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A – in poker; it is a shorter term for an ace.

A Ballerina Special – in Craps; it is a bet that the next roll will be the total sum of 4 (2&2).

A Cheval – in Roulette; it is a French term for the Split Bet.

A Duck and a Flea – in Bingo; it is a nickname for number 23.

A Flea in Heaven – in Bingo; it is a nickname for number 37.

A Hobos Delight on a Cold and Rainy Night – in Craps; it is another name for Boxcars: 12.

A set – a pair of face down cards which together with other cards create a hand of three cards.

A Spin – in Roulette; it is one game, for example when the balls are in the action.

A Square Pair – in Craps; it is a bet that the next roll will be the total sum of 8 (4&4).

Able – in Poker; also called edge, elder hand, or eldest hand. it is an old definition for the player immediately to the left of the dealer in games that use an automatic betting scheme. Sometimes the player in that position is the last to bet before the draw, which is equivalent to the situation involving an under-the-gun blind.

Account Card – it is a plastic card, which allows players to access to an account in order to place bets.

Ace – in poker; it is the highest or the lowest card in the deck. In poker the ace is always the highest card in a hand, however there is one exception of a 5-high straight (A-2-3-4-5)

Ace Adjustment – in Blackjack; it is a side count of aces which are kept in addition to the main count.

Ace Caught a Deuce – in Craps; it is a bet that the next roll will be the total sum of 3 (2&1).

Ace High – in Poker; it is a hand of five cards which contains an Ace, but no pair

Ace High Straight Flush – in Poker; it is a royal flush what means that A,K,Q,J,10 have the same suit

Ace in the Hole – in Poker; it occurs in a stud game. The player can have an ace as one’s down card or one of one’s down card. This is a very important condition because the phrase is passed into general usage as a resource which is kept in reserve until an opportunity presents itself.

Ace Neutral Count – in Blackjack; it is a counting system in which a value is not assigned to aces.

Ace Out – in Poker; this situation occurs when a player is holding an ace high hand. Notice, that the player hasn’t got even a pair in his hand. This phrase means that the player barely beat the opponent or won by deception.

Ace Poor – in Blackjack; this occurs when less aces than expected have been dealt .

Ace Reckoned Count – in Blackjack; it is a counting system which includes aces as a part of the main count.

Ace Rich – in Blackjack; this occurs when there are more aces in the deck than it was expected

Ace to Five – in Poker; it means that straights and flushes are not counted. In this situation the ace can be used as a low card. The best possible hand is called a wheel and it is: A2345.

Ace To Five Lowball – in Poker; it means that straights and flushes are not counted. In this situation the ace can be used as a low card. The best possible hand is called a wheel and it is: A2345.

Ace-Deuce – in Craps; it is a bet that the next roll will be the total sum of 3 (2&1).

Ace-High -in Poker in this five-card hand, which contains an ace butno pair.this hand beats a king-high, but loses to any pair or above.

Ace-High Straight Flush – in Poker; it is a royal flush.

Acepots – it is a kind of high draw poker. In this game player is not allowed to open the pot without holding at least two aces as openers.

Aces and Spaces – in Poker; it is a hand of five cards which consists of two aces and three other valueless cards.

Aces Full – in Poker; it is a full house with aces over any pair.

Aces Over – in Poker; there are two possible meanings: 1. there are pairs and one of them is aces, 2. there is a full house with aces over any pair.

Aces Up – in Poker; there are pairs and one of them is aces.

Acey-Deucey – in poker; there are three possible meanings: 1. there are two pairs: aces and deuces, 2. in hold ’em: there is A-2 as one’s first two cards, 3. a non-poker game (usually played at home) during which players bet that a third card in succession will fall in rank between the first two, which are dealt face up before the bet. It is also called Red Dog.

Acey-Uppy – in Poker; there are pairs and one of them is aces.

Act – in Poker; players need to do something when it is their turn. They can for example: check, call, fold, open bet, and raise.

Action – in Poker; there are three possible meanings: 1.; it is the relative liveliness of a game which is measured by the frequency and quantity of bets and raises, 2. when the player hasto do something , 3. it is a part of the pot which a player short of the full bet can win a multiple of.

Action Player – in Roulette; there are two possible meanings: 1. it is a player who places big bets for a long periods of time, 2. it can be also a euphemism for stupid player.

Active Hand – in Poker; it is a hand which is still in contention for a pot.

Active Player – in Poker; it is a player who is still in the pot.

Add-on – in some Poker tournaments players have the possibility to buy additional chips.

Admission – in most bingo halls there is a minimum number of cards required to be purchased to start a game (called “a price of admission”)

Adrenotrend System – in Roulette; it is a betting system where two numbers are deleted every time when a previous bet is won, and one number, which is the total of two end numbers, is added whenever a previous bet is lost.

Advantage – in Poker; it is very similar to the edge. When the player has an advantage over an opponent.

Advantage Player – in Poker; it is the person who wins the game by taking an advantage. Usually it is a term for a thief or cheater.

Advertisement – in Poker; it is the act of advertising.

Afk – in Blackjack; it is an abbreviation which means: Away From the Keyboard.

After Five, the Field’s Alive – in Craps; it is a bet that the next roll will be the number of 5 (3&2).

After Game(s) – in Poker; it is the game which is played after the regular session of the game.

After-Hours Game – in Poker; it is a private game which is played outside the casino.

Agent – in Poker; the so called partner of a thief in a cheating scheme.

Aggregate Limit – in Keno; it is a total payout which a casino is able to ensure during a particular game.

Ainsworth – in Hold’em; when 6-2 are player-s first two cards.

Ajax – in Hold’em; also known as a foamy cleanser. When A-J are player-s first two cards.

Alabama Night Riders – in Poker; there are three kings.

Alexander – in Poker; it is the king of clubs. This term probably comes from Alexander the Great.

All ( Blue, Green, Purple, Etc. ) – in Poker; these are colorful terms to describe a flush.

All Black – in Poker; this situation occurs when the player has a spade or club flush. Also called all blue or all purple.

All Blue – in Poker; this situation occurs when the player has a spade or club flush. also called all black.

All Green – in Poker; this situation occurs when the player has a flush. A term used only by players who have played a lot in home games and not much in card-rooms.

All or Nothing – it is a keno ticket which pays only if all picked numbers are drawn, or when no picked numbers are drawn.

All Pink – in Poker; this situation occurs when the player has a heart or diamond flush. also called all red.

All Purple – in Poker; this situation occurs when the player has a spade or club flush. as also called all black or all blue.

All Red – in Poker; this situation occurs when the player has a heart or diamond flush. also called all pink.

All the Spots we Got – in Craps; it is a bet that the next roll will be the total sum of 12 (6&6).

All the Way – in Poker; it refers to the situation when the player makes a decision to go for broke.

All-in Bet – in Poker; in this case the player puts all chips in the pot.

Alone Player – in Poker; it is a card thief who works without confederates.

American Airlines – in Hold’em; it is a pair of Aces in the hole. Also known as Pocket Rockers.

American Wheel – in Roulette; it is also called a double-zero wheel. It is a roulette wheel with 38 slots numbered 1 to 36 plus two zeros, 0 and 00.

Ammo – in Poker; it is another term for chips.

Ammunition – in Poker; it is another term for chips.

An Ace Caught a Loose Duce – in Craps; it is Three.

An Ace Working – in Poker; it is a situation when a player has an ace in hand.

Anchor / Anchorman – in Blackjack; it is a player who will receive the last card before the dealer.

Angle – in Poker; it is a so called trick which enables players to increase their expectation at a game.

Announce – in Poker; it is usually used in high or low games. Players have to declare if the hand is high/low or both.

Annuity – it refers to a financial instrument. Lotteries use annuities to create higher jackpots than they have the cash on hand to support. The problem is that, like in the case of a bank which lends through a mortgage, the player who wins an annuity-backed jackpot must collect the money slowly, usually over 20 to 26 years.

Ante – in Poker; there are two possible meanings: 1. it is a situation when one or more chips are put into the pot by all the players before starting the game, 2. it is a player to the left of the dealer, usually in an ante and straddle game.

Ante Bean – in Poker; it is an ante or a chip which is used to ante.

Ante Up – in Poker; it is putting an ante in the pot.

Ante Up. – in Poker; it is a request made by the dealer, to one or more players to ante up.

Any 7 – in Craps; it is betting that the next roll will be 7. The house edge of this bet equals 16.7%.

Any Craps – in Craps; it is a bet that the next roll will be 2, 3, or 12. It pays 8:1 and its house edge equals 11.1%.

Any Way Up – in Bingo; it is a nickname for number 69.

Ao Ii – in Blackjack; it is an abbreviationwhich means: Advanced Omega II System.

Aol – in Blackjack; it is an abbreviationwhich means: AmericaOnLine (the company).

Apc – in Blackjack; it is an abbreviation which means: Advanced Point Count (it is a counting system invented by Ken Uston).

Apple – in Poker; also known as a big apple. It is commonly the biggest game in a particular club.

Argine – in Poker; it is the queen of clubs. it is probably an anagram of Regina (queen in Latin), or a corruption of Argea.

Arkansas Flush – in Poker; it is a four-card flush.

Artist – in Poker; it is a person who manipulates the deck. Also known as a crook.

As – in Blackjack; it is an abbreviation for Arnold Snyder who is an author and a publisher.

As Nas – in Poker; it is an ancient Persian game which is believed to be an ancestor of poker.

Asian Five-Card Stud – in Poker; it is a California game which has a form of five-card stud played with a stripped deck.

Asian Games – in Poker; it is an old name for California games which is still used in casinos and card-rooms.

Asian Stud – in Poker; it is a California game which has a form of five-card stud played with a stripped deck.

Ask for More – in Bingo; it is a nickname for number 34.

Assault Rifle – in Poker; players can find it in Omaha, hole cards that are A-K-4-7 of any suit.

Assigned Bettor – in Poker; it is a player who is betting as the first in a particular round.

At the Beginning – in Bingo; it is a nickname for number 1.

Atomic Craps – in Craps; it is a bet thatthe next roll will be the total sum of 12 (6&6).

Auction – it is bidding for the bank at Baccarat. It is made at the beginning of the game, when the player gives up the bank on his own wish.

Auto Ante – in Poker; it is an option which enables the computer to make an automatic ante on each new hand for the player.

Automatic – in Poker; it means that the player must place a bet.

Average Payback – in Video Poker; it is known as Expected Return or Expected Value. It is an average amount for a given hand, which players are able to win if they are playing this hand millions of times.

Ax – in Poker; also known as a drop. It is the percentage of a pot which is kept by the management with the purpose of paying expenses.

B – in poker; it is the second position to the left of the dealer.

Baby – in poker; it occurs as deuces through five in all games instead of lowball, and as an ace through five in lowball.

Baccarat – in baccarat;it means that someone is not playing, just standing behind the other players at the table and counting the cards. ; a card game in which the player with a hand that totals closest to 9 discounting all units of 10 wins.

Baccarat a Deux Tableau – in baccarat; also known as Baccarat en Banque. It is the old form of baccarat which was played in Europe. In this case, there are no rules governing the bank’s play.

Baccarat En Banque – in baccarat; also known as Baccarat en Banque. It is the old form of baccarat which was played in Europe. In this case, there are no rules governing the bank’s play.

Baccarat Rules of Play – in baccarat; the rules of that game are the following: the highest total hand can be nine, a two card total of nine is called a “natural” and this card cannot lose; the second best hand which the player can receive is an eight, also known as a “natural”; if there will be a situation where both player and bank have received identical hands, it is the so called tie and neither bank nor player wins.

Back – in poker; there are two possible situations: 1) It is reverting to lowball, as in jacks back. 2) When a player finances another player.

Back Counting – in blackjack; it is a situation when someone stands behind other players and counting the cards.

Back Door Flush (Or Straight) – in poker; this situation appears when the player catches two cards to a flush.

Back into – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it means that the player wins a pot unexpectedly. 2) End up with a hand other than the player was drawing to.

Back Line – in craps; this term means Don’t Pass Line.

Back Line Skinner – in craps; it is betting that the next roll will be number of 7.

Back Seat – in poker; it occurs in a betting round. The player acts when most of the other players acted earlier.

Backdoor – in poker; this situation occurs when the player catches both the turn and the river card to make a drawing hand.

Backdoor Straight – in poker; this occurs when two cards to a straight are caught.

Backer – in poker; it is a person who finances another player.

Backing – in poker; it is an amount of cash which is supplied by a backer.

Backs – in poker; Those are the reverse sides of the cards.

Back-to-Back – in poker; it means serially, or in a row.

Backtrack – in Roulette; also known as Ball Track. It is the outer, stationary rim of the roulette wheel where the ball is spun.

Bad – in poker; it is played in low games in order to indicate on-nut low hands with a particular high card. A hand has a particular type and will not beat many other hands of that type. A rough 8 in ace to five lowball could be any eight high hand other than 8432A, although 8532A isn’t too rough. Notice that rough is the opposite of smooth.

Bad Beat – in poker; It is a very strong hand, it can be a full house or higher, however it can be beaten by an even better hand.

Bad Game – in poker; it is the game in which the player becomes a loser

Bad-Beat Jackpot – in poker; this situation occurs in some card-rooms. It is a prize, which is shared by the players in a game, when a very good hand (it can be Aces full, or better) is beaten by a higher hand. Jackpots are usually financed by taking a drop ($1which is a common amount) from every pot. A typical division of the jackpot will give the losing hand 50%, the winning hand 25%, and the other players at the table share the remaining 25% of the Jackpot.

Bad-Beat Story – in poker; it is a story told by the player who lost a pot. Bait – in poker; so called small bet in order to encourage a raise.

Bak – in blackjack; it is an abbreviation for Back At the Keyboard.

Baker – in poker; it is a second position to the left of the dealer

Bakers Bun – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 61.

Ball – in Roulette; it is a small plastic ball, which is spun in the opposite direction to the wheel. The ball determines the payouts for each spin each time it lands in one of the number pockets.

Ball Drawing Device – in keno; it is a mechanical instrument which randomly chooses 20 winning numbers from 80 in the game.

Ball Game – in keno; it is the most common type of keno game, in which plastic balls are used to represent the numbers in the game.

Ball Track – in Roulette; also known as Backtrack. It is the outer, stationary rim of the roulette wheel where the ball is spun.

Balls – in keno; these balls used in keno, which are very similar to bingo balls or ping pong balls and have numbers from 1 to 80.

Banana – in poker; it is a dollar or a dollar chip.

Banco – in baccarat; there are two possible options: 1) it is the Banker. 2) it is the term which is used by the players who decide to entire bank bet in chemin de fer.

Bang on the Drum – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 71.

Bank – in baccarat; it is a hand in all baccarat forms which is dealt to last which acts last.

Bank – in blackjack; this term describes the total amount of money which players set to the game. It can also refer to a single player’s bankroll.

Bank – in keno; the casino’s money available for keno operations.

Bank Hand – in baccarat; it is a hand in all baccarat forms which is dealt to last which acts last.

Bank – in poker; this term is connected with selling and buying chips.

Banker – in poker; there are two different terms which describe the Banker: 1) It is a person who sells and buys chips – mostly, this situation occurs in a private game. 2) In California games, it is a player against whom all other players play.

Bankroll – in baccarat; it is a total amount of money which is played by the player.

Bankroll – in keno; this is the amount of money olayers are prepared to bet.

Bankroll – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it can be defined as playing capital, also known as BR. 2) it is providing money for one are more players.

Bankroll – in Roulette; it is the total amount of money which is set by a player.

Bar – in poker; this situation occurs when someone is excluded from the game.

Barbara Hutton – in hold’em poker; this situation occurs in hold ’em when someone has 10-5 as their first two cards.

Barge – in blackjack; it is an abbreviation for Big August Rec. Gambling Excursion in Las Vegas.

Barn – in poker; it is a Full House so there are three of a kind and a pair.

Barnburner – in poker; it is a very good hand.

Base Dealer – in poker; known as a Bottom Dealer, b-dealer, subway dealer, or cellar dealer. It is a person who is cheating by dealing cards from the bottom of the deck.

Baseball – in poker; it is almost the same as Seven Card Stud. The difference is that threes and nines are wild, and a four up allows the player to buy an extra card.

Baseball Poker Dictionary – in poker; it is a baseball.

Basement – in poker; the so called bottom of the deck.

Baskin-Robbins – in hold’em poker; this situation occurs in hold ’em when someone has 3-A as their first two cards.

Bb – in poker; it is shorthand used in Internet and e-mail postings.

Bbrb – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it refers to a draw game and is known as a BBRB. 2) it is a situation when the player places a bet without looking at his cards, if the second player will raise also without looking at his cards

Bca – in blackjack; it is an acronym for a software program called Blackjack Count Analyzer.

B-Dealer – in poker; also known as a Bottom Dealer, b-dealer, subway dealer, or cellar dealer. It is a person who is cheating by dealing cards from the bottom of the deck.

Be – in blackjack; it is an acronym for Betting Efficiency.

Bean – in poker; it is a term describing the chip or dollar.

Beano – in bingo;- also known as Bingo. It is a game which is played with special bingo cards. Players must cover squares when objects similarly numbered and lettered are randomly drawn to complete lines or other patterns.

Bear – in poker; it is a tight player.

Beat – In Poker: there are two possible situations: 1) it means to get ahead of. 2) this is a kind of situation when the player is losing a pot.

Beat the Board – in poker; this refers to a stud or hold’em game. This situation occurs when the player has a hand which is better than any other players’ board. The opposite situation to this term is called: “can’t beat the board” and means that a particular player’s entire seven-card hand cannot beat the four exposed cards of another player.

Bee Deck – in poker; it is a typical paper deck made by the American Playing Card Company.

Beer Hand – in poker; this situation occurs in hold ’em when someone has 7-2 as their first two cards.

Beggar – in poker; it appears in high games. This is a hand without any pair as well as without cards higher than a 10.

Behind a Log – in poker; this situation occurs when a player is far ahead of a game and plays only with premium hands.

Belly Card – in poker; it is a card that makes an inside straight.

Belly Hit – in poker; it is a card that makes an inside straight.

Belly-Buster Straight – in poker; it is a straight which is made by catching a belly buster.

Benny Blue, You’re All Through – in craps: it is betting thatthe next roll will be number of 7.

Bent – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a card which is marked by creasing or folding slightly, so that a cutter can cut to that card. 2) it is a card which was innocently or accidentally folded.

Bep – in blackjack; it is an acronym for Break-Even Point.

Bet – in poker; to place money into the pot.

Bet after the Declare – in poker; this variation offers an extra round of betting after making the declaration by the players. It is also known as a bet-declare-bet.

Bet Blind – in poker; this situation occurs when the player makes a bet without looking at the cards. It refers to the lowball, when a player draws one or more cards and in the second round of the game he bets before receiving the card or cards. It also occurs in seven-card stud, when a player bets before receiving the river card, as well as in hold’em before the river card is dealt.

Bet Details – in keno;it determines the conditions required to place the bet such as: cost of bet, ways and number of games.

Bet for Value – in poker; betting intended to increase the amount in the pot

Bet into – in poker; this situation occurs when a player bets before a stronger hand or before a player who bet strongly on the previous round.

Bet on the Come – in poker; it refers to playing a worthless hand in the hope of improving

Bet Out of Turn – in poker; this occurs when a player puts money in the pot out of turn. However, he is permitted to withdraw that money.

Bet Per Game – in keno; it is the bet per Ticket which is divided by the Forward Games.

Bet Per Way – in keno; it is the bet per Game which is divided by the Number of Ways.

Bet Spread – in blackjack; it refers to the minimum and maximum bet during the game.

Bet the Limit – in poker; it means betting the maximum permitted, and it refers to the spread-limit, no-limit, or pot-limit game.

Bet the Pot – in poker; this situation occurs when a player bets the total value of the pot.

Bet the Raise – in poker; it is connected with a betting limit. The player is able to bet or raise a maximum equal to the total amount of chips the previous player has put into the pot.

Bet Through – in poker; this situation occurs when a player bets as the first, whentwo or more players are still active. it is said that the player is betting through the players between him and the last player.

Bet-Declare-Bet – in poker; this variation offers an extra round of betting after making declarations by the players. It is also known as a bet-after-declare.

Bet-or-Drop – in poker; it is a form of draw poker known as pass-and-out or pass-out. Before the draw a player has to open the pot, if it hasn’t yet been opened.

Bet-or-Fold – it is a form of draw poker known as pass-and-out or pass-out. Before the draw a player has to either open or fold the pot, if it hasn’t yet been opened.

Betting Black – in poker; it is a bet which is worth $100 (black is a common color for $100 chips).

Betting Correlation / Bc – in blackjack; this term shows the efficiency of a counting system’s ability to inform players about the best moment to decrease or increase the bet.

Betting Green – in poker; it is a bet which is worth $25 (green is a common color for $25 chips).

Betting Handle – in blackjack; it is the total amount of many which players bet during a session.

Betting Interval – in poker; it is a period during which players have the opportunity to check, bet as well as raise. It ends when the last bet or raise has been called by all players still in the hand.

Betting Level – in poker; it is the limit of the game in a particular time.

Betting Limits – in blackjack;it determines the minimum and maximum bet allowed.

Betting Ratio / Betting Spread – in blackjack; it is the range of bets which are made by the player.

Betting Red – inpoker; it is a bet which is worth $5 (red is a common color for $5 chips).

Betting Round – in poker; it is a time in a given round when players have a chance to fold, bet, or raise from the first to the last bet in that round.

Betting True Count – in blackjack; it is a value which reflects the real number of aces, rich or poor.

Betting White – in poker; it is a bet which is worth $1 (white is a common color for $1 chips).

Bettor – in blackjack; it is a person who places bets at the casino gaming table.

Betty Hutton – in poker; it is a form of poker game which is a form of seven-card stud in which 5s and 9n are wild. It is played only in private games.

Between the Sticks – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 86.

B-Game – in poker; usually, it is the second-highest game in a club.

Biased Wheel – in Roulette; it is a roulette wheel which doesn’t work precisely. Because of that, certain numbers will have higher frequency than probability allows for.

Bib – in blackjack; it is an acronym for Blackbelt In Blackjack, book by Arnold Snyder.

Bicycle – in poker; it is the best possible low hand: A-2-3-4-5.

Bicycle Cards – in poker; it is a paper card room deck which is produced by the American Playing Card Company . These cards present a bicycle rider on the back. It is also called Rider back.

Big – in poker; it refers to $1000. For example: “I lost five big” means “I lost $5000.”

Big 6 – in craps;it is a bet that a 6 will be rolled before a 7. A house edge in this bet equals 9.1%.

Big 8 – in craps; it is a bet that a 8 will be rolled before a 7. A house edge in this bet equals 9.1%.

Big Apple – in poker; it is the biggest game in a particular club.

Big Bet – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it describes the pot-limit or no-limit game. 2) In a double-limit game describes the larger bet size.

Big Bet Game – there are two possible options: 1) it is a pot-limit or no-limit game. 2) it is a High-stakes game.

Big Bill – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a $100 bill. 2) it is a $1000 bill.

Big Bobtail – in poker; it is an open-ended 4-card straight flush.

Big Casino – in poker; it is the 10 of diamonds. In lowball it is a hand topped by this card.

Big Cat – in poker; also known as big tiger. It is a very rare hand, there are five cards 8 to king with no pair, which ranks above a tiger and just below a flush.

Big Dime – In poker; it is $10,000.

Big Dog – in poker; it is very rare hand, there are five cards 9 to ace with no pair, which ranks below a little tiger and above a little dog.

Big Full – in hold’em poker; this situation occurs in hold ’em. It is the highest possible full house: three aces and two kings.

Big Game – in poker; it is known as the biggest game in the house.

Big Hand – in poker; it is a very strong hand.

Big Limit – in poker; it is one of the biggest games played in a particular area.

Big Nickel – In poker; it is $500.

Big Number – in Roulette; it is a number that has hit more than its theoretical average.

Big One – in poker; it equals $100 or $1000.

Big Player – in poker; it is a person who plays in large games with no limit.

Big Red – in craps;in refers to a situation when the player places a bet on Any Seven.

Big Six – in blackjack; it is a large, vertical wheel set close to the main entrance of a casino.

Big Slick – in Texas Hold’em; it is a name for hole cards of A-K which are suited or not.

Big Squeeze – in poker; it is high-low six-card stud. It is sometimes played with a twist.

Big Tiger – in poker; also known as big cat. It is a very rare hand, there are five cards 8 to king with no pair, which ranks above a tiger and just below a flush.

Bike – in poker; also known as a Bicycle. The best possible low hand, that is A-2-3-4-5.

Bill – in poker; it is a $100 bill.

Bingo – in bingo; there are two possible options: 1) it is a game which is played with special bingo cards. Players must cover squares when objects similarly numbered and lettered are randomly drawn to complete lines or other patterns. 2) it is a situation when player wins and shouts – Bingo! Bingo Board – in bingo; it is an electronic board which is used to show each number as it is called.

Bingo – in keno; it is original name of Keno.

Bingo Booklets – in bingo; it is a specific number of different colored bingo sheets,containing the same number of faces bound together to be played one for each game at a bingo session. These sheets are bound in the order in which they will be played.

Bird Dog – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a person who is watching the action in the club. 2) it is a person who hustles players from one club into another.

Bitch – in poker; it is a Queen.

Bj – in blackjack; there are two possible options: 1) it is an abbreviation for Black Jack. 2) it is an abbreviation for a two-card total of 21.

Bja – in blackjack; it is an abbreviation for Don Schlesinger’s book entitled Black Jack Attack.

Bjf – in blackjack; it is an abbreviation for Black Jack Forum, Arnold Snyder’s newsletter.

Bjfb – in blackjack; it is an abbreviation for Bryce Carlson’s book entitled Black Jack For Blood.

Black – in poker; in many casinos it is a $100 chip.

Black Action – in Roulette; it is a black bet which value is $100.

Black Action or Black Play – in blackjack; these are terms that describe using $100 units or a bettor who bets in amounts greater than $100.

Black Bet – in Roulette; it is a bet that the color of the next number will be black.

Black Chip – in blackjack; it is a $100 chip.

Black Chip – in poker; In many casinos it is a $100 chip.

Black Chip Game – in poker; it is a high-stakes game which is using $100 chips.

Black Leg – in poker; it is a very old term for crooked card-sharp.

Black Maria – in poker; there are four possible options: 1) it is the queen of spades. 2) it is the ace of spades. 3) it is a high spade in the hole. 4) in home games; it is a seven-card stud in which the pot is split between the holder of the high hand and the player who has the queen of spades in the hole.

Blackjack / 21 / Twenty-One – in blackjack; There are two possible options: 1) it is a game in which player wants to reach a count of 21 by using cards, without going over 21. 2) it also means to deal an ace and a ten-count card as the first two cards. Also known as a Snapper or Natural.

Blackjack Table – in blackjack; it is a table which has between 5 and 7 places to play.

Blacks – in blackjack; they are $100 table checks.

Blacks – in Roulette; these are chips which value equals $100.

Blank – in keno; it is a keno ticker which hasn’t been used.

Blank – in poker; it is a worthless card for a player.

Bleed – in blackjack; it means to worry about a player who won the game.

Bleed – in poker; to win a lot of money.

Blind – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is an obligatory bet which has to be made by the player who is sitting to the left of the Button. It is used instead of ante or in conjunction with ante. 2) it describes the Southern California form of limit poker, in which one blind is put in by the player to the left of the deal position, and any player winning two pots in a row must over blind the next hand (that is, double the stakes). A player who wins a hand is usually kept track of by a plastic disk with a label “blind” on one side. The winner of one pot receives the disk face down with his chips. If he wins the next pot, the disk is turned by the house dealer so that the “blind” side is face up.

Blind and Atraddle Game – in poker; in this game the player who is sitting to the left of the dealer (the blind) puts in one chip before he gets cards, and another player to the left of this player (the straddle) puts in two chips. Only the player sitting two positions to the left of the dealer and those sitting further to the left are allowed to see their cards before making a bet.

Blind Bet (Or Blind) – in poker; it is a blind bet which is a forced bet. It must be posted before the player can see his cards. Blinds are an alternative to antes for getting money in the pot initially and are used in flop games.

Blind Game – in poker; it is a game with blinds.

Blind Off – in poker; this situation occurs in a tournament. In this case, the player doesn’t show his cards at the beginning of the game, however he has paid for chips. The player can also put chips into the pot to cover his blind or blinds each time the blinds come to him, until he does show up. If the player never shows up, all his chips might be blinded off.

Blind Open – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a game where the so called blind (the player to the left of the dealer) puts in one chip before getting any cards. When all the cards have been dealt, the player who is sitting to the left of the blind must fold, call the opening bet, or raise. In some games, this player must come in for a raise. 2) it is an opening bet which is done without looking at the cards.

Blind Raise – in poker; this situation occurs when the player raises the bet, however he didn’t look at the received cards.

Blind Robber – in poker; it is a person who steals the blind.

Blind Stealer – in poker; it is a person who steals the blind.

Blister – in poker; it is to peg.

Blistering – in poker; these are the marks which were put on cards described under peg.

Blivit – in poker; it is a term which defines a worthless hand.

Block System – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a form of blind open where the large blind bets start the game. 2) Marking the backs of cards by covering part of the design with ink.

Blocky – in poker; this situation occurs in hold ’em when someone has 6-3 as his first two cards.

Blood Game – in poker; it is a high-stakes poker game, where the aim of the players is to win a lot of money. It is also known as cutthroat game.

Blood Poker Dictionary – in poker; it means that the reason to play poker is strictly connected with money.

Blook – in poker; it is the joker.

Blooker – in poker; it is the joker.

Blow – in ppker; it means losing the pot.

Blow Back – in poker; it means to lose the money/profit.

Blow it – in blackjack; it means to lose a bet for the dealers.

Blue – in poker; it occurs when players have a spade or club flush. Also called all black.

Bluff – in poker; this situation occurs when the player though having very poor hand makes a bet or raises, in hope that the remaining active player/players will fold.

Bluff Catcher – in poker; it is a hand with which a player has to call, even though he is likely to lose

Board – in keno;it is an electrical board which is used to show the winning numbers.

Board Man – in poker; also known as boardman or board person. It is a casino employee who writes names on the board, and calls players as their seats open up.

Board Person – in poker; also known as boardman or board person. It is a casino employee who writes names on the board, and calls players as their seats open up.

Boardman – in poker; also known also as boardman or board person. It is a casino employee who writes names on the board, and calls players as their seats open up

Boat – in poker; this is another term for full house.

Bobtail – in poker; there are four cards to a straight or flush.

Bobtail Flush – in poker; there are four cards to a flush.

Bobtail Straight – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) there are four cards to a straight. 2) a nonstandard hand, four cards to a straight, that ranks higher than one pair and lower than a four-card flush.

Bobtailed Straight – there are two possible options: 1) there are four cards to a straight. 2) a rare hand, four cards to a straight, that ranks higher than one pair and lower than a four-card flush.

Bone – in poker; it is a $1 chip.

Bones – in craps; this is another term to describe the dice.

Bonus Poker – in Video Poker; many Video Poker machines have larger payouts for big hands. The higher payout is for Four Aces; however there are also smaller payouts for smaller hands for example for two pairs. Double Bonus Video Poker, Double Jackpot Video Poker and Double Double Bonus Video Poker and Double Double Jackpot Video Poker are typical bonus video poker games.

Book – in bingo;it means a ticket.

Book the Action – in blackjack; it means to accept a bet for play.

Boost – in poker; to raise.

Boss Hand – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is the winner of a pot. 2) it is an excellent hand.

Bottom – in poker; it is a card dealt from the bottom of the deck.

Bottom Dealer – in poker; also known as a b-dealer, subway dealer, or cellar dealer. It is a person who is cheating by dealing cards from the bottom of the deck.

Bottom Pair – in poker; it is a pair which has the lowest card on the flop.

Bottoms – in poker; these are cards which are dealt from the bottom of the deck.

Bouble Bluff – in poker; it is a bluff which was made by betting, getting raised, and re-raising.

Bounty – in poker; when one player knocks out another player, he will receive a small amount of money (bounty). However, it is possible only in some tournaments.

