Craps Terms By Online-Casinos.com

Craps is a casino game with it’s very own language. If you are interested in learning more about the terms used around the craps table I – and users of this website – have put together a craps dictionary.

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2 x Odds

This is a so called Odds Bet that is double the size of your pass line bet or come bet. A few casinos offer 10 x Odds or even 100 X Odds – the bigger odds bets you are allowed to make the better – as this bet has no house advantage at all.

3 Way Craps

This is a combination of 3 craps bets in one bet. A 3 Way Craps is one bet on 2 + one bet on 3 and one bet on 12. This bet is very similar to the Horn Bet – except that you don’t bet on 11 when you place a 3 Way Bet.

5 Count

This is a craps system – no craps systems will make you win in the long run so it’s worthless in my opinion.

A

A Ballerina Special

The is a bet that the next roll will be a total score of 4 (2+2).

A Hobos Delight on a Cold and Rainy Night

This is simply a bet on 12 – also see the term: Boxcars – meaning 12 or betting on twelve.

A Square Pair

This is a bet that the next roll will be 8 (4+4).

Ace

A bet that the next roll will be 2 (1+1).

Ace Caught a Deuce

A bet that the next roll will be 3 (1+2).

Ace Deuce

A bet that the next roll will be 3 (1+2).

Ace

A bet that the next roll will be 2 (1+1).

Advantage

The casino has the advantage – edge – in the long run on most of the bets you can make at the craps table. Each bet it’s possible to make at the craps table has a different house advantage. The advantage on a bet is normally expressed as a percentage.

After 5 The Field is Alive

A bet that the next roll will be 5 (3+2)

All the Spots we Got

A bet that the next roll will be 12 (6+6).

An Ace Caught a Loose Deuce

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Any 7

A bet that a 7 will be rolled in the next throw.

Any Craps

Betting that the next roll will be 2,3 or 12.

Atomic Craps

A bet that a 12 will be rolled in the next throw (6+6).

B

Back Line

This is just another term for the Don’t Pass Line.

Back Line Skinner

A bet on the next throw being a 7.

Bar the 12

For wrong betters (Don’t Pass & Don’t Come betters the number 12 is a tie.

Benny Blue – You are All Through

Betting that the roll will be a 7.

Betting Right

Betting on the Pass Line Bet and Come Bets.

Betting Wrong

A player who is betting on the dices losing – by placing bets on the Don’t Pass and Don’t Come areas.

Big 6

A bet on a 6 being thrown before a 7 is rolled.

Big 8

A bet on a 8 being thrown before a 7 is rolled.

Big Red

Placing a bet on any 7.

Bones

Another nickname for the dice.

Boxcars

12 – or betting on 12.

Boxman

The supervisor of the craps table.

Bring Out

A term used by the stickman.

Broke Money

Transportation money given to the broke player by the casino.

Brooklyn Forest

Hard Six – (3+3).

Buck

A round plastic disk used to mark either the point or to indicate that no point is yet established. It says Off on one side and ON – on the other side.

Buffalo

Placing a bet on each of the hard way and any 7.

Buy Bets

A 5% commission is paid to the casino in order to achieve the correct odds on a bet of 4,5,6,8,9,10.

Buy the 4 and 10

Paying a 5% commission to the casino so that the 4 and 10 payoff is at 2:1 on place bets. The buy bets on 4 and 10 allow the player to reduce the house edge from 6.67% down to 4% on these bets.

C

Casino Checks

A term used by the casino for chips issued by the house.

Center Field

A bet on the next throw being a 9 (5+4).

Changing Color

When you change casino chips into smaller or larger denomination you are changing color.

Checks

A casino term for tokens – used instead of money.

Chips

A casino term for tokens – used instead of money.

Choppy

If none of the players are making more then 1 or 2 point rolls before they seven out.

Cold Dice

A expression used when the dices aren’t passing.

Cold Table

An expression used when the shooters are not making their points.

Come

The Come bet allows you to place a bet similar to a pass line bet – only difference is that this Come bet can only be made after the come out roll.

Come Bet

The come bet is a wager placed after the come out roll – very similar to the pass line bet.

Come out Roll

The very first roll in a betting round is called the come out roll.

Crap

Number 2 – 3 and 12 is called craps.

