Like every other casino game canada online casino, craps has its own slang that can sound gibberish to the untrained ear. Terms like ‘snake eyes’ can sound familiar, but others, like ‘ballerina special’ are strange to the un-initiated. Let’s see some of the strangest terms used in craps and their translation to everyday English.

Let’s strat with ‘snake eyes’, probably the most well-known craps term. It means a roll of 2 points, consisting of a double one. It is also called ‘Aces’, though this term is also used for a bet placed on a double 1 being rolled next by the shooter. The above-mentioned ‘ballerina special’ means a roll of two 2s.

Saying ‘seven’ at the craps table means bad manners and is believed to bring bad luck. Instead, seven is called ‘Big Red’, or simply ‘Red’, as it’s written in big red type on the craps table. The same term is used for bets placed on 7.

The person that supervises the game of craps is called the ‘boxman’. He is some kind of a referee – he is the one to announce bets, to inspect the dice and be aware of everything happening around the table. ‘Boxcars’ in turn does not refer to the vehicle driven by the boxman, but rather to a pair of sixes. By the way, the pair of sixes is also called ‘cornrows’ or ‘midnight’.

In craps, the dice are kept in a container called the ‘stick’. This is held by a person called the ‘stickman’, who offers the dice to roll with to the shooter. Dice are sometimes called ‘bones’. After a few rounds of shooting, the dice become ‘crapped’ or ‘crooked’ – worn out, chipped, unsuitable for further play. After each round, the dice have to be inspected by the stickman, who can decide to replace them.

Rolling the dice is called ‘shooting’ in craps, and the person rolling is the ‘shooter’. The shooter can roll several combination of dice, both the ‘hard way’ – referring to a double, such as 3-3 or a ‘cornrows’, or the ‘easy way’, meaning combinations of two different point values on the dice.

Speaking of ways, there are ‘two-way’ bets in craps, meaning that a part of the bet is for the player, and another part (usually smaller) for the dealer. The ‘three-way’, though, represents a bet placed on three numbers, namely 2, 3 or 12.

Craps – it’s not only the name of the game, but also the name of a ‘come-out roll’ – the first roll of the round – with a value of 2, 3 or 12. Each of these numbers is called a ‘crap’.

Craps tables can be ‘dead’ – without players, or ‘hot’, with lots of action and winnings. Hot or dead, craps tables will always be located in the ‘pit’ – an area in the casino dedicated to craps. Players can stand around the table, ‘charting’ it – noting down the outcomes of the rolls on a piece of paper – and see if a table is hot or ‘cold’ – when the shooters don’t make their points.

There are several special terms used around the craps table, but the above are the basics – the rest you can pick up during play. Good luck.

Views: 32

Comments are closed for this blog post


DealerELITE created this Ning Network.

Latest Activity

Scot Eisenfelder posted a blog post
11 hours ago
Chris Miller posted a blog post
11 hours ago
Bill Wittenmyer posted a video

#FreebieFriday: Coaching Up & Managing Up

ELEAD1ONE Partner Bill Wittenmyer explains the concept of coaching up and managing up in this week's episode of Freebie Friday.
12 hours ago
Andy Church posted a blog post
12 hours ago
Profile Icon via Twitter
Dealer Elite Daily News is out!
Twitter13 hours ago · Reply · Retweet
Chris Branum posted a blog post
Chris Branum posted a group

Fixed Ops Marketing Strategy

Service, Parts, Accessories and Collision Marketing Strategy Group.Digital marketing ideas and…See More
Profile Icon via Twitter
RT @SteveStauning: Checking out "Real Social Selling" on @dealerELITE:
Twitteryesterday · Reply · Retweet

de sponsor

Get Newsletter

dE Sponsor

© 2018   Created by DealerELITE.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service