Bounty Tournament – in poker; it is a special tournament which offesr small amounts of money for knocking out another player.

Box – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) it is an empty rack of chips. 2) it is the so called box man. 3) by extension, it is the house dealer’s location when dealing, usually heard as part of the phrase in the box, which literally means engaged in dealing.

Box Bet – in Lotto; it is a numbers game wager. The players have to choose some numbers regardless of the order in which they are drawn.

Box Man – in poker; it is the so called house dealer.

Boxcars – in craps;there are two possible options: 1) it is twelve. 2) it means to bet on the 12.

Boxed – in Lotto; it is a way of betting a tree- or four-digit number. The player wins, if the numbers which he chose are drawn in any order.

Boxed Card – in blackjack; it is a card that is face up while other cards in the deck are face down.

Boxing – in Lotto; it is a special system which enables players to use more digits in the game than normally. It is similar to the Wheeling Systems.

Boxman – in craps; it is the so called the Craps table supervisor who is sitting between the stickman and chips which casino keeps on hand at each craps table.

Boy – In poker; it is Jack.

Bp – in blackjack; it is an acronym for a Big Player in a team effort.

Br – in blackjack; there are two possible options: 1) it is a bankroll. 2) it is an acronym for Beau Rivage casino.

Br – in poker; it is the so called Bankroll.

Brag – in poker; it is a very old English card game which is an ancestor of poker.

Bragg – in poker; it is a very old English card game which is an ancestor of poker.

Break – in blackjack; there are two possible options: 1) it means that the player has a final card which exceeds 21. 2) it is a time when the dealer is not responsible for a table, he has a break.

Break a Game – in poker; this situation occurs when a player, usually a floor person, stops a game. It can be done, for example, when only a few players remain after other players have quit.

Break Down the Bet – in blackjack; it means to separate chips into individual piles by color.

Break Down the Deck – in blackjack; it means to shuffle the cards.

Break Even – in poker, this is to end up the game neither winning nor losing.

Break for Action – in poker; this situation occurs in lowball and it means to throw away part of a good hand to get a play from someone who would otherwise fold.

Break it Down – in blackjack; it means to separate chips into colors as well as to place them into piles.

Break Off – in poker; it means to throw away part of a lowball hand in order to make a better hand.

Break Open – in Lotto; also known as pull tabs. It is an instant-win ticket which enables the player to open a flap and see if the ticket is a winner. Break opens are usually sold by charities and state lotteries.

Breaking Hand – in blackjack; it is a hand that will go over 21 with a one-card draw. It can be 12, 13, 14, 15, or 16.

Breaking Hand – in poker; also known as a two-way hand. This situation occurs in lowball and it is a hand topped by one of the following cards: 8, 9, or 10, which can be broken under pressure. For example, 9-4-3-2-A is a breaking hand, because the player is able to throw the 9 and draws to a wheel; however 9-8-7-3-A is not, because there is no place to break.

Breakopen – in bingo;it is a multi-ply card which is made from paper.

Bridge the Chips – in blackjack; it means to place the odd chip to hide part of two chips.

Brighton Line – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 59.

Bring in – in poker; it means to open a pot.

Bring it in – in poker; it means to start the betting on the first round.

Bring Out – in craps; this term is used by the stickman who encourages players to place bets in order to have the point which will be shown on the dice.

Bring-in – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this is the amount which is obligatory to open a pot. 2) it is a person who opens the betting.

Broadway – in baccarat; it is a special container where the discarded cards are held.

Broadway – in poker; it is the so called ace high straight.

Broke Money – in craps; it is transportation money given to the broke player by the casino.

Broken Game – in poker; it means that the game is over.

Broker – in poker; it is a person without money who hangs around a card room waiting for a someone who will be willing to put this person into a game.

Brooklyn Forest – in craps; it is hard six (3&3).

Brush – in poker; it is an employee who is responsible for managing the seating list.

Brush Man – in poker; it is a male brush person.

Brush Person – in poker; it is a casino employee who works outside the card room. This person is responsible for attracting prospective players into the card room.

Brush-Off – in poker; it is a sign for a thief to leave.

Bs – in blackjack; it is an acronym for Basic Strategy.

Btd. – in blackjack; it is an acronym for Beat The Dealer by Ed Thorp.

Btw – in blackjack; it is an acronym for By The Way.

Buck – in craps; also known as a disk. It is a round, plastic object which is black and white. When on the white side and in a place box number, it indicates that a shoot is in progress and that that number is the point.

Buckle my Shoe – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 32.

Buffalo – in craps; it refers to the situation when the player places a bet on each of the Hard way and Any Seven.

Bug – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a joker which is used as a “partially wild card” in high draw poker and ace-to-five lowball. In high, it is good for aces, straights, and flushes. It makes a third (or fourth) ace, but does not improve any other pair. In a deck with the bug, a rank of hand exists higher than any straight flush: five aces. 2) it is a cheating device to hold a card to the underside of a table.

Buick – in poker; it refers to lowball. Buick is used to build a straight 8 engine.

Bull – in poker; also called bullet. It is an ace.

Bull the Game – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it means to bluff a lot. 2) it refers to aggressive bets.

Bullet – in poker; also called bull. It is an ace.

Bullets – in poker; it is another term for chips.

Bully Johnson – in hold ’em; these are 3-5 as one’s first two cards.

Bump – in poker; it means to raise. This is used by the players who have played in home games.

Bundle – in poker; it can be a large bet as well as a large bankroll.

Buried Pair – in poker; it is a pair in the hole in seven card stud.

Burn – in blackjack; it is a situation, when after the shuffle the dealer removes card(s) and puts them on the discard pile or at the bottom of the deck.

Burn – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is made to prevent cheating; to deal off the top card, face down, before dealing out the cards. 2) to set aside a card which has been inadvertently revealed.

Burn and Turn – in poker; it is to function as a poker dealer. The name comes from the practice of burning a card before dealing either a round o face-up cards or the flop.

Burn Card – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is made to prevent cheating; to deal off the top card, face down, before dealing out the cards. 2) to set aside a card which has been inadvertently revealed.

Burned Cards – in baccarat; these are cards which were discarded after the deck has been cut and before actual play begins.

Bury – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is made to prevent cheating; to deal off the top card, face down, before dealing out the cards. 2) to set aside a card which has been inadvertently revealed.

Bust – in poker; there are four possible options: 1) it is a hand drawn to and missed. 2) it can be any worthless hand. 3) it can be a situation when a player wins all of another player’s chips. 4) this can be a situation when a player is eliminated from the game by losing all chips.

Bust a Player – in poker; this situation occurs when the player is eliminated from a game or tournament by losing all his chips.

Bust Card – in blackjack; it can be: 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, these cards refer to the dealer’s up cards.

Bust Hand – in poker; it is a hand drawn to and missed.

Bust Out – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this situation occurs when the player is eliminated from a game or tournament by losing all chips. 2) miss the hand one is drawing to, usually in lowball.

Busted – in poker; it means that the player has no money or chips

Busted Hand – in poker; it is a hand drawn to and missed.

Busted Straight – in poker; it is a missed straight.

Bust-Out Dealer – in blackjack; it is a dealer who cheats for the casino.

Bust-Out Joint – in blackjack; it is a casino that cheats to survive.

Bust-Out Joint – in poker; it is a crooked gaming establishment.

Button – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a small disk in flop games which is used to signify the player in the last position in a game dealt by a house dealer. 2) it is a dealer position in a game dealt by a house dealer.

Button (Marker Button) – in blackjack; it is a plastic disk with a white number which is used to keep track of markers.

Buy Short – in poker; this situation occurs when the player buys less than the minimum required for the game.

Buy the Pot – in poker; it is to match the pot.

Buy-in – in blackjack; it is a situation when a player wants to exchange money for chips.

Buy-in Tournament – in keno; it is a keno tournament. The players who want to participate must pay a set fee up front as well as a predetermine the number of games and/or tickets.

Buzz – in blackjack; it is a situation when a player is asking the dealer for a bet.

By me. – in poker; it means: “I check” or “I pass”.

C – in poker; so called clubs in the written text.

 

Caesar – in poker; the so called a king of diamonds.

 

Cage – in blackjack: it is a special area in a casino where players can buy or sell chips. Mostly, it is heavily guarded.

 

Cage – in keno: it is a special cage where keno balls are held.

 

Cage – in poker; also known as a window. It is a special area where the player can buy or sell chips.

 

Cage Girl – in poker; it is the term which describes a female cashier.

 

Cage Man – in poker; it is the term which describes a male cashier.

 

Calamity Jane – in poker; the so called the queen of spades.

 

California – in poker; also known as Utah or Lamebrainsit. It is a poker variation that can be found only in home games. At the beginning, players receive five cards which are face down. Then, they have to place bets. After a round of betting, the dealer turns up each central card, one at a time, each followed by another round of betting. This game is played high-low split.

 

California Game – in poker; this is a game from the California games section.

 

California Lowball – in poker; it is five card ace-to-five low draw poker with the joker, bet-or-fold before the draw, sevens rule after the draw.

 

Call – in poker; it means to match the current bet.

 

Call Bet – in blackjack: it is a bet which is made without money or chips. It is available only for players who have casino credit approved or have money on deposit in the casino cage.

 

Call Cold – in poker; it means to call and raise a bet at once.

 

Call for Insurance – in blackjack: it is a situation where the dealer has an Ace showing and there is a pause to allow the players make an insurance bet, then the dealer will check the hole card and if it is a 10-value card the hand is over and the bets and side bets are settled. If it is not a 10-value card, the side bets are collected and the play of the hand continues.

 

Called Hand – in poker; this situation occurs when there is a hand which someone bet and someone else called at the same time.

 

Caller – in bingo: it is a person who calls out the numbers which are drawn. Usually, the casino has two callers.

 

Caller – in keno: it is the so called casino employee who calls out the numbers.

 

Caller – in poker; it is a person who calls.

 

Calling Hand – in poker; this situation occurs when the player has a hand which is not good enough and he has to call a bet.

 

Calling Station – in poker; a person who calls too often.

 

Callman – in baccarat; it is the so called dealer

 

Camouflage – in blackjack: it is a way to hide card counting by the player.

 

Cancellation Betting System – in roulette: it is a special betting system which uses a series of numbers that cancels numbers after winning a bet and adds numbers after losing a bet.

 

Candy Store – in bingo: it is a nickname for number 74.

 

Canine – in poker; this situation occurs in hold ’em where K-9 is one’s first two cards.

 

Can’t Beat the Board – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this situation occurs in a stud game, when one player has an entire seven-card hand that cannot beat the four exposed cards of another player. 2) this kind of situation can occur in hold ’em as well. The player has a hand that cannot beat the exposed cards.

 

Cap – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this sutuation can occur after the first round, when the player puts a chip on the top of the un-dealt cards for the purpose of protection. 2) this situation occurs when the player puts the maximum number of raises in a round of the betting.

 

Cap/Ing, Capping of Bets – in blackjack: it is a situation where the player adds money or places additional chips to a winning bet after receiving at least one card. Such action is illegal.

 

Capable – in poker; it means that someone has an ability to cheat.

 

Capped – in poker; it occurs in the round of betting, when the maximum number of raises have been made.

 

Capped Dice – in craps: it is a crooked dice.

 

Capper – in poker; it is a chip which is used to cap the deck.

 

Capping a Bet – in roulette: it means that chips are added illegally to a bet which is already won.

 

Cappuccino. – in poker; it means that the betting is capped.

 

Card – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) it is one of the 52 or 53 flat, rectangular objects which can be made of paper or plastic. On one side it has uniform design and on the other a value for example: the joker, or one of the four suits (spades, hearts, diamonds, clubs) and 13 ranks (A, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, T, J, Q, K). Moreover a set of 52 cards is called a deck. 2) it is a player’s bank. 3) it means to check cashing card.

 

Card Club – in poker; the so called card room.

 

Card Counter – in blackjack: it is a person who counts cards during a game.

 

Card Counting – in blackjack: it is a way of keeping track of the cards. Players who count cards have to assign a value to certain cards in the deck to determine if the remaining cards in a deck or shoe favour the player or the dealer.

 

Card Dauber – in poker; it is a person who is responsible for marking the cards.

 

Card Down – in blackjack: it is an announcement that a card went off the table.

 

Card Eating – in blackjack: this term means that players use up cards quickly. Usually they spread to more than one hand.

 

Card Mechanic – in poker; it is a cheater.

 

Card Mob – in poker; this term defines two cheaters who are working together.

 

Card Money – in poker; the so called bankroll.

 

Card Play – in poker; it means carding.

 

Card Player – in poker; it is a magazine which is affiliated with the gambling.

 

Card Playing – in poker; it means carding.

 

Card Rack – in poker; this term defines the person who gets very good and strong hands.

 

Card Shark – in poker; it is a professional player.

 

Card Smith – in poker; it is a person who plays for a living.

 

Card Table – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a special poker table. 2) it is every table which is designed to play cards.

 

Carder – in poker; so called a professional player.

 

Card-Holder – in poker; it is a player who has luck and gets good hands.

 

Card-Hustler – in poker; the so called card thief.

 

Carding – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it means to play cards. 2) noting exposed cards (particularly at seven-card stud), and using that information in the play of a hand.

 

Card-Room License – in poker; it is a special gambling license without which players cannot gamble in specified areas like country, state, city.

 

Cards – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it refers to play in any card games. 2) it means a deck. 3) it is any portion of a deck.

 

Cards Break Even – in poker; some people believe that in the long run every player will receive the same cards. According to this theory, when someone has bad luck and gets only bad hands, he should hope that the situation will fall back into normal pattern.

 

Cardshark – in poker; the so called a professional player.

 

Cardsharping – in poker; another term for cheating.

 

Carpet Joint – in poker; also known as a rug joint. It is a very well equipped casino or card room.

 

Carpet Store – in blackjack: it is an exclusive casino which has carpet on the floor.

 

Carr’ – in roulette: it is a French term for the Corner Bet.

 

Carry a Slug – in poker; it means to shuffle a slug into prearranged position.

 

Carry Over – in poker; it is a situation when a player credits a stake or a cow with chips from one shift to the next.

 

Carry-Over – in poker; these can be chips or cash which had been carried over.

 

Case Bet – in blackjack: it is a bet with the player.

 

Case Bet – in poker; it is the last bet made by a gambler who lost a stake.

 

Case Card – in blackjack: it is the last card of a denomination left in the deck.

 

Case Card – in poker; it is the player’s last card of a denomination or suit.

 

Case Chips – in poker; these are a player’s last chips.

 

Case Money – in poker; it is the last of a gambler’s bankroll or stake.

 

Cash Ball – in bingo: it is a progressive jackpot which pays off with a bingo the number that was drawn at the beginning of the game.

 

Cash in – in poker; it means to finish the game and get cash instead of chips.

 

Cash Lotto – in lotto: this game is awarded as a lump-sum cash payment. Players are required to select fewer numbers out of a smaller field because the lotto game has a smaller top prize than large jackpot games.

 

Cash Option – in lotto: the so called large jackpot. The winner receives cash payment.

 

Cash Out – in poker; it means to finish the game and leave chips in the cage.

 

Cash Out Button – in video poker: it is a special button which is used to throw the coins into the machine hopper.

 

Cash Payoff – in lotto: it is a prize which will be paid out at one time rather than over many years like it is in case of annuity.

 

Cash Threshold – in keno: it is a payout limit. If it will be exceeded, the payment will be made by check.

 

Cashier – in blackjack: it is a person who is responsible for handling monetary transactions with players.

 

Cash-in-Prize – in bingo: it is a bingo variation in which the prize will be cash. It must be a minimum of 50% of the stake.

 

Casino – in blackjack: it is a place where gambling is legal and provides income.

 

Casino – in poker; there are two possible options: it is a building where players are able to gamble. 2) it is a huge card room.

 

Casino Advantage – in roulette: also known as House Edge or Vig. It is the casino advantage over the player.

 

Casino Cage – in poker; it is a special place where players can buy and sell chips.

 

Casino Checks – in craps: it is another term for chips.

 

Casino Host – in blackjack: it is a person who works in a casino and is responsible for dealing with casino patrons and answering queries about casino comps.

 

Casino Manager – in blackjack: it is a person who is responsible for all operations connected with the casino.

 

Cat – in poker; any one of big tiger, big cat, little tiger or little cat.

 

Catbird Seat – in poker; this term refers the place to the right of the dealer.

 

Catch – in keno: this term means that the number which was marked by the player has been drawn on the ticket.

 

Catch – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it means to receive a card. 2) it means to receive a card that creates a hand.

 

Catch (Heat / Card) – in blackjack: there are two possible options: 1) to catch heat means to get a reprimand for an infraction of casino policy. 2) to catch card means to get a hit card which can be good or bad.

 

Catch Inside – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this situation occurs in lowball and it means that players catch a card above the particular hand they are drawing to. 2) it means to make an inside straight.

 

Catch Outside – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this situation occurs in lowball and it means that players catch a card above the particular hand they are drawing to. 2) it means to miss a straight.

 

Catch Rough – in poker; it is a situation that occurs in lowball when a player draws a cars that makes a hand rough. As an example: firstly a player draws 7-3-2-A and then catches a 6.

 

Catch Smooth – in poker; it is a situation that occurs in lowball when a player draws a card that makes a hand smooth. As an example: firstly a player draws 7-3-2-A and then catches a 4 or 5.

 

Catch-All – in keno: in this case, players are obligated to catch all of the numbers which they have marked.

 

Catch-Zero – in keno: in this case, players are obligated to catch none of the numbers which they have marked.

 

Cats and Dogs – in poker; this situation occurs in a draw poker when a particular nonstandard hands have value.

 

Cbjn – in blackjack: it is an abbreviation for Stanford Wong’s Current BlackJack News.

 

Cc – in blackjack: there are two possible options: 1) it is an acronym for Card Counting. 2) it is an acronym for Circus Circus.

 

Cecil (C-Note) – in blackjack: the so called $100 bill.

 

Cellar – in poker; a bottom of the deck.

 

Cellar Dealer – in poker; also known as a b-dealer, subway dealer, or cellar dealer. It is a cheater who is dealing cards from the bottom of the deck.

 

Center Dealer – in poker; the so called House dealer.

 

Center Field – in craps: it is a bet, in which the next roll will be the total sum of 9.

 

Center Pot – in poker; also known as a main pot. It is a first pot that is created during a poker hand.

 

Century – in poker; it is a $100 bill.

 

Century Note – in poker; it is a $100 bill.

 

C-Game – in poker; it is a low stake game which ranks at the third place in a given establishment.

 

Chameleon Strategy – in roulette: it is a strategy which is based on imitating the patterns from other players who had won the game.

 

Chance – in poker; it is a probability of a particular event.

 

Chances – in poker; it is a probability of a particular event.

 

Change Color – in craps: it is a situation when a player is changing chips into smaller or larger denomination.

 

Change Color – in poker; it is a situation when the player changes chipsfrom one color to another.

 

Change of Color – in poker; it is a situation when the player changes chips from one color to another.

 

Change-in – in poker; this term refers the minimum amount which is required to start a game.

 

Charlemagne – in poker; it is the king of hearts.

 

Charles – in poker; it is the king of hearts.

 

Charlie – in poker; it is a third position to the left of the dealer, also known as a C.

 

Chase – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) it means to make a blind good. 2) it means to lose because of bad bet. 3) it occurs in a stud game, when a player tries to get a better hand.

 

Chasing Losses – in roulette: it is a way to recover the losses by increasing the bets. It is not recommended.

 

Cheat – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) use of any of a number of crooked devices, card manipulation, deceptive tactics, and so on, to gain an unfair advantage over opponents or otherwise win dishonestly. 2) the so calledthief.

 

Cheater – in poker; the called thief.

 

Cheaters – in poker; this term defines marked decks.

 

Cheating – in blackjack: it is an illegal play.

 

Cheating Device – in poker; it is a mechanical device which is used to cheat.

 

Check – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a situation when a player makes no bet, however still holds cards. 2) it is a card room chip.

 

Check (Money) Down – in blackjack: this term is used in the situation when a chip has fallen on the floor. In this case the dealer uses this expression to inform the floor person about what happened.

 

Check and Raise – in poker; it is a special situation when players are able to pass and retain their cards

 

Check Cashing Card – in poker; it is a special sheet that enables cashier to check the player’s transactions.

 

Check Cop – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a thief who steals chips from the pot. 2) it is a special, sticky substance which a thief rubs on his palm to steal chips.

 

Check Copper – in poker; it is a thief who steals chips from the pot.

 

Check Dark – in poker; this situation occurs when the player received cards, however he has made no bet.

 

Check in the Dark – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it means to check before looking at the cards. 2) it is a players’ intention of folding on the turn and the river.

 

Check Rack – in poker; it is a box or tray that has indentations to neatly hold chips.

 

Check Rack – in roulette: it is a tray which is holding the chips for a game.

 

Checker – in poker; this term defines a card room chip.

 

Check-Rack – in poker; it means that the player is asked to leave.

 

Checks – in blackjack: it is another term for chips.

 

Checks – in craps: in a casino, this term means tokens.

 

Checks – in poker; this term defines chips which are usually made of clay. They are used instead of cash during the play because it is easier to count and manipulate.

 

Checks – in roulette: it is another term for chips.

 

Chemin De Fer – in baccarat; it is the European version of baccarat.

 

Cheval – in roulette: it is a French term for the Split bet.

 

Chicago – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is type of poker that is played in home games with seven cards. 2) it is a high spade in the hole.

 

Chinese Poker Dictionary – in poker; it is 13-card-stud

 

Chip – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this term defines chips which are usually made of clay. They are used instead of cash during the play because it is easier to count and manipulate. 2) it means to bet.

 

Chip Copper – in poker; it is a thief who steals chips from the pot.

 

Chip Declaration – in poker; this situation occurs in a high-low split game when the players are using chips whether they are going for high, low, or both. There are two possible options: 1) the color of the chips indicates the players’ intentions for example: red for high, white for low, blue for both ways. 2) The number of chips indicates the players’ intentions for example: none for low, one for high, two for both ways.

 

Chip Girl – in poker; it is a women who is selling chips to the players during a game.

 

Chip in – in poker; this term defines the ante or a small bet.

 

Chip Person – in poker; it is a person who is selling chips to the players during a game.

 

Chip Rack – in poker; the so called box or tray that has indentations to neatly hold chips.

 

Chip Runner – in blackjack: it is a person who is responsible for transporting chips to the table from the cage.

 

Chip Runner – in poker; it is a person who is selling chips to the players during a game.

 

Chip the Pot – in poker; it means that a player is taking a part of the pot to cover expenses.

 

Chip Tray – in poker; the so called box or tray that has indentations to neatly hold chips.

 

Chip Up – in poker; this term means that the player is willing to change a chip for another with higher value.

 

Chippers – in poker; this term defines chips which are usually made of clay. They are used instead of cash during the play because it is easier to count and manipulate.

 

Chippies – in poker; this term defines chips which are usually made of clay. They are used instead of cash during the play because it is easier to count and manipulate.

 

Chip-Rack – in poker; it means that the player is asked to leave.

 

Chips – in craps: in a casino, this term means tokens.

 

Chips Declare – in poker; this situation occurs in a high-low split game when the players are using chips whether they are going for high, low, or both. There are two possible options: 1) the color of the chips indicates the players’ intentions for example: red for high, white for low, blue for both ways. 2) The number of chips indicates the players’ intentions for example: none for low, one for high, two for both ways.

 

Choice Pots – in poker; it is a term that refers to the announcement by the dealer that the next hand will be dealer’s choice.

 

Chop – in poker; it means that the blinds returned to the player who posted them and moved on to the next hand.

 

Chop a Game – in poker; it refers to the quick game when a player wins a lot of money.

 

Chop it Up. – in poker; it is an announcement by a player or dealer that the result of the showdown is a split pot.

 

Chop-Chop – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) it means to split a pot in a high-low game. 2) it is a kind of agreement between two or more players which refers to splitting a pot without having a showdown. 3) it means to put a chip up for the dealer.

 

Chopper – in poker; it is someone who chops.

 

Chopping – in poker; it means that the player makes profit in each of several games.

 

Choppy – in craps: in this situation, none of the players collects more than one or two points before sevening out. Moreover, a lot of numbers can be thrown from the game.

 

Choppy Game – in roulette: there are two possible options: 1) it is a game where neither the player nor the house has been winning consistently. 2) it is a game where no discernible streaks nor patterns have been appearing.

 

Christmas Cake – in bingo: it is a nickname for number 38.

 

Chump – in poker; it is a person who hasn’t got experience in playing poker.

 

Chunking – in blackjack: this situation occurs when the dealer wins the bets of several or all players and collects the bet by stacking them together in one hand.

 

Chute – in poker; it is a slot that occurs on a poker table. Here, the dealer places the bills that have been exchanged for chips.

 

Chute Number 1 – in poker; it is a player who opens the betting, usually this person is sitting to the left of the dealer.

 

Cigarette Pot – in poker; it is a kind of an arrangement between players which refers to play for the cigarettes in the same way as a drink pot.

 

Cinch – in poker; it is the lock.

 

Cinch Hand – in poker; it means to lock.

 

Cinch Player – in poker; it is a player who plays only the nuts.

 

Cincinnati – in poker; it is a type of poker that is played in home games. At the beginning, each of the players receives five face-down cards, then there is a betting round and the dealer turns up each central card. After that, the betting round takes place again.

 

Circle – in blackjack: it is a special area where the player has to place a bet to start the game.

 

C-I-X – in poker; this situation occurs in lowball when a player shows down a 6-high.

 

Class – in poker; it is a rank of hands.

 

Clean – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) it means honest play. 2) it means to run out of chips. 3) it means to win all money from the pot.

 

Clean Dealer – in poker; the so called professional dealer.

 

Clean Move – in poker; it is a way of cheating which is hard to detect.

 

Clean Out – in poker; this term is used when the player wins all money from the pot.

 

Clean the Floor – in bingo: it is a nickname for number 54.

 

Clean Up – in poker; this term is used when a cheater tries to cover up the evidence of his illegal play.

 

Clerk – in blackjack: it is a slang term which is used for a dealer.

 

Clerk – in poker; the so called professional dealer.

 

Clicketty Click – in bingo: it is a nickname for number 66.

 

Clip – in poker; it is a tool which is used to cheat.

 

Clip Joint – in poker; this term defines the illegal card room or a casino in which the players act like thieves.

 

Close – in poker; it means conservative.

 

Close to the Chest – in poker; it means a tight. It is a situation, when players hold their cards in such a way, that the opponents cannot see them.

 

Close to the Vest – in poker; it means a tight. It is a situation, when players hold their cards in such a way, that the opponents cannot see them.

 

Closed Card – in poker; the so called downcard.

 

Closed Hand – in poker; it is a hand which has all cards face down. This situation occurs often in a draw poker.

 

Closed Poker Dictionary – in poker; this term defines the situation where all cards are dealt face down.

 

Club – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is every card in the club suit. 2) it is a term that defines a public card room.

 

Club Poker Dictionary – in poker; the so called poker which is played in a public card room. Here, players know the exact rules and limitations.

 

Club Stakes – in poker; these are the rules that define the way of wagering.

 

Clubs – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) these are cards with a shape of shamrock which determine the green suit in a deck. 2) it is a club flush. It means that five cards have the same suit.

 

Clump – in blackjack: there are two possible options: 1) this term defines the cards which have the same value. 2) these are cards in a sequence which favour heavily the house or the player.

 

Cm – in blackjack: it is an acronym for Chinese Mafia.

 

C-Note – in poker; it is a $100 bill.

 

Coat Card – in poker; it is a very old term that describes a face card.

 

Coffee Pot – in poker; it is a kind of an arrangement between players which refers to the payment for the coffee in the same way as a drink pot.

 

Coinless Machine – in video poker: it is a multi-hand or multi-game machine which accepts only currency, what means that payouts are hand paid.

 

Cojones – in poker; the so called nuts that are preceded by loss.

 

Cold – in blackjack: it is a term which describes a losing cycle of hands.

 

Cold – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) it means a serial, or in a row. 2) it means that the player is not playing well. 3) it means that there is no action during the game.

 

Cold Bluff – in poker; it is a bluff which was mad on a weak hand.

 

Cold Call – in poker; this situation occurs when the player calls a raise without putting the initial bet into the pot.

 

Cold Dice – in craps: there are dice which are not passing.

 

Cold Game – in poker; it describes the game which is dishonest.

 

Cold Table – in craps: it is a situation when shooters didn’t gain any points.

 

Cold Table – in roulette: a table where players have been losing.

 

Cold Twenty (Turkey) – in blackjack: these are two cards which value equals 10.

 

Cold-Decker – in poker; it is a thief.

 

Collection – in poker; it means time.

 

Collection Drop – in poker; it means drop.

 

Collusion – in poker; it is a way of cheating. Cheaters communicate with each other by using special signals.

 

Colonne – in roulette: it is a French term for the Column Bet.

 

Color – in blackjack: each denomination of chip has a distinctive color. The standard colors are: $1 -> blue or white; $5 -> red; $25 -> green; $100 -> black.

 

Color Change – in poker; this situation occurs when players want to change chips for those of another color.

 

Color for Color – in blackjack: it is a procedure for a dealer who is obligated to pay a stack of multi-colored chips. This payout is fast, safe and easy to verify by the floor person.

 

Color Up – in blackjack: it is a situation which occurs when the player wants to exchange smaller denomination chips for larger.

 

Color Up – in poker; it occurs when the player wants to change chips for ones of higher value. It is made in purpose of reducing the amount of chips on the table. Usually, in tournaments, players are obligated to color up, when money is divided among fewer and fewer players and the sizes of the forced bets go up.

 

Color Up – in roulette: this term is used to describe the exchange of smaller denomination chips for larger.

 

Colors – in poker; this situation occurs in a draw game. It is a kind of arrangement between two players. If one player is dealt before the draw five cards of the same color, the other player has to pay him a certain amount. It is very popular in lowball.

 

Colour – in bingo: it is a colour which determines each sheet in the bingo book.

 

Columbia River – in poker; this situation occurs in hold’ em, when K-7 is one’s first two cards.

 

Column Bet – in roulette: it is a bet on one of the three columns of 12 numbers on the layout. It pays 2:1.

 

Combination (Way) Ticket – in keno: it is a special ticket in which groups of numbers are bet several different ways. This allows players to spread money over several combinations.

 

Combination Bet – in roulette: it means to use one or more chips in the same position to wager on more than one number at a time.

 

Comdex – in blackjack: it is a huge computer convention which is used by all the hotel rooms in Las Vegas, sending room rates sky-high. Avoiding Las Vegas during Comdex is recommended.

 

Come – in craps: in this situation, players are allowed to bet the Pass Line any time after the shooter’s point is established.

 

Come – in poker; it refers to the situation when a player is playing with a very weak hand, however he hopes that it will be better and there are still chances to win.

 

Come Back at – in poker; it means re-raise.

 

Come Back on – in poker; it means that if the player wants to win, he should break a hand and make a better one.

 

Come Bet – in craps: it is a bet which is placed after the come-out roll.

 

Come Bet – in poker; it is a bet which was made on the come.

 

Come Box – in craps: this is a special area on the craps table where players are able to place the come bets.

 

Come Hand – in poker; it is a hand which has to be improved, if the player wants to win.

 

Come in – in poker; it means a call, and determines the last round.

 

Come in Cold – in poker; it is a situation when a player calls a bet and raises, while the pot is empty.

 

Come in for a Raise – in poker; this term means that it is open for more than the minimum, and in case of limit game it means that it is open for two bets.

 

Come in Light – in poker; it means to get into a pot with a poor hand.

 

Come in on the Blind – in poker; it means to sit down when it is the player’s turn to put in the big blind

 

Come Out Roll – in craps: it is the term which describes the first roll of the dice in a betting round.

 

Come Over the Top – in poker; it means to raise or re-raise an opponent’s bet.

 

Coming of Age – in bingo: it is a nickname for number 18.

 

Commission – in baccarat; known as juice or vigorish, vig. In baccarat it is a 5% charge on winning bank bets.

 

Commission – in lotto: it is a fee which is paid to retail outlets for selling lottery tickets.