Crap Out

If a 2 – 3 or 12 is thrown on the come out roll.

Crapped Dice

Slang term for Crooked Dice.

Craps

Number 2 – 3 and 12 is called craps.

Craps Rules

You can find more info about the rules of craps in my craps rules section.

Crew

Slang for the two dealers + the stickman + the boxman – who are handling the craps table.

D

Dealers

The two dealers are responsible for the bets placed at the craps table. You can ask your dealer to place your bets for you.

Dice Pass

When the shooter throws a 7 he must pass on the dices to the next player in line.

Die in the Wood – Roll no Good

Slang used when the dices lands in on of the players chip rack.

Disc

The ON – OFF disc indicates what point the shooter must throw to make the point roll.

Don’t Come

A Don’t Come Bet is the reveres of a Come bet. This is a bet that a 7 will be thrown before the point is rolled.

Don’t Come Bet

A Don’t Come Bet is the reveres of a Come bet. This is a wager against the dices placed after the come out roll.

Don’t Come Box

This is an area on the craps table where you can place your Don’t Come bet – you can see a illustration of a craps table here.

Don’t Pass

The don’t pass is a bet made before the come out roll. This is a bet that the dices will not pass – also called an wrong bet as such a bet will normally be the opposite of that the other players are placing wagers on.

Don’t Pas Bet

The don’t pass bet is a bet made before the come out roll. This is a bet that the dices will not pass – also called an wrong bet as such a bet will normally be the opposite of that the other players are placing wagers on.

Don’t Pass Line

This is the area on the craps table where you can place your Don’t Pass bets – sometimes this area is also called the Don’t Pass Bar.

Double Odds

This is a bet not the odds on a bet – the Odds Bets are bets that you can place during point rolls. Normally you can place Odds Bets that are double as big as your pass line bet – Come bets – Don’t pass bet or Don’t Come bets. Odds bets have ZERO house edge so the bigger a odds bet you are allowed to place the lower the overall house edge. Most casinos offer 2XOdds but some also offers 5XOdds or even 10XOdds.

Double Odds Bet

This is a bet not the odds on a bet – the Odds Bets are bets that you can place during point rolls. Normally you can place Odds Bets that are double as big as your pass line bet – Come bets – Don’t pass bet or Don’t Come bets. Odds bets have ZERO house edge so the bigger a odds bet you are allowed to place the lower the overall house edge. Most casinos offer 2XOdds but some also offers 5XOdds or even 10XOdds.

Double Saw on Boxcars

This is slang for betting on the next roll to be a 12 (6+6).

E

Easy Way

The easy way to roll a number – is the opposite of rolling a number the hard way. For example the hard way to roll a 4 would be to roll a 2+2 – whereas its much easier to roll 4 with a 1+3 or any other way then a pair. If you don’t understand this you can visit my craps probabilities page to learn more about this. Easy Way is the roll of 4 – 6 – 8 or 10 where the dice are not a pair.

Edge

The Edge refers to the house Advantage on a bet – normally this would be a percentage. For example the house edge on the pass line bet is 1.414% and the Edge on the Don’t pass bet is 1.402%.

Eighter from Decatur

A bet that the next roll will be 8 (4+4).

End of the Race

A Bet that the next roll will be 7 (5+2).

Evealine

Eleven – after the point is made.

Even Money

A bet that pay even money – offers a payoff of 1-1.

Excuse Me Sir – Craps is a Game of Skill not Strength

A player that is throwing the dice way too hard.

Excuse Me Sir – We need to Feed the Chickens not Kill them.

A player that is throwing the dice way too hard.

Excuse Me Sir – You did not lose the Dice – Only your Friends and Money

A player that throws craps on the come out roll.

F

Field

The Field bet is a one roll bet that the next roll will be a 2-3-4-9-10 or 12. If a 3-4-9-10 or 11 is rolled the Field bet win and is paid even money (1-1). If 2 or 12 is rolled you will be paid 2-1. You can get more info about the field bet here.

Field Bet

The Field bet area on the craps table is large and for a good reason. The casino has a 5.50% edge on all bets placed there. Field bets are won or lost on one roll of the dices. If a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12 is thrown, the players with chips in this area win while a 5, 6, 7 or 8 causes players making a field bet to lose.

