The Craps Table Crew

A Craps table has so many bets and so many players that it requires multiple dealers known as “The Crew”. Three dealers, a Boxperson, and a supervisor (Floor) are always watching the game. Each plays a part in keeping the game going. The crew is there to help you so don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions.

Overhead view of the crew around the table. The floor, the box, the stickperson, and two base dealers.

What Does the Boxperson (Box) Do at the Craps Table?

The Box is the person sitting down between two other dealers. Their job is to watch the dealers, players, handle money, and make sure the game moves along smoothly

When they watch the dealers they are looking for:

  • Proper procedure

  • Proper payment

  • Proper setting up of bets

  • Making sure the dealers are doing their jobs correctly

When they watch the players they are looking for:

  • Bets they make

  • Did they give the right amount of money for the bets

  • Are they getting paid correctly

  • Are they trying to cheat

They also:

  • Handle disputes between the players and/or the dealers

  • Counting and dropping cash that comes in from players

  • Coloring up money when players leave

What Do the Base Dealers Do in Craps?

The Base Dealers job is to take care of the players on their side of the table. Their duties include:

  • Booking Players' Bets

  • Setting up bets on their side of the table

  • Paying bets

  • Collecting losing bets

  • Teaching players how to play

What Does the Stickperson Do on a Craps Game?

The Stickperson controls the pace of the game using the stick and dice and to take care of the bets in the middle of the table. Their duties include:

  • Sending the dice to the players

  • Taking and setting up bets in the center of the table

  • Telling the base dealers who and how much to pay players when their center bets win 

  • Calling the number the dice land on

What Does the Supervisor (Floor) Do at the Craps Table?

The Floor's job is to keep an eye on the game as a whole. Their duties include: 

  • Making sure the bank is correct and there are enough for the players

  • Taking players' cards and tracking their play

  • Grabbing dice that go off the table

  • Handling disputes that cannot be resolved through the Boxperson

  • Triple checking payouts


Before you ever make a bet on the table you should know the basics to playing the game.

The Pass Line and its Odds are the first bets you should learn on the Craps table

The most common bets after the Pass Line. These are fun to play with a lot of betting possibilities.

They work like the Pass Line and offer Odds that don't have an advantage for the casino. 

Also called the Dark Side, these players are saying the shooter won't be making points.