 

Commission Box – in baccarat; where the lammers are placed to indicate the amount owed by the players for all bank wins.

 

Commit Fully – in poker; it means that player has to put as many chips as it is required to play a hand, even if these are case chips.

 

Common Card – in poker; it is a card, which is dealt to the center of the table and then considered for each player separately.

 

Community Cards – in poker; this term refers to the face-up cards that are shared by all the players in a hand.

 

Community Pot – in poker; the so called family pot.

 

Comoquer – in poker; it occurs in lowball. It is a card that pairs one in player’s hand.

 

Comp – in blackjack: this term refers to complimentary services and goods that are offered by the casino to encourage customers to play.

 

Complete Bluff – in poker; this situation occurs when a player makes a bluff because his hand is a very weak one.

 

Complete Hand – in poker; this term defines a hand that consists of all five cards: a straight, flush, full house, four of a kind, or straight flush etc.

 

Complete Hand – in video poker: it is a hand which is determined by all five cards – a straight, flush, full house, four of a kind, or straight flush.

 

Complete the Bet – in poker; this situation occurs when an all-in player places a bet which is less than the current limit, however the next player is able to complete the bet by bringing it up to the limit.

 

Complimentary – in blackjack: it means: “On the House”.

 

Complimentary Play – in poker; this situation occurs when someone is giving the action without any reason.

 

Composition Dependent Strategy – in blackjack: it is a strategy, which is used for single deck games. It is based on the exact cards dealt to the player rather than just the total of the player’s hand.

 

Computer Ticket – in keno: it is a ticket which is generated by a computer.

 

Concave – in poker; it is a card, which middles are narrower than ends.

 

Concave Card – in poker; it is a card, which middles are narrower than ends.

 

Concealed – in poker; it refers to cards in the hole that complete a hidden, winning hand. In seven-card stud, concealed trips would be three hole cards of the same rank, a hand that other players might not suspect.

 

Concealed Hand – in poker; this situation occurs when the player plays with a hand that had any chances to win at the beginning, however it won.

 

Concealed Pair – in poker; it occurs in stud, when a player has a pair among his first two down cards.

 

Conditions – in keno: defines the terms of the wagers.

 

Confederate – in poker; the so called partner of a cheater or thief.

 

Conservative – in poker; this term describes a player who doesn’t place the bet, unless he will have hand that is likely to win.

 

Continuous Design – in lotto: it is a continuous picture which is visible after connecting all tickets.

 

Convert – in blackjack: it means to break down the bet and start using the higher denomination checks.

 

Convex – in poker; it is a card, which middles are narrower than ends.

 

Convex Card – in poker; it is a card, which middles are narrower than ends.

 

Cooler – in poker; the so called cold deck.

 

Cop – in blackjack: in blackjack: it is palming a chip off the top of a stack of chips.

 

Cop Checks – in poker; it is a situation when the chips were stolen from the pot.

 

Corner Bet – in roulette: also known as a Square Bet or a Quarter Bet. It is a wager, which bets four numbers at the same time. It pays off at 8-1.

 

Corner Seat – in poker; it means to deal by a house dealer, either one of the two seats next to the dealer.

 

Correct Conditioning – in keno: it means that the writing of a ticket has to correspond with the exact wishes of the player.

 

Count – in blackjack: there are two possible options: 1) it means to put a value on each card other than face value and to keep a running total of that value as an aid in betting and playing the cards. 2) it is an inventory of the chips in a dealer’s tray. Mostly, it occurs at the end of the shift or when the drop boxes are changed.

 

Count Down – in poker; it means to count player’s chips, mostly in no-limit games.

 

Count Down the Deck – in blackjack: it means that the player is able to remember the cards which have been already played and predicts which cards are still in the deck.

 

Count Someone Down – in poker; this term refers to determination the total amount of player’s chips.

 

Countdown Hand – in poker; it occurs in lowball. It is a hand tied in its top three or four cards.

 

Counter – in blackjack: it is a person who counts the cards during the game.

 

Counter – in poker; it is another term for a chip.

 

Counterfeited – in poker; this situation occurs in a high-low split community card game, when the player has one of one’s low cards duplicated on the board. It makes the hand weaker and it is easier for the opponent to tie or beat the hand.

 

Country Straight – in poker; it occurs in high draw poker with the joker. It is an open-ended straight draw which can be improved by the following cards: 4, 5, 6, 7 of mixed suits, which becomes a straight with any 3, 8, or the joker, or a straight draw that can be improved by only eight cards, as 4, 5, joker, 8, which is helped by any 6 or 7. In high draw poker without the joker or seven-card stud, an open-ended straight draw is the one which can be improved by only eight cards, as 4, 5, 6, 7 of mixed suits, which becomes a straight with any 3 or 8.

 

Coup – in baccarat; it is a French term and means a round of play.

 

Coupon – in blackjack: promotional material used in casino promotion process. Coupons have to encourage customers to the casino.

 

Courchevel – in poker; it is a form of Omaha. It is a very popular game in Europe, mostly in France. At the beginning, players have four or five down cards and then the first flop card is exposed before the first round of betting.

 

Court Card – in poker; it can be a jack, queen or king.

 

Courtesy Bet – in poker; it is a bad bet. The player will probably lose.

 

Courtesy Play – in poker; this situation occurs when someone is giving the action without any reasons.

 

Cover – in baccarat: also known as a fade. This term occurs in chemin de fer and is used to cover all or part of the bank bet.

 

Cover Bet – in blackjack: it is a bet which has to mislead the floor person. The counter wants to be perceived as a novice.

 

Cover Play – in blackjack: the counter leads a game in a way that the floor person believes that he is a novice.

 

Cover the Bank Bet – in baccarat: alos known as a fade. This term occurs in chemin de fer and is used to cover all or part of the bank bet.

 

Cover the Bet – in blackjack: it means to accept a bet for play.

 

Coverall – in bingo: it is a situation in which players have to cover all numbers on the card in oredr to win.

 

Cow – in poker; this situation occurs when a player goes half and half with another player into a game. Usually, when the player quits, he splits with the person with whom he went cow. In some cases the house goes cow with a player, what lets him to get into a larger game.

 

Cow Up – in poker; this situation occurs when a player goes half and half with another player into a game. Usually, when the player quits, he splits with the person with whom he went cow. In some cases the house goes cow with a player, what lets him to get into a larger game.

 

Cowboy – in poker; it is a king.

 

Cp – in blackjack: it is an acronym for Caesars Palace.

 

Crab – in poker; the so called three cards.

 

Crabs – in poker; this situation occurs in hold ’em, when one of the player’s two cards will be 3-3.

 

Crack – in poker; it means to beat a powerful and very strong hand.

 

Cracked – in poker; this term means to beat.

 

Crank – in poker; it means to start a game.

 

Crank it Up – in poker; it means to play fast.

 

Crank One Up – in poker; it means to start a new game.

 

Crap – in craps: it refers to the numbers: 2, 3 and 12.

 

Crap(s) Out – in craps: it refers to the numbers 2, 3 and 12.

 

Craps – in craps: it is a term which refers to the numbers 2, 3 and 12.

 

Crayon – in keno: players use it to mark numbers on a ticket.

 

Crazy Pineapple – in poker; it is a variant of pineapple. The players don’t discard one of their down cards until the flop, at which point the game transforms into the ordinary hold ’em.

 

Credit Line – in roulette: it is the amount of credit which players are allowed by a given casino.

 

Credit Manager – in roulette: it is a person who is responsible for determining casino credits for the player.

 

Credits – in video poker: the Video Poker Machine doesn’t spit out coins when the player wins a hand. It keeps track of the coins as well as shows how many Credits the player has. If the player puts money into the machine, the number of credits will increase. If the number of credits reaches zero, the player has to put more money into the machine in order to play.

 

Crew – in craps: so called dealers who staff the craps table.

 

Crew – in roulette: people who man a game.

 

Crier – in poker; it is a person who is very disappointed and complains a lot during the game because of the loss.

 

Crimp – in blackjack: it means to put a bend in the cards in order to mark them for the purpose of cheating.

 

Crimp – in poker; it means to bend one or more cards in such a way as to force the deck to be cut to the spot desired by a cheat.

 

Crimp Artist – in poker; a cheater who crimps cards.

 

Crimper – in poker; a cheater who crimps cards.

 

Cripple – in poker; it is a situation that occurs in hold ’em. It means that one player has the cards that can make a hand of the other player. Usually, it causes that the player cannot get action.

 

Criss-Cross – in poker; it means the spot.

 

Cross Roader – in blackjack: another term for cheater.

 

Crossfire – in poker; it is a situation that occurs in a high-low games where two players keep raising and re-raising each other and this is the reason why the other player between them has to call further bets to stay in the pot. To prevent this kind of situations, casinos try to limit the number the raises.

 

Crossroader – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a cheater. 2) it is a professional player.

 

Crossroader – in roulette: it is a casino cheat.

 

Croupier – in baccarat: it is a French term for dealer.

 

Croupier – in blackjack: it is a French term for dealer.

 

Croupier – in roulette: it is a French term for the dealer.

 

Cry – in poker; it means that someone complains a lot during the game.

 

Crying Call – in poker; it is a call which has a little chance to win.

 

Crying Winner – in poker; it is a person who is very disappointed and complains a lot during the game because of the loss.

 

Csm – in blackjack: it is an acronym for Continuous Shuffling Machine.

 

Ctr – in blackjack: it is an acronym for Currency Transaction Report.

 

Cts – in blackjack: it is an acronym for Casino Tournament Strategy.

 

Cull – in poker; it is a method of cheating by arranging cards prior to shuffling, in such a way that the players can order a set. They use various methods of Seven-of-hand, what enables a cheater to give himself or his partner the winning cards.

 

Cup of Tea – in bingo: it is a nickname for number 3.

 

Curse of Mexico – in poker; it means the two of spades.

 

Cut – in bingo: it determines the direction in which a sheet of faces will be cut from the master sheet. It can be square, horizontal, or vertical.

 

Cut – in blackjack: this means that a deck is divided into two parts. The dealer takes the two parts and reverses them, front to back.

 

Cut – in poker; it is a situation that occurs when the deck is divided into two parts, just after the cards have been shuffled.

 

Cut Card – in blackjack: it is a solid colored, plastic card. The player uses this card to cut the deck after a shuffle and the dealer marks the last hand to be dealt from the deck by placing it near the end of the deck in the shoe.

 

Cut Cards – in poker; this situation occurs when the player participates in a quick method of determining the first deal at the beginning of the game as well as to apportion odd chips at the end of a private game. The players have to take a part of the deck and then expose the bottom card. The player who cuts either the highest or (by agreement) the lowest card wins.

 

Cut Checks – in blackjack: it is a way to break the stack of chips by using the index finger, or thumb.

 

Cut Checks – in poker; this situation occurs when the chips are divided into equal amounts (usually of five chips).

 

Cut for High Card – in poker; this situation occurs when the player participates in a quick method of determining the first deal at the beginning of the game as well as to apportion odd chips at the end of a private game. The players have to take a part of the deck and then expose the bottom card. The player who cuts either the highest or (by agreement) the lowest card wins.

 

Cut for the Deal – in poker; it means to cut cards in purpose of determining who will be dealt the first card.

 

Cut it Up – in poker; it means to split the pot after a tie.

 

Cut Out – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it means to split out. 2) it means to finish a partnership.

 

Cut Someone Out – in poker; it means to split out.

 

Cut Someone Up – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a participate, by two players and occurs in a whipsaw situation. 2) it means to cheat a player.

 

Cut the Cards – in poker; this situation occurs when the player participates in a quick method of determining the first deal at the beginning of the game as well as to apportion odd chips at the end of a private game. The players have to take a part of the deck and then expose the bottom card. The player who cuts either the highest or (by agreement) the lowest card wins.

 

Cut the Deck – in poker; this situation occurs when the player participates in a quick method of determining the first deal at the beginning of the game as well as to apportion odd chips at the end of a private game. The players have to take a part of the deck and then expose the bottom card. The player who cuts either the highest or (by agreement) the lowest card wins.

 

Cut the Game – in poker; this situation occurs when a player takes a part of the pot in order to coveriexpenses.

 

Cut the Game Down – in poker; it is a situation when players want to reduce the stake.

 

Cut the Pot – in poker; this situation occurs when a player takes a part of the pot in purpose order to coverexpenses.

 

Cut Tokes – in blackjack: it means to divide the tokes in an equitable manner.

 

Cut Up – in poker; it means to split out.

 

Cutout – in poker; the so called card which is marked by scraping its back or removing some of the ink.

 

Cutter – in poker; it is a person who cuts the deck.

 

Cutthroat Game – in poker; also known as a cutthroat game. Usually it is a high-stakes poker game, where the main goal of the players is winning money.

 

Cutthroat Poker Dictionary – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) also known as a cutthroat game. Usually it is a high-stakes poker game, where the main goal of the players is winning money. 2) it means that the main aim of playing poker is making money.

 

Cutting – in poker; it means a cut, for example of the deck.

 

Cutting Cards – in poker; this situation occurs when the player participates in a quick method of determining the first deal at the beginning of the game as well as to apportion odd chips at the end of a private game. The players have to take a part of the deck and then expose the bottom card. The player who cuts either the highest or (by agreement) the lowest card wins.

 

Cutting the Cards – in poker; this situation occurs when the player participates in a quick method of determining the first deal at the beginning of the game as well as to apportion odd chips at the end of a private game. The players have to take a part of the deck and then expose the bottom card. The player who cuts either the highest or (by agreement) the lowest card wins.

 

Cv – in blackjack: it is an abbreviation used for a software blackjack program designed by Norm Wattenberger.

 

Cw – in blackjack: it is an abbreviation for Cocktail Waitress.

 

Cycle – in video poker: it is the reciprocal of the probability of a royal on the next hand.

D – in poker; it refers to the diamonds suit.

 

Da or Da2 – in blackjack; it is an abbreviations for double down on any first two cards.

 

Daber – in bingo; it is a bottle of ink with a foam top on it. When the player touches the bingo card with the foam tip it will make a square.

 

Daily Game – in lotto; this term refers to a numbers game and to the games where the winner occurs every single day.

 

D’alembert – in blackjack; this situation occurs when a player raises a bet one unit just after the loss and lowers the bet one unit after the win.

 

D’alembert Betting System – in roulette; there are two possible options: 1) it is a progressive system of betting where players are able to increase bet by one unit after a loss and decrease that bet by one unit after a win. 2) it is a progressive system of betting where two numbers are cancelled every time a previous bet is won, and one number, the total of two end numbers, is added whenever a previous bet is lost.

 

Dame – in poker; the so called Queen.

 

Dance Every Set – in poker; it means that the player plays every hand.

 

Dancing Queen – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 17.

 

Danny La Rue – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 52.

 

Dark – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a situation when a player decides to place a bet without looking at cards. 2) it is a situation when a player decides to check without looking at cards.

 

Dark Bet – in poker; it means a blind bet.

 

Darken – in poker; it means that a player places a bet without looking at cards.

 

Darth Vader – in poker; this situation occurs in hold ’em, the two black fours appear as one’s first two cards.

 

Das – in blackjack; it is an abbreviation for a rule that allows the player to double after splits.

 

Daub – in blackjack; it is a paste or fluid used to mark cards in order to cheat.

 

Daub – in poker; also known as cosmetics. It is marking the cards using ink, paint, or fluid.

 

Dauber – in bingo; it is an ink marker which is used to mark off numbers on “flimsy” sheet.

 

Dauber – in poker; this term defines a thief.

 

David – in poker; this term refers to the king of spades.

 

Day – in poker; it is one on the three shifts during the day. Usually, a shift begins around 8 and 10 am and ends eight hours later.

 

Day Shift – in poker; it is one on the three shifts during the day. Usually, a shift begins around 8 and 10 am and ends eight hours later.

 

Day Shift – in blackjack; this term refers to the casino workers. They usually start work at 10 AM.

 

Days – in blackjack; this term refers to the work shift that is usually from 8 AM till the noon.

 

Days – in poker; it is one on the three shifts during the day. Usually, a shift begins around 8 and 10 am and ends eight hours later.

 

Dd – in blackjack; there are two possible options: 1) it is an abbreviation for a Double-Deck game. 2) it is the acronym for Double Down.

 

De – in blackjack; it is an acronym for Double Exposure which is a type of blackjack where both dealer cards are dealt face up and ties lose.

 

Dead – in blackjack; it means that the level of the action in the game equals zero.

 

Dead – in poker; this term refers to a weak card that will not help the player to win the game.

 

Dead Blind – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a situation when the player cannot raise the bet unless the pot is already raised. 2) the called blind bet, which the winner has to put back in the next pot.

 

Dead Button Rule – in poker; it is the rule which says that the button cannot be moved, if the small blind position left.

 

Dead Card – in poker; it is an illegal card.

 

Dead Hand – in poker; it is an illegal hand.

 

Dead in the Pot – in poker; it means that the player has no way of winning a particular pot.

 

Dead Man’s Hand – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this is a term that defines two pairs of aces and eights. 2) it is another term that defines the black aces, black eights and nine of diamonds.

 

Dead Money – in poker; this is money from players who have folded.

 

Dead Spread – in poker; it is a Dead game.

 

Dead Table – in blackjack; this term means that there are no players at the table.

 

Dead Table – in roulette; it is a table ready to play, however there is no one who is willing to play.

 

Deadwood – in blackjack; it means to use cards from the previous hands.

 

Deadwood – in poker; also known as a timber. This term defines the discards.

 

Deal – in blackjack; it refers to the distribution of the cards which players receive at the beginning of each game.

 

Deal – in poker; this term refers to the dealer who is giving out cards to the players during the game.

 

Deal Bottoms – in poker; it means the act of cheating during the game. The cards are dealt from the bottom of the deck.

 

Deal Off – in poker; it is situation when the player has to take the deal and then leave the table.

 

Deal Out – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it means that one of the players is skipped during one dealing. 2) this term refers to the private games when the player plays the last hand or the last round of a session.

 

Deal Seconds – in poker; it means the act of cheating during the game. The cards are dealt from the bottom of the deck.

 

Deal Yourself – in poker; this situation occurs when there is no dealer during the game and each of the players distributes the cards in the appropriate order.

 

Dealer – in baccarat; it is an employee of the casino who watches over the game.

 

Dealer – in blackjack; it is an employee of the casino who watches over the game.

 

Dealer – in craps; there are two dealers in the game who are responsible for making the bets for players.

 

Dealer – in poker; it is a person who distributes the cards during the game.

 

Dealer – in roulette; it is an employee of the casino who watches over the game.

 

Dealer Button – in poker; this situation occurs in a flop games. There is a small disk which is used to signify the players’ last position.

 

Dealer Edge – in poker; this situation occurs in a draw poker. The dealer has information about the beats of each player before the draw. At the draw the dealer knows how many cards were taken by the players and after the draw, the dealer knows how the players placed their bets. In hold ’em the dealer finds out how each player acts on his hand before himself having to act.

 

Dealer School – in blackjack; it is training for beginner players who want to learn theory, rules, standard methods, and rudimentary practice of the games offered by most of casinos.

 

Dealer’s Choice – in poker; this term refers to the situation when each dealer in an appropriate order chooses the type of poker.

 

Dealing – in poker; this term refers to the dealer who is giving out cards to the players during the game.

 

Dealing Seconds – in blackjack; it is a way of cheating. The dealer peeks at the card on the top of the deck and deals the second from the top if the first is beneficial to the player.

 

Deal-Yourself Game – in poker; it is a game where each of the players distributes cards in the appropriate order.

 

Dean – in poker; also known as a professor. It is a player who is able to calculate the odds mostly in card games.

 

Deck – in blackjack; it contains 52 playing cards.

 

Deck – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) these are 52 cards, however the joker can be the 53rd card when it is played; these cards are divided into four suits such as clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades, each of the cards has its symbol: A or ace, 2 or deuce, 3 or trey, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, T or 10, J or jack, Q or queen, K or king. 2) this term describes the cards which weren’t dealt. 3) it means that the player throws away his cards.

 

Deck Stacking – in blackjack; it is a way of cheating. The cards which are favorable to the player are removed from the play by placing them at the end of the deck.

 

Declare – in poker; usually, this situation occurs in home games when a player declares to have high or low hand.

 

Declare Games – in poker; it refers to the games where player has to declare the value of his hand.

 

Def – in blackjack; it is an abbreviation for defenestrate. It refers to the situation when a player is kicked out of chat.

 

Defensive Bet – in poker; it is a small bet which is made in no-limit poker in order to protect players’ hand.

 

Delivery – in blackjack; it is a way of delivering cards to the players.

 

Denomination – in poker; it is the rank of a card.

 

Denomination – in video poker; it is a denomination of the card for example: one of the numbers from two to ten, Jack, Queen, King or Ace.

 

Dent – in poker; it is a cheating move that is made by marking the back of a card with a fingernail or by bending a corner.

 

Dept. of the Interior – in craps; it is a situation that occurs when the player is willing to place an inside bet.

 

Derniere – in roulette; it is French term that means last. It refers to the last group of 12 numbers in the Dozen Bet.

 

Deuce – in blackjack; this term is used to define a card numbered two.

 

Deuce – in keno; it means that the two keno spots are grouped together.

 

Deuce – in poker; the so called twos.

 

Deuce Player – in poker; it is a person who usually plays $2-LIMIT.

 

Deuce to Seven – in poker; also known as Kansas City, or Kansas City lowball. This situation occurs in low games and means that the best low hand is the worst poker hand.

 

Deuces Full – in poker; it is a full house that consists of three deuces and another pair.

 

Deuces Wild – in poker; it is a type of high poker in which the deuces are wild what means that these cards can replace any other card in order to form a better hand.

 

Deuces Wild – in video poker; it is a situation where deuces are wild cards.

 

Deuce-TO-Seven Lowball – in poker; also known as Kansas City, or Kansas City lowball. This situation occurs in low games and means that the best low hand is the worst poker hand.

 

Device – in blackjack; these are the devices which are used by players to make calculations or notes.

 

Device – in poker; this term refers to the cheating device.

 

Devil’s Bedposts – in poker; it is the four of clubs.

 

Devil’s Number – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 13.

 

Devil’s Playthings – in poker; it defines cards.

 

Dewey – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this term means that the player asks for two cards. 2) it is deuce in case of cards.

 

Dewey Duck – in poker; deuce, in case of cards.

 

Diamond – in poker; this term describes any card in the diamonds suit.

 

Diamonds – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is one of the suits in a deck. 2) this term refers to the diamond flush that means five cards of the same diamond suit.

 

Dice – in craps; it is a cube that is marked from 1 to 6. The wins and losses in the game depend on the combinations of these numbers.

 

Dice Pass – in craps; this situation occurs when the player rolls a 7 or 11 on the come-out roll. If the player rolls a 2, 3, or 12 on the come-out, it means – don’t pass. If the player rolls a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 on the come-out, this roll sets the “point”, and the player is able to continue to roll until the point is rolled again or a 7 is rolled. If the player rolls the point before rolling a seven it means – the dice pass.

 

Die in the Wood, Roll no Good – in craps; it means that one of the players’ dice landed in the chip rack.

 

Dime – in poker; there are three possible options: 1)it is a $10, or a $10 bill. 2) it is a $100, or a $100 bill. 3) it is a $1000.

 

Dime Store – in poker; there are four possible options: 1) this situation occurs in hold ’em and means that one of the two players’ initial cards will be from 10 to 5. 2) it occurs in any high poker game as two pair – 10s and 5s. 3) it occurs in any high poker game when a full house involves 10s and 5s. 4) it occurs in lowball as a 10-5.

 

Dime Stores – in poker; also known as a five and dime. This occurs in any high poker game where there are two pairs 10s and 5s.

 

Dirty Gertie – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 30.

 

Dirty Knee – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 33.

 

Discard – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it means to throw one or more cards from the hand. 2) this situation occurs in a draw game, when a card which was thrown away is replaced by the other card.

 

Discard Buttons – in video poker; this term determines five buttons that players can find under the display of the machine. Each of these buttons represents one card. It helps the players during the game because they can choose which cards they want to hold and which they want to discard.

 

Discard Pile – in poker; it is a special place on a poker table for the discards.

 

Discards – in blackjack; this term determines the cards which have been played in the previous game. The dealer places these cards in a discard tray.

 

Disk – in craps; it is a black and white object that can give a point to the players.

 

Dispensing Device – in bingo; it is a special device. After inserting the required amount of coins, it dispenses charity game tickets.

 

Distributor – in bingo; the so called supplier. A person who is responsible for purchasing and selling charity gaming equipment.

 

Doa (Double Only Any Two Cards) – in blackjack; it is one of the casino rules that allows to double any two cards.

 

Doctor Pepper – in poker; the so called wild-card game with 10s, 4s, and 2s wild and those numbers are part of the Dr Pepper logo which is a drink soda.

 

Doctored Cards – in poker; the term describes the marked cards.

 

Doctors Orders – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 9.

 

Dog – in video poker; it is a person who will probably lose the game.

 

Dollar – in poker; it is a $100 or a $100 bill.

 

Dolly Parton – in poker; it occurs in hold ’em, when one of the players’ first two cards will be 9-5.

 

Dominate – in poker; it refers to the situation when the initial hand dominates and beats other initial hands.

 

Don’t Pass Line – in craps; it is a special area on the layout where a don’t pass bet can be placed.

 

Donate – in poker; it means to put chip into a pot without having hope to recover them.

 

Donation – in poker; it means to put chip into a pot without having hope to recover them.

 

Don’t Come – in craps; this situation occurs when the player bets that 7 will come up before the shooters point.

 

Don’t Come Bet – in craps; it is a situation which occurs when a player places a bet against the dice placed after the come-out roll.

 

Don’t Come Box – in craps; it is a special area on the layout where a don’t come bet occurs.

 

Don’t Pass – in craps; it is a wager which is made on the come-out roll that the dice will not pass.

 

Don’t Pass Bet – in craps; it is a special type of bet that the dice will not pass and it can be placed before a come out roll. If the player will get 2 or 12, it causes a push. The house edge is 1.40%.

 

Door – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it means the door card. 2) it is a door position in a hand.

 

Door Card – in poker; it occurs in stud games and means the player’s first up card.

 

Doped Cards – in poker; those are cards that are marked by ink, bleach or even water on the back.

 

Double – in lotto; it is a number that consists of two the same digits for example: 144, 4552.

 

Double after Split (Das) – in blackjack; it is one of the casino rules that allows doubling down after splitting any pair.

 

Double Belly Buster – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this situation occurs in stud or hold ’em games. It is a combination of five cards with two “holes,” so as any of eight cards can make it into a straight. 2) it is a combination of three cards with two “holes,” such as two perfect inside straight cards are required.

 

Double Deck – in blackjack; it is a form of 21 where two decks are shuffled together and dealt out of the hand. The possible forms of 21 are the following: single deck, double deck, and four, six, or eight deck shoe.

 

Double Dynamite Roulette System – in roulette; it is a combination of Big Number play and sector slicing for short-range play.

 

Double Exposure 21 – in blackjack; it is a situation where the player sees the dealers’ cards, before he starts to play.

 

Double Gutshot – in poker; the so called Variation of Double Belly Buster.

 

Double Hand – in poker; it is a pai gow poker.

 

Double Inside Straight Flush – in video poker; this term refers to three cards in the same suit in a broken sequence with two gaps, or in a closed-ended sequence with or without gaps. The two cards which remained in the deck will complete a Straight Flush.

 

Double Nuts – in poker; this term refers to the high-low games and occurs when a player has both the best possible low and high. However, in a community card game, this means the best possible based on the cards showing.

 

Double Odds – in craps; it is an odd bet which is two times or more higher than the typical pass/come bet.

 

Double Off – in poker; it is a way of cheating where two very good hands are dealt and a better one goes to the dealer.

 

Double Qualifier – in poker; this situation occurs in a high-low split game with a qualifier for both low and high, such as seven-card stud high-low.

 

Double Saw on Boxcars – in craps; it is a betting that the next roll will be the total sum of 12.

 

Double Shuffle – in poker; it is a way of cheating.

 

Double Through – in poker; this term refers to the situation when a player is going all-in in order to double the bet and winning the hand.

 

Double Up – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it means that player goes all-in and in order to win the hand. 2) it means to go half and half with a player on his buy-in to a game; usually preceded by go; sometimes followed by up.

 

Double Zero – in roulette; it is a number on the wheel. Green in color. It can be wagered the same way as numbers 1-36.

 

Double-Ace Flush – in poker; this situation occurs in draw poker, when a flush is topped by an ace and a joker.

 

Double-Discard – in poker; it is a way of cheating. This kind of situation occurs when a player has more cards than he should and then he wants to get rid of the extra card.

 

Double-Double – in lotto; it is a number that consists of four digit numbers and two of them are the same.

 

Double-Draw London Lowball – in poker; it is a kind of London lowball draw with two draws and three betting rounds.

 

Double-End Straight – in poker; this term defines four cards to a straight that can be completed by drawing a card at either end.

 

Double-Ended Straight – in poker; this term defines four cards to a straight that can be completed by drawing a card at either end.

 

Double-Hand Poker Dictionary – in poker; it is a pai gow poker.

 

Double-Pop – in poker; it means to increase a rise.

 

Double-Suited – in poker; this situation occurs in Omaha when a player has only two suits among four down cards.

 

Double-Up System of Betting – in roulette; it is a special betting system in which it is possible to double the bets after a loss in purpose of making up for loss.

 

Doubleyou. – in poker; this situation occurs when a player asks for two additional cards.

 

Double-Zero Wheel – in roulette; it is a wheel which contains 38 numbers (0 and 00 and numbers 1-36).

 

Doubling for Less – in blackjack; it means to place an extra bet which is lower than the initial wager and it allows the players to receive one additional card.

 

Douzaine – in roulette; it is French term that means the Dozen Bet.

 

Down – in poker; there are four possible options: 1) it means seated during the game. 2) it means to lose during the game. 3) it means not exposed that refers to a hole card in any stud or hold ’em game. 4) it is a time of twenty minutes when a dealer deals at a table.

 

Down / Down Table – in blackjack; this term means an empty table; there is no one at the table.

 

Down Card – in baccarat; it is a face down card.

 

Down Cards – in poker; this term defines whole cards.

 

Down for – in poker; this situation occurs when a name of the player is on the list for particular game.

 

Down on your Knees – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 43.

 

Down the River – in poker; it means seven-card stud.

 

Down to the Felt – in poker; this term defines a player who lost a lot of chips during a game.

 

Dozen Bet – in roulette; this situation occurs when the players places a wager on twelve numbers at the same time during the game. Players can bet on the following numbers: 1-12, 13-24, and 25-36.

 

Drag – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a scoop in a winning pot. 2) it means to cut the house from a pot.

 

Drag / Dragging – in blackjack; this situation occurs when a player makes an illegal move. After seeing his cards, he takes back some chips from his bet.

 

Draw – in keno; it is a situation when the 20 numbers are drawn in every game.

 

Draw – in poker; there are seven possible options: 1) the so called high draw poker. 2) it is a time during the game when players can discard the cards and receive new ones. 3) it is the receiving of draw cards. 4) it is a hand which player is willing to make for example a flush draw, which is four cards to a flush. 5) it is an unmade hand. 6) it means to receive cards. 7) it is an opposed term to doing so.

 

Draw – in video poker; it is a set of cards which can be replaced.

 

Draw / Hit / Draw Card / Hit Card – in blackjack; it means that the player receives additional cards to the initial two card hand.

 

Draw Cards – in poker; these are cards received by a player on the draw.

 

Draw Dead – in poker; it means to draw to a hand that will not be able to win.

 

Draw Down – in poker; this situation occurs in lowball, when a player draws more than one card in order to draw the best possible hand.

 

Draw for Deal – in poker; it means to participate in a top-card draw.

 

Draw for Seats – in poker; it is a way of determining where the players are siting during the game. Each of the players draws a card from the deck, the player with the highest card sits in seat 1, on his left is a player with the second highest card, and so on

 

Draw Game – in poker; it is a game in which Draw Poker is played.

 

Draw Live – in poker; this situation occurs when a player draws to hand that is able to win.

