i a 5% commision to the casino on such a bet.

Lay The Odds

After a point has been thrown the players who has wagers on Don't Come can place additional Odds Bets - that will also win if their original don't pass bet wins.

Lay Bets

A lay bet is a bet that a 7 will be thrown before the number you are placing your lay bet on - 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 - comes up. Note that the casino requires you to lay slightly more than the correct odds - this gives the house an advantage of 3.03% on 4 and 10. 2.50% on 5 and 9, and 1.82% on 6 and 8. This lay bet is the opposite of Buy bets. Also note that the 5% commision is on the amount you could win, not on the amount you bet. The 5% commission is usually taken up front, but a few casinos take the commission after the bet wins - if it wins at all.

Lay Wager

Lay wagers is when you are betting against a point number that has been thrown by paying a 5 percent commission.


The layout of the craps table is simply the imprinted surface of a craps table - which shows all the different areas where craps bets can be placed. You can see a craps table layout here.

Like Mom & Dad

Mom and Dad are slang for a bet that the next roll will be a 8 (4+4).

Line Away

A bet on the next roll being a 7 (5+2).

Line Bet

A line bet can be a bet on eighter the Pass Line - or the Dont Pass Line.

Little Joe

Slang for a pair of 2's - also called a hard 4.

Little Joe from Kokomo

A bet on the next roll being a pair of 2's - hard 4.

Little Phoebe

Slang for a bet on the next roll being 5 (3+2).

Long & Strong

Sometmes the stickman will tell a player to throw the dices long and strong - this is because he wants the player to throw the dices hard enough to hit the backboard.

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