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November 16th, 2016 at 5:04:53 AM permalink
What are the typical phrases that stickmen use to call a craps game in progress? The only one I can think of is "Yo! Eleven!" Every number has a nickname, right? Easy eight, and so on.
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November 16th, 2016 at 5:21:52 AM permalink
You'll often hear "no-field 5" to distinguish it from the similar-sounding call of "9" (and to remind players and dealers that the field bet is lost). Or "the aces" or "the eyes" for a 2.

Not necessarily "common" these days, but there's always "little Joe form Kokomo" for a 4. You still may hear "Eighter from Decatur" every once in a great while.

My all-time favorite call I heard years ago was "Brooklyn Forest" for a hard 6.
When Stick caught my quizzical look, he explained, "Two 'trees.' In Brooklyn, that's a forest."
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November 16th, 2016 at 5:40:54 AM permalink
One call that I found amusing was for hard four.
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November 16th, 2016 at 11:08:34 AM permalink
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What are the typical phrases that stickmen use to call a craps game in progress?


How about, "Seven out! Line away!" Ugh!
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November 16th, 2016 at 11:27:39 AM permalink
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November 16th, 2016 at 3:13:29 PM permalink
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What are the typical phrases that stickmen use to call a craps game in progress? The only one I can think of is "Yo! Eleven!" Every number has a nickname, right? Easy eight, and so on.



2 = "TWO crap Aces," if coming out, "Take the line, Pay the don't"
3 = "THREE crap Ace-Deuce, if coming out, "Take the line, Pay the don't"
4 = "FOUR Hard/Easyway," if coming out "Mark the Four," if a winner, Pay the line, take the don't. If the four were laid, "Down behind the four."
5 = "FIVE, No Field," if coming out "Mark the Five," if a winner, Pay the line, take the don't. If the five were laid, "Down behind the five."
6 = "SIX Hard/Easyway, NO Field" if coming out "Mark the Six," if a winner, Pay the line, take the don't. If the six were laid, "Down behind the six."
7 = "Seven winner, pay the line" or "Seven OUT, take the line, pay the don'ts and last comes"
8 = EIGHT Hard/Easyway, NO Field" if coming out "Mark the EIGHT," if a winner, Pay the line, take the don't. If the eight were laid, "Down behind the eight."
9 = "NINE, Field roll, if a winner, Pay the line, take the don't. If the nine were laid, "Down behind the nine."
10 = TEN Hard/Easyway, Field roll" if coming out "Mark the TEN," if a winner, Pay the line, take the don't. If the ten were laid, "Down behind the ten."
11 = "Yo Eleven." If coming out, "Take the don't and pay the line. If a point and a DC (don't come) bet were present, "Take the DC
12 = "TWELVE crap," if coming out, "Take the line, PUSH the don't"

Easy and Hard apply to 4, 6, 8, and 10, as to whether they were form by two identical dice numbers (such as a 5-5 dice roll forming a HARD ten) or easy (such as a 6-4 dice picture).
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November 16th, 2016 at 4:49:07 PM permalink
The thing to remember is that the Stick is actually calling the game TO the base dealers, telling them each time what to do and what sequence to do it in.

You get variations such as "light up" for "mark".... it still means take that hockey puck and turn it from its dark side marked off to its light side marked on and position it on the newly established Point Number.
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November 16th, 2016 at 4:49:24 PM permalink
3 = "a buck and a duck" at Hollywood Cbus, anyway.

one or both dice land in the chip rack = "No good it's in the wood" or "Too tall, that's all, y'all"
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November 16th, 2016 at 11:47:46 PM permalink
what number did I get on the e.o.
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November 17th, 2016 at 12:21:52 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

The thing to remember is that the Stick is actually calling the game TO the base dealers, telling them each time what to do and what sequence to do it in.

You get variations such as "light up" for "mark".... it still means take that hockey puck and turn it from its dark side marked off to its light side marked on and position it on the newly established Point Number.




Yes, the stickman is calling the game for the base dealers, not necessarily the players. Especially on a crowded table, it can be easy to forget to take a losing DC or lay bet or move a DC behind a number, since those bets are more rare compared to pass line/come/field/etc.

A "proper" stick-call, which you'll probably only hear by an inexperienced dealer at a break-in house or some veteran who loves his job too much, is something like this: "Four, easy four, down behind the four, field roll four, don't's and comes travel to the four." A proper stick call is also the order in which the dealers are supposed to take/pay bets. And technically, the don't-come bets are supposed to get moved before the come bets.

What can get really frustrated is on a busy table where people are playing come-bets occasionally, you (dealer) will run into this scenario. You have 6 people on your side, players 1, 2, and 5 have a come-bet on the FOUR. The following roll, players 2, 3, 5, 6 have a come-bet in the come area and a FOUR is rolled. Proper order to pay/move bets is to pay #1, do off-and-on for #2 (unless flat-bet is different amount), move come bet #3 to the FOUR, do off-and-on for #5, then move #6's come bet. Not sure why I wrote that, but I did.

That isn't to say some stickmen won't add some "flare" for whatever reason, and say stupid sh*t like "Little joe from cocomo" or whatever. The dealers I've worked with that'd do that, at least the ones that were encouraging players to join their table (ESPECIALLY a dead game), didn't last long. One guy, I think his nickname was the flea-catcher or flea-bringer or something, ended up crying for a majority of the shift because none of the dealers liked him. He ended up moving shifts, because no boxman wanted to sit on the table he was dealing on. The boxmen would rather be stuck on the worst (busiest) tables all night with a bunch of players constantly asking for then paying off markers than sit on flea-catcher's table with 1 player.

If there's a hop-bet, stickman should call out the way it landed. ie: "Nine, center nine, came six three" or "Five, no field, five, came three two" (or "trey deuce") If a player hopped a 5-3, then the dealer would call out how the dice landed IF an 8 is rolled, otherwise, no need to call how it came (unless it's a hardway, for instance, like hard 4/6/10).


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what number did I get on the e.o.



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