 

Draw Lowball – in poker; it is a form of poker where the lowest hand wins.

 

Draw Player – in poker; this term defines a person who plays draw poker.

 

Draw Poker Dictionary – in poker; it is a type of poker where players have a possibility to discard some of their five cards and receive new ones.

 

Draw Ticket – in keno; also known as a Draw Sheet. It is a keno counter that shows the numbers from the previous game.

 

Draw to – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this situation occurs when a player receives cards and tries to create a specific hand and win a game. 2) this situation occurs in hold ’em or seven-card stud when a player tries to create a specific hand.

 

Draw Twice – in poker; this situation occurs in hold ’em. It is an agreement between two players, usually made when the two hands are closely matched, and in order to lower the effect of variance.

 

Drawers – in poker; it is a figurative card magnet.

 

Driver’s Seat – in poker; it is a player who is supposed to have a very strong hand because he is making all the necessary betting.

 

Droopy Drawers – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 44.

 

Drop – in blackjack; there are two possible options: 1) it is a total amount of money and markers which are placed by the players. 2) it is a total amount of money wagered in a casino.

 

Drop – in poker; there are four possible options: 1) it is the amount of money that is taken from each pot and goes to the house. 2) also known as a jackpot drop. It is the amount that is taken from each pot towards a jackpot. 3) it is the amount that is represented by the time collection. 4) it means to flod.

 

Drop – in roulette; it refers to the total amount of money and markers that are wagered at the tables.

 

Drop Box – in blackjack; it is a special box, which is used to store the money and markers exchanged for chips.

 

Drop Box – in roulette; it is a special box for money for which players are buying chips.

 

Drop Game – in poker; this situation occurs when the house takes some amount from each pot during the game.

 

Dropping / Putting Down – in blackjack; it means to put tokes in the toke box.

 

Drummer – in poker; this term defines a conservative or tight player.

 

Dry – in poker; it means that a player has no money.

 

Ds – in blackjack; there are two possible options: 1) it is a See DAS. 2) it is an acronym for Don Schlesinger who is an author.

 

Ducat – in poker; this term defines a card.

 

Duck – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it means a deuce. 2) this situation occurs when a player manages to escape in very bad situation, when he could lose a lot of chips but he didn’t.

 

Duck and Dive – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 25.

 

Duke – in blackjack; it means that the hand is very good.

 

Duke – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it means the nuts. 2) it means to get rid of a poker hand.

 

Dumb End – in poker; this situation occurs in hold ’em. It is a low end of straight or a straight that can lose to a higher straight. This is a risky hand to hold or draw to, because someone can easily end up with a higher straight.

 

Dumping – in blackjack; it means that a player lost a lot of money in the casino.

 

Dumping – in roulette; it is a casino table that is losing money to the players.

 

Dumping Table – in blackjack; it is a table where the dealer is regularly losing.

 

Duplicate Ticket – in keno; also known as Duplicate Copy, Duplicate, or Receipt. It is a ticket that is marked by ink and it will return to the player after duplicating the original ticket.

 

Duplicated – in poker; this situation occurs in a high-low split community card game, when a player has one of one’s low cards that was duplicated on the board. It makes one’s hand much weaker and an opponent can easily tie or beat the hand.

E.O. – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) it is an abbreviation for Early Out. 2) this situation occurs when an casino employee can leave work before the end of the shift. 3) this situation occurs when someone is leaving a shift earlier because there is not enough business to support all the dealers.

 

Ear – in poker; it is a way of cheating, when a player bends the corner of a card in order to recognize it during the play.

 

Early Bet – in poker; this term defines the first bet in a stud game which is lower than a typical bet.

 

Early Bird Game – in bingo; it is a game which is played at the beginning or before the start of a round.

 

Early Out – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this situation occurs when a casino employee can leave work before the end of the shift. 2) this situation occurs when someone is leaving a shift earlier because there is not enough business to support all the dealers.

 

Early Position – in poker; this situation occurs during the game when one player has to act before other players.

 

Early Surrender – in blackjack; this situation occurs when a player has to make a decision if he wants to give up or surrender. However, he has to do it after receiving first two cards and before dealer checks for an Ace in the hole. If a player decides to surrender, he will lose 50% of the bet. This method is a great way to control player’s losses and therefore it is not allowed in most casinos.

 

Early-Out – in blackjack; it means that someone can leave work before the end of the shift.

 

Easy Money – in poker; it is money received during the play with inexperienced players.

 

Easy Way – in craps; this term refers to the roll of a 4, 6, 8 or 10 where the dice are not pairs.

 

Edge – in blackjack; it is a percentage that describes how much a casino or a player will get from a certain game.

 

Edge – in craps; it is the casinos’ advantage on any given wager.

 

Edge – in poker; this term defines the advantage, which player has over an opponent.

 

Edge – in video poker; it is the advantage during the game. It refers to the house as well as to the player. In both cases they have an advantage.

 

Edge Bet – in poker; it is a bet that is made by the edge. Also known as a forced bet.

 

Edge Ticket – in keno; it is a ticket where 32 numbers are marked and create its outer edge.

 

Edge Work – in poker; it is a way of cheating when a player marks the borders of cards with paint, ink or other fluid in order to recognize the cards.

 

Effective Odds – in poker; it is the ratio of the total amount of money which a player expects to win, to the total amount of bets which he will have to call to continue from the present round of betting to the end of the hand.

 

Eight and Blank – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 80.

 

Eight, Skate, and Donate – in poker; this term describes a game without the limit where the minimum bet equals $8.

 

Eighter from Decatur – in craps; it is a betting in which the next roll will be the total sum of 8 (4&4).

 

Eight-to-go – in poker; this term describes a game without the limit where the minimum bet equals $8.

 

Eight-to-Skate – in poker; this term describes a game without the limit where the minimum bet equals $8.

 

Eight-Way Hand – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this situation occurs in a 53-card deck as the joker plus three to a straight with two “holes,” so that any of eight cards makes it a straight. 2) this situation occurs also in the 52-cards deck as an open-ended straight.

 

Eight-Way Straight – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this situation occurs in a 53-card deck as the joker plus three to a straight with two “holes,” so that any of eight cards makes it a straight. 2) this situation occurs also in the 52-cards deck as an open-endended straight.

 

Eighty-Six – in blackjack; there are two possible options: 1) this situation occurs when someone is drunk and cannot drink alcohol any longer. 2) this situation occurs when someone is rejected from the casino.

 

Eighty-Six – in video poker; this term is used to bar someone from playing in a casino.

 

Either Way Up – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 69.

 

El Paso. – in poker; it means – “I pass”.

 

Elder Hand – in poker; this term describes a player who sits to the left of the dealer and uses an automatic betting scheme. Usually, in such situations the player is the last person who will be betting just before the draw.

 

Eldest Hand – in poker; this term describes a player who sits to the left of the dealer and uses an automatic betting scheme. Usually, in such situations the player is the last person who will be betting just before the draw.

 

Elevator – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) it is a way of cheating during shuffling of cards when the dealer offers the pack to be cut, but then restores the deck to its original sequence. 2) it is a type of window game, where each of the players gets five cards, followed by a betting round, and then seven cards are arranged in two columns of three, with each turned face up one at a time, plus one card between the two columns (the elevator), turned up last, which can move up or down so as a player can use three across from either column, or either of the three diagonals formed when the elevator is in the middle. Each card exposed is followed by another betting round. Each player makes the best hand possible by using any combination from his five and up to three from the widow in the manner described. Some play that each player may use only two cards from his hand and must use three from the widow. 3) The movable widow card described in definition 2.

 

Elevator the Cut – in poker; it is a way of cheating during shuffling of cards when the dealer offers the pack to be cut, but then restores the deck to its original sequence.

 

Elk River – in poker; it is a hand with three 10s.

 

Elmer. – in poker; it means a sucker.

 

Em – in blackjack; it is an abbreviation for “E-Mail”.

 

En Plein – in roulette; it is a French term for the Straight-up Bet.

 

En Prison Rule – in roulette; this situation occurs when the outcome equals zero. The casinos give players the chance to spin for free or to take back half of their bet. If players decide to spin and the outcome will be again zero, they will lose the whole bet.

 

End – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) it is a share given by a cheater to an accomplice. 2) this term defines any share of a poker pot. 3) it is the bet made in the final round.

 

End Bet – in poker; it is a final round of betting, that usually occurs when all the cards are dealt in a stud game or when the last community card has been turned up in a hold ’em-type game.

 

End of the Race – in craps; it is a betting in which the next roll will be the total sum of 7 (5&2).

 

End Strippers – in poker; these are cards that are shorter than normal cards. It is a trick made by the cheaters in order to easily recognize cards during the game.

 

English Poker Dictionary – in poker; these are poker variations, such as London lowball, or stud poker with a final draw permitted.

 

Enhanced Payoff – in keno; it means that the biggest winnings the players can receive by playing on a single ticket.

 

Entry Fee Tournament – in keno; this term refers to the situation where the players are paying a fee up front an compete with each other for cash or prizes. Moreover, players will not receive winnings from individual games in the tournament.

 

Eor – in blackjack; it is an acronym for Effects of Removal.

 

Equity – in poker; this term defines the value of a particular hand or combination of cards.

 

Es – in blackjack; it is an acronym for Early Surrender.

 

Eubie – in poker; this situation occurs in hold ’em, when 8-6 occurs as one’s first to cards.

 

European no-Hole-Card Rule – in blackjack; it is one of the blackjack rules and occurs when the dealer doesn’t take a hole card. The dealer gets a second card when all player hands are finished. If the dealer gets a blackjack, a player who has doubled down or has split, loses his initial bet and all additional bets.

 

European Wheel – in roulette; known as the French Wheel. This term refers to the roulette wheel that has only a single zero and a number sequence of: 0, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2, 25, 17, 34, 6, 27, 13, 36, 11, 30, 8, 23, 10, 5, 24, 16, 33, 1, 20, 14, 31, 9, 22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26.

 

Ev – in blackjack; it is an acronym for Expected Value.

 

Ev – in poker; it is an abbreviation for Expected value.

 

Evealine – in craps; it means eleven, after making the points.

 

Even – in poker; this term means that the player neither won nor lost.

 

Even (Number) Bet – in roulette; it is a bet in which one of the even numbers will win the next spin. However, firstly the player has to place a bet on the special space for even numbers.

 

Even Money – in blackjack; there are two possible options: 1) this term determines a winning bet that returns the amount initially wagered by the player. 2) this situation occurs when a dealer shows that he has an Ace and then a player decides to take an insurance on his blackjack. If the player takes this insurance, he is paid even money on his blackjack regardless of whether the dealer has a blackjack or not.

 

Even Money – in roulette; it is a bet that pays off at one to one. In roulette Red, Black, Odd, Even, Low, and High bets all pay even money.

 

Even Up – in roulette; it is a bet that has no mathematical edge for either side.

 

Even-Money – in craps; it is a payoff of 1-1.

 

Even-Money – in poker; this term defines a bet which pays off exactly the amount that was previously wagered.

 

Even-Odd Bet – in roulette; it is a bet that pays 1-1 if the winning number is even or odd. This is an 18 number wager on the outside.

 

Exact Order – in lotto; it is a way of betting a three or four digit numbers that have to be drawn in the exact order.

 

Exacta – in keno; it is a ticket that is played for two games, with a special payoff rate.

 

Excuse me Ma’am / Sir, Craps is a Game of Skill not Strength – in craps; this term describes a player who is throwing the dice to hard.

 

Excuse me Ma’am / Sir, we Need to Feed the Chickens not Kill them – in craps; this term describes a player who is throwing the dice too hard.

 

Excuse me Ma’am / Sir, you Did not Loose the Dice Only your Money and your Friends – in craps; this term describes a player who is throwing craps on come out.

 

Exotic Numbers – in lotto; this term describes very rare combinations such as Triples, Double-Doubles and Quads in the 3- and 4-digit numbers games.

 

Expectation – in video poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is the amount that a player is expected to receive after a certain game. 2) it is the amount that a player is expected to make at the poker table in a specific time period.

 

Expectation – in blackjack; this term refers to the expectations of the player or the house, how much they are able to win or lose on a given bet or game.

 

Expected Return – in video poker; it is the Expected Value of a play multiplied by the amount bet.

 

Expected Value – in keno; it is the rate at which an outcome is expected to occur.

 

Expected Value – in video poker; it is the statistically projected average per-unit-bet payback of a particular play. Another way of looking at the EV is the average of all possible outcomes for a particular play or game. Most commercially available video poker analysis programs give the Expected Return (ER) of each possible play when a hand is analyzed. Assuming a five coin bet, dividing the ER by five will give the EV. A better technique, however, is to change the bet to one coin and adjust all one-coin payoffs to per-coin values so that the program will give EV directly.

 

Exposed Pair – in poker; this situation occurs in stud games, when the player has two face-up cards with the same rank.

 

Extra Board – in blackjack; it is a list of dealers who work in the casino, however they haven’t been assigned a permanent work shift.

 

Eye – in blackjack; there are two possible options: 1) these are cameras in the casino. 2) this term describes the casino employees who are observing the video screens or play from the special, hidden vantage point.

 

Eye in the Sky – in blackjack; this term describes a video camera that is mounted in the casino.

 

Eye in the Sky – in roulette; this term describes a video camera that is mounted in the casino.

 

Eyes – in poker; also known as eyes of Texas. This situation occurs in hold ’em and it is a pair of aces.

 

Eyes of Texas – in poker; this situation occurs in hold ’em and it is a pair of aces.

Face – in bingo; this term refers to the individual bingo sheet that consists of 24 numbers and an additional free space in the middle.

 

Face – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) this term defines a face card. 2) it is a front of a card that enables players to see the rank and suit of a card. 3) turn face up, as one’s card.

 

Face Card – in poker; it can be a king, queen or jack. A joker is not a face card.

 

Face Cards – in baccarat; these are the jack, queen, king and 10, which together have a zero valuation.

 

Face Cards – in blackjack; these are face cards like the Jacks, Queens, and Kings whose value equals 10. In the deck there are sixteen 10-value cards.

 

Face Down (Game) – in blackjack; it is a dealing style that occurs in face down games, where the player’s first card is up and a second is down.

 

Face Up (Game) – in blackjack; it is a dealing style that occurs in face up games, where the player cannot touch dealt cards in order to avoid cheating.

 

Fade – in baccarat; this term comes from chemin de fer, and means to cover all or part of the bank bet.

 

Fair Game – in roulette; it means that in the roulette no one has the edge.

 

False Cut – in poker; it is a way of cheating where the deck appears to be cut, however the stacked portion stays the same on the top.

 

False Openers – in poker; it is a hand that was opened even if it wasn’t necessary.

 

False Shuffle – in poker; it is a way of cheating during the game while shuffling the cards. It is made by pulling one half of the pack through the other half, and then replacing the deck to its original position.

 

Family Pot – in poker; it is a pot in which all players are taking part.

 

Fan – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) it means to shuffle the deck. 2) it means to spread the cards face up. 3) it means to spread the cards in a way that players are able to see just the edge.

 

Faq – in blackjack; it is an acronym for Frequently Asked Questions, and their answers.

 

Farm – in poker; it is a situation when a player decides to play all in.

 

Fast – in poker; this situation occurs when a player plays very aggressively and bets as much as it is possible.

 

Fast Action – in poker; it is a term that defines a fast game.

 

Fast Game – in poker; this term describes the game where a lot of happens.

 

Fast Pace – in poker; this term describes the game with a lot of betting and raising.

 

Fast Peek – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this term defines a very fast look at opponent’s cards. 2) this term defines a very fast look done by a cheater at a part of the deck.

 

Fast Player – in poker; it is an aggressive player who bets almost always during the game.

 

Fat – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it means a winning. 2) it means to have a big money from previous winning game. It is known as a flush.

 

Fatten – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it means that the player is putting more chips into the pot. 2) it means to give one’s chips to another player.

 

Favorite – in poker; it is a hand that is likely to win.

 

Favorite Bet – in keno; it is a special bet that the player is willing to keep for future re-use.

 

Feed – in poker; it means to throw money off to someone.

 

Feeler – in poker; it is a small bet which is placed by the player in order to check if someone will raise or call.

 

Feeler Bet – in poker; it is a small bet which is placed by the player in order to check if someone will raise or call.

 

Fence Hopper – in poker; this term describes a person who calls the initial bet plus the raise when a pot is raised.

 

Fence Jumper – in poker; this term describes a person who calls the initial bet plus the raise when a pot is raised.

 

Fever – in poker; this term refers to the card or to a bet which value equals 5.

 

Fibonacci – in blackjack; this term describes any series of numbers in which the two preceding numbers totaled together equal the next number in the series. There is a number of betting progressions which utilize a Fibonacci series.

 

Fibonacci Betting System – in roulette; the so called progressive betting system where each bet is a combination of the two previous numbers.

 

Field – in craps; it is a roll bet that the next number will be a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, or 12. If a 3,4,9,10,or 11 is rolled, the player will win even money. If a 2 or 12 is rolled, the player is paid 2:1, however it depends on the casino. This wager can be made every time.

 

Field – in keno; the so called group of marked spots that is not circled.

 

Field Bet – in craps; it is a roll bet that the next number will be a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, or 12. If a 3,4,9,10,or 11 is rolled, the player will win even money. If a 2 or 12 is rolled, the player is paid 2:1, however it depends on the casino. This wager can be made every time.

 

Fifth Street – in poker; this situation occurs in flop games and means the final round of betting.

 

Figure – in poker; it is a face card.

 

Filet – in poker; it is a full house.

 

Filet Gumbo – in poker; it is a full house.

 

Fill – in blackjack; there are two possible options: 1) it means to complement chips by the casino. 2) it means to complement money or tokens in gaming machines.

 

Fill – in poker; it means that the player draws a card that is able to make a straight, flush, full house, or straight flush.

 

Fill in – in poker; it means that the player draws a card that is able to make a straight, flush, full house, or straight flush.

 

Filly – in poker; it is a full house.

 

Fin – in poker; it means a $5.

 

Finger Poker Dictionary – in poker; it is a type of poker when players play on credit.

 

Finky Dink – in poker; this situation occurs in hold ’em, where 8-5 appears as one’s first two cards.

 

Finsky – in poker; it means a $5.

 

Fire – in poker; it is the first bet in a betting round.

 

First Ace – in poker; it is a way of determining who will be the first dealer in the game. The player who will receive an ace as the first will become the dealer.

 

First Base – in blackjack; this term defines a player who receives cards as the first while dealing.

 

First Base – in poker; it is a person who is sitting to the left of the house dealer.

 

First Baseman – in blackjack; it is a player who sits very close to the shoe, to the left of the dealer and receives cards as the first.

 

Fish – in poker; this term describes a player who loses a lot of money.

 

Five Aces – in poker; this situation occurs in wild-card games. It is a combination of cards that have the same rank and one or more wild cards.

 

Five and Dime – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) also known as a dime store. This situation occurs in high poker games as two pair, tens and fives. 2) it is a wild-card game with 10s and 5s wild.

 

Five Dozen – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 60.

 

Five of a Kind – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is the most desired hand in high draw poker. This situation occurs when the player has four aces and the joker in hand. 2) it appears in any wild-card game as a hand that consists of cards with the same rank plus one or more wild cards.

 

Five-Card Charlie – in blackjack; these are five cards whose total value equals 21 or less.

 

Five-Card Draw – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a draw poker. 2) it is a high draw poker.

 

Five-Card Stud – in poker; it is a type of poker game where one card is face down and four other are face up during the dealing.

 

Five-Minute Rule – in poker; it is a house rule that says that the players have five minutes to make a move during the game, or they can give up the hand. This occurs in no-limit games when players abuse the time.

 

Five-Number Bet – in roulette; this situation occurs only on the American Wheel. It is a single bet that 0, 00, 1, 2, or 3 will hit next.

 

Five-Way Hand – in poker; this situation occurs when a player has four cards to an inside straight and needs to receive a fifth card that will be able to create a desired hand of five cards, or he needs to draw a joker.

 

Five-Way Straight – in poker; this situation occurs when a player has four cards to an inside straight and needs to receive a fifth card that will be able to create a desired hand of five cards, or he needs to draw a joker.

 

Fix – in poker; it means to arrange the deck in such a way that will give the player a huge advantage.

 

Fixed Deck – in poker; it is a deck which is arranged in such a way that will give the player a huge advantage.

 

Fixed Payouts – in lotto; it is an award which value is preset to a specific dollar amount.

 

Flash – in poker; it means to expose one of hole cards by a chance.

 

Flat Betting – in blackjack; this situation occurs when a player bets the same amount of money during the game.

 

Flat Bettor – in roulette; it is a player who never changes size of bets.

 

Flat Call – in poker; it means that the player calls a bet without raising.

 

Flat Limit – in poker; the so called betting limit.

 

Flat Top – in video poker; it is a video poker machine that does not have a Progressive Jackpot.

 

Flea or Slot Flea – in blackjack; this term defines someone who goes from machine to machine in order to play and earn a lot of money.

 

Floor Man – in poker; it is a casino employee who intervenes when something unusual happens.

 

Floor Person – in poker; this term describes a casino employee who is responsible for management of the card room.

 

Floorman – in blackjack; it is a person who works in the casino and supervises a portion of a pit.

 

Floorman – in craps; it is a person who works in the casino and supervises casino employees. Floorman sits behind the tables and is responsible for the games.

 

Floorman – in roulette; it is a person who works in the casino and is responsible for the tables in the pit.

 

Flop – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this situation occurs in Hold’em when the first three community cards are dealt at the same time. 2) it means to deal a flop, or to make a hand on a flop.

 

Flop Game – in poker; this term refers to poker games where a flop is dealt.

 

Fluctuations – in blackjack; this term refers to ups and downs of the player’s bankroll.

 

Flush – in poker; it is a hand that consists of five cards of the same suit.

 

Flush – in video poker; it is a hand of five cards in the same suit.

 

Flush Draw – in poker; this situation occurs when a player has four cards of the same suit and he hopes to receive the fifth card that will make a flush.

 

Fluss – in poker; it is a hand that consists of five cards of the same suit.

 

Flux – in poker; it is a hand that consists of five cards of the same suit.

 

Foil the Cut – in poker; it is a way of cheating.

 

Fold – in poker; it means to place the cards face down towards the middle of the table and sit out the rest of the hand. The cards remain on the table until the hand is be finished, as well as their ante stays in the pot.

 

Foot – in poker; it means a poor hand.

 

Football – in poker; it is a type of wild-card game which is very similar to baseball where sixes and threes are wild.

 

Force – in poker; it means that the player is raising the pot.

 

Forceful – in poker; it is a full house that consists of three fours and one pair.

 

Forest – in poker; it means 3xthrees.

 

Fossil – in poker; this term defines a very old poker player.

 

Foul Hand – in poker; also known as a dead hand or irregular hand. This situation occurs in a draw game, usually when there are six cards after the draw.

 

Foundation – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this situation occurs in five-card stud when a player receives the first card while dealing. 2) this situation occurs in five-card stud when a player receives first two cards while dealing.

 

Four and Seven – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 47.

 

Four Card Flush – in video poker; it is a hand of four cards in the same suit.

 

Four Card Inside Straight – in video poker; it is a hand with four cards in a broken sequence or in a closed-ended sequence with or without a gap.

 

Four Card Inside Straight Flush – in video poker; it is a hand with four cards in a broken sequence with one gap, or in a closed-ended sequence with or without a gap.

 

Four Card Royal Flush – in video poker; it is a hand containing four cards in the same suit all of which are ten or higher.

 

Four Card Straight – in video poker; it is a hand of four cards in an open-ended sequence, moreover the same suit of all cards is not necessary.

 

Four Card Straight Flush – in video poker; it is a hand containing four cards in the same suit and in an open-ended sequence.

 

Four Dozen – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 48.

 

Four Flush – in poker; this term refers to four cards to a flush.

 

Four of a Kind – in poker; this term defines four cards which have the same denomination.

 

Four of a Kind – in video poker; it is a hand containing four cards of the same denomination.

 

Four-Card Flush – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this term refers to four cards to a flush. 2) it is very unusual situation when four cards to a flush are ranked higher than a four-card straight and are lower than two pair.

 

Four-Card Rush – in poker; this situation occurs in lowball and it means that the player has a lot of one-card draws.

 

Four-Card Straight – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) also known as a bobtail straight. This term refers to four cards to a straight. 2) it is very unusual situation when four cards to a straight are ranked higher than one pair and are lower than a four-card flush.

 

Four-Color Deck – in poker; it is a deck in which each suit has a different color. It is opposite to the traditional decks in which hearts and diamonds are red and spades and clubs black

 

Four-Flusher – in poker; it is a cheater.

 

Fours – in poker; it means four cards of a kind.

 

Four-Spot – in poker; this term defines four cards.

 

Four-Straight – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) also known as a bobtail straight. These are four cards to a straight. 2) it is very unusual situation when four cards to a straight are ranked higher than one pair and are lower than a four-card flush.

 

Fourth Street – in poker; this situation occurs during the play with 52-card deck. Four to a straight, so that any of four cards can make it a straight.

 

Four-Way Hand – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) also known as a bobtail straight. These are four cards to a straight. 2) it is very unusual situation when four cards to a straight are ranked higher than one pair and are lower than a four-card flush.

 

Four-Way Straight – in poker; also known as inside straight. In the 52-card deck, four to a straight, so that any of four cards makes it a straight.

 

Fractional Rate Ticket – in keno; it is a special ticket which is played for some fraction of the normal rate.

 

Freak – in poker; this term describes a joker or a wild card.

 

Freak Draw – in poker; also known also as a Gardena miracle. It is a very lucky draw.

 

Freak Hand – in poker; it is unusual poker hand.

 

Free Card – in poker; it is a card that the player will receive without calling a bet.

 

Free Look – in poker; this situation occurs in draw poker or lowball when a player took a look on the first four his cards and unfortunately, didn’t see the rest of cards.

 

Free Peek – in poker; it means a free look.

 

Free Play – in keno; it is a situation when a player instead of money wins an additional bet.

 

Free Ride – in poker; it means to stay in a hand without being forced to bet.

 

Free Space – in bingo; it is a space in the center of a card. It doesn’t have a number and it is always “wild”.

 

Free-Odds-Bet – in craps; it is a bet that is made additionally to the Pass Line, Don’t Pass Line, come and Don’t Come wagers which is paid at true odds.

 

Freeroll – in poker; this situation occurs when two players during the game have the same hand.

 

French Wheel – in roulette; it is also known as European Wheel because it has only one zero.

 

Friendly Game – in poker; it is a private or home poker game where the social aspects are the most important, the prize doesn’t matter.

 

From Here to There – in poker; it is a straight, sometimes shortened from here to there without a pair.

 

Front – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) it means that the player is winning. 2) it is a position at the table that one player acts after another. 3) it is a face that shows rank and suit of a card.

 

Front Line – in craps; it is a term for Pass Line.

 

Front Line Winner – in craps; it is a betting that the next roll will be the number of 7.

 

Front Loader – in blackjack; there are two possible options: 1) it is a dealer who shows his hole card during the game to a player. 2) this term describes a player who is able to see the dealer’s whole card and he will use this information during the game in order to win.

 

Front Loading – in blackjack; this is a situation when a player manages to see the dealer’s hole card and he will use this information during the game in order to win.

 

Front Peek – in poker; it is a way of cheating where the dealer is able to see the face of the top card on the deck.

 

Full – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it means a full house. 2) it means that a player has a full house.

 

Full Bet – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) this situation occurs in a limit game where the bet has the same size as the current limit. 2) this situation occurs in no-limit, pot-limit, or spread-limit game, where the bet is the same as the minimum for the table. 3) this situation occurs in a no-limit, pot-limit, or spread-limit game, where the bet is the same as the preceding bet.

 

Full Boat – in poker; it means a full house.

 

Full Buy – in poker; it is a buy-in that equals at least the minimum required in a particular game.

 

Full Hand – in poker; it is a hand that consists of 3-of-a-kind and a one, additional and different pair.

 

Full House – in poker; it is a hand that consists of 3-of-a-kind and a one, additional and different pair.

 

Full House – in video poker; it is a hand that consists of three cards of a kind and one pair.

 

Full Pay Machine – in video poker; it is a poker machine where the Maximum Average Payback is almost 100%.

 

Full Table – in poker; it is a table at which there are no free places.

 

Fuzz – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a way of cheating by mixing the cards. 2) this situation occurs in draw poker. It is done by shuffling one’s five cards repeatedly by holding them face down and sliding one card at a time from top to bottom.

 

Fuzz the Deck – in poker; it means to mix the cards by repeatedly drawing two simultaneously from the top and bottom of the deck.

 

Fwiw – in blackjack; it is an acronym for: For What It’s Worth.

 

Fyi – in blackjack; it is an acronym for: For Your Information.

G.T.I. – in bingo; it is a special and electronic dauber system which is used to play multiple packs at the same time.

 

Gaff – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a way of cheating by using a special machine or by marking the cards. 2) it is a way of cheating by using a special device or by marking the cards by any several means.

 

Gaffed Wheel – in roulette; it is a faked wheel.

 

Gallery – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this term defines the people who are observing the action during the game. 2) it can be also a hand that has a lot of picture cards.

 

Gamble – in poker; this is a situation when a player has a distance to a game and plays very loosely.

 

Gambling Stake – in roulette; also known as a bankroll. It is amount of money that is designed for gambling.

 

Game – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) it is a poker game, in which a lot of players participate. 2) it is a special type of poker game. 3) it is a type of poker regarding to the place or format connected with the game.

 

Game Board – in bingo; it is a special and electronic display board, which is usually attached next to the “Bingo Board” that looks like a bingo card and shows what variation of bingo players are playing on a particular game on the program.

 

Game Family – in bingo; it is the sum of all games with an identical ticket and with the same name.

 

Game Room – in bingo; it is a special room to play which is used by some casinos.

 

Game Starter – in poker; it is a person hired by the casino to play with other players, however he/she doesn’t share with winnings or losses. It is a person who starts a game or keeps it going.

 

Gap – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this situation occurs usually when there is lack of a card in the middle of an inside straight. 2) this situation occurs when there are empty seats at the table during the play.

 

Gaper – in poker; it is a cheating tool which player uses during the game. It can be mirror or any other shiny object that enables the cheater to reflect faces of the opponent’s cards.

 

Gar Hole – in poker; this situation occurs when the chips are locked up.

 

Garbage – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it means the discards. 2) this term defines a very poor and weak hand.

 

Garbage Hand – in video poker; it is a very weak hand that makes the player lose.

 

Garbage Pile – in poker; it means to discard a pile in which all cards are dead.

 

Garden Gate – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 8.

 

Gateway to Heaven – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 27.

 

Gbc – in blackjack; it is the acronym for Gambler’s Book Club – a bookstore in Las Vegas.

 

Gcb – in blackjack; it is the acronym for Gaming Control Board.

 

George – in blackjack; it is the dealer’s name for a good tipper.

 

George – in craps; it is a term that refers to the dealer and means a generous tipper.

 

George – in poker; this term describes a very good game.

 

George – in roulette; it is a good tipper.

 

Georgy – in poker; this term describes a very good game.

 

Get a Game Down – in poker; it means to start a game.

 

Get a Hand Cracked – in poker; it means that a player’s good hand was beaten, usually by an opponent going against the odds.

 

Get Full Value – in poker; this situation occurs when a player is manipulating the pot in order to win the maximum.

 

Get it Fixed. – in poker; it means to lose.

 

Get One’s Feet Wet – in poker; it means to lose.

 

Get Out – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it means to fold. 2) it means to get even.

 

Get There – in poker; it means to make a hand.

 

Get Up and Run – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 31.

 

Get Well – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this is a situation when a player wins a lot of money. 2) this is a situation when a player loses, and just after that he wins.

 

Gilroy – in poker; it means 3xteens.

 

Gin – in poker; it means that the player has a wheel (A-2-3-4-5)

 

Girl – in poker; this term defines a queen. Known also as a lady or mop squeezer.

 

Git-go – in poker; it means to start the game.

 

Give a Card – in poker; this situation occurs in stud poker or hold ’em, when opponents receive an extra card without calling a bet.

