Gambling Terms Dictionary
Let’s learn some Gambling Terms.
They sure do talk funny in a casino, don’t they? What do
they mean by that expression?
Well my gambling friends, you are about to learn the
of the casinos, heard often
at the tables and sports books.
Some of these gambling terms
have a long history and will
surely add some fun to your next casino experience.
Betting and Money
colorful name used for more than one denomination in a stack of chips.
friendly casino cashiers and lots of moolah are located here.
player’s bet that contains all remaining chips on the table or ‘all
gambling terms for playing chips used at a table.
you take those five-dollar chips and exchange for larger denominations,
possibly hundred-dollar chips, then you are coloring-up.
You are betting $1,000.
The losing bets gathered by the dealer.
Maximum number of
dollars, a sports book stands to lose.
are cheques from another casino.
is used for playing it out on a consistent basis at the tables. This
‘grinding’ out planned bets based on knowledgeable probabilities of the
Total amount of money
monies that are placed in the gaming table slots. The dollar value is
stated as a percentage.
You are betting $500.
forgotten table bet originally wagered by the player and/or dealer.
More than a
‘tip of your hat’, this is the gratuity paid to a dealer or casino
casino’s fee/commission paid during specific wagers in the games of
craps and/or sportsbook.
Gambling Terms: The Player
card counter lurking in the background checking out the deck and/or
for opportunities then biding his time to play when the
count is positive.
A player who bets only
favorites at the sports book.
You are outta there, man. Casino rules allow the exclusion and/or
player’s peek at the value of the hole card, generally caused by a
generous tipper both to table dealers and other casino employees.
who does the
research beforehand to make knowledgeable bets. This data includes
news, weather and injuries.
term used for a dice/card cheat who utilizes sleight of hand while
: A newbie
player who is not practicing sound strategy nor making correct
however is not above coaching other players about what they should do.
observer who hangs around a gaming table. His intention may be to
from other non-suspecting players.
: A player
who slowly puts away chips during play to give the appearance that
not ahead of the game.
claims about win percentages and game expectations.
a casino employee who plays the tables to garner business for the
member who gets a peek at the dealer’s hole card
from the back, then relays a sign to his buddy at that particular
player then makes an informed call.
Rookie sports bettor.
On the other
hand, is a non-tipper.
first two cards dealt are both face cards.
consisting of either a jack, queen or
: As in
freebie, these are the dining, beverage, hotel rooms and benefits
received by casino
players based on their wagering and time played.
the TV program, but the dealers chatting it up about everything else
live game that is ongoing in front of them.
French, mon ami, for the dealer of the gaming table. Mais oui!
Utilizing a dab of oil or other element to ‘mark’ the back of the cards
easy recognition during the game. This cheating tactic is not meant to
the many bingo players
worldwide who practice daubing on a regular basis. :-)
The device used by the dealer to mark a winning number at Roulette.
Eye in the Sky
Watches the action as the casino staff surveys the floor.
: The spades,
clubs, hearts and diamonds found on a deck of cards. The kings, jacks
queens sure are pretty, but the lone Ace gets the top prize, don’t you
Name used for a not so elegant casino offering low table and slot
minimums. Yes, it’s a dump, but you can play cheap!
BJack--term used when two cards are dealt comprising of an ace and a
blackjack hand totals 12 through 16.
Nightmares are made of this.
Three numbers that run across the roulette table layout, e.g., 16, 17
at the game of Roulette.
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