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Craps Dctionary

Term

Definition

Action

Term used to describe the amount of money being wagered on the table.

Boxcars

The name for a roll of 12 or two 6s.

Center bets

Wagers found in the middle of the table that include Hardway bets and One-roll bets.

Come-Out roll

The first roll of the dice used to establish the point for each session. A come-out roll can can win a line bet by rolling a 7 or 11. If the shooter rolls 2, 3 or 12 on the come-out roll a line bet loses. Another roll is then needed to establish a point.

Craps

Rolling 2, 3 or 12 on a come-out roll.

Giving odds

An additional bet used to back up a Don't Pass or Don't Come bet after the point has been established. This reduces the house edge on your action.

Line bets

Even money bets (1:1) that include the Pass Line Bet and the Don't Pass Line Bet.

Point

A point is established by a roll of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 by the shooter trying to win a Line bet. Once established a point is made and won by re-rolling the point number.

Proposition bets

A One-roll bet that is also known as a Center bet. Players wager that a 2, 3, 7, 11 or 12 will be attained with the next roll.

Puck

A two-sided marker. The white side of this marker is placed up when a point has been established and the black side of this marker is placed up when a point has yet to be established.

Right bettor

Players who bet on the shooter to win.

Sequence bets

Bets that require more than one roll of the dice to resolve.

Sevening out

Rolling a 7 after the point has been established causes the shooter to seven out and pass the dice to the next shooter.

Shooter

The player rolling the dice.

Snake eyes

The name for a roll of 2 or two 1s.

Wrong bettor

Players who bet against the shooter believing the shooter will lose.

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