 

Give Action – in poker; this term refers to the: betting, calling, raising, and re-raising.

 

Give Someone a Card – in poker; this situation occurs, when opponents receive an extra card without calling a bet.

 

Glass-Work – in poker; it is a way of cheating by using a special tool during the game. It can be mirror or any other shiny object that enables the cheater to reflect faces of the opponent’s cards.

 

Gleamer – in poker; it is a cheating tool which player uses during the game. It can be mirror or any other shiny object that enables the cheater to reflect faces of the opponent’s cards.

 

Glim Worker – in poker; it is a person who is cheating during the game by using a special device.

 

Glimmer – in poker; it is a cheating tool which player uses during the game. It can be mirror or any other shiny object that enables the cheater to reflect faces of the opponent’s cards.

 

Glue – in poker; it is a special, sticky substance that is used by a cheater in order to stick the chips to his palms.

 

Gn – in blackjack; it is the acronym for a Las Vegas casino called Golden Nugget.

 

G-Note – in poker; it is a bill which value equals $1000.

 

Go All in – in poker; it means that the player can go all-in to the game even if he hasn’t got required number of chips. In this kind of situation he has to bet everything that he has.

 

Go Both Ways – in poker; this situation occurs in a high-low split game, when the player goes for high and low at the same time.

 

Go for it – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a way of cheating. 2) it means to draw a hand.

 

Go for the Bottom – in poker; it means to deal a card from the bottom of the deck.

 

Go Hog – in poker; this situation occurs in a high-low split game, when the player goes for high and low at the same time.

 

Go in – in poker;there are two possible options: 1) this is a situation when a player puts money into the pot. 2) this is a situation when a player gets rid of chips because of betting or calling.

 

Go Light – in poker; this situation can occur in home games, when a player cannot stay in the game because he doesn’t have required number of chips.

 

Go South – in poker; there are four possible options: 1) known as a rat hole. It means to get rid of the chips from the table during the game. 2) it can be a situation made by a cheater who steals chips from the table. 3) it means to leave the game or a card room with money obtained from cheating. 4) it means to disappear. Something disappears from the table while playing, usually chips.

 

Go to the Center – in poker; it means that the player can go all-in to the game even if he hasn’t got required number of chips. In this kind of situation he has to bet everything that he has.

 

Going Home Hand – in poker; it is a hand on which the player bets his last chips and if he does not win, he has to go home.

 

Golden Glow – in poker; it is a special liquid which is used to mark the backs of cards.

 

Gom – in blackjack; it is the acronym for Groaner Of the Month.

 

Good Game – in poker; it is a game where the player is likely to win.

 

Goodbye-Teens – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 19.

 

Goolsby – in poker; this situation occurs in hold ’em, when Q-T appears as one’s first two cards.

 

Goose – in keno; there are two possible options: 1) it is a transparent tube which holds the numbered Ping-Pong balls after they have been forced there by the blower. 2) this term refers also to the machine that blows keno balls up into two long tubes.

 

Gorillas – in poker; this situation occurs in hold ’em, where two kings appear as one’s first two cards. The name of this term comes from King Kong.

 

Grand – in poker; it is a bill which value equals $1000.

 

Grand Jury – in poker; these are three fours.

 

Grand Martingale – in blackjack; it is a situation when a player doubles the bet and adds one unit after each loss in order to win.

 

Grand Martingale (System) – in roulette; it is a situation where players are able to double their bets and add one additional unit after a loss.

 

Graveyard Shift – in poker; this is one of the three shifts in a 24-hour card room or casino.

 

Gravy – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this term defines the income that the player did not expect. 2) it is the amount that the player won while playing.

 

Grec – in poker; it is a professional gambler.

 

Greek – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a cheater. 2) it is a professional gambler.

 

Greek Bottom – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a way of cheating, where the second card from the bottom of the deck is dealt. 2) it is the second card from the bottom of the deck.

 

Greekery – in poker; it means to cheat.

 

Green – in poker; this term refers to the chip which value equals $25.

 

Green Chip – in blackjack; it is a chip which value equals $25.

 

Green Chip – in poker; it is a green chip which value equals $25.

 

Greens – in roulette; this term describes the chips which value equals $25.

 

Griffin Investigations – in blackjack; it is a special firm which is hired by casinos in order to prevent cheating.

 

Grift – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) it means to cheat. 2) it is a cheater in the game. 3) it is a way of cheating used by a cheater.

 

Grifter – in poker; it is a cheater in the game.

 

Grifter – in roulette; it means a scam artist.

 

Grind – in blackjack; there are two possible options: 1) it means to earn money very slowly during the game. 2) it means to make a profit in the long term.

 

Grind – in poker; it means that the player wins step by step, not rapidly.

 

Grind – in roulette; this term defines a player who bets small amounts of money.

 

Grind Down – in roulette; this term refers to the casino that step by step is taking player’s money.

 

Grind Joint – in roulette; it is a casino that caters to Low Rollers or small-money players.

 

Grind Out – in poker; it means that the player wins step by step, not rapidly.

 

Grind System – in roulette; there are two possible options: 1) it means that the player is increasing the bet by about one unit after each win. 2) it is a special system that attempts to win small amounts frequently against the casinos.

 

Grinder – in poker; it is a person who grinds.

 

Group – in keno; it is a set of selected numbers.

 

Gs – in blackjack; it is the acronym for Gold Strike.

 

Guerrilla Gambling – in roulette; it is a special plan created in order to win the game and beat the casino.

 

Gut – in poker; it means to make an inside straight.

 

Gut Shot – in poker; it is a draw to an inside straight. This situation occurs when a player needs just a one card that will create a winning hand.

 

Gut Straight – in poker; it is a situation during the game when a player needs just one card that will create a winning hand, in this case a straight.

H – in poker; it is an abbreviation for Hearts – one of the suits.

 

H.O.E. – in poker; this is a type of poker game that is played in tournaments. There are three forms which are played in rotation for about half an hour of each or one round of each. The games are limit hold ’em, Omaha/8, and seven-card stud high-low.

 

H.O.R.S.E – in poker; this is a type of poker game that is played in tournaments. There are three forms which are played in rotation for about half an hour of each or one round of each. The games are limit hold ’em, Omaha/8, and seven-card stud high-card stud high-

 

H.O.R.S.E.L – in poker; this is a type of poker game that is played in tournaments. There are three forms which are played in rotation for about half an hour of each or one round of each. The games are limit hold ’em, Omaha/8, and seven-card stud high-low.

 

H.O.S.E – in poker; this is a type of poker game that is played in tournaments. There are three forms which are played in rotation for about half an hour of each or one round of each. The games are limit hold ’em, Omaha/8, and seven-card stud high-low.

 

H/E – in poker; it is an abbreviation for hold ’em.

 

H17 – in blackjack; it is an abbreviation for the dealer who is required to hit a soft seventeen during the game.

 

Half a Bet – in poker; it is a bet that equals a half of the limit. Usually, it is made when a player has no chips than those with which he can raise or call.

 

Half a Century – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 50.

 

Half a Dollar – in poker; it is a $50 bill.

 

Half a Yard – in poker; it is a $50 bill.

 

Half Kill – in poker; this situation occurs when the winner of two pots in a row has to kill the next pot.

 

Half-and-Half-Game – in poker; this situation occurs where two forms of poker are played usually for half an hour each.

 

Half-and-Half-Game – in poker; this situation occurs where two forms of poker are played usually for half an hour each.

 

Half-Century – in poker; it is a $50 bill.

 

Half-Pot Limit – in poker; it is a type of poker where the maximum bet is equal to half the money in the pot, when the bet is placed. Moreover, the raise can include the amount required to call the previous bet.

 

Halfway There – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 45.

 

Hammer – in poker; it is the last bet in a game.

 

Hand – in blackjack; there are three possible options: 1) this term describes the cards that are held by the players or dealer during the play. 2) this term defines a completed round of play. 3) this term is used also in other games such as craps and means a completed play at the table.

 

Hand – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a set of five cards used by the players to play. 2) these are all situations that happen between shuffles – cards are dealt, betting is done, a winner is declared, and the pot is pushed.

 

Hand – in video poker; it is a set of five cards or less used by players to play the game.

 

Hand Mucker – in poker; it is a cheater who palms the cards during the game.

 

Handle – in keno; it is a total amount of money taken for a particular game.

 

Handle – in lotto; it is a total amount of money wagered at a video lottery terminal.

 

Hard Card – in bingo; it is a bingo card printed on heavy cardboard material usually with shutters to cover each number as it is called. A bingo card contains 24 numbered spaces and one “free space.” The numbers are arranged in five rows or columns of five numbers each. The numbers in the “B” row contain five numbers between 1 and 15, picked at random. The numbers in the “I” row contain five numbers between 16 and 30. The numbers in the “N” row contain four numbers between 31 and 45 and the “free space.” The numbers in the “G” row contain five numbers between 46 and 60. The numbers in the “O” row contain five numbers between 61 and 75. Players have thousands of unduplicated cards to pick from. Some manufacturers print unduplicated series of 6,000 cards. There are also series of 9,000 cards available. Hard cards and “flimsy” cards have a series number printed on them.

 

Hard Hand – in blackjack; this term refers to the hand that does not contain an ace, or contains an ace which value equals 1.

 

Hard Ten – in craps; is means a women’s best friend, that is a combination of two fives.

 

Hard Total – in blackjack; it is a sum of any hand without an ace, or with an ace which value equals 1.

 

Hard Way(s) – in craps; there are four possible options: 1) it is a hard four (2&2). 2) it is a hard six (3&3). 3) it is a hard eight (4&4). 4) it is a hard ten (5&5).

 

Hard-Play – in poker; this is the behavior that helps the players to beat the opponent and win the game.

 

Hard-Way – in poker; this situation occurs in lowball, when a player has a pair.

 

Hardway Bet – in craps; it is a special bet where the 4, 6, 8 or 10 are rolled as a pair before being rolled easy or a seven is thrown.

 

Hardway Bingo – in bingo; it is a straight line in a bingo game.

 

Hart, Schaffner, and Marx – in poker; these are three jacks.

 

Have a Sign on One’s Back – in poker; it is a cheater who is known.

 

Hc – in blackjack; it is the acronym for High Cards.

 

Heads Up – in blackjack; it is a play against the dealer where there are no more players than one at the table.

 

Heads Up – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) also known as two-handed. This term refers only to the two players who are playing a game by themselves. 2) this situation occurs when a house dealer says “Head up” what means that there are only two players in the pot.

 

Heads-Up – in poker; it is a play between two players.

 

Head-to-Head – in poker; this term refers to the two players in a pot.

 

Head-Up – in poker; this term refers to playing head up.

 

Hearts – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is one of the suits in a deck. 2) it is a flush consisting of five cards of the same (hearts) suit.

 

Heavens Gate – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 78.

 

Heavy – in poker; this situation occurs in lowball and refers to a weak card.

 

Hector – in poker; the so called jack of diamonds.

 

Heef a Dooler. – in poker; it is 50 cents.

 

Heinz Varieties – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 57.

 

Help – in poker; this situation occurs when a player wants to improve his hand in purpose of winning the game.

 

Hen – in poker; this term refers to the Queen card.

 

Hidden Hand – in poker; it is a hand that wasn’t expected to become a strong one.

 

Hidden Pair – in poker; it is a pair that was received by the player as the first two down cards.

 

Hidden Trips – in poker; the so called down cards which contain three of a kind.

 

High – in poker; it is the best possible hand that provides a winning.

 

High Bet – in roulette; this situation occurs when a player places a bet on numbers from 19 to 36.

 

High Breeze Hummer – in poker; it is a tight player.

 

High Card – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this term occurs in a stud game and refers to a card with the highest rank. 2) it is a hand that wins the pot.

 

High Card – in video poker; this term describes the cards such as: Jack, Queen, King or Ace.

 

High Chicago – in poker; it is a type of poker which is very similar to the Seven Card Stud, the only difference is that the highest spade in the hole gets half of the pot. If the player gets the ace of spades as the first two down cards, he will receive half of the pot.

 

High Draw Poker Dictionary – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this term refers to any form of poker which is played for high. 2) it is a California draw.

 

High End Ticket – in keno; it is a situation that occurs when a player is able to get more for catching high number of spots than for catching fewer spots.

 

High Hand – in poker; it is a hand that wins the high half, or is in contention for it. This situation occurs in high-low split games.

 

High Limit – in poker; it is a very big limit.

 

High Mambo – in poker; it is a combination of stud and a widow game, in which players use three cards in their hands and one extra community card that is played high-low. Each player is dealt one down card and one up card, followed by a round of betting, one more up card, one more round of betting, and then a community card, with a final round of betting. Players use any combination of three of their four cards for high hand and any three for low. In this type of poker the highest ranking low hand (A – 2 – 3) is called a Low Mambo, and the highest ranking high hand (Q – K – A) is called a High Mambo. The remaining high hands rank this way: straight flush, three of a kind, straight, flush, one pair, highest card rank. There is a qualifier for low: to win the low half, a hand must be 6-high or better. One worse than a Low Mambo is A-2-4, and so on. If there is no low, the entire pot goes to the high hand.

 

High Man – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a player with the strongest hand. This situation occurs in a stud game. 2) it is a holder with the hand that wins high. This situation occurs in high-low split.

 

High Roller – in baccarat; it isplayer who wagers very big bets.

 

High Roller – in blackjack; this term defines a player who places a very big wagers during the play in the casino.

 

High Roller – in poker; this term describes a person who is willing to play for large stakes as well as in the biggest games.

 

High Roller – in roulette; this term refers to the player who plays with a big money.

 

High Roller Ticket – in keno; this term describes a ticket that has a high minimum price.

 

High Society Chips – in poker; this term refers to the chips with the largest denomination in a particular game.

 

High Spade – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is an agreement between players which say that a person who has the highest card in the spade suit on the next hand (or, if no one has a spade that hand, on the following hand) wins something. Mostly, it is a free drink bought by the loser. 2) also known as a spade. It means that the player plays for the high spade.

 

High Spade in the Hole – in poker; also known as Black Maria or Chicago. It is a type of poker that is played in home games. It is a form of seven-card stud where the player with the strongest hand and the player with the highest spade in the hole are the winners and the pot has to be split between them.

 

Highball – in poker; it means a high draw poker.

 

High-Low – in poker; also known as a High-Low Split. It is a poker game where the highest and lowest hands share the pot.

 

High-Low Bet – in roulette; this situation occurs when a player bets 18 numbers at the same time, There are two possible options: 1) 1-18). 2) 19-36.

 

High-Low Light – in blackjack; it is a card counting system which is very similar to the Red Seven.

 

High-Low Pick-Up – in blackjack; it is a way the dealer picks up the cards from the table.

 

High-Low Poker Dictionary – in poker; it is a type of poker game in which the pot is split between the player with the best hand and the player with the best lowball hand. In high-low split games, half of the pot goes to the best hand, and the second half goes to the worst hand. Moreover, split games are often played with a qualifier that the low hand must be “8 or better”, what means that the low hand has to contain five unpaired cards 8 or lower. Omaha and Seven Card Stud are the most popular high-low split games.

 

High-Low Split – in poker; it is a type of poker game in which the pot is split between the player with the best hand and the player with the best lowball hand. In high-low split games, half of the pot goes to the best hand, and the second half goes to the worst hand. Moreover, split games are often played with a qualifier that the low hand must be “8 or better”, what means that the low hand has to contain five unpaired cards 8 or lower. Omaha and Seven Card Stud are the most popular high-low split games.

 

High-Low Split Game – in poker; it is a type of poker game in which the pot is split between the player with the best hand and the player with the best lowball hand. In high-low split games, half of the pot goes to the best hand, and the second half goes to the worst hand. Moreover, split games are often played with a qualifier that the low hand must be “8 or better”, what means that the low hand has to contain five unpaired cards 8 or lower. Omaha and Seven Card Stud are the most popular high-low split games.

 

High-Roll – in poker; this term refers to the situation when a player tries to increase the stakes in a game, or tries to run over the game by constantly betting more than the other players.

 

High-Stakes – in poker; this term refers to the game which is played for a very big amounts, or it is a type of poker games in which large wagers are allowed.

 

High-Stakes Game – in poker; also known as a big bet game. These are games played for huge amounts in relation to the other games as well as those in which big wagers are typical and permitted.

 

Hill to Climb – in poker; this term describes an obstacle which is hard to overcome.

 

Hi-Lo – in poker; the so called forms of poker in which the pot is split between the best hand and best lowball hand – In high-low split games, half the pot goes to the best hand (the high), half to the worst (the low). Split games are also often played with a qualifier that the low hand must be “8 or better.” This means that the low hand must have five unpaired cards 8 or lower. Omaha and Seven Card Stud are the most popular high-low split games.

 

Hit – in keno; this situation occurs when a drawn number and the spot on player’s tickets are the same.

 

Hit – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) it means that the player makes or improves a hand. 2) it means to arrive. 3) it is a desired card, that creates a hand.

 

Hit / Hitting ( Draw / Drawing ) – in blackjack; it is an additional card for player’s request. In a hand-held game the request is made by scratching the cards against the felt. However, in a face-up game the request is made by tapping the felt when it is the player’s turn to either refuse or accept another card.

 

Hit and Run – in poker; this term refers to the player who was playing for a very short time and left after winning a big pot.

 

Hit Card – in blackjack; there are two possible options: 1) it is a new card which is received by the player for his or her request. 2) it is an extra card that the dealer needs to complete a hand.

 

Hit the Brief – in poker; it is a way of cheating. The deck is cut at a prearranged spot.

 

Hit the Deck – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it means to draw one or more cards. 2) it means to create a hand.

 

Hit the Kicker – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) in case of draw poker: this situation occurs when a player draw two to a pair or one to three of a kind, with a kicker, instead of drawing three to the pair alone or two to the trips, and catch another card of the same rank as the kicker. If the player draws to a pair of kings with an ace and makes two pair, aces and kings, he will hit the kicker and becomes a winner. 2) in case of hold ’em: this situation occurs when a player gets a card of the same rank as the unpaired card. 3) in case of even card stud: this situation occurs when a player receives a card of the same rank as one of the side cards, when he already has a pair.

 

Hit with the Deck – in poker; it is a situation that occurs when a player has a very strong hands in a crucial moments of the game, usually when a large pots are involved.

 

Hit-and-Run Artist – in poker; also known as a chopper. This term describes a player who is not involved in a game and plays very quick hands. Usually, those players have a short winning session during the play.

 

Hoca – in roulette; it is the initial version of roulette.

 

Hockey Sticks – in poker; it occurs in hold ’em, when a player receives two sevens as the first two cards.

 

Hog – in poker; this situation occurs in a high-low split game. It means that the player uses chips or voice in order to inform, that he or she is going for high and low at the same time.

 

Hog it – in poker; this situation occurs in a high-low split game. It means that the player uses chips or voice in order to inform, that he or she is going for high and low at the same time.

 

Hogger – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) so called a winning hand. 2) it is the player who has a hand that wins both ways in any high-low pot. 3) it is the player who declares both ways in a high-low poker game that has a declare.

 

Hogier – in poker; it is the jack of spades.

 

Hold – in blackjack; it is the amount of money possessed by the casino and received from the game. It also refers to the advantage that casino has over the player during a particular game.

 

Hold – in keno; it is the percentage of all wagers in a game, which the casino is expected to win. Also called a PC.

 

Hold Buttons – in video poker; there are special buttons under the display on the video poker machine that represent five cards. By clicking on the button, the player is able to choose which cards he wants to hold, and which wants to discard.

 

Hold ’em – in poker; it is a general name for poker games.

 

Hold ’em 8 – in poker; this situation occurs in high-low split hold ’em, with an 8-or-better qualifier for low.

 

Hold ’em Player – in poker; it is a person who plays hold ’em poker.

 

Hold me Darling – in poker; it is a very old name for hold ’em.

 

Hold Out – in poker; it is a way of cheating. A player removes one or more cards from the game in order to introduce them later.

 

Hold Over – in poker; this term describes the situation when one player gets stronger cards than the others.

 

Holding – in poker; these are player’s cards.

 

Holdings – in poker; these are player’s cards.

 

Holdout – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this term describes a card or cards that are held out. 2) it is a holdout machine.

 

Holdout Artist – in poker; it is a cheater who removes one or more cards from the game in order to introduce them later.

 

Holdout Man – in poker; it is a cheater who removes one or more cards from the game in order to introduce them later.

 

Hole Card – in blackjack; it is the first card dealt by the dealer which is always face down.

 

Hole Card – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a card hidden by the player. 2) this occurs in stud and hold’em, when the face-down cards are dealt to each player.

 

Hole Card Play – in blackjack; it is a situation during the game when a player knows the dealer’s covered cards.

 

Hole Card Stud – in poker; also known as a pistol stud or pistol Pete. It is type of poker which is played in home games. An extra betting round occurs, when the first card is dealt.

 

Home Game – in poker; it is a private game, which is usually played at home.

 

Home Run Hitter – in poker; this term defines a player who makes big plays that require maximum risk.

 

Honest – in poker; this term defines a person who plays fair.

 

Honor Card – in poker; this term refers to any card 10 or higher.

 

Hook – in poker; the so called Jack.

 

Hooker – in poker; this term refers to the Queen card.

 

Hop – in craps; it is a one roll bet made by the player who expects that the particular number will come up on the next throw of the dice.

 

Hop – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a remarkable draw which is usually part of the phrase, two-card hop or three-card hop. 2) this situation occurs when a player replaces the cards in the same order as they were before the cut.

 

Hop Bet – in craps; it is a situation when a player makes a wager and is hoping that the next roll will result in one particular combination of the dice, such as 2-2, 3-5, 2-2, 3-3, 4-4, and 5-5.

 

Hop the Cut – in poker; also known as elevator the cut, jump the cut, make a pass, shift the cut. This situation occurs when a player replaces the cards in the same order as they were before the cut.

 

Hopper – in video poker; it is a special tray that holds the coins.

 

Hopping Hardways – in craps; it is a special bet that a certain pair of identical dice faces will appear on the next roll.

 

Hopping the Deck – in blackjack; it is a way of cheating.

 

Horn – in poker; it is a drink.

 

Horn Bet – in craps; this situation occurs when a player bets on a combination of the following four numbers: 2, 3, 11, and 12.

 

Horn in craps – in craps; it is a one roll wager on the 2, 3, 11 and 12 combined.

 

Horse – in poker; it is a person who plays for the other person with his or her money.

 

Horsing – in poker; this situation occurs when a winner gives a small amount of money to another player.

 

Hot – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) it means that the player gets very good cards. 2) it means that the player is very angry. 3) in relation to the deck-one that gives the player good cards.

 

Hot Babe – in poker; it is a beautiful and attractive woman in or close to the casino. This term is a trademark of rec. gambling.

 

Hot Deck – in blackjack; it is a situation when a player has a very good hand and is able to win the round.

 

Hot Deck – in poker; it is a deck that had a run of good cards.

 

Hot Dice are Mighty Nice – this term means a hot table.

 

Hot Hand – in craps; it is a lucky player who is winning the game.

 

Hot Roll – in craps; this term defines a roll in which the dice are continually passing and are held by the player for a long period of time.

 

Hot Seat – in poker; it is a seat at the table that had a run of good cards.

 

Hot Streak – in poker; it is a winning streak.

 

Hot Table – in craps; this term is used to describe a table at which a lot happens.

 

Hot Table – in roulette; this term describes a lucky table where players are winning.

 

House – in keno; it is the casino.

 

House – in poker; it is the casino or card room.

 

House Advantage / House Edge – in blackjack; it is the casino advantage over the player.

 

House Chips – in poker; this term defines the chips that are played by the dealer, shill, or a stake or proposition player.

 

House Dealer – in poker; it is a house employee who deals the cards, sells chips, settles arguments, makes minor rulings in case of irregularities, and generally runs the game.

 

House Edge – in baccarat; it is the advantage that casino has over the player.

 

House Edge – in keno; it is the percentage of all wagers in a game, which the casino is expected to win. Also called a PC.

 

House Edge – in roulette; it is the casino’s advantage over the player on a given bet.

 

House Percentage – in keno; it is the percentage of all wagers in a game, which the casino is expected to win. Also called a PC.

 

House Player – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) it is a shill. It is a casino employee who usually starts a game and keeps it going, never shares with winnings or losses. Moreover, he or she plays with money received from the House. 2) it is a stake player. It is a player who receives the chips from the House and is obligated to start the game or to keep it going for some period of time. A stake player can keep half of his profits. 3) it is a proposition player who works in the casino. His/her task is to prevent breaking up the game for lack of players.

 

House Rules – in poker; these are rules and interpretations of games offered by a particular casino.

 

House Rules – in poker; these are the rules which define how to run the particular game. They include betting limits, number of raises, reasons why a hand becomes dead, and so on.

 

Houseman – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) is it a casino employee who is working on the floor. 2) it is a house dealer.

 

Huey, Dewey, and Louie – in poker; it means three deuces.

 

Human Card Rack – in poker; it is a person who has good luck during the game and gets very good hands.

 

Humps – in poker; it is a way of cheating by shaving the long edges of the cards such that they are wider towards their middles, so that a cheater is able to recognize the values of particular cards.

 

Hurricane – in poker; it is a two-card poker.

 

Hustle – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a person who makes a living playing cards. 2) it is a player who takes too big advantage from new customers.

 

Hustler – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) it is a person who makes a living playing cards. 2) it is a player who takes too big advantage from new customers. 3) it means a cheater or thief.

 

Hustling – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it means to make living playing cards. 2) it is a way of fraud and refers to the situation when someone takes too big advantage from new customers.

I Can’t Read ‘er, She’s in the Cedar – in craps; it means that one or both of the dice landed in the players chip rack.

 

I Wait. – in poker; this term means : “I check” and can be said by the player during a game.

 

Ice – in poker; it is a deck that consists of very good hands and the best hand goes to the dealer.

 

Idiot End – in poker; it is an ignorant end.

 

Ignorant End – in poker; also known as a dumb end, or idiot end. This situation occurs in hold’em, when the low end of a straight, or a straight that can lose to a higher straight. This hand is risky and dangerous for the players because the opponent is able to easily end up with a higher straight.

 

Illustrious 18 – in blackjack; this term refers to the 18 most advantageous deviations from basic strategy and was created by on Don Schlesinger.

 

Imho – in blackjack; it is an acronym for In My Humble Opinion.

 

Immortal – in poker; it is a hand that is not possible to beat.

 

Immortal Nuts – in poker; it is a hand that is not possible to beat.

 

Immortals – in poker; it is a hand that is not possible to beat.

 

Impair – in roulette; it is a French term for the Odd Bet.

 

Imperfect Deck – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this term defines a deck that has been marked so that players are able to recognize some cards. 2) it is a deck with too few, too many, or duplicated cards.

 

Implied Odds – in poker; this term refers to the amount of money which the player expects to win.

 

Improve – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) also known as a help. This term refers to the situation when a player receives one card that will be helpful to create a better hand. 2) it means that the player has a specific hand that was made in a stud or hold ’em-type game, and after receiving an additional card the player is able to create a more powerful and stronger hand.

 

Improvement – in poker; it means to make a better and more powerful hand.

 

In – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) this term refers to the amount of chips bought by the player. 2) it means to take part in a pot. 3) it means to ante.

 

In a Row – in poker; it is another term for a straight.

 

In Action – in poker; there are four possible options: 1) this term describes a pot during a game. 2) this term describes an active hand during the game. 3) it means that the player has money. 4) it means that the player is playing or is able to play.

 

In for – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) this term refers to the number of actions, to which the player is permitted. 2) this term means that the player goes all in. 3) it shows how much the player is in.

 

In Front – in poker; it means a winning.

 

In the Air – in poker; this term means to start the game.

 

In the Blind – in poker; this term describes a mandatory bet which can be placed before new hand will be dealt and is usually made by the players who are sitting to the left of the Button.

 

In the Chips – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this term means a winning. 2) it means to have a lot of money.

 

In the Dark – in poker; this situation occurs when a player is checking without looking at the cards.

 

In the Hole – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this situation occurs in five-card stud and refers to the player’s hole card or cards.

 

In the Middle – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) also known as whipsawed. This term refers to the situation when a player is playing with two opponents who are raising frequently. This can also occur in a no-limit game when the opponents are raising heavily. 2) this term refers to the situation when a player is able to receive first hand, if he or she is too late to get the big blind, in the middle position. In order to do it, the player has to take it in the middle, take the middle blind, or come in in the middle. Also, when a seated player has missed the blind in a particular round, he or she can receive a next hand only in the blind position. In this kind of situation, a player is required to come in on the blind, come in in the middle, or, if not in the big blind position, over blind to receive a hand.

 

In the Money – in poker; this situation occurs when a player was playing for a long period and is one of the winners in the game.

 

In the Plank, not Worth a Wank – in craps; it means that one or both of the dice landed in the rail.

 

In the Pocket – in poker; this term refers to the hole card or cards.

 

Index – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this term describes a number or letter of the particular card. 2) it is a way of cheating by marking the back of a card in order to recognize its value.

 

Index Number – in blackjack; it is used by counters in order to identify the number of specific strategy deviations.

 

Inlaid Card – in bingo; this term is used to describe a pre-printed number card that usually has 4×4 format. It occurs in the table and its black discs cover the numbers when they are called out.

 

Inside – in poker; it is a card that is required to create a straight, also known an a belly card.

 

Inside Bet – in roulette; it is a bet which can be placed by the player on any number (including zero and double zero as well as any combination of the numbers).

 

Inside Numbers – in craps; this term defines the place that is designed for the following numbers: 5, 6, 8, and 9.

 

Inside Straight – in poker; this term refers the hand that consists of four cards and needs an additional card in the middle to create a straight.

 

Inside Straight – in video poker; it is a hand that consists four cards in different suit in an open-ended broken sequence with one gap or in a closed-end sequence with or without a gap.

 

Inside Straight Flush – in video poker; it is a hand that consists of three or four cards with the same suit in a broken sequence.

 

Inside Ticket – in keno; it is a ticket which is completed and turned in to the casino.

 

Inside Wrap – in poker; this situation occurs in Omaha, when the player’s four downwards consist of three cards of different rank, which combine with two cards of the flop to form five consecutive cards, so that many cards on the turn or river give the player a straight.

 

Instant Bingo – in bingo; it is a ticket which has the following letters: B, I, N, G, O, as well as it contains bingo card faces, bingo numbers and other symbols. A winning ticket may have letters that create a word – BINGO, or it can contain a complete and pre-designated bingo pattern.

 

Instant Game – in lotto; also known as a scratch-off game or scratcher. This situation occurs when the player is obligated to remove a latex coating from the ticket, in order to see if he or she has a winning ticket.

 

Insurance – in blackjack; this situation occurs when the player calls for insurance because the dealer’s up card is an ace. The player places an insurance bet, if he or she supposes that the dealer has Blackjack. If the dealer has Blackjack, the player wins an insurance bet, but loses the initial bet. If the dealer doesn’t have Blackjack, the player will lose an insurance bet. This kind of wager is very advantageous for the house.

 

Insurance – in poker; this situation occurs in a big bet poker when a player feels uncomfortable with the amount of money that he invested in a pot. In this situation the player is taking an insurance that protects from the loss.

 

Insurance Bet – in craps; this situation occurs when a player places two or more bets at a crap table in order to insure one or the other.

 

Insurance Bet – in poker; this situation occurs in a big bet poker when a player feels uncomfortable with the amount of money that he invested in a pot. In this situation the player is taking an insurance that protects from the loss.

 

Insurance Correlation (Ic) – in blackjack; it shows how well the point count is able to convey information connected with taking of the insurance by the players.

 

Insurance Efficiency (Ie) – in blackjack; it is a special system that shows how profitable card counting may be, when the players follow its recommendations to take the insurance.

 

Insurance Man – in poker; this term describes a player who sells or books insurance.

 

International Signals – in poker; it is a group of specific signals which are recognized by cheaters all over the world. It helps thieves to communicate with each other during the play.

 

Investment Odds – in poker; it is the amount of money in comparison to the amount of money that the player has to pay to continue the game.

 

Ip – in blackjack; it is an acronym for Imperial Palace – this is a casino.