Floormen

Floormen are supervisors who are responsible for the casino employees running the games – and the games. Sometimes you can see a floorman standing behind the table watching over the game.

Free Odds

If you bet $20 on the Pass Line, Don’t Pass, Come, or Don’t Come, you can increase your original bet by the double the amount of your free odds after the dice have been thrown – to wager behind. To wager behind is what a good craps player will do and a criteria of good craps games is how many free odds the casino offers you. As the amount of allowed odds increases, the house advantage decreases considerably.

Free Odds Bet

A Odds bet made in addition to the Pass Line bet – Don’t Pass Line bet – come bet and Don’t Come wagers which is paid at true odds – there is no house edge on the odds bets.

Front Line

This is another terms for the pass line.

Front Line Bet

This is another term for the pass line bet.

G

George

This is slang used by the casino crew – George is slang for a big tipping craps player.

H

Hard 10

This is a Woman’s best Friend.

Hard Way

Throwing a number the Hard Way is referring to the fact that is is much harder to throw a pair then it is to throw just the total score of a pair. For example there is many different combinations of throwing 4 – the hard way of throwing a 4 is throwing a pair of 2’s – whereas the easy way could be throwing a 1+3 or any other combination. Please visit my page about probabilities in craps if you do not understand this. The craps table offers you the choice of betting on 4 different hard way combinations – a hard 4 (2+2) – a hard 6 (3+3) – a hard 8 (4+4) and a hard 10 (5+5). If you make a hard bet you win if that pair is thrown before a seven is rolled.

Hard Ways

The Hard Ways are some of the proposition bets. Throwing a Hard Way is referring to the fact that is is much harder to throw a pair then it is to throw just the total score of a pair. For example there is many different combinations of throwing 4 – the hard way of throwing 4 is throwing a pair of 2’s – whereas the easy way could be throwing a 1+3 or any other combination. Pleas visit my page about probabilities in craps if you do not understand this. The craps table offers you the choice of betting on 4 different hard way combinations – a hard 4 (2+2) – a hard 6 (3+3) – a hard 8 (4+4) and a hard 10 (5+5). If you make a hard bet you win if that pair is thrown before a seven is rolled.

Hardway Bet

A bet that a 4 – 6 – 8 or 10 will be rolled as a pair before a 7 is rolled. Learn more about the hard way bets by visiting my page about the proposition bets and/or look at the explanations just above this one.

Hop

This is a bet on a particular number – if this number is rolled in the next throw you win.

Hop Bet

A hop bet is a bet on the next roll will be a particular combination of the dices. For example a bet on a 2-2 is called a hopping hardway. You can bet on a 5+2 – 2-2 – 3+3 – 4+4 or 5+5. If you win such a bet you will be paid the same as a one roll 2. Other hop bets are paid the same as a one roll 11.

Hopping Hardways

A bet that a certain pair will be rolled in the next throw. If you win such a bet you will normally get paid 30-1 – however a few casinos offers better or lower odds.

Horn

This is 4 bets bets combined in 1 bet. By placing a horn bet you bet on 2 – 3 – 11 and 12. If one of these combinations comes up you win on that bet – but lose the other 3 bets.

Horn Bet

The Horn bet is 4 bets bets combined in 1 bet. By placing a horn bet you bet on 2-3-11 and 12. If one of these combinations comes up you win on that bet – but lose the other 3 bets. 3 and 11 pay odds 15-1. 2 and 12 pay odds 30-1.

Horn High Bet

A Horn High Bet is a bet made in multiples of 5 with one unit on 3 of the horn numbers, and two units on the ‘high’ number (number 12). Lets have an example – you place a $5 horn high eleven – so you have $1 each on 2, 3, 12, and $2 on the 11.

Hot Dices

This is slang for a shooter who makes his numbers.

Hot Hands

This is also slang for a shooter who makes his numbers.

Hot Roll

This is slang for a roll in which the dice are continually passing and are held by the shooter for a long period of time.

Hot Table

Slang term for a craps table with lots of action.

I

I Can’t read’er – She is in the Cedar

This is a slang term used by the casino crew when one or both the dices has landed in a players chip rack.

In the Plank – Not worth a Wank

This is also a slang term used by the casino crew when one or both of the dices has landed in the rail.

