Craps Terms - Part Three
Posted by Nick Niesen on October 26th, 2010
When we last looked at Craps terms, we were talking about cheques, which are also called chips. Today, we will continue with some terms relating to cheques and we'll talk about actions in the game, like the come out roll.
Coloring: There are various terms that involve color. The first is color in, which is said by the dealer to let the boxman know that cheques are coming in. The next is coloring up, which is said to inform the boxman, or whoever, that the cheques are being exchanged. For instance, if you handed in a stack of red ($5 cheques, which is $100 total), the dealer might say color in, then coloring up. Next, he'll say color out and hand you one $100 cheque.
Come Bet: To place a Come wager, you place the desired cheque(s) in the Come area, which is that big space right below the numbers. Think of the Come bet as the Pass Line bet. First, you place your wager. Second, a number is rolled. Your wager is moved to that number. Finally, when the number is rolled a second time, your wager is taken down and paid. You can put odds on your wager once it gets placed in a number. When you place a wager in the Come area, it will win instantly if the next roll is a 7 or 11, but it will lose instantly if the number is 2, 3 or 12. The Don't Come Bet is just the opposite. If you bet this, you want to see the shooter throw a 7 before your number.
Come out Roll: This is sort of the start of every cycle if you will. The purpose of the come out roll is to establish the point. If the shooter throws a 7 or 11, all Pass Line wagers win and all Don't Pass wagers lose. If the shooter throws a 2, 3, or 12, all Pass Line Wagers Lose. The Don't Pass wagers win on 2 and 3, but push (bar) on 12.
Comps: These apply to any game. When you get a comp, you get something for free from the casino. For instance, maybe you're playing Craps and the pit boss decides to comp you lunch. Comps are usually handed out to players who meet certain criteria. It's important to note that there is no way you can get a comp unless you're being tracked. This means you must register for the casino's player card. And when you get change at a table, give them your card to. Comps are also called rewards these days and most casinos have went to a system to reward players automatically.
Crap: So, what is a Crap anyway-aside from the obvious? The numbers 2, 3 and 12 are Craps. And if you wager on Any Craps, these are the winning numbers you want to see rolled. When someone throws a 2, 3 or 12 on the first roll, it's called Crapping Out.
Next time, we'll venture into the D's with Craps terms like dealer, dime, don't come, double odds and more.
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