 

Irc – in blackjack; there are two possible options: 1) it is an acronym for Initial Running Count. 2. It is an acronym for Internet Relay Chat.

 

Iron Duke – in poker; this term describes a strong hand that is likely to win.

 

Ironclad Hand – in poker; this term describes a strong hand that is likely to win.

 

Irregular Hand – in poker; this term refers to the hand which is illegal because it has some irregularity.

 

Isolate – in poker; this is a situation when a player is raising with the intention of reaching heads up between himself and the other player.

 

Itemer – in poker; this term describes a person who is helping to cheat during the play by sending special signals to the player.

 

Iteming – in poker; it is a way of cheating by sending special signals to the players during a game.

J – in poker; it is an abbreviation for a jack.

 

Jack – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this term refers to the face card that ranks between 10 and the queen. 2) it means to raise.

 

Jack Benny – in poker; this occurs in hold ’em when the player has a 3 and a 9 as the down cards.

 

Jack High – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this situation occurs in high poker games, when a player doesn’t have a pair in the hand and the highest card is a jack. 2) this situation occurs in low poker games, when a hand is topped by a jack.

 

Jack it – in poker; it means to raise.

 

Jack it Up – in poker; it means to raise.

 

Jack Jackson – in poker; the so called Jack.

 

Jack Stripper – in poker; this term refers to the jack that is marked so that the cheater is able to recognize its rank.

 

Jack Up – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it means to raise the limits. 2) it means to raise.

 

Jackal – in poker; the so called Jack.

 

JackHigh – in poker; this term refers to a straight or flush that is topped by a jack.

 

Jackpot – in bingo; it is a special kind of prize in a game. Jackpot can be progressive and it can be bigger every single week. Usually, the winning numbers are also progressive.

 

Jackpot – in keno; this term refers to the prize that is paid in a progressive (it is the amount of money that is bigger than the typical payoff).

 

Jackpot – in poker; it is a progressive prize that is given to the player who gets, a 6-4 beat in lowball, or a given hand in high, perhaps aces full, or four of a kind, beat.

 

Jackpot – in video poker; it is a bonus that occurs when a player hits the highest hand on a video poker machine.

 

Jackpot Drop – in poker; it is a special bonus that is paid to the loser if he or she gets a very powerful hand beaten.

 

Jackpot Poker – in poker; it is a type of poker game where the jackpot is possible to get for bad beats. Usually, the player is obligated to have aces full or better.

 

Jackpots – in poker; this term is usually used in home games. It is a type of high draw poker, in which a player is able to open the pot only if he or she has two jacks or better as openers before the draw.

 

Jacks Back – in poker; it is a type of poker that consists of five cards. This situation occurs when each player in turn looks at the cards, and opens if he or she has jacks or better. If no one opens for high, the hand has to be played for low.

 

Jacks Full – in poker; these are three jacks and one pair in the player’s hand.

 

Jacks or Better – in poker; it is a type of draw poker when a player needs a pair of jacks in order to start the game.

 

Jacks Over – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this term refers to two pair. The highest is the pair of jacks. 2) these are three jacks and one pair in the player’s hand.

 

Jacks Up – in poker; this term refers to two pair. The highest is the pair of jacks.

 

Jackson – in poker; the so called Jack.

 

Jacksonville – in poker; the so called Jack.

 

Jacksonville, Florida – in poker; the so called Jack.

 

Jake – in poker; the so called Jack.

 

Jam – in poker; it means to place a bet or to raise the maximum.

 

Jam it – in poker; it means to place a bet or to raise the maximum.

 

Jam it Up – in poker; it means to place a bet or to raise the maximum.

 

Jam Pot – in poker; this term describes a pot with lots of betting, raising, and re-raising.

 

Jam the Pot – in poker; it means to place a bet or to raise the maximum.

 

Jam Up – in poker; it means to place a bet or to raise the maximum.

 

Jammed Pot – in poker; it is a pot that has been raised the maximum number of times.

 

Jam-Up – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a method of playing. 2) this term describes a very good game.

 

Jaybird – in poker; the so called Jack.

 

Jayboy – in poker; the so called Jack.

 

J-Bird – in poker; the so called Jack.

 

J-Boy – in poker; the so called Jack.

 

Jerusalem – in poker; it occurs in hold’em games and refers to the best possible hand.

 

Jesse – in poker; it is a cheater.

 

Jesse James – in craps; it is number 9 and it refers to Jesse James who was shot by a forty-five.

 

Jesse James – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a cheater. 2) this term is used in hold’em when a 4 or a 5 occurs as the down cards.

 

Jimmie Hick – in craps; it is number 6.

 

Jimmy Hix – in poker; this term is used in lowball. It is a hand that consists of 6-high cards.

 

Jitney – in poker; this term describes a chip which value equals $5.

 

Joe Bernstein – in poker; this term is used in hold’em, when 6-9 occur as player’s first two cards.

 

Joe Goz – in poker; this term describes the shift manager or the boss.

 

John – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a Jack. 2) this terms describes an inexperienced player.

 

Johnny – in poker; the so called Jack.

 

Joint – in poker; it is a card room or gambling establishment.

 

Joker – in blackjack; it is a bonus that occurs in some casinos. It can replace any card during the game.

 

Joker – in poker; it is a fifty-third card in the deck.

 

Joker Poker – in video poker; this term describes a Joker which is a wild card.

 

Joker Poker Dictionary – in poker; this term refers to poker games in which the joker is used.

 

Joker Problems – in poker; this term refers to the situation that might occur in lowball, when a player draws more than one card because the opponent has the joker.

 

Joker Trouble – in poker; this term refers to the situation that might occur in lowball, when a player draws more than one card because the opponent has the joker.

 

Joker Wild – in poker; this situation occurs in a game where the joker acts as a wild card.

 

Jokers Wild – in poker; this situation occurs in a game where the joker acts as a wild card.

 

Joy Girl – in poker; it is the Queen.

 

Jp – in blackjack; there are two possible options: 1) it is the acronym for John Patrick – an author. 2) it is the acronym for Jerry Patterson – an author.

 

Judge Bean – in poker; this term refers to three teens.

 

Judge Duffy – in poker; this term refers to three teens.

 

Judith – in poker; the so called Queen of hearts.

 

Juice – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) it means to mark the cards, usually done by cheaters. 2) also known as a rake or vigorish. This term determines percentage which the house receives from each pot.

 

Juice Joint – in poker; also known as a wire joint. It is a crooked card room or gambling establishment.

 

Jump – in poker; this term means liveliness.

 

Jump and Jive – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 35.

 

Junket – in blackjack; it is a group of players who are going to a casino together.

K – in poker; it is an abbreviation for the King

 

Kankakee – in poker; it is a form of seven-card stud where the joker is turned face up in the center of the table and becomes a part of every active player’s hand. It is usually played in home games.

 

Kansas City – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) it means Deuce-to-seven. 2) it is a hand that consists of 7-5-4-3-2. 3) it means a hand of 5-4-3-2 plus one additional card.

 

Kansas City Lowball – in poker; it means Deuce-to0seven.

 

Katie – in poker; this situation occurs in hold ’em, when K-T appears as player’s first two cards.

 

Katy – in poker; this situation occurs in hold ’em, when K-T appears as player’s first two cards.

 

K-Boy – in poker; this term refers to the King card.

 

Keep Someone Honest – in poker; it refers to the player who has to make sure that the opponent is no bluffing during the game.

 

Kelly Betting – in blackjack; this term describes a way of betting, in which player tries to minimize the risk. It is done by betting a portion of the bankroll that equals to advantage and is divided by the variance of the possible outcomes.

 

Kellys Eye – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 1.

 

Kem – in poker; it is a brand of plastic cards.

 

Keno – in keno; it is a modern version of an ancient Chinese game. In keno, players have to guess twenty one numbers from eighty possible in order to win the game.

 

Keno Balls – in keno; these are round balls that are marked with numbers from one to eighty.

 

Keno Blank – in keno; it is a special paper used to choose desired numbers by the player.

 

Keno Board – in keno; it is a special electronic board that is used to display the winning numbers.

 

Keno Computer – in keno; it is a computer that is used to print tickets, determine winners as well as to prepare management reports.

 

Keno Counter – in keno; it is a special place where players are able to make a bet and collect the winnings.

 

Keno Lounge – in keno; it is a special place where the game is played.

 

Keno Prize – in keno; it is a winning that is paid for a ticket with required numbers.

 

Keno Runner – in keno; it is a casino employee.

 

Keno Writer – in keno; it is a person who works in the casino and is responsible for collecting bets, writing the duplicate tickets as well as paying off winners.

 

Key Card – in poker; it is a card that will make the desired hand.

 

Key Hand – in poker; it occurs in a tournament. It is a hand that becomes very crucial for the player.

 

Key of the Door – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 21.

 

Keyzard – in poker; it is a card that is needed by the player in order to win.

 

Kibitz – in poker; this situation occurs when someone is watching the game.

 

Kick – in poker; it is a person who is watching the game.

 

Kick it – in poker; it means to raise.

 

Kicker Trouble – in poker; it is a situation that occurs in hold’em when two players have the same pair. The player with the smaller side card is said to have kicker trouble.

 

Kill Game – in poker; this term refers to the game that kills the pot.

 

Killed Pot – in poker; it means that the pot that has been killed.

 

King – in poker; it is a card that ranks between the queen and the ace.

 

King Crab – in poker; it occurs in hold ’em, when K-3 appears as player’s first two cards.

 

King High – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this situation occurs in high poker when there is no pair and the highest card is the King. 2) this situation occurs in low poker when a hand is topped by the King.

 

King Kong – in poker; this term refers to the King card.

 

King Number – in keno; also known as a King. It is a number that is marked by the player on the ticket in order to combine with other numbers to form ways.

 

King Ticket – in keno; it is a special ticket that is played with one or more king numbers.

 

King-High – in poker; this term refers to the straight or flush that are topped by the King.

 

Kings Full – in poker; it is a full house that consists of three Kings and an additional pair.

 

Kings Over – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this situation occurs when there are two pairs and the higher is the pair of Kings. 2) it is a full house that consists of three kings and an additional pair.

 

Kings Up – in poker; this situation occurs when there are two pairs and the higher is the pair of Kings.

 

Kitchen Game – in poker; it is a home game that is played for small stakes.

 

Kitchen Poker Dictionary – in poker; it is a home game that is played for small stakes.

 

Kkk – in poker; this term refers to the three Kings.

 

Knave – in poker; this term refers to the Jack card.

 

Knock – in poker; there are four possible options: 1) this situation occurs in draw poker, when a player receives a pat hand. 2) this situation occurs in any type of poker game, when a player is placing a bet. 3) also known as a knock. It occurs in knock poker and it is a request to showdown. 4) this situation occurs when the player is offered the deck by the dealer, after shuffling, to cut and rap on the deck to indicate that someone is declining the option of cutting the cards.

 

Knock at the Door – in bingo; it is a nickname for number 4.

 

Knock Heads – in poker; it means to play head up.

 

Knock-Out Count – in blackjack; it is a special counting system that counts the 2 through 7 cards as plus one and the tens, face cards and aces as minus one.

 

Knuckle – in poker; also known as a knock or rap. It means to stand pat.

 

Knuckle it – in poker; it means to stand pat.

 

Kojac – in poker; this term refers to the situation that occurs in hold ’em, when a player receives K-J as the first two cards.

 

Kokomo – in poker; this term refers to the situation that occurs in hold ’em, when a player receives K-8 as the first two cards.

 

Kowboy – in poker; this term refers to the King card.

 

Ku – in blackjack; it is an acronym for Ken Uston an author.

 

Ku Klux Klan – in poker; it is a term that describes King cards.

La Bouchere Betting System – in roulette, a betting strategy according to which after a win, the numbers are cancelled from the user string of numbers and added to it in case of loss. This string also indicates the amount to bet next.

 

La Grande – in baccarat, french for when the 9 is dealt as a natural.

 

La Hire – in poker; it is the jack of hearts.

 

La Petite – in baccarat, french for when the 8 is dealt as a natural.

 

Labouchere – in blackjack, a betting strategy, generally don’t gaining much profit. It consists in choosing a series of two or more numbers adding up to the intended profit. The player bets on the total of the two numbers in the series and cancels them if he achieves a win. Then the player still bets the two numbers until the series is finished, and if the player loses, they add the loss amount to the series as a single number.

 

Lace – in baccarat, to place cards into a stack without order.

 

Lady – in poker; it is a Queen.

 

Lamb – in poker; it is a very poor player.

 

Lamebrains – in poker; another name for Cincinnati. This is a game that is described under Lamebrain Pete. Usually, it is played high-low and without wild cards.

 

Lammer – in poker; there are two possibilities: 1) a chip that is given to the winner of a tournament. It enables the player to enter a large tournament. A winner can also sell this chip to another player who wants to enter the tournament. 2) the marker chip that a chip runner leaves in the tray of a house dealer at a poker table when taking cash out of the dealer’s tray, for which the runner will return with chips.

 

Lammers – in baccarat, used to pick up commissions.

 

Lancelot – in poker; it is the Jack of clubs.

 

Large Bet – in poker; it is a bet that has the biggest size in a double-limit game.

 

Las Vegas Riffle – in poker; this situation occurs when a cheater is shuffling the cards. He or she is pulling one half of deck through the other half and then replacing the deck to its previous position.

 

Las Vegas Shuffle – in poker; this situation occurs when a cheater is shuffling the cards. He or she is pulling one half of deck through the other half and then replacing the deck to its previous position.

 

Las Vegas Strip Rules – in blackjack, rules of blackjack with one deck, according to which the dealer stands on 17s, double is allowed on the two first cards and doubling after splitting is prohibited.

 

Last Raise – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is the last raise on a particular round. This situation is typical for a hand in which players often raise their bets; 2) it is the maximum number of raises in a round of betting

 

Last to Act – in poker; this term refers to the player who acts as the last in a particular round. In button game it is, for example, the dealer or the holder of the big blind. However, in a seven-card stud game it is a player to the right of the high hand.

 

Last-Card Ouie – in poker; it is a player who stays in the game until the end and hopes to receive a winning card.

 

Late Blind – in poker; this situation occurs mostly in new games where a player can place a blind bet in return for the right to enter the game immediately and act last on the first betting round. Notice, that the amount of the blind is determined by house rules. Usually, it is between the last blind and double the last blind.

 

Late Night Bingo – in bingo, the same as Moonlight bingo, a bingo session starting late at night.

 

Late Position – in poker; it is the last position of acting during the hand, after all other players.

 

Late Surrender – in blackjack, a rule according to which the player can forfeit half os his bet after they see the dealer’s up card, if the dealer doesn’t have a blackjack.

 

Lay – in craps, the name of a bet against a particular number, the casino takes a 5% comission.

 

Lay Bets – in craps, a bet on the 7 to be rolled before the number the player places (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10) will come up.

 

Lay Down – in poker; it means to reveal one’s hand in a showdown.

 

Lay Down your Hand – in poker; it means to fold.

 

Lay Odds – in poker; this situation occurs when the player gives profitable odds to the opponent.

 

Lay Paint – in poker; it means to mark the cards by using for example ink or some other fluid.

 

Lay The Odds – in craps, additional bet placed by the don’t pass bettor. The bet is placed after a point is established and wins if the original don’t pass bet wins.

 

Lay the Odds – in poker; it means that the player bets too much in comparison to other players.

 

Lay Wager – in craps, a bet against a point number thrown, requires player to pay 5% commission.

 

Layout – in craps, the area on the craps table showing all areas to put bets.

 

Layout – in roulette, it is the design with possible bets than can be placed by players, imprinted on the table top.

 

Layout Strategies – in roulette, different strategies by means of which players try to overcome the house edge. The consist in placing different bets.

 

Lead – in poker; this situation occurs when a player placed a bet as the first, even when someone could check.

 

Leader – in poker, there are two possible options: 1) it is a player who bets as the first. 2) it refers to the tournaments and describes a player who has the biggest number of chips.

 

Leak a Hand – in poker; it means that one of the players has shown his cards unconsciously.

 

Leather Ass – in poker; this term refers to patience and a situation when a player has to wait for better cards.

 

Ledge – in poker; it means a brief.

 

Leg Up – in poker; it is a situation when a player has won the previous pot and is able to win another.

 

Legal Bet – in poker; it is an amount that constitutes a full bet, mostly it depends on the club.

 

Legal Raise – in poker; it is an amount that constitutes a full bet, mostly it depends on the club.

 

Legitimate Hand – in poker; it is a very strong hand.

 

Legs Eleven – in bingo, the name for no. 11.

 

Let it Ride – in poker; it is a casino game, banked by the house, that resembles poker only in the ranking of the hands. The game is sort of a cross between poker and a slot machine. Players make three bets before receiving their cards, after which each player is dealt three cards, and the house dealer places two cards face down to be used as community cards. After looking at their three cards, players can opt to take back one bet, or let it ride. The dealer turns up one of the community cards, and players can take back the second bet or let it ride again. At this point, the dealer turns up the remaining community card, and pays all winning hands according to a fixed payout schedule, starting with a pair of 10s. Players play against the payout schedule rather than against the dealer or any other player. The game is played on a seven-seat table, similar to a blackjack table.

 

Level – in blackjack, number of the decks in use in multi-deck games, or reference to the amount assigned to cards in card counting systems, which would be one value (+/) in the case of level one – Hi-Lo system, and two values (+/-1/-2) in level two system.

 

Lid – in poker; it is the top card of the deck.

 

Lie – in poker; it means a bluff.

 

Light Work – in poker; it means that someone marked a deck with very fine lines.

 

Like Mom and Dad – in craps, the bet on the next roll to be 8 (4 and 4).

 

Limit – in keno, the same as aggregate limit, that is the amount of total casino payout liability during any game.

 

Limit – in poker; there are three possible options: 1) it determines the size of the bets in a limit game. 2) it is a limit poker. 3) it is a term used by draw poker players at the time of the draw referring to how many cards the players wish.

 

Limit Game – in poker; this term means a game with limit stakes.

 

Limit Poker Dictionary – in poker; it is a game where size of bet is fixed, or it can be changed within a prescribed minimum and maximum.

 

Limit Stakes – in poker; it is a limit poker.

 

Limp Along – in poker; it is a term that describes the way of participating in a particular round by calling a bet rather that raising it.

 

Limp in – in poker; it is a term that describes the way of participating in a particular round by calling a bet rather that raising it.

 

Line – in poker; it is a circle inside of which is considered to be the domain of the pot, with respect to determining whether or not a player must be forced to complete a bet. The line is either real (drawn on the table) or imaginary. This line describes the perimeter of the pot.

 

Line Away – in craps, the bet on the next roll to be 7 (5 and 2).

 

Line Bet – in craps, a bet placed at the beginning of the game, before the come out roll, on the ‘pass line’ or ‘don’t pass line’.

 

Line Bet – in roulette, a bet on one number out of the 6 in one line (actually in two rows of three separated bby a line) to win.

 

Line Work – in poker; it is a way of cheating. A thief marks cards in the deck in order to recognize them during the play.

 

Liner – in poker; it is a face card.

 

Lineup – in poker; this term refers to players in a particular game. Also known as a crew.

 

List – in poker; this term describes the exposed cards. It can be also a list of players’ names or initials, those who want seating in or changes to particular games. In many clubs, there really is a blackboard or other large writing surface at the front or side of the room with lists of names. Also known as a Board.

 

Little Blind – there are two possible options: 1) this situation occurs in a three-blind traveling blind game and relates to the blind put up by the dealer. 2) this situation occurs in an under-the-gun blind game with two blinds anddetermines the blind to the left of the dealer.

 

Little Bobtail – in poker; it is a nonstandard and unusual hand that occurs in private or home games, when there is a three-card straight flush.

 

Little Casino – in poker; this means the two of spades.

 

Little Cat – in poker; also known as a little tiger. It is a nonstandard and unusual hand that occurs in private or home games, when five cards 3 to 9 with no pair rank between a big dog and a big tiger.

 

Little Dog – in poker; also known as a little tiger. It is a nonstandard and unusual hand that occurs in private or home games, when five cards 2 to 7 with no pair ranks between a big dog and a straight.

 

Little Joe – in craps, the name for the pair of 2s and Hard 4.

 

Little Joe from Kokomo – in craps, a bet on the next roll to be 4 (2 and 2).

 

Little Minnie – in poker; it is a little wheel.

 

Little Oldsmobile – in poker; this situation occurs in hold ’em, when 8-8 appear as player’s first two cards.

 

Little Pete – in poker; this situation occurs in hold ’em, when 2-3 appear as player’s first two cards.

 

Little Phoebe – in craps, a bet on the next roll to equal 5 (3 and 2).

 

Little Slick – in poker, this situation occurs in hold’em, when hole cards of A-2 are suited or not.

 

Little Squeeze – in poker; it is a type of five-card stud that is played in home games. This situation occurs in high-low game in which, after each player has been dealt one down card and four up cards, each player has the option of replacing one of those cards. An up card is replaced with an up card, and a down card with a down card, followed by one more round of betting.

 

Little Tiger – in poker; another term for Little Cat.

 

Little Virginia – in poker; this game occurs in home games and it is a form of six-card stud.

 

Little Wheel – in poker; also known as little Minnie. It is another term for a wheel in ace-to-five.

 

Live Blind – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this situation occurs in lowball games as well as in hold ’em or Omaha game. It is a blind that can be raised even if the opening bet is not a raise. 2) it is a blind that a player has to keep when he wins a pot. It is necessary because the next pot can be blinded by the other players.

 

Live Card – in poker; this term is used in stud games and describes a card that has not been seen in the opponent’s hand and is considered to be still in play.

 

Live Chips – in poker; it is the opposite term to the house chips. These are chips that haven’t been played for the establishment.

 

Live Game – in poker, there are two possible options: 1) it is the opposite term to a dead game. 2) it is a ring game in which chips have actual cash value.

 

Live Hand – in poker; it is a hand that is able to win the pot.

 

Live Keno – in keno, keno game played with tickets.

 

Live One – in poker; it is a beginner, or an inexperienced player who has a lot of money to lose.

 

Loaded for Bear – in poker; it refers to the situation when a player has a very strong hand. Usually, one that has been passed.

 

Loan Shark – in poker; also known as shylock. This term describes someone who lends money, mostly to gamblers, at interest rates that are much higher than those charged by any bank or even any credit card.

 

Loan-Sharking – in poker; it refers to the situation when someone lends money to gamblers at very high rates of interest.

 

Lobby – in poker; it means to sit out several hands away from the table or to leave the table.

 

Lobbying Chips – in poker; the so called winnings.

 

Lobster – in poker; this term describes a person who is a victim of a cheater during the game. It is a poor player who lost his money.

 

Local – in poker; this term defines a person who lives in Las Vegas.

 

Local Option Hands – in poker; it is a nonstandard hand, that is played in private or home games.

 

Lock – in poker; it is a hand that cannot lose.

 

Lock it Up – in poker; it is a reserve that depends on a seat at a table.

 

Lock Player – in poker; it is a locksmith. Someone who plays only the nuts.

 

Lock Up – in poker; it is a reserve.

 

Locked on – in poker; it is a situation when a player cannot throw away a hand.

 

Locksmith – in poker; it is a person who plays only the nuts.

 

London Lowball – in poker; it is a type of lowball stud poker that is played in England. Here, the best hand is 6-4-3-2-ace, because the ace is low and straights and flushes are counted against the player as in deuce-to-seven lowball.

 

Long and Strong – in craps, this is what the stickman says, when he wants a player to throw so hard, so as to hit the backboard.

 

Long End of the Bet – in roulette, a side of th bet that pays off more than it collects.

 

Long Odds – in poker; this term refers to the odds that are very unlikely to occur.

 

Long Run – in roulette and video poker, a longer period of time during a game or session, when the outcome of draws starts to resemble the one predicted by probability theory.

 

Long Studs – in poker; this term is mostly used in England. It is a stud poker that involves more than five cards.

 

Longshot – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a very weak hand. 2) it is a bet which has small chances to win.

 

Look at One – in poker; this situation occurs in lowball. It is an offer when one player draws one card and the other two. The player drawing the two cards will look at one of his cards and bet if the other player raises blind, or sometimes even if the other player doesn’t offer to do anything at all beyond look at his own cards.

 

Look at Two – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) this situation occurs in lowball, when a player is looking at two cards, usually the first two dealt, with the implication of then killing the pot. 2) it refers to a lowball game in which players are allowed to over blind after seeing their first two cards.

 

Look Someone Up – in poker; it means to call a bet, usually with a hand that can beat only a bluff.

 

Looking Down Someone’s Throat – in poker; it is a situation in which you have a very strong hand that your opponent is not able to beat.

 

Looking Out the Window – in poker; it is a player who doesn’t pay attention to the game.

 

Loose – in poker; it means to play liberally. In high draw, usually implies drawing to all the little pairs, all the four-straights and four-flushes, and many of the two-card draws to other than trips, and often calling many bets and raises to do so. In lowball, it implies taking all the one-card draws to rough hands and most of the two-card draws. In hold ’em, it is playing almost any two-card starting combination, and playing through to the river on almost anything that has a prayer of winning. In seven-card stud, it is the same with almost any three-card starting combination, and staying in until the situation is hopeless.

 

Loose Game – in poker; it is a term that describes a game with a lot of players in most pots.

 

Loose Juice – in poker; it is a Booze, Alcohol.

 

Loose Player – in poker; it relates to the player who plays loose.

 

Loosey – in poker; it is a loose player.

 

Loosey-Goosey – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a loose player. 2) it means that someone is playing in loose fashion.

 

Loser – in poker; there are four possible options: 1) it is a losing player. 2) it means that someone is a loser. 3) it is a losing session. 4) it is a hand that cannot win in a particular situation.

 

Lotologist – in lotto, a person studying or collecting items connected with the lottery.

 

Lotology – in lotto, a hobby of studying, researching and collecting lottery items.

 

Lotto – in lotto, a game in which players choose a certain set of numbers and they obtain prizes based on how many of the numbers chosen match those randomly selected by the drawing machine. Usually they select 6 numbers out of 49 and the highest prize is paid if the 6 numbers chosen by the player match those drawn by the machine.

 

Lounge – in keno, the area with seat rows and small desktops, where players mark their tickets.

 

Low Bet – in roulette, a wager opn low numbers (1-18) to win in the following spin.

 

Low Chicago – in poker; this game is played in the same as seven card stud with the exception that the lowest spade in the hole gets half the pot. This adds some interesting variation to the game, because if players are dealt the deuce of spades in their first two down cards then they have guaranteed half of the pot.

 

Low Hole Card Wild – in poker; it is a type of seven-card stud that is played in home games. Here, the lowest card each player has in the hole and all other cards of the same rank in that player’s hand are wild.

 

Low Mambo – in poker; also known as Mambo stud. It is a combination between stud and a widow game, in which players use three cards in their hands plus one community card, played high-low. Each player is dealt one down card and one up card, followed by a round of betting, one more up card, one more round of betting, and then a community card, with a final round of betting. Players use any combination of three of their four cards for high hand and any three for low. hand rankings differ from “ordinary poker.” The highest ranking low hand, A-2-3, is called Low Mambo, and the highest ranking high hand, Q – K – A suited, is called High Mambo. The remaining high hands rank this way: straight flush, three of a kind, straight, flush, one pair, highest card rank. There is a qualifier for low: to win the low half, a hand must be 6-high or better. One worse than a Low Mambo is A-2-4, and so on. If there is no low, the entire pot goes to the high hand.

 

Low roller – in blackjack, a player who places small bets.

 

Low Roller – in poker; it is a person who plays only for small stakes.

 

Low Roller – in roulette, a player betting small stakes.

 

Low Stakes – in poker; it is a low-stakes game.

 

Lowball (Or Draw Lowball) – in poker; there are two possible options: 1) it is a type of five-card draw poker where the lowest hand wins the pot. The well-known forms of the game are ace-to-five and deuce-to-seven. 2) it is a wheel.

 

Lowball Draw – in poker; it is a type of five-card draw poker where the lowest hand wins the pot. The well-known forms of the game are ace-to-five and deuce-to-seven.

 

Lowball Stud – in poker; this term describes seven-card stud lowball.

 

Low-Stakes Game – in poker; so called a game that is played for small stakes.

 

Ls – in blackjack, abbreviation of late surrender.

 

Luck Out – in poker; it means to outdraw a good hand.

 

Lucky – in bingo, the name for no. 7.

 

Lucky Dip – in lotto, a set of numbers that are randomly generated by the machine, not the player.

 

Lucky Draw – in poker; it means to get cards that help to create a winning combination and win a hand.

 

Lucky Hit – in poker; it means to get cards that will help to create a winning combination and win a hand.

 

Lucky Jar – in bingo, cash container, its content is won when a player bingos on the lucky number, which is usually the first one called at the session.

 

Lumberman’s Hand – in poker; this situation occurs in hold ’em, when 2-4 appear as player’s first two cards.

 

Lying – in poker; this term means that the player is bluffing during the hand.

 

Lying in the Bushes – in poker; it is a place where sneaky poker players lie in wait, usually accompanied by powerhouse hands they have sandbagged, or otherwise slowplayed, to trap unwary aggressive players; often part of the phrase waiting in the weeds or lying in the weeds.

 

Lying in the Weeds – in poker; it is a place where sneaky poker players lie in wait, usually accompanied by powerhouse hands they have sandbagged, or otherwise slow-played, to trap unwary aggressive players; often part of the phrase waiting in the weeds or lying in the weeds.

Ma – in blackjack, abbreviation standing for Multiple-Action. A situation when you hand is played once, whereas the dealer’s hand multiple times, starting each time with the same up card.

 

Machine Man – in poker, name for a person (thief) using some device to cheat, e.g. a holdout machine.

 

Made Hand – in poker, a complete hand.

 

Made in Heaven – in bingo, the name for no. 67.

 

Mail – in poker, supposing that someone is bluffing.

 

Main Game – in poker, the game with the highest stakes.

 

Main Pot – in poker, part of the pot in which all players have action, occurs only when there is a side pot.

 

Main Stage Bingo – in bingo, a name of the “main event” of each session. It is said to attract the most customers, who buy a page or book of pre-printed bingo tickets, used as game boards.

 

Major Hand – in poker, a straight or better, in high poker.

 

Major League Game – in poker, 1. the largest game in a room, 2. high-stakes game.

 

Major Prize – in keno, the winnings amount that exceeds the amount parameter. It is subject to the decrease.

 

Make – in poker; 1. means to make a particular hand one is trying to achieve; used in phrases like “I made” or “Did you make?” is udnerstood as “I made the hand” or “Did you make the hand”, 2. to shuffle cards before the next deal, 3. to find out that someone is cheating.

 

Make a Move – in poker; means to try a bluff.

 

Make a Move on the Pot – in poker; denotes a situation when a player bets or raises strong, usually when other players are weak, or when the player making the bet is weak. The same as make a play.

 

Make a Pass – in poker; means replacing the cards after the cut, in the same order as prior to it. It is a move said to negate the effect of the cut.

 

Make a Play – in poker; 1. to bluff, 2. to bet strongly, also to make a move on the pot.

 

Make a Score – in poker; means to win big.

 

Make Good – in poker, 1. to put enough money to the pot so as to be able to call a ebt or raise, 2. pay the money owed to the pot.

 

Make Perfect – in poker, means to catch either one or more cards that make the hand the best possible.

 

Make the Deck – in poker, means gathering the cards after the play of a hand, and shuffling them for the next deal.

 

Make the Pack – in poker, the same as Make the Deck.

 

Make them wait – in bingo, the name for no. 58.

 

Make Up – in poker, the same as Make the Deck and Make the Pack.

 

Make Up the Pack – in poker, the same as Make the Deck, Make the Pack and Make Up.

 

Making the Pass – in poker, the same as Make a Pass.

 

Mambo Stud – in poker, a variation of poker, combining stud and a widow game. Players have 3 cards in their hands and they also use one, fourth, community card, which is played high-low. First, there is one down and one up card dealt, followed by a betting round, then another up card is dealt followed by another round of betting, and then finally the community card is dealt.

 

Man Alive – in bingo, the name for no. 5.

 

Man with the Axe – in poker, the King of diamonds.

