Casino Glossary

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Action
An Action is the amount of money wagered within a casino game.

Active Player
An Active Player is a player still participating in the game.

All In
All In is the term used when a player bets all of their chips. This is a term most often used in Poker to denote going ‘all in’.

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Baccarat
Baccarat is one of the most popular casino games that uses 6 or 8 decks of cards and is a game solely down to chance. There is no skill required in this game as each player’s moves are forced by the cards they are dealt.

Banker
In a card game, the dealer is often also known as the banker.

Bankroll
The bankroll is the total amount of money a player has to play with.

Bump
To bump is to raise.

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Card Shark
A Card Shark is a person who is an expert at cards.

Chase
After losing money on a bet, to chase is to have another bet to try to recoup the loss.

Chips
Chips are the round disks used at a casino to represent cash amounts.

Cold
A Cold is a casino term for being on a losing streak e.g. on a cold on a slot machine that isn’t paying out.

Craps
Craps is a dice casino game where players wage money against each other or the bank on the outcome of a roll or a series of rolls of two dice.

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Deal
To deal is to give out cards during a hand.

Deuce
A two in a dice game

Doubling-Up
The doubling-up system is often followed to attempt to recoup losses. Once a loss has been made, a player will double their bet and continue to double until they win back the losses and make a profit.

E

Edge
The edge is the advantage over another opponent.

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Face Cards
Face cards are the Jack Queen and King of any suit of cards.

Flat Betting
Flat betting is when the same amount is bet on each wager.

G

Grind
To grind is to play small stakes to win small stakes.

Gross Winnings
Total payout.

H

Hand
The cards that you hold in any given game

High Roller
High Roller is the term used to describe a big player.

Hit
To take an additional card

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Jackpot
The ultimate amount you can win in any game.

Keno
Keno is a casino game which is a cross between bingo and a lottery. Players must select 10 numbers out of a total of 80 and wager how many of their selected numbers will be called.

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Limit
Many casino games, particularly poker have a fixed limit on how much you are able to bet or raise in a round.

Load Up
To load up is to play the maximum bet per spin on a slots machine or instant win game.

Low Roller
Someone who only bets small amounts

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Net Winnings
Your net winnings is the total payout you receive minus your stake.

Number Pool
The number pool is the range of numbers from which you select numbers to play with. Number pools are available in games like Keno.
 
Nut
The nut is a fixed amount that a gambler wishes to win each day

Odds
Odds are the probabilities set in casinos. Odds that you will win are often set out for you in casino games so that you can make an adequate betting strategy.

Overlay
An overlay is a good bet where you have the edge over the casino

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Pair
A pair is any two cards which have the same rank, most commonly referred to in Poker.

Payline
The payline is the line of a slot machine on which symbols must match up to denote a win.

Payoff
The payoff is the return you see on a wager, your winnings.

Pot
The amount of money that accumulates in a game, usually in a game of poker.
 
Progressive
A slot machine whose jackpot increases with each coin played.

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Rake
The rake is the money that the casino charges for each hand of poker. The rake is usually a percentage taken from the pot after each round of betting.

S

Session
A session is a series of games in any gambling game.

Shuffle
To shuffle is to mix up the cards so that a casino game is played fairly.

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Table Stakes
Betting stakes in casino games are limited to the table stakes – the amount of money a player has on the table.

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Underlay
An underlay is a bad bet.

Unit
A unit is the smallest wager on any casino game.

V

Vigorish
The Vigorish keeps a casino in business as it is the edge, fee or commission that is taken by the casino

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Whale
A whale is a casino player that wagers a significant sum of money.

White Meat
White Meat is a slang term for profit.

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