Inside Numbers

These are the place number bets – 5 – 6 – 8 and 9.

Insurance Bet

This is when a player makes two or more bets at the craps table in an attempt to insure one or the other. i.e. – if one bet loses the other bet will win.

J

Jesse James

Slang for a Nine – Because Jesse James was shot to death with a forty-five.

Jimmie Hick

Slang for a six.

K

King of Craps

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L

Lay

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.

Layout

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.

M

Midnight

Slang for 12 – or a bet that the next roll will be 12.

Miss

When the shooter trys to make his point – but instead rolls a seven the shooter is said to Miss. Then the control of the dice is transferred to the next shooter in line. This is also called miss out, seven out, or sevening out. This is also often incorrectly called crap out.

Miss Out

When the shooter rolls a seven after a point has been established he is said to Miss Out. The control of the dices is passed on to the next shooter in liner. To Miss out is also sometimes just called miss – seven out, or sevening out. This is also sometimes incorrectly refereed to as crap out.

N

Natural

When the shooter rolls a 7 or and 11 at the come out roll this is called a Natural.

Nickels

Nickels is a slang term used by some players – the meaning is a chips with a $5 denomination.

Nina and the Marina

Slang for 9.

Nina from Pasadena

A bet on the next roll being 9 (5+4).

Numbers

A craps term used for the numbers: 4-5-6-8-9 and 10.

O

Odds Bets

The odds bets are additional wagers that you can add to your Pass line bet – your Don’t pass bet – your Come Bet or Don’t Come bet. The house edge on the odds bets are ZERO – so you should definitely place odds bets whenever allowed.

Odds Off

Odds Off refers to the fact that the player can call of his odds bets at any time – the odds bet is left on the table until the wager is resolved.

Off

The player can call his bets OFF if he thinks that he will not win on the next throw.

OJ

Slang for a bet on 3+2 – OJ refer to O.J Simpson who used shirt number 32 when he was playing football.

On Base

A term used about the dealers – other then the stickman.

On The Stick

A term used about a dealer who is also the stickman.

One Roll Bet

A bet that will either win or lose on the next bet.

Outside Numbers

The outside numbers are the numbers 4-5-9 and 10 as place number bets.

Outstanding in Your Field

Slang for a bet that the next roll will be 12 (6+6).

Ozzie & Harriet

Slang for a bet that the next roll will be 8 (4+4).

P

Pair of Aces in the Wrong Place

Slang for Two.

Pair of Sunflowers

Slang for a bet on the next roll to be 10 (5+5).

Pair of Roses

Slang for a bet on the next roll to be 10 (5+5).

Parley

This is a term used when you leave your winnings in action on the craps table.

Pass

This is a winning situation for the right betters – those who bet on the Pass Line and Come.

Pass Bet

This is simply a pass line bet – This is a bet that the dices will pass – you will normally place this bet before the come out roll.

Pass Line

The area on the craps table where you can place your pass line bet is called the pass line.

Pass Line Bet

You can find more information about the pass line bet here.

Payoff

Payoff is the paying of winning bets to a player.

Pit

The pit is the area enclosed by all the tables in a casino – floormen walk around in the pit and keep an eye on the games in progress and the casino employees.

Pitboss

A casino employee who is in charge of all the tables in a certain area within the casino.

Place Bet- To Lose

A bet on either the 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 as individual numbers or in any combination. The wager is that they will repeat before a seven is thrown. The casino requires you to lay slightly more than the correct odds, giving the house an edge of 3.03% on 4 and 10, 2.50% on 5 and 9, and 1.82% on 6 and 8. 4 and 10 pays 9-5. 5 and 9 pays 7- 5. 6 and 8 pays 7-6.

Place Bet – To Win

A bet on either the 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 as individual numbers or in any combination. The wager is that they will repeat before a seven is thrown. The casino requires you to lay slightly more than the correct odds, giving the house an edge of 3.03% on 4 and 10, 2.50% on 5 and 9, and 1.82% on 6 and 8. 4 and 10 pays 9-5. 5 and 9 pays 7-5. 6 and 8 pays 7-6.

Place Numbers Bets

A bet on number 4-5-6-8-9 and/or 10. Player

This is you and I – the gambler.

Point

If 4-5-6-8-9 or 10 is rolled in the first roll – called the come out role – this number now becomes the point and the shooter must roll this point again before he rolls a 7.