 

Man with the Star – in poker, the Joker.

 

Manage – in poker, 1. either run or own a card room, 2. to practice money management.

 

Management – in poker, either those running or owning a card room.

 

Manager – in poker, 1. either those running or owning a card room, 2. a player good at money management.

 

Managing – in poker, the successful application of money management.

 

Maniac – in poker, the name for an aggressive player, playing hands that conservative players consider too risky.

 

Manque – in roulette, the term for Low Bet, deriving from French.

 

Mark – in keno, mark on a keno ticket, made by hand or computer.

 

Mark – in poker, to put something, e.g. scratches, bends, paint, etc. to differentiate particular cards from the back, also refers to the things themselves, put on the cards.

 

Mark – in roulette, denotes an individual who either has been, or is going to be cheated.

 

Marked Cards – in poker, cards altered or marked so that their value is readable from the back.

 

Marked Deck – in poker, denotes a deck in which the cards have been marked.

 

Marker – in poker, a note held by the casino or poker room, states the amount of money owed by a player.

 

Marker – in roulette, the check filled by player before they receive casino credit at the table.

 

Markers – in poker, any kind of paint, scratch, etc., used to mark cards.

 

Marriage – in poker, K-Q as the down cards.

 

Martingale – in blackjack, 1. term denoting any strategy requiring increasing a bet after a loss. 2. One of the oldest strategies, according to which a player has to double the bet after a loss and continue to do it until they achieve a win equal to the original bet amount.

 

Martingale Betting System – in roulette, a system known for over a hundred years, consisiting in doubling bets after every loss. In case of a win, it will cover all player’s loss, and the payoff for the original wager.

 

Master Card – in poker, the highest card in a particular suit.

 

Master Ticket – in keno, also named Original Ticket, is the one filled out by the player and it is the basis for all payouts.

 

Match Lights – in poker, it’s a situation in a home game, when a player is light (doesn’t have chips of enough value). In such a situation, the player may pull chips of the value needed from the pot and put them in front of them. These are called lights. If at the end of the hand the player does not win, they buy enough chips to cover their lights and match the lights – put the amount ‘borrowed’ plus the equivalent value to the pot.

 

Match Play – in roulette, a promotion thanks to which players obtain special chips to bet with.

 

Match the Pot – in poker, the situation in some games when player has to pay a penalty, e.g. if a player gets a 3 face up in the seven-card stud (3 is wild), they have to add to the pot its equal value or fold.

 

Matchbook Shiner – in poker, a small mirror in the matchbook cover, used to cheat. It is placed on the table and enables a player to read the faces of the cards dealt face down.

 

Matching Card – in poker, a card of the same suit or rank as another card in the same hand.

 

Mate – in poker, another name for Matching Card.

 

Maverick – in poker, a situation in hold’em when the player gets Q-J as their first two cards.

 

Maximum Average Payback – in video poker, the maximum payout amount player can get per dollar when playing every hand with correct strategy

 

Maximum Credits – in video poker, the button used to wager the maximum credits amount. It enables players to qualify for big jackpots.

 

Md – in blackjack, the acronym for Multiple Deck.

 

Mdbj – in blackjack, the acronym for the book “Million Dollar Black Jack” by Ken Uston.

 

Mechanic – in blackjack, 1. a dealer who is cheating, by holding the top card for later use. 2. someone manipulating a deck of playing cards.

 

Mechanic – in poker, the one cheating, manipulating cards in an unfair manner.

 

Mechanic’s Grip – in poker, a manner to hold the cards used often by mechanics, because this way it is easier to deal seconds, bottoms or middles. If a dealer is right-handed, when using mechanic’s grip, they will hold the cards in their left hand, the thumb along left edge and forefinger at the front. Other three fingers are curled around the right edge.

 

Meet – in poker, means to call.

 

Mexican Standoff – in poker, denotes a tied pot, i.e. a hand when at least two players have equal hands and have to split the pot.

 

Mexican Stud – in poker, a variety of five-card stud. Here players receives at the beginning two face down cards and turn one of them up, what is followed by a round of betting, after what active players are given another down card on each round, and again choose one to turn face up.

 

Michigan Bankroll – in poker, denotes a wad of bills, folded so that a bill of large denomination is outside and gives the appearance of a large bankroll. Also Oklahoma bankroll or Philadelphia bankroll.

 

Michigan Roll – in poker, the same as Oklahoma and Philadelphia bankroll.

 

Middle – in poker, 1. a card dealt from the middle of the deck, 2. if there is a side pot, the middle is the main one.

 

Middle Blind – in poker, 1. the blind put to the dealer’s left by the player, 2. middle posiotion player.

 

Middle Dealer – in poker, denotes a mechanic dealing from the middle of deck.

 

Middle Man – in poker, 1. the player holding the middle blind, 2. though rarely, the player between two others, who keep raising and reraising each other.

 

Middle Pair – in poker, made by pairing with the middle card on the flop.

 

Middle Position – in poker, denotes betting in the middle during a round.

 

Middle Straight – in poker, denotes the inside straight (to fill a straight one card in the middle is missing).

 

Middles – in poker, these are cards dealt from the middle of the deck.

 

Middles Dealer – in poker, the same as Middle Dealer.

 

Midnight – in craps, means betting on the number 12, or that the number will appear on the next roll.

 

Mighty Wurlitzer – in poker, 1. a pair of 8s in lowball, 2. 8-8 as the two starting cards in hold’em.

 

Mike – in poker, blind stud.

 

Miles – in poker, part of a phrase used in high poker to denote three of a kind, using total point value, e.g. 30 miles – three 10s.

 

Miles of Bad Road – in poker, phrase denoting three of a kind, preceded by the number, e.g. 30 miles of bad road – three 10s.

 

Milker – in poker, the name for a tight or conservative player.

 

Mini Baccarat – in baccarat, a small Baccarat table installed by some casinos, usually between the blackjack tables. It is played fast, but the rules are the same as in the traditional game.

 

Minimum Buy-in – in bingo, the minimum amount a player has to spend to be able to claim prizes.

 

Minnie – in poker, the best hand, in some games the lowest possible hand.

 

Minnow – in poker, the name for a player entering the game larger than they are accustomed to with no sufficient funds.

 

Minor Hand – in poker, in high poker denotes a situation when the player has three aces or worse.

 

Minor League Game – in poker, 1. low-stakes game, 2. the smallest game in a room.

 

Mint (Mt) – in lotto, a ticket with no latex removed.

 

Miscall – in poker, denotes declaring verbally the hand is othar than it is in the reality, usually better.

 

Misdeal – in poker, a incorrectly dealt hand, one that has to be re-dealt.

 

Misere – in poker, a different name for lowball, mostly used in England.

 

Misere Pots – in poker, the same as Misere.

 

Miss – in craps, a situation in which the shooter rolls a seven after the point is established. The next shooter gets the control of the dice. Other terms for it are missed out or seven out.

 

Miss – in poker, denotes a situation when a player is unable to make their drawing hand when the final cards are dealt.

 

Miss Out – in craps, see ‘miss’ for explanation.

 

Mississippi Stud – in poker, a variety of seven-card stud, in which without a betting round between are dealt the fourth and fifth street cards, and the seventh street is dealt face up.

 

Mistigri – in poker, the name for Joker card, when representing any other card.

 

Mites and Lice – in poker, denotes hand which consists two pairs, threes over twos.

 

Mits and Mice – in poker, in high poker, two small pairs.

 

Mitt – in poker, a name for poker hand.

 

Mixers – in bingo, used to do “proportioning”. Proportioning means that the higher the player’s scores go in the current game, the less likely it is to get extra balls or increase the winnings

 

Modified Limit – in poker, a name for spread limit, i.e. the one with a ficed min. and max. bet for each round.

 

Molly Hogan – in poker, the name for the queen of spades.

 

Monarch – in poker, the name for the card with king.

 

Money at Risk – in roulette, the money wagered that can be lost.

 

Money Ball – in bingo, a number that can double the winnings if the bingo hits on it. It is drawn before the game.

 

Money Management – in roulette, the strategy or method used by player to save his bankroll.

 

Money Management – in blackjack, a term used to denote the way gamblers handle their bankroll. It may also mean the established stop-loss or win goal.

 

Money Management – in poker, playing with a strategy so as to minimise the loses and maximise the winings.

 

Money Player – in poker, denotes any gambler.

 

Money Plays – in blackjack, a phrase said by the dealer to alert pit boss that player puts money on the table, without exchanging them for chips. If said by the player, it means that they don’t want to change money into chips.

 

Money Plays – in poker, when said by the dealer, it means that a player has ordered chips and can bet up to the amount of cash they have on the table.

 

Money Plays – in roulette, the call allerting the dealer that player is betting with cash instead of chips.

 

Mongrel – in poker, in hold’em, denotes a situation when the first two cards dealt are K-9.

 

Monkey – in blackjack, shouted by players from far east when doubling down. It’s asking the dealer for a good hit.

 

Monkey Flush – in poker, denotes a combination of three cards of the same suit, but not in sequence.

 

Monster – in poker, the name for an almost certain hand to win.

 

Montana Banana – in poker, 9-2 as the two starting cards in hold’em.

 

Monte – in poker, the name for any card game which is played with three cards.

 

Moon – in poker, win all of high-low split, when having the best both high and low hands.

 

Moon Hand – in poker, in high-low split, a name for the hand that wins both high and low.

 

Moonlight Bingo – in bingo, bingo session starting late, usually c. 10 pm. Another name for it is Late Night Bingo.

 

Mop Squeezer – in poker, the name for the Queen.

 

More Than Eleven – in bingo, the name for no. 37.

 

Mortal Cinch – in poker, 1. a hand which cannot lose, 2. the best possible hand.

 

Mortal Lock – in poker, the best possible hand of a particular class.

 

Mortal Nuts – in poker, the same as Mortal Lock.

 

Mortals – in poker, the same as Mortal Lock and Mortal Nuts. Sometimes also calles immortals.

 

Moss, Johnny – in poker, in hold’em, denotes a situation when the first two cards dealt are A-T.

 

Motion – in poker, another name for the act of betting.

 

Motown – in poker, a situation when the first to cards are J-5. Derives from the Jackson Five, a Motown singing group.

 

Mouth Bet – in poker, a bet made by announcing orally the bet size.

 

Move – in poker, 1. to bet all the chips one has, 2. cheating manipulation of the deck.

 

Move All in – in poker, to bet all the chips one has.

 

Move in – in poker, the same as “Move All in”.

 

Move on the Pot – in poker, to bet strongly, the same as “Make a Play”.

 

Mover – in poker, denotes a person who moves, a card thief.

 

Moves – in poker, denotes playing in a fancy way, sometimes accompanied by theatrics.

 

Muck – in blackjack, a term used to denote a situation in which small cards are removed from the deck and replaced with ten vaued cards and aces, or the opposite situation – removing hihg cards from the deck.

 

Muck – in poker, to discard a hand.

 

Mucker – in poker, a person, thief, palming cards.

 

Mucker – in roulette, a term for person cheating by means of Seven-of-hand techniques.

 

Multi Draw Ticket – in lotto, a ticket valid for more than one drawing.

 

Multi Game Keno Ticket – in keno, a ticket which can be played for multiple games.

 

Multiple Deck – in blackjack, and other card games, signifies that a game makes use of more than one deck of cards.

 

Multiple Winners – in bingo, a situation when the prize is divided among two or more players who bingo at the same time.

 

Multi-Way – in poker, denotes a game which involves more than two players.

 

Multi-Way Pot – in poker, denotes a pot with more than two players.

 

Murder – in poker, a Chicago game variation, generally played as Seven Card Stud with a few exceptions: when the queen of spades is dealt up the game is reset, it is a wildcard when dealt down to a player. At showdown, the pot is split between player with the highest hand and with the highest spade up or down.

 

Mustache – in poker, a term of disgrace used especially in card rooms.

 

Must-Move Game – in poker, a forced

N/L – in poker, an abbreviation used in the Internet to denote no-limit.

 

Nail – in poker, has 3 meanings – 1. marking a card with one’s fingernail; 2. get the particular card needed to win; 3. catch someone, who is cheating.

 

Nail-Pricking – in poker, the action of marking cards with fingernails.

 

Narrow the Field – in poker, a situation when the player bets or raises, to scare off those players, who have worse hands, but who could improve.

 

National Lottery – in lotto, denotes a lottery held in a particular country.

 

Natural – in baccarat, denotes the original hand of two cards, which total 8 or 9.

 

Natural – in blackjack, a situation when the first two cards dealt are Ace and a 10 value card. This is referred to as Blackjack and usually pays 3:2.

 

Natural – in craps, denotes a 7 or 11 thrown on the roll.

 

Natural – in poker, has 2 meanings – 1. a not wild card, 2. hand not containing any wild cards.

 

Natural Card – in poker, a not wild card.

 

Natural Jacks – in poker, a draw game played with no antes nor blinds.

 

Natural Selection – in lotto, a term used to describe that player picked their own numbers. Used to differentiate from Quick Pick.

 

Naughty Forty – in bingo, the term for no. 40

 

Nbj – in blackjack, a term for a different system – New Black Jack.

 

Nearly There – in bingo, the term for no. 89

 

Needle – in poker, the expression of anger by verbal abuse.

 

Needle Artist, Needler – in poker, the one frequently uses the needle.

 

Needles – in poker, a pair of aces.

 

Neener – in poker, the name for the card no. 9 or the lowball hand.

 

Negative Progression – in roulette, a wagering system involving increaseing bets after losses.

 

Neighborhood Games – in poker, means to set up one’s own game.

 

Net Losses – in video poker, the amount lost, calculated by deducting the wager from the winning.

 

Net Machine Income – in lotto, denotes the amount of money played at a terminal minus the amount of prizes won on it.

 

Net Win – in keno, the current winnings minus the ticket cost.

 

Net Winnings – in video poker, the amount won, calculated by deducting the wager from the winning.

 

Nevada Nickel – in poker, the name for the $5 chip.

 

Nick – in poker, the abbreviation of Nevada Nickel.

 

Nickel – in blackjack, denotes a $5 chip.

 

Nickel – in poker, has 3 meanings – 1. a poker chip worth $5, 2. a 5 card, 3. a hand with 5 as the second highest card.

 

Nickel – in roulette, five dollar chip, usually red.

 

Nickel-Dime – in poker, the name for a small game.

 

Nickels – in craps, chips with five dollar denomintion.

 

Nickels and Dimes – in poker, denotes a dime store (i.e. in lowball, a 10-5), also called nickels and dimes, Woolworth, or Barbara Hutton.

 

Nina – in poker, the name for the card no. 9 or the lowball hand.

 

Nina at the Marina – in craps, the term for no. 9.

 

Nina from Pasadena – in craps, denotes the bet for the next roll to be the total sum of 9.

 

Nina Ross – in poker, the name for the card no. 9 or the lowball hand.

 

Nine – in poker, in high poker three 3s.

 

Nine Miles – in poker, the name for no. 9.

 

Nine, Nina. You should have seena in the Back of my Cortina – in craps, the term for no. 9.

 

Nine-Pack – in bingo, situation when on one there are nine numbers in a block.

 

Nine-Way Hand – in poker, has 2 meanings – 1. a nine-way straight; 2. when the deck consists 52 cards, this is the name for a hand containing four cards to a flush.

 

Nine-Way Straight – in poker, open-ended straight if the deck has 53 cards.

 

Nit – in poker, means to wait patiently until you have a playable hand.

 

Nits and Lice – in poker, in high poker, the term to denote two small pair (3s and 2s).

 

No Action – in roulette, said by the dealer, denotes a situation in which the casino will not cover the particular bet, spin, or the decision is not valid.

 

No Double after Split (Ndas) – in blackjack, denotes a casino rules according to which doubling is not allowed after spliting two cards.

 

No Gypsy – in poker, in larger games, a situation when the player can open only with a bet equal two bets.

 

No Hole Card – in blackjack, a variety of blackjack in which the dealer takes another card only when all the player’s hands are finished.

 

No Pair – in poker, either a situation when the hand is lower than one pair (high poker), or any hand without a pair (lowball).

 

No Room – in poker, when told by a player, means they have a full house.

 

No Vacancy – in poker, the same as No Room.

 

No-Brainer – in poker, the name for a such good hand, that could be correctly played even by those without the brain.

 

Noir – in roulette, denotes black bet, the term comes from French.

 

No-Limit / no Limit Poker – in poker, denotes a game with no limits, i.e. the one in which players can bet as much as they have on the table.

 

Noncomoquer – in poker, the name for the card which does not pair the one in your hand.

 

Nonstandard Hand – in poker, any hand which is not generally recognised as of value.

 

No-Peek – in poker, a type of pokjer in which players don’t see their cards until the have placed their bets.

 

No-Rebuy Tournament – in poker, a tournament in which players start with a certain amount of chips and after losing them cannot by new ones and are out of the tournament.

 

Nose – in poker, means plaing with one’s own monet, not chips.

 

Nose Picker – in poker, denotes the joker.

 

No-Spotter – in poker, ace, deuce, trey, and the joker card.

 

Not Playing with a Full Deck – in poker, means playing with an honest deck, containing all the cards.

 

Notch – in poker, meanhs to barely beat someone.

 

Nubbin – in poker, denotes either a very small amount of chips or a very small profit.

 

Nucleus Players – in poker, the name for players around whom the game is built, regular players.

 

Number Five – in poker, in ace-to-five lowball, the bame for the hand containing 6-5-4-3-A.

 

Number Four – in poker, in ace-to-five lowball, the bame for the hand containing 6-5-4-2-A.

 

Number Hand – in poker, in ace-to-five lowball, the name for the wheel or 6.

 

Number of Booklets Per Set – in bingo, it is the number of faces per page. To count it, you have to divide 9000 by the number of ON’s.

 

Number One – in poker, in ace-to-five lowball, a wheel: A-2-3-4-5.

 

Number Pool – in keno, the range of numbers from which you can select those to play. Usually, keno pool consists numbers 1-80.

 

Number Seven – in poker, in ace-to-five lowball, the hand containing 7-4-3-2-A.

 

Number Six – in poker, in ace-to-five lowball, the hand containing 6-5-4-3-2.

 

Number Three – in poker, in ace-to-five lowball, the hand containing 6-5-3-2-A.

 

Number Two – in poker, in ace-to-five lowball, the hand containing 6-4-3-2-A.

 

Numbers – in craps, denotes numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10.

 

Numbers Game – in lotto, can be used to denote any lottery in which players win when the combination of numbers is drawn. The numbers are drawn randomly.

 

Numero Uno – in poker, in lowball, the name for the wheel: A-2-3-4-5.

 

Nursing – in poker, means to play very conservatively, usually with a small stack.

 

Nut – in blackjack, (1) the bankroll, (2) casino’s or player’s expenses, (3) in a poker round, the best possible hand.

 

Nut – in poker, has 4 meanings – 1. daily requirement, the amount that has to be won to “break even”, 2. overhead – profit beyond the expenses, 3. difficult situation, 4. in hold’em poker, the one which pertains to the best possible hand.

 

Nut Hand – in poker, the best, unbeatable hand in a particular situation.

 

Nut High – in poker, the name for the highest possible hand based on the cards shown.

 

Nut Low – in poker, the name for the lowest possible hand based on the cards shown.

 

Nut-Nut – in poker, the situation when player has both the best possible low and high hand, in any high-low game.

 

Nuts – in poker, has 2 meanings – 1. a very good hand, 2. the best possible hand in a particular pot.

 

Nuts Player – in poker, denotes a player who plays rather conservatively, doesn’t make large bets, nor initiates the betting or raising.

 

Nutted up – in poker, a very tight game, or having achieved nuts.

O – in poker, the abbreviation from off suit.

 

Ob. – in poker, the abbreviation of Open Blind.

 

Object of Game – in blackjack, means to walk away from the Blackjack table with more money that you started to play with. Achieved by beating the dealer.

 

Obrb – in poker, abbreviation of open blind, raise blind.

 

Obrbrb – in poker, abbreviation of open blind, raise blind, reraise blind.

 

Ocho – in poker, the name for either card no. 8 or in lowball-hand rank.

 

Odd Chip – in poker, chip of the smallest value that is left over when splitting the pot.

 

Odd-Number Bet – in roulette, a bet on the odd number to appear in the next spin.

 

Odds – in keno, the probability of the outcome.

 

Odds – in poker, the probability of making a hand: if there is 25% chance that you will make a hand, the odds are 3 to 1 against your making it.

 

Odds – in roulette, the probability of an event to happen.

 

Odds – in video poker, the probabiolity of an event to happen.

 

Odds Bets – in craps, the name for bets placed after the come-out roll, additional wagers on come, don’t come, place and don’t place bets. Another name for it is to wager behind.

 

Odds Off – in craps, means that the bets for odds are called off but remain on the felt till the end of the bet.

 

Off – in craps, when called by the player, means that some of his bets will not be valid on the next roll; when called by the dealer, means that some bets will not be working on the come-out roll.

 

Off the Street – in poker, winning a hand very quickly, at the beginning of the playing session or after being dealt very good cards.

 

Office – in poker, means to give a signal between thieves or scammers.

 

Office Hours – in poker, 1. two pair – 9s and 5s or 8s and 4s in high poker, 2. a 9-5 hand in lowball, 3. full house containing 9s and 5s or 8s and 4s, 4. 5 to 9 straight, 5. 4 to 8 straight.

 

Off-Line Game – in lotto, instant and passive games, ones not requiring the use of a computer terminal for purchase.

 

Off-Suit – in poker, denotes a card of a different suit.

 

Ogier – in poker, the jack of spades.

 

Oh Shit! Hand – in poker, thenaqme for the hand on which a player has wagered their last chips and excalims “Oh Shit!”, because they missed the draw.

 

Oj – in craps, the name for the no. 3&2.

 

Okie Bankroll – in poker, the same as Philadelphia Bankroll.

 

Okir Buster – in poker, the name for the joker.

 

Oklahoma Bankroll – in poker, the same as Philadelphia and Okie Bankroll.

 

Old Age Pension – in bingo, the name for no. 65.

 

Oldsmobile – in poker, 1. 9-8 hand in lowball, 2. two pair – 9s and 8s in high poker, 3. 9-8 as the first two cards in hold’em, 4. a pair of 8s in lowball.

 

Omaha – in poker, a Hold’em variety, in which players are given 4 cards and must use two of them to make a hand.

 

On – in bingo, “to be on” means to be lacking only one number for a “bingo”.

 

On a Rush – in poker, in the middle of a rush.

 

On a Streak – in poker, in the middle of a streak.

 

On Base – in craps, dealer other than the stickman.

 

On Bet – in poker, the first wager in any round.

 

On Board – in poker, 1. in the game, 2. community cards in Hold’em, 3. player’s up cards in stud.

 

On Deck – in poker, on board, in the game.

 

On his Own – in poker, used to describe players playing with their own money.

 

On One’s Belly – in poker, honestly.

 

On the Board – in poker, being listed for a particular game.

 

On the Button – in poker, in the button position.

 

On the Come – in poker, 1. hand drawing a straight or flush, 2. bet made before all the cards are dealt.

 

On the Cuff – in poker, getting chips on the cuff simply means to borrow them from the card room and pay back as soon as one wins. Also called on the finger, on the sleeve.

 

On the Finger – in poker, the same as On the Cuff.

 

On the Nose – in poker, the same as on his own.

 

On the Outside – in poker, player, not the employee of a card room or casino.

 

On the River – in poker, the last card dealt in a particular hand.

 

On the Sheet – in poker, used to describe a player playing stake.

 

On the Shelf – in poker, not currently in a game.

 

On the Side – in poker, money belonging to the side pot.

 

On the Sleeve – in poker, the same as On the Cuff.

 

On the Sqaure – in roulette, denotes an honest game.

 

On the Square – in poker, 1. a deck which cards are not trimmed nor marked in any other way so as to be identified by a thief, 2. playing honestly, an honest situation.

 

On the Stick – in craps, used to describe a dealer who is the stickman.

 

On the Turn – in poker, in hold’em describes belonging to the fourth up card.

 

On the Up-and-Up – in poker, in an honest game or situation.

 

On Tilt – in poker, a player playing irrationally because of having been beaten despite the good hand.

 

On Top – in poker, said gby the player who ceases to participate in the pot, is out of a hand.

 

One – in poker, 1. one-card draw, 2. an ace.

 

One Dozen – in bingo, the name for no. 12.

 

One Little Duck – in bingo, the name for no. 2.

 

One Little Flea – in bingo, the name for no. 3.

 

One More Time – in bingo, the name for no. 79.

 

One Pair – in poker, a hand containing one pair.

 

One Roll Bets – in craps, bets whose outcome depends on the very next roll. They may be placed before any roll and all pay higher than 1:1.

 

One Score – in bingo, the name for no. 20.

 

One-Card Draw – in poker, denotes a hand which needs one more card.

 

One-End Straight – in poker, a hand with 4 cards to a straight opened only at one end.

 

One-Ender – in poker, the same as one-end straight.

 

One-Eyed – in poker, the name for cards on which characters are shown from a profile, displaying only one eye, i.e. the jack of hearts, jack of spades, king of diamonds.

 

One-Eyed Jacks – in poker, the name for the jack of spades and the jack of hearts.

 

One-Eyed King – in poker, the name for the king of diamonds.

 

One-Eyed Man in the Game – in poker, an expression used to say that there is a cheater in the game.

 

One-Eyes – in poker, the same as one-eyed.

 

One-Gap – in poker, denotes a starting hand in hold’em, when the two cards are of different rank.

 

OneGapper – in poker, an insight straight.

 

One-Handed Deal – in poker, dealing cards withonly one hand.

 

One-on-One – in poker, a situation involving only two player competing for the pot.

 

One-Table Satellite – in poker, a tournamet that involves only one table of players, in which players can win the buy-in for a big tournaments.

 

One-Twoing – in poker, a situation involving two persons cheating and working as a team aginst one player.

 

One-Way Action – in poker, 1. denotes marked cards, 2. the same as one-on-one.

 

One-Way Straight – in poker, an insight straight.

 

Online Game – in lotto, game for which the ticket can be purchased online.

 

On’s – in bingo, the number of bingo facet per sheet.

 

Open – in keno, means the counter is open to place bets.

 

Open – in poker, 1. to place the first bet in the first round, 2. in the position to either bet or throw the cards away.

 

Open at Both Ends – in poker, of an open-ended straight.

 

Open Blind – in poker, 1. to open the pot without previously looking one’s cards, 2. denotes a game where the player to the dealer’s left blinds the pot before they receive their cards.

 

Open Blind, Raise Blind – in poker, often shortened to OBRB, denotes a game involving the player to the dealer’s left who blinds the pot, and the following player raises the bet, both do it before obtaining their cards.

 

Open Cards – in poker, either face up or community cards.

 

Open Game – in poker, refers to games played in card rooms, that can bo joined by anyone when the seat is available.

 

Open Light – in poker, to start the betting.

 

Open on Anything – in poker, a variety of poker without opening requirements, played bet-or-fold.

 

Open on Both Ends – in poker, of an open-ended straight.

 

Open Pair – in poker, 1. in stud, a situation when at least one player has a pair among their up cards, 2. a pair on view.

 

Open Poker Dictionary – in poker, stud poker, a variety in which players are at the beginning dealt one or more cards face down, and then face up. Each up card is followed by a betting round, with an additional one for the final down card.

 

Open Seat – in poker, free place at a poker table or just a free chair for other player.

 

Open Two Doors – in bingo, the name for no. 44.

 

Open Up – in poker, 1. change the playing strategy, from conservative play to more loose and liberal, 2. the same as on tilt.

 

Open-End Straight – in poker, a hand with four cards to a straight, which can be achieved by drawing a card on either end.

 

Open-Ender – in poker, the same as open-end straight.

 

Opener – in poker, the person opening the pot.

 

Openers – in poker, 1. minimum opening requirements, 2. cards with which the pot was opened, 3. a pair of jacks if the game has no minimum opening requirements.

 

Open-Handed – in poker, denotes games in which each player’s hand is exposed.

 

Opening Bet – in poker, an early bet, or bring-in bet.

 

Opening Requirements – in poker, state with what you need to open the game.

 

Option – in poker, a situation when a player posts a live blind and has the option to raise, even if no other player does so.

 

Option Card – in poker, it is a card that can be ‘bought’ by the player when all the cards constituting hands have been dealt. It serves as a replacement for other card in player’s hand, up card replaces up card and down card another down. To get sucha card, the player has to put extra chips to the pot, however they are not considered a bet, since they don’t have to be matched by others.

 

Oral Bet – in poker, a wager placed orally, by only announcing the amount one wishes to wager.

 

Oral Declaration – in poker, the player states what their next move is going to be: pass, fold, bet or raise.

 

Order of Cards in a Hand – in video poker, matters only in the case of a Sequential Royal Flush.

 

Original Hand – in poker, player’s first hand, their first 5 cards dealt.

 

Original Ticket – in keno, the original blank, filled by the player, on the basis of which all payouts are made.

 

Orphans/Orphelins – in roulette, a bet on 6, 34, and 17 – numbers that are next to each other on the wheel, but dispersed on the layout.

 

Oscar’s Grind – in blackjack, a win progression by Allan Wilson. Consists in repeating the bet after loss and betting whatever is needed for a total profit on one unit after the win.

 

Otoh – in blackjack, means On The Other Hand.

 

Ou – in blackjack, means over/under.

 

Out – in poker, 1. the synonym for “I fold”, meaning that the player ends the game, 2. denotes a card that will make your hand win, 3. eight outs are in hold’em in the straight draw (four cards of different rank to complete the straight).

 

Out – in video poker, used in plural, the name for the card that wins the hand.

 

Out of Action – in poker, 1. of an outside player, 2. of a damaged deck.

 

Out of Line – in poker, 1. of a bet made as if the hand was better than the one really holds (bluff), 2. inappropriate behaviour in a card room.

 

Out of Turn – in poker, of bet made before the action has come to the player. Such acting is not binding, and if e.g. a player says “I raise” before the action has come to them, when it actually does, they are not obliged to sustain the raise.

 

Out on a Limb – in poker, a bluff, hazardous situation.

 

Outdraw – in poker, a draw that makes player’s hand better than others.

 

Out-of-Line Play – in poker, a bluff.

 

Outrun – in poker, the synonym of to beat.

 

Outrun – in video poker, to beat.

 

Outs – in poker, cards improving the hand.

 

Outside – in poker, not an employee of a card room.

 

Outside Bet – in roulette, one of the bets on the outside of the layout.

 

Outside Numbers – in craps, numbers 4, 5, 9, and 10.

 

Outside Ticket – in keno, the ticket handed to the player in exchange for his original ticket.

 

Outstanding in your Field – in craps, the bet that the total sum of the next roll will equal 12.

 

Over – in poker, referring to position – in front of, 2. in high poker, two pair, always said with the rank of high pair preceding and the rank of lower pair following.

 

Over Button – in poker, to take an over button means that one wants to play at higher limits, when all players have an over button, then the limits increase.

 

Over the Top – in poker, in a no-limit game, a raise on top of another raise.

 

Over Weight – in bingo, the name for no. 28.

 

Over/Under (O/U) – in blackjack, the two side bets available to player. When choosing the over bet, the player wagers that the value of their two cards will be less than 13, whereas in the case of the other bet, that it will be more than 13. The player loses if the value will equal 13 in both cases.

 

Overbet – in poker, 1. a bet made out of proportion to the pot size, 2. bet larger than the pot.

 

Overcall – in poker, 1. a bet called after everybody else has done it.

 

Overcard – in poker, 1. in hold’em community cards, a card of higher rank than a pair in player[‘s hand. 2. in stud, a card (one of the down cards) higher than any of those shown by the opponents.

 

Overhand Cut – in poker, a movement of cuttin cards so that they restore the original order.

 

Overhand Shuffle – in poker, shuffling cards above the table, not in the standard way on the table, with sliding, dropping or tossing from one hand to other, untill all the cards are in the one hand.

 

Overhand Stack – in poker, shuffling cards in such a way so as to restore their original order, though it would appear that they are mixed.

 

Overhead – in poker, 1. what player has to play, 2. expenses for a card room.

