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Don’t you feel more comfortable in your environment if you know your surroundings, how everything is dealt with and the lingo or terms that are used in association with what is going on? Almost in everything we do anymore there is slang mumble jumble and if we want to fully enjoy the activity we best be getting to know all there is out there. Once you have it all down, it is like you are now part of a private club. Maybe it is childish but maybe that is why games are fun.

Aces betting that the next roll will be the total sum of 2

Any craps a bet that the next roll will be 2, 3, or 12. This bet pays 7:1 and has a house edge of 11.1%.

3-way craps a bet made in units of 3 with one unit on 2, one unit on 3, and one unit on 12. This is a horn bet without the bet on 11.

Any 7 a bet that the next roll will be 7. This bet pays 4:1 and has a house edge of 16.7%.

Backline same as Don't Pass Line.

Big 6 a bet that a 6 will be rolled before a 7 comes up. This bet pays even money, and has a house edge of 9.1%. A place bet on 6 pays 7:6 but is identical otherwise. The place bet is preferred, having a house edge of 1.5%.

Big 8
a bet that an 8 will be rolled before a 7 comes up. This bet pays even money, and has a house edge of 9.1%. A place bet on 8 pays 7:6 but is identical otherwise. The place bet is preferred, having a house edge of 1.5%.

Big Red placing a bet on Any Seven.

Bones another name for dice.

Boxcars betting on the 12.

Broke Money transportation money given to the broke player by the casino.

Buffalo placing a bet on each of the Hard way and Any Seven.

Buy bet
giving the house a 5% commission in order to be paid correct odds for a place bet. The buy bets on 4 and 10 allow the player to reduce the house edge from 6.67% to 4% on these bets. Some casinos collect the commission only on winning bets, while others collect it at the time the bet is made.

Capped Dice crooked dice.

Cold Table when shooters are not making their Points.

Come bet a "virtual pass line bet"; a bet made after the come out roll but in other respects exactly like a pass line bet.

Come out roll the first roll of the dice in a betting round is called the "come out" roll. Pass bets win when the come out roll is 7 or 11, while pass bets lose when the come out roll is 2, 3, or 12. Don't bets lose when the come out roll is 7 or 11, and don't bets win when the come out roll is 2 or 3. Don't bets tie when the come out roll is 12 (2 in some casinos; the "bar" roll on the layout indicates which roll is treated as a tie).

Crap the numbers 2,3 and 12.

Craps the game or the dice.

I am sure there are more craps terms out there that I could have covered, so if you have any that you would like to suggested please email me.
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