Point Number

The numbers 4-5-6-8-9 and 10 can act as point numbers – this happens if the shooter does not instantly win or lose on the come out roll.

Press a Bet

A term used by the player when he want to increase his bet with double the amount currently on the spot.

Proposition Bets

The proposition bets are made in the center of the craps table.

Puck

A round plastic object used by the casino staff to indicate if a point has been established – one side is white – the other side is black.

Puppy Paws

Slang for a bet that the next roll will be 10 (5+5).

Put Bet

A Put bet is a pass line bet that you put up sometime after the come-out roll. Example: If you have not placed a pass-line bet and the shooter rolls a point of 6 – you can then put a bet on the pass line, with the appropriate odds. The big advantage to put bets is that you get to choose your own point numbers. The disadvantage is that you lose out on come out sevens and eleven’s. But remember, you don’t add odds until the point is established, so on come out sevens and eleven’s, all you win is your flat bet.

R

Rails

Where players keep their chips when they are not using them to make bets.

Rhythmic Rollers

This is people who can influence the dice to change the odds – Dice pre-setters.

Right Bettor

Players who bet on the pass line and Come is called right betters – as opposite to wrong betters who bet against the dice.

Roll

This is simply a simple throw with the dice – OR – a series of rolls with the dice until the shooter sevens out.

S

Same Bet – Press Method

This is when a player is using the same bet after every win. Same bet – press method is used for place bets. When the player wins his first bet he say same bet to the dealer. On his next win he would tell the dealer to press it. Keep repeating the process.

Scared Money

This is when a gambler have insufficient funds to keep playing.

Seven Out

When the shooter is trying to make his point but throws a 7 he must pass on the dices to a new shooter – he is said to seven out.

Seven is a Bruiser – The front line is a Loser

Slang for a bet on the next roll to be a 7 (5+2).

Shoot

A series of rolls by the shooter – until he sevens out.

Shooter

The player who is rolling the dices is called the shooter.

Shooter on the dark side – Says he Won’t

This is a term used about a shooter who makes a don’t pass bet – a bet against the dices.

Single Odds

A odds bet that is the same size as the original pass line bet.

Six Ace

Betting on the next throw will be the number 7 (5+2).

Six Five – No Jive

Betting that the next throw will be the number 11 (5+6).

Six One – You are All Done

Betting that the next throw will be the number 7 (5+2).

Small Ace Deuce – Can’t Produce

Betting that the next throw will be the number 3 (2+1).

Snake Eyes

TWO – or a bet on number 2.

Square Pair

Hard 8.

Stickman

The casino employee who calls out the dice rolls and hands the shooter the dice.

Studio 54

Studio 54 is slang for the number 9 – or a bet on 9.

T

Take the odds

Taking the odds is an additional wager it is possible to make on the following bets: The Come bet – The Don’t Come Bet – The Place number bets and the Don’t Come bet after the come-out roll. This is called ‘to wager behind’ – or ‘to take the odds’. You can wager behind X times the amount you could win, where X is the maximum number of odds bets you are allowed to make. If you are playing at a craps table with 2x odds allowed it looks like this: You bet $10 on your initial bet – so you could win $20 and hence wager $40 behind. Some casinos offer 10X odds and a few even offer up to 100x odds. To wager behind – or tale the maximum odds – is what a good craps player will do. The maximum odds allowed is a criteria of how good the craps game offered by the casino is. As the amount of allowed odds increases – the house advantage decreases a lot. When making the odds bet 1x the house edge is 0.85% on the pass line bet and and 0.68% on the don’t pass bet. When making the odds bet 2x the house edge is cut down to 0.61% for the pass line bet and 0.45% for the don’t pass bet.

Taken Down

A bet that is taken down is removed and returned to the player – either because the player requested this or because of the craps rules.

Ten The Hard Way

This is a a bet that the next roll will be 10 – rolled with a pair of five. This bet can be made at the middle section of the craps table – where you can also find the areas with the other proposition bets.

The Big One on the End

This is a a bet that the next roll will be 10 – rolled with a pair of five’s. This bet can be made at the middle section of the craps table – where you can also find the areas with the other proposition bets.

