|One of the most unique casino games youll
ever play is Craps.
On the surface it seems simple:
throw some dice, win some money, everyone cheers. But when you get down to the meat and
potatoes of the game its like its own country with its own slang and lingo.
If you really want to take that next step in the wild world
of Craps, youll want to know many of the terms that are used regularly.
Youll get dizzy if we dished out every single word in
the Craps glossary. What were gonna give you is some of the cooler terms that Craps
pros like to use.
Snake Eyes is when you roll a two with the two dice. The only way thats possible is
a one is rolled on each dice; making it pretty rare. If you roll snake eyes on your first
roll and you bet on the Pass Line, its a loss.
The player at the table thats rolling the dice. You better hope, for your
wallets sake, that if youre not the Shooter the guy that is knows how to roll
some consistent numbers.
Come Out Roll
The first roll in a round when establishing the point or rolling craps or a natural.
A number established by the come out roll which is not craps or a natural (ex: 4, 5, 6, 8,
9, or 10).
No, not the Robert Redford flick. Its when the Shooter throws a 7 or 11 on the come
Any Craps is when you bet the next roll will be snake eyes, 3, or 12.
A bet that the next roll will be a 7.
The Bones are just a much cooler way to say the dice. Many believe the
expression is used because back in the day Romans used pig knuckles as dice. So if you
want to sound cool make sure you ask your fellow Craps players if you can roll the
bones for a while when you pull up to the table.
The numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10 marked inside "boxes" on the table.
A bet on each Hard Way and Any Seven. Youll need to check out a craps table summary
to fully understand how this bet works. The gist of it is that youre betting on all
the hard boxes (Hard 4, Hard 6, Hard 8, Hard 10) on the table but hedging your bet by also
betting that the next roll will be seven.
The Shooter isnt making his points or naturals. Basically whoevers handling
the dice (or, throwing the bones) arent making consistent rolls. You might want to
grab the dice from this guy and take over as shooter.
A bet on the 12 and 2 the highest and lowest bets in the game.
That guy that grabs your dice (and your chips if you lose) with a big curved stick.
Long and Strong
Stickman says it when he wants the dice thrown hard enough to hit the back wall.
Betting 12, and only 12, will roll next.