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Players are about to learn the jargon of casino gambling
at the tables,
slots and sports books. This 2 part glossary--Casino Games Terms is a
collection of general terms.
For players who want to explore their favorite games, there are 8 other
casino gamerisms units at this site.
They are blackjack, poker, slots, video poker, roulette,
Each of the specific games presents gamerisms, rules, graphics and an
introduction to include strategy tips.
Games Terms: P
Casino Games Terms: R
monies received by a player after the win.
or Payback %: based on a slot or video poker machine, it
programmed result determined by deducting the casino advantage.
casino jargon for a player who is not knowledgeable
about the games.
- Pips: the spades, clubs,
hearts and diamonds found on a deck
of cards. The
kings, jacks and queens sure are pretty, but the lone ace gets the top
prize, don’t you agree? Also refers to the dots or spots on the dice in
a craps game.
table games are grouped in this area of the casino and
the center area is reserved for casino employees managing the games.
- Pit boss:
games manager or supervisor.
casino lingo for a newer player who is not practicing sound strategy
nor making correct decisions, however is not above coaching other
players about what they should do.
- Press a Bet:
upping your bet with additional funds after a
winning bet, a recommended wager.
Betting: adding or changing bets as play
Casino Games Terms: S
- Rack: term for a
used to move and count high valued coins, plastic chips and tokens
within the casino.
horseracing and casino under one roof where the expression, play games includes horsing around.
- Railbird: casino jargon
for an observer who hangs around a
gaming table. His
intention may be to ‘lift’ chips from other non-suspecting players
casino estimate of a player's skill level and
bankroll used to determine comp value.
a player who slowly puts away chips during play to
give the appearance that he/she is not ahead of the game.
best comp value that includes free room, food and
beverages while playing money games.
Casino Games Terms: T
casino lingo for 10 dollar bet.
Joint: name used for a not so elegant casino offering low
slot betting minimums. Yes, it’s a dump, but you can play cheap!
casino player with outlandish claims about
win percentages and game expectations.
time spent playing casino games.
- Shark or Sharp: lingo for
a competent player who may appear to be a fish early on.
describes a casino employee who plays the tables to
garner business for the casino.
- Single or Straight-Up Bet:
term for a single bet at 1 game. Example: specific number at Roulette,
as with the number 29 straight-up.
- Skin or Skoon: jargon for
a single dollar.
a forgotten table bet originally wagered by the
- Soft Count: refers to a
slot machine count in connection with monies inserted by cash or ticket
- Soft Count Room: lingo
for area for soft counting.
Club Card Member: cardholders who accumulate points for
include rooms, meals, cash and gifts or special promotions. Table game
players are also comped by most casinos.See listing of US Mega club
cards for several properties under letter U.
- Spinner: term for a
winning session. Congrats to you.
- Streak Betting: term for
system of betting, also known as progressive betting, that is based on
previous wins or losses. For the next round, the player either
increases or decreases his/her bets.
- Stripping or Card Stripping:
term for shuffling that turns around the sequential order of the cards
in the deck.
Casino Games Terms: U
- Table Hold: term for
value of monies won at a casino table game by players for an 8 hour
- Tapping Out:
casino jargon for losing it all.
more than a ‘tip of your hat’, this is the gratuity
paid to a dealer or casino employee.
on the other hand, is a non-tipper.
- Tournament: is the
challenge arranged by the casino for a group of invited players for a
game. There are poker, slots, video poker, blackjack and craps
tournaments both online and off. Tournaments are ongoing in most
casinos and is certainly the most popular promotion. While there is one
winner left standing at the end of the competition,prize money is
usually distributed among many of the participants.
Casino Games Terms: V-Z
casino lingo for a bad bet.
- Units of Betting: term to
describe the smallest amount of money bet on wagering without
identifying the actual currency amount. While, a playing chip
may be available in $1, $5 or $100, denominations, the casino
determines this same
chip as one betting unit.
Casino Megaclubs: many US casinos have merged to combine
properties under one named club card to form a Mega club This
info is included in play casino games terms to remind players to take
this benefit when playing the games. Casino players can use
cards at all participating properties to accumulate
below are eight Megaclubs and name of the club card.
- 1) Harrah’s: Total Rewards
- 2) MGM Mirage: Players Club
- 3) Resorts Destination Casino Club
- 4) Isle of Capri: Isle One
- 5) Station Casinos: Boarding Pass, Las Vegas
- 6) Fiesta: Amigo Club, Las Vegas
- 7) Ultimate Rewards Club, Las Vegas
- 8) Coast Clubs, Las Vegas
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the casino’s fee/commission paid during specific
wagers in the games of baccarat, craps and/or sportsbook.
casino jargon for very important person.
- VLT: abbreviation for
Video Lottery Terminal
- Wager: refers to any bet
player who bets very large and is a VIP to the
- White Meat:
casino lingo for gambling profit.
- Withdrawal: term for a
player asking that he/she receive monies from their account.
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