Terms

  • Shooter:
  • Whoever is throwing the dice.

  • Rolling:
  • The shooter rolls the dice with one hand so that they bounce off the far wall surrounding the table.

  • Boxman:
  • The casino employee who guards the chips, supervises the dealers and handles "Coloring Up" players (exchanging small chip denominations for larger denominations in order to preserve the chips at a table) and make it easier for you to pick up off the floor in your run for the cashier's cage! :)

  • Base dealers:
  • The casino employee who stand to either side of the boxman and collect and pay bets.

  • Stickman:
  • The casino employee who stands directly across the table from the boxman, takes bets in the center of the table (hard ways, yo bets, craps, horn, etc.), announces the results of each roll, collects the dice with an elongated wooden stick, and directs the base dealers to pay winners from Prop bets in the center of the table. He's also responsible for the "Tempo" or "Pace" or the game making sure you have time to make your bets, but "Keepin' Them Bones-A-Moving"! A good Stickman will interact and personalize the game and add to the fun!

  • Come-out rolls:
  • To start a "Hand", the shooter makes one or more "come-out" rolls. A come-out roll of 2, 3 or 12 is called "craps" or "crapping out", and anyone betting the Pass line loses. A come-out roll of 7 or 11 is a "natural", and the Pass line wins.

  • Point rolls:
  • The other possible numbers in "come-out" rolls are the point numbers: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10. If the shooter rolls one of these numbers on the come-out roll, this establishes the "point" - to "pass" or "win"

  • Seven Out:
  • This is what it is called If the shooter rolls any seven before repeating the point number. In this case, the Pass line loses and the dice pass to a new shooter for the next hand, moving around the table in a clockwise fashion. If you "pass the dice" you will not get another chance to shoot until the dice move around the entire table! Dice never move backwards.