 

Overkill – in poker, 1. over blind, 2. with more hand than it is necessary.

 

Overlays – in poker, pair in a player’s hand, higher than any pair of the community cards in hold’em, in stud – a pair higher than any face-up pair.

 

Overlook – in poker, not see.

 

Overpair – in poker, a pair higher than any community card in hold’em.

 

Overreach – in poker, cheat when dealing.

 

Overs – in poker, 1. over blind, 2. higher pair when there are two.

 

Overs Button – in poker, button denoting a player who will play at higher limit if those with the same arrangement remain in a pot.

 

Oversize Ticket (O/S) – in lotto, tickets bigger than the average issued by lotteries around the World. Usually they involve games for some special occasions and cos more than standard, the at the same time the payout is higher.

 

Ozzie and Harriet – in craps, the bet that the total sum of the next roll will equal 8.

P.C. – in bingo, the name for no. 49.

 

P.C. – in roulette, short for percentage – house edge.

 

P21 – in blackjack, a rule that says the player to push if the dealer has the natural while the player has 21 in three or more cards.

 

Pack – in blackjack, refers to all the cards in play when there is more then one deck used.

 

Packed House – in poker; full house.

 

Paddle – in roulette, the instrument with which the money is pushed into the drop box.

 

Paint – in blackjack, another name for face cards – Jack, Queen and King.

 

Paint – in poker; either a) a face card (J, Q, K), b) to catch a face card in lowball.

 

Paintskin – in poker; a face card (J, Q, K)

 

Pair – in blackjack, either two numbers of identical number (true pair), or identical face cards (ten valued).

 

Pair – in roulette, French for even bet.

 

Pair of Aces in the Wrong Places – in craps, two.

 

Pair of Shorts – in poker; small pair in high draw poker, any pair smaller that the requirement for the game.

 

Pair of Sunflowers – in craps,a bet for the next roll to be the total sum of 10.

 

Pair Up – in poker; to draw and get a pair to one of your original cards.

 

Pair-a-Roses – in craps, the same as pair of sunflowers.

 

Pairs – in lotto, a three digit number that when drawn, includes 3 pairs: the front pair (first two digits), the back pair (last two digits) and the middle pair (first and last number).

 

Pallas – in poker; queen of spades.

 

Palooka – in poker; a person that plays poorly.

 

Pan – in poker; either a) three 3’s, 5’s or 7’s, sometimes J-Q-K of spades, b) see Panguingue.

 

Panguingue – in poker; a type of game similar to gin rummy, played with eight decks, some of the melds of which are worth payments from active players.

 

Pari-Mutuel – in lotto, a system to divide the payoff between all players who win a particular prize.

 

Parlay – in blackjack, 1. to increase a bet with the amount won previously, 2. to increase one’s bankroll.

 

Parlay – in roulette, double the wager after win.

 

Parley – in craps, to leave the amount won in action.

 

Parti – in bingo, stands for participating in a bingo game with cash prize. Usually the boards in parti are inlaid cards and hand-held shutter boards.

 

Pasadena – in poker; to pass.

 

Pass – in craps, the name for a winning situation for right bettors.

 

Pass Bet – in craps, betting that the dice will pass, another name is ‘pass line’ bet. It is placed before the first roll, come-out roll.

 

Pass Out – in poker; to fold instead of calling.

 

Pass the Trash – in poker; a type of Seven Card Stud where cards are passed to left and right, sometimes multiple times.

 

Pass-and-Back-in – in poker; a type of draw poker where, if the pot has not been opened before the draw, you can either open the pot or pass, and hold your cards for a possible call or raise later, in case someone opens behind you.

 

Pass-and-out/Pass-Out – in poker; a type of draw poker where, if the post has not been opened before the draw, you must either open the pot or fold.

 

Passe – in roulette, French for high bet.

 

Passed Pot – in poker; in a double-limit high draw game a pot that has not been opened by anyone and will be re-dealt

 

Passive Game – in lotto, a variety of lotto game where players buy tickets with previously printed numbers and each number drawn is compared to the ticket, to determine the outcome.

 

Passline – in craps, the same as pass bet.

 

Pass-Line Bet – in craps, the same as pass bet.

 

Past Post – in blackjack, cheating by placing a wager or betting when it is no longer allowed, since there is information about possible result.

 

Past Posting – in roulette, a bet placed after the decision is reached. It is not allowed and for doing so one can get thrown out of the casino.

 

Pat – in poker; either a) not drawing any cards, b) a hand that doesn’t need to draw any cards.

 

Pat Hand – in blackjack, a hand which equals 17 or more and the hit is not necessary.

 

Pat Hand – in poker; a hand that doesn’t need to draw any cards (so a straight, flush, full house or straight flush).

 

Pat Hand – in video poker, a hand in which all cards constitute a winning hand.

 

Patience Poker – in poker; a type of solitaire where the player tries to arrange 25 cards in a 5-by-5 grid so that the horizontals and verticals form the highest possible hands.

 

Patience System – in roulette, one of the strategies, according to which the player waits for a certain number of decisions before they place the bet.

 

Patsy – in poker; see Pat Hand.

 

Pattern – in bingo, a shape that has to be covered on player’s card to win.

 

Pattern – in keno, a pattern formed by the marks on a keno ticket on flashboard.

 

Pay Any Catch Ticket – in keno, a ticket that pays irrespectively of the number of spots caught.

 

Pay Off – in poker; to call a bet by a player you think will beat you.

 

Pay Off – in video poker, the amount of coins or credits the player will be paid for a particular hand.

 

Pay Station – in poker; someone who rarely folds, instead frequently calls good hands.

 

Pay Table – in keno, chart dispaying the amount that each win pays.

 

Payback – in video poker, expressed as a percent, a predicted return of the game in a long term.

 

Payoff – in craps, paying the amount won the the player.

 

Payoff – in keno, what is paid to the player for his ticket.

 

Payoff Schedule – in video poker, displays the amount of coins paid for possible hands.

 

Payout – in bingo, 1. part of an open ticket, also called the face, stating the game name, form number, graphics, winning symbols, letters or numerals, prize amounts, number of winners at each level and price per card, 2. value of winnings, either individual or collective.

 

Payout – in video poker, the very action of dropping coins by the machine.

 

Payscale – in keno, schedule of prizes.

 

Pb – in blackjack, the short from Pit Boss.

 

Pc – in blackjack, 1. the short from percentage, 2. the short from Pit Critter.

 

Pe – in blackjack, the short from Playing Efficiency.

 

Peach – in poker; a good hand in lowball.

 

Pedigree – in poker; K-9 as your first two cards in Texas Hold ‘Em.

 

Pedro – in poker; the card 5.

 

Peek Poker – in poker; Seven Card Stud.

 

Peep-and-Turn – in poker; Mexican Stud, i.e. a type of Five Stud where players receive two cards face down, turn one card up and bet, after which they receive another face-down card and choose which to turn up.

 

Peewees – in poker; cards of low rank.

 

Pelter – in poker; a nonstandard hand in private games that has different variants: 9,5 and 2, with one card between either 9 and 5 or 5 and 2.

 

Penny Ante – in poker; a game with small limit.

 

Penny Ante – in roulette, small stake game.

 

Penultimate/Penultimate Card – in poker; the next-to-last card in the deck.

 

Percentage Bet/Call/Player – in poker; betting, calling or playing when you think she will have the best of it.

 

Perfect – in poker; either a) perfect low, i.e. the lowest possible hand in a high low game, b) the lowest hand of the rank of the highest card in lowball.

 

Perfect Catch – in poker; drawing the card that makes the best possible hand for you.

 

Perfect Low – in poker; either a) A-2-3-4-5 5 in lowball, which is called wheel or bicycle, b) the lowest possible hand in high-low game.

 

Perfect Play – in video poker, to get the highest expected value in every game.

 

Perfect-Perfect – in poker; a hand that is completed by the two last card dealt.

 

Philadelphia – in poker; full house.

 

Pick – in poker; diamond or spade pip.

 

Pickle Man – in poker; 5-7 as your first two cards in Texas Hold ‘Em.

 

Picture/Picture Cards – in poker; Jack, Queen and King.

 

Pictures – in poker; any playing cards.

 

Piece of Cheese – in poker; a very weak hand.

 

Pig in the Poke – in poker; a type of spit in the ocean game, where one card is dealt face up in the center and its rank is wild for anyone.

 

Pig’s Eye – in poker; ace of diamonds.

 

Pigeon – in poker; a card that will make your hand.

 

Pinching – in roulette, to take the chips back after an unprofitable decision, illegal.

 

Pineapple – in poker; a name used for any type of Hold ‘Em where players receive three cards and have to discard one of them at some point in the game.

 

Pinochle – in poker; J of diamons and Q of spades as the down cards in Texas Hold ‘Em.

 

Pip – in blackjack, spots on the cards corresponding with the card value.

 

Pip – in poker; suits spot on the face of a card.

 

Pistol Pete/Pistol Stud – in poker; hole card stud.

 

Pit – in blackjack, the area in the middle of table games, where the casino personnel watches players and the situation in a casino.

 

Pit – in craps, the area betwenn craps tables where the floormen walk and keep an eye on the game.

 

Pit – in roulette, an area in the casino where gaming tables are placed.

 

Pit Boss – in blackjack, the member of staff who is in charge of a particular area in the casino.

 

Pit Boss – in craps, the person in charge of the tables in a specific area, the casino employee.

 

Pit Critter – in blackjack, another name for pit boss or a floor man.

 

Pitch – in poker; either a) to deal cards, b) see Twist.

 

Pitch Game – in blackjack, single or double deck game.

 

Pivot Point – in blackjack, a moment in the game when the player achieves advantage and retains it, no matter the cards yet to be dealt.

 

Place Bet (To Lose) – in craps, betting on one of the point number, either individually or in combination. You bet that they will repeat before seven is thrown.

 

Place Numbers and Bets – in craps, numbers for place bets are 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10.

 

Place Tickets – in poker; either a) a type of home draw poker where the second-best hand wins in a showdown, b) the second best hand in a showdown.

 

Plain – in roulette, full number bet.

 

Play All – in blackjack, to stay in the game irrespectively of the negative and positive situations.

 

Play Back – in poker; raising or re-raising your opponent’s bet.

 

Play Behind a Log – in poker; a situation where the player is so far ahead of a game he only plays premium hands.

 

Play Blind – in poker; betting or raising without looking at yours cards.

 

Play Catchup – in poker; betting recklessly when you are losing.

 

Play Fast – in poker; play in a reckless, aggressive way.

 

Play Maximum Credits – in video poker, to wager the maximum amount allowed in a particular game/machine. Only if you play with maximum credits you will qualify for big jackpots.

 

Play Pat – in poker; not drawing cards in a draw game.

 

Play the Board – in poker; using all the community cards in Texas Hold ‘Em to determine the best hand.

 

Play the Nuts – in poker; playing only hands that really high chances to win.

 

Play Tight – in poker; play few hands and fold them early.

 

Play Up – in poker; the opposite of Play Tight.

 

Player Card – in keno; player’s identification card.

 

Player Hand – in baccarat; the hand in opposition to the bank hand, player’s, who is dealt cards and acts.

 

Player-Clockin – in roulette; observing other players and their winning strategies, to later use it and imitate their behaviour.

 

Playing Conditions – in blackjack; some special game rules that are imposed by a particular casino.

 

Playing Correlation (Pc) – in blackjack; denotes the capacity of point counting to outline how one should play. Higher playing correlation means greater playing accuracy.

 

Playing Efficiency (Pe) – in blackjack; denotes the accuracy of any card counting system – the closer it is to 1, the better the system is.

 

Playing S & M – in poker; using ideas and algorithms published by Sklansky & Malmuth.

 

Ploppy – in blackjack, an uninformed gambler.

 

Plug – in blackjack, the part of the deck unplayed in the previous game.

 

Plunge Around – in poker; to play loosely, irresponsibly.

 

Plus / Minus – in blackjack, another name to denote the Hi-Lo counting system.

 

Poch/Poche/Pochen – in poker; an early German game similar in some ways to poker.

 

Pocket Pair – in poker; 2 hole cards of the same rank in Texas Hold ‘Em.

 

Pocket Rockets – in poker; pair of aces as hole cards in Texas Hold ‘Em.

 

Pocket/Pocket Cards – in poker; either a) the two face down cards you are dealt in Texas Hold ‘Em, b) down cards in stud games.

 

Pod Top – in bingo, also called saddle, it is the unit with mechanisms to use in a bingo game, to claim coins an buttons, valid and credit displays, also called saddle.

 

Point – in craps, if one of the place numbers is rolled on the come out roll, it becomes the ‘point’ and has to be rolled again before the seven is rolled, for the dice to ‘pass’.

 

Point Count – in blackjack, card count net value at the end of a hand.

 

Point Number – in craps, either of the 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10 numbers when rolled on the come out roll.

 

Pokeno – in poker; a board game that combines poker with other games.

 

Poker Patience/Poker Solitaire – in poker; a type of solitaire where you arrange 25 cards in a 5-by-5 grid so that horizontals and verticals forhm the highest possible poker hands.

 

Poker with the Joker/Joker Poker – in poker; any game of poker using a joker.

 

Pokerino – in poker; poker played for very small stakes.

 

Pontoon – in blackjack, a game similar to Blackjack, social card game, however the rules contain a few differences.

 

Pool – in poker; the pot.

 

Pop it – in poker; to raise.

 

Poque – in poker; an early French card game, supposedly the source of the word poker.

 

Position Bet – in poker; a bet you make based on your position rather than the strength of your hands.

 

Positive Progression – in roulette, a wagering system that allows playrs to increase thier bets after win.

 

Possible – in poker; either a) possible hand based on the exposed cards, b) a hand that lacks one more card to be complete.

 

Pot Limit – in poker; a type of game where the maximum bet is decided by the size of the pot.

 

Pothook – in poker; the card 9.

 

Poverty Poker – in poker; a type of poker played in private games where players have an option of a free buy-in after they go broke.

 

Power – in poker; a hand with the strongest up cards or with the most potential in stud poker.

 

Powerhouse – in poker; a really strong hands that is unlikely to lose.

 

Preferential Shuffle – in blackjack, shuffling the cards early so as to decrease any player advantage.

 

Premiere – in roulette, French for first, the collection of first 12 numbers in the dozen bet.

 

Premium Players – in roulette, denotes players with big credit or high rollers.

 

Press – in blackjack, to increase the bet after winning a hand.

 

Press – in roulette, to double the bet after winning.

 

Press a Bet – in craps, to double a bet.

 

Presto – in poker; a term used when revealing pocket 5’s in Texas Hold ‘Em.

 

Pretties – in poker; either a) a good hand, b) chips of large denomination.

 

Primero – in poker; a type of early Spanish card game with some features of poker.

 

Prize – in keno, the same as payoff.

 

Prize Bingo – in bingo, a bingo game with cash prize up to L15.

 

Probability – in keno, likelihood of a win, expressed in percentage.

 

Procter and Gamble – in poker; a type of stud played in home games where players receive four cards face down and three face down community cards are dealt, which are then turned up one at a time between betting rounds. The last turned card and all cards of the same rank are wild.

 

Profiles – in poker; King of diamonds, Jack of spades and Jack of hearts.

 

Profit Formula – in blackjack, a way to calculate your expected winnings. To do it, multiply number of hands per hour x average bet x hours played x gain.

 

Profit Slip – in bingo, a piece of paper for each game with details concerning ticket price, number of tickets, payout and profit information and sometimes game instructions.

 

Progression Betting – in blackjack, a strategy according to which the bet is increased according to the result of the previous game – raise after a loss (negative) or raise after a win (positive).

 

Progressive – in bingo, the jackpot prize that increases daily, weekly or longer, until some player hits it. It may add dollars or numbers, or both.

 

Progressive – in poker; games where the opening requirements increase.

 

Progressive Game – in bingo, a game with jackpot which, if is not won in it, will be added to the jackpot amount in the following game.

 

Progressive Jackpot – in video poker, jakcpot value that increases every time the bet is placed on machines linked to it. Only when you’re playing with maximum credits you will qualify for this jackpot.

 

Progressive Jackpots/Poker – in poker; a type of draw poker where the opening requirement is a pair of jacks and increases if no one opens and players ante again.

 

Progressive Progressive – in poker; progressive jackpots where ante increases with each hand that is not opened.

 

Proposition – in poker; an offer made by one player to another to play under specific circumstances in exchange for calling a bet.

 

Proposition Bet – in craps, bets mde in the layout center.

 

Proposition Bet – in poker; a bet made because of a proposition.

 

Protection Bet – in poker; a bet made in a big bet draw game, either after the draw or in a vulnerable position in a stud or Texas Hold ‘Em, in order to avoid having to call a larger bet from a potential better hand or a bluff.

 

Ps – in blackjack, the short from Preferential Shuffle.

 

Puck – in craps, an object of round shape, on one side one, on the other black. When falls white in a place number box, it means that it was the come-out roll and a point is established.

 

Puck – in poker; a type of token that denotes dealer’s position.

 

Pull Tab – in bingo, game with prizes ranging from free tickets up to $500, similar to the Washington State lottery game. The ticket price starts from 25 or 50 cents.

 

Pull Tab – in lotto, instant-win ticket, the player checks whether they win immediately after purchasing.

 

Pump/Pumpa/La Pumpa – in poker; to raise.

 

Pumpkin – in blackjack, a name for orange chip, often oversized, but always of a high value, usually $1000 or more.

 

Punch Board – in bingo, a game of lottery type, in which the player has to punch a slot on board to win the prize.

 

Punch Outs – in keno, a form with numbers drawn in previous games.

 

Punto – in baccarat, stands for the player.

 

Puppy Feet – in poker; a phrase used for clubs (the suit).

 

Puppy Foot – in poker; mostly used for ace of clubs (or sometimes any club).

 

Puppy Paws – in craps, the same as pair of sunflowers.

 

Pure Nuts – in poker; a terms used for an unbeatable hand.

 

Purple – in poker; all purple means a club or spade flush.

 

Purple Chip – in blackjack, $500 chip.

 

Push – in keno, winning equaling the wager.

 

Push – in poker; either a) type of a stud game where players can pass cards to the left, b) to split a pot or a split pot, c) playing aggressively and betting too often.

 

Push – in roulette, the same as a tie.

 

Push (“Stand Off”) – in blackjack, the same as ‘tie’, i.e. a situation when the player’s hand is equal to that of the dealer. Usually the bet is returned to the player, however in some cases (e.g. charity games) a tie equals player’s loss.

 

Push the Pot – in poker; to win.

 

Put Bet – in craps, pass line bet placed after the come-out roll.

 

Put Down – in poker; to fold your cards.

 

Put Him on – in poker; guessing your opponent’s cards and playing correspondingly.

 

Puta – in poker; queen.

Q – in poker; queen.

 

Qogr – in keno; Queensland Office of Gaming Regulation.

 

Quackers – in poker; deuces.

 

Quad – in lotto; four-digit number consisting of one digit.

 

Quad(s)/Quadruplets – in poker and video poker; four of a kind.

 

Qualifier – in poker; minimum requirements in a particular game, either to start the pot or to qualify to win a it.

 

Quart – in poker; fours cards in sequence of the same suit.

 

Quarter – in blackjack; a chip worth $25.

 

Quarter – in poker; either a) $25, b) dividing half of the pot between two tied hands.

 

Quarter Bet – in roulette; otherwise known as Corner Bet or Square Bet. Betting on four numbers at the same time with a 8-1 payout.

 

Quarter Game – in poker; small stakes game.

 

Quatre – in roulette; see Quarter Bet.

 

Queen B – in bingo; number 73.

 

Queen High – in poker; either a) a no pair hand with the highest card being a queen in high poker, b) a hand topped by a queen in low poker.

 

Queens Full – in poker; full house with three queens and another pair.

 

Queens Over – in poker; either a) two pair and queens are the higher one, b) full house with three queens and another pair.

 

Queens Up – in poker; two pair and queens are the higher one.

 

Quick Pick – in keno; a ticket with number selected by the keno computer.

 

Quick Pick – in lotto; playing lottery with computer randomly choosing numbers for you.

 

Quinine – in poker; either a) Q-9 as your first two cards in Texas Hold ‘Em, b) 9 in lowball.

 

Quint/Quint Major – in poker; straight flush.

Rabbit – in poker; either a) a weak player, b) a type of draw called after the rabbit or follow the rabbit.

 

Race – in keno; a single game of keno.

 

Racehorse – in poker; a blind stud game, either five-, six-, or seven-card, where all cards are dealt face down.

 

Rachel – in poker; queen of diamonds.

 

Rag – in poker; a card that does not impact your hand.

 

Rag Off – in poker; to get a card on the river that doesn’t help you.

 

Ragged Flop – in poker; flop cards that are useless to everyone.

 

Rags – in poker and video poker; useless cards.

 

Railroad Hand – in poker; either a) J-6 as your first two cards in Texas Hold ‘Em, b) two pair hand with J’s and 6’s.

 

Rainbow – in poker; three or four cards of different suits.

 

Rainbow – in video poker; a flow with three different suits or a complete five card board with no more than two of any suit.

 

Rainbow Blackjack – in blackjack; a type of blackjack where each player’s position is identified by a color.

 

Rainbow Hand – in poker; a hand with cards from each suit.

 

Raise – in poker; to make a higher wager into the pot.

 

Raise Back – in poker; to re-raise.

 

Raise Blind – in poker; raising when you haven’t seen your cards.

 

Raise Out – in poker; betting more than another person would call and thus driving them out of the pot.

 

Raised Pot – in poker; a pot in which someone made a raise.

 

Raiser – in poker; a person that raises.

 

Raising Bread – in poker; to raise.

 

Ram and Jam/Ramming and Jamming – in poker; to bet and raise aggressively and frequently.

 

Rammer-Jammer – in poker; a person that bets and raises aggressively and frequently.

 

Rangdoodles – in poker; either a) progressive progressive, b) a hand or round in private games where the stakes are temporarily increased.

 

Rank Card – in poker; cards 2 through 10.

 

Rank of Cards/Hands – in poker the hierarchy of cards determining what beats what.

 

Rap/Rap Pat – in poker; declining to bet or draw.

 

Raquel Welch – in poker; 3-8 as your first two cards in Texas Hold ‘Em.

 

Rate – in keno; the price of a ticket or way.

 

Razz – in poker; Seven Card Stud Lowball.

 

Rc – in blackjack; Running Count.

 

Re-Buy – in poker; purchase additional chips after you lose your initial buy-in

 

Recall – in lotto; a games that has stopped being sold early, because of a problem or mistake on the ticket.

 

Red – in poker; the color most commonly used for $5 chips.

 

Red Bet/Red Color Bet – in roulette; even-money bet that the next spin will a red number.

 

Red Chip/Reds – in blackjack; a chip worth $5.

 

Red Raw – in bingo; number 64.

 

Red Seven Count – in blackjack; an unbalanced counting system created by Arnold Snyder.

 

Red-Black Bet – in roulette; 18 number wager with 1-1 payout.

 

Redraw – in poker; drawing to an even better hand while you’re holding the nuts.

 

Release – in poker; to fold a hand, especially a good one, when you think it is beat.

 

Rembrandt – in poker; either a) face card, b) a type of home draw poker where all face cards are wild.

 

Repeat – in poker; to bet the same amount as on the previous round.

 

Replacement – in poker; either a) replacing a card in your hand with a draw card, b) twist.

 

Re-Raise – in poker; any raises following the first raise in the round.

 

Resplit – in blackjack; splitting pairs again after splitting for the first time. Some casino limit the number of times you can resplit aces.

 

Re-Straddle – in poker; over blind. Made by the person three positions to the left of the dealer in a traveling blind game.

 

Reverse-Labouchere Betting System – in roulette; playing the LaBouchere System in reverse – cancelling number after each loss and adding them after each win.

 

Reverse-Martingale Betting System – in roulette; playing the Martingale System in reverse-doubling-up after each win instead of after loss.

 

Reverse Bridge Order – in poker; reversed order of suits according to bridge, i.e. clubs, diamonds, hearts, spades.

 

Rickey De Laet – in poker; a type of Mexican stud in which the rank of your hole card is wild for you.

 

Rien Ne Vas Plus – in roulette; no more bets.

 

Right Bettor – in craps; someone who bets that the dice will pass / win.

 

Rise and Shine – in bingo; number 29.

 

River/River Card – in poker; the last card dealt in stud or Texas Hold ‘Em.

 

Rizlo – in poker; 2-4-6-8-10 of assorted suits in high poker.

 

Rock – in poker; someone playing a patient, tight game.

 

Rock Crusher – in poker; the best hand.

 

Rock Garden/Rocked Up – in poker; a game full of rocks, i.e. with little action.

 

Rocket – in poker; ace.

 

Rolled Up – in poker; three of a kind from first three cards in a Seven Card Stud.

 

Rollover – in lotto; a rollover happens when an online game jackpot is not won and it rolls over to the next drawing and becomes higher.

 

Roodles – in poker; see Rangdoodles or Wangdoodles.

 

Rotating Bet – in poker; a scheme where each round of betting is started from the next player clockwise, i.e. the first round of betting is started by the person to the left of the dealer, the second round by the player two places to the left of the dealer and so on.

 

Rouge – in roulette; red.

 

Rough – in poker; opposite of smooth, a hand of a particular type that can’t beat many other hands of that type.

 

Routine – in poker; straight flush.

 

Royal – in poker; short for royal flush.

 

Royal Brass Brazilians/ Royal Brazilians – in poker; the nuts.

 

Royal Flush – in poker and video poker; the best hand in poker, 10, J, Q, K, A in the same suit.

 

Royal Six – in poker; 6-4 in lowball.

 

Royal Straight Flush – in poker; see Royal Flush.

 

Rsa – in blackjack; resplit aces.

 

Run – in poker; either a series of good cards or a straight.

 

Run Over/Run Over the Game – in poker; to play aggressively trying to intimidate and control other players.

 

Runner/Runner-Runner – in poker; a hand that is made on the last two cards dealt.

 

Running – in poker; two cards that you need coming as the last two cards dealt.

 

Running Bad – in poker; a losing streak.

 

Running Count – in blackjack; the total number of points assigned by a card-counting system to cards from the beginning of the deck.

 

Running Good – in poker; a winning streak.

 

Running Pair – in poker; in Texas Hold ‘Em and Seven Card Stud, two matching cards appearing in a row that do not match any other cards already on the board,

 

Runt – in poker; no-pair hand with mixed suits.

S – in poker; suited, e.g. KJS is king-jack suited.

 

S17 – in blackjack; a rule that required the dealer to stand on all soft 17’s.

 

Sail for – in poker; to lose.

 

Sailboats – in poker; two or more 4’s.

 

Salmon – in poker; 7, both the card and the lowball hand.

 

Saltiness – in poker; poor luck.

 

Salty – in poker; to have poor luck.

 

Same Bet Press Method – in craps; making same bet after every win. This phrase Is used for place bets.

 

San Jose to Gilroy – in poker; three 10’s.

 

Sandbag – in poker; to play a strong hand in a way as if it was only a fair hand.

 

Sandwich – in poker; to raise before, and after a caller.

 

Santa Barbara – in poker; A-K as your first two cards in Texas Hold ‘Em.

 

Savannah – in poker; 7, both the card and the lowball hand.

 

Saving Grace – in bingo; number 68.

 

Sawbuck – in poker; either $10 or a $10 bill.

 

Sawski – in poker; see Sawbuck.

 

Sax – in poker; 6, both the card and the lowball hand.

 

Sb – in poker; small blind.

 

Scare – in video poker; a card that has a chance to turn your best hand into a very weak hand.

 

Scared Card – in poker; either a card that makes a better hand more likely when it appears, or a third suited card on the river in Texas Hold ‘Em.

 

Scared Money – in craps; an amount of money that is insufficient to play with.

 

Scared Money – in poker and roulette; money you are afraid to lose.

 

Scobe’s Wager – in roulette; if it doesn’t hurt to play as if something is true, then you have nothing to lose by playing this way as long as you don’t increase your time or risk at the table

 

Scoop – in poker; either a) to win both ways in a high-low poker with declare, or b) declare both ways in a high-low poker with declare.

 

Scoop Hand – in poker; a hand that wins the pot for being the hand for high when there is no low, or a hand that wins both ways in any high-low pot.

 

Scoop the Kitty – in poker; to win all the money put up by the players during a session.

 

Scoop the Pool – in poker; see Scoop the Kitty.

 

Scooper – in poker; either a) a player that declares both ways in a high low poker, b) a player that holds the hand that wins both ways in high-low pot, or c) a hand that wins both ways in any high-low pot.

 

Scooping Hand – in poker; see Scoop Hand.

 

Scootermockins – in poker; a term used to refer to dollars.

 

Score – in poker; a) to win, b) to win big, c) to win by cheating, d) the win (“I made a good score yesterday”).

 

Score a Big Touch – in poker; to win big, especially by cheating.

 

Scored Pair – in poker; to have a pair as your starting cards in Texas Hold ’em or seven-card stud.

 

Scotch Straight – in poker; a nonstandard hand in high draw poker that is sometimes given value in private games. It consists of five even cards separated by one rank, i.e. 2-4-6-8-10. When without value, this hand is called rizlo.

 

Scourge of Scotland – in poker; 9 of diamonds.

 

Screwed Down – in poker; to play very tight.

 

Screwy Louise – in poker; a type of seven card stud where cards are passed to left and right. Other names include pass the trash and Anaconda.

 

Second Best – in poker; a hand that loses the showdown.

 

Second Button – in poker; a pair with the second highest card on the flop.

 

Second Hand – in poker; the second person to act in the round.

 

Second Nuts – in poker; the second-best possible hand for the situation, or the actual second-best hand in a situation in Texas Hold ’em.

 

Second Pair – in poker; see Second Button.

 

Second Story – in poker; raising while holding a good hand.

 

Secondary Payoff – in video poker; smaller winnings obtained while you are aiming for a big payoff.

 

Section Slicing – in roulette; to divide the wheel into sections where numbers were hitting in order to discover a bias.

 

See – in poker; calling.

 

See a Bet – in poker; calling.

 

Seed – in poker; either the ace card or a $1 chip.

 

Sell – in poker; to bet less than the maximum with a very strong hand in a spread limit game.

 

Sell a Hand – in poker; see Sell.

 

Send Around – in poker; to play a strong hand as if it were a fair one only.

 

Send it in – in poker; betting large in a no-limit game.

 

Sequence – in poker; 5 cards in sequence but not in suit.

 

Sequence Flush – in poker; obsolete term for Straight flush.

 

Sequence Royal Flush – in video poker; a royal flush in order (both from left to right and right to left).

 

Sergeant from K Company – in poker; a king card.

 

Sergeants from K Company – in poker; two or more K’s.

 

Set – in poker; either a) four of a kind, b) three of a kind in Texas Hold ’em and stud, or c) to arrange two hands in pai gow poker.

 

Set All In – in poker; bet all chips in a no-limit game.

 

Set of Fours – in poker; four of a kind.

 

Set Over Set – in poker; in Texas Hold ’em either a) one player’s pocket pair against another’s, where the board cards don’t help neither of them, or b) one player’s set (three of a kind) against another’s.

 

Set Someone in – in poker; bet all of someone’s chip in a no-limit game.

 

Set Up – in poker; make other players think you always act the same way in certain situations in order to take advantage of that.

 

Settlement – in blackjack; resolution of the bet.

 

Seven / 8 – in poker; seven-card stud high-low split with an 8 qualifier for low.

 

Seven Card Stud – in poker; a type of poker where players receive seven cards, two down, four up and a final card down, with betting rounds starting after the first up card.

 

Seven Deuces Wild – in poker; a Seven Card Stud where all deuces are wild.

 

Seven Dozen – in bingo; number 84.

 

Seven Out – in craps; either making a bet that the next roll will result in the number of 7, or when the shooter rolls seven after a point has been established.

 

Seven Rule – in poker; a rule in lowball saying that the player has to bet a 7 or better after a the draw.

 

Seven Stud Hi Low – in poker; a Seven Card Stud where the player with the lowest hand gets half the pot.

 

Seven’s a Bruiser, the Front Line’s a Loser – in craps; making a bet that the next roll