There are a lot of different terms that you need to learn when
you are playing the game of Craps, once you know them understanding
the game is so much easier. One of which is Boxcars, which means
to have each one of the dice land on a 6. One of the most popular
terms, that almost everyone has heard is Snake Eyes- this is when
you are a two, the eyes part is because the two dots look like
eyes and snake because they are bad for the shooter. Vigorish
is the word used for the house edge or commission. The Come Out
roll is a very important roll in the game of Craps because it
is the opening of a new game. This roll decides the point for
Pass and Don’t Pass Line Bets. To Seven Out means to have
a seven thrown after a point has been determined and before repeating
the point number, so the next player at the table becomes the
shooter. The reason that you should know all about the terms of
the Craps game is because this way you will have a head up on
all of your competition, if you are in the middle of the game
you will understand what the dealer and some other players are
These are some of the most popular terms that you will hear while
playing the game, however there are other terms that are very
helpful to know about and they will be explained for you below.
Back Line- this is another way to say Don’t Pass Line
Big Red- This is when you place a bet on Any Seven.
Buy Bet (Lay Bet) - when you give the house a commission to be
paid correct odds for a place bet.
Cold Table- a cold table is a table where no or very few shooters
are making their points.
A Stickman is someone who works for the casino that calls out
the dice rolls and returns the dice to the shooter after each
The House Edge- the advantage that the casino has over the player.
Hi-Lo Bet- a bet that the next roll of the dice will be either
a 2 or 12.
Wrong Better- a player that bets that the dice will not pass,
bets the shooter will not make the point.
Once you decide that you are going to play Craps, you need to
read the rules so that you know how to play, and learning the
terminology will just make the whole experience that much more
fun. This can end up being the best gaming choice of your life
if you just play it the right way and with all of the knowledge
that you now have you will be one of the most winning players
at the table. Now all you have left to do is go out and play at
your favorite casino.