The Dice Are Cold As Ice – Sweet As Honey – Bet the Don’t and Win the Money

Slang for a cold table – the shooters are not making their points.

The Other Side of Eleven’s Tummy

Slang for a bet that the next roll will be number 2 (2+1).

The Windows

Slang for a bet that the next roll will be number 8 (4+4).

Thirty Two – Juice Roll

Slang for a bet that the next roll will be number 5 (3+2).

Three Craps Three – The Indicator

Slang for a bet that the next roll will be number 3 (2+1).

Tip

A tip is a gratuity given to the dealer by the player.

Token

This is the dealers term for a tip given to a dealer from a player.

Triple Dipple – In the Lucky Ducky

Slang for a bet that the next roll will be number 12 (6+6).

Two Aces

The number 2 (1+1).

Two Crap Two – Double in the Bubble

The number 2 (1+1).

Two Rolls and no Coffee

Slang for a shooter that sevens out after two rolls.

Two Ways

A phrase appended to a hardway or proposition bet to indicate that the player is betting one chip for the dealers along with his own bet. A $2 bet two ways is $1 for the player and $1 for the dealers. Example 1 – a $6 bet two ways is $5 for the player and $1 for the dealers. Example 2 – a $10 bet two ways is $5 for the player and $5 for the dealers. The player can say: ‘Hard 6, two ways’ or ‘Two-way hard 6’.

U

Up Pops The Devil

Slang for a bet that the next throw will be number 7 (5+2). Seven is the number of the beast.

V

Value for Money Bet

A term used for a bet with a low house advantage.

W

Weaki Weaki

This is a term you can here in a casino at Hawaii – the stickman will say Weaki Weaki if the dices do not hit the backboard and roll back on the table. If this happens the dealers may advice the shooter to ‘throw the dices as your ex was standing at the far end of the table’ 🙂

What Shot Jesse James ? A Forty-five

This is slang for a bet on the number 9 (5+4).

Whirl Bet

A whirl bet is a bet bet that the next throw with the dices will be 2-3-7-11 or 12, made in multiples of 5, with one unit on each of the numbers. Example: A $5 whirl bet would be $1 on 2 + $1 on 3 + $1 on 7 and $2 on 11 or 12.

Winner on the Dark Side

A bet that the next roll will be 3.

Working

A craps term meaning that the bets are at risk on the next throw with the dices.

Working Bets

Working bets are bets that are ‘live’ Example: The bets that can be resolved with the next roll are said to be working. Generally, place number bets, buy and lay bets, and come odds bets do not work on the come out roll – unless you tell the dealers to ‘make them work’. All other bets – like hardways – work unless you call them OFF. You can call a bet off by telling the dealers you do not want them to ‘work’.

World Bets

A world bet is a bet that the next roll will be 2- 3- 7 and 11 or 12, made in multiples of 5, with one unit on each of the numbers. Example: A $5 world bet would be $1 on 2 + $1 on 3 + $1 on 7 and $2 on 11 or 12.

Wrong Better

A wrong better is a craps player who bets that the dice will not pass – and therefore he is normally not very popular at the craps table – at least not among the betters who are Betting Right.

X

X Odds

Taking the odds is an additional wager it is possible to make on the following bets: The Come bet – The Don’t Come Bet – The Place Number bets and the Don’t Come bet after the come-out roll. This is called ‘to wager behind’ – or ‘to take the odds’. You can wager behind X times the amount you could win, where X Odds is the maximum number of odds bets you are allowed to make. If you are playing at a craps table with 2x odds allowed it looks like this: You bet $10 on your initial bet – so you could win $20 and hence wager $40 behind. Some casinos offer 10X odds and a few even offer up to 100x odds. To wager behind – or tale the maximum odds – is what a good craps player will do. The maximum odds allowed is a criteria of how good the craps game offered by the casino is. As the amount of allowed odds increases – the house advantage decreases a lot. When making the odds bet 1x the house edge is 0.85% on the pass line bet and and 0.68% on the don’t pass bet. When making the odds bet 2x the house edge is cut down to 0.61% for the pass line bet and 0.45% for the don’t pass bet.

Yo

Slang for 11.

Yo Eleven

A bet that the next throw will be 11 (5+6).

Yo – Elevine – Lost her Draws in the Men’s Latrine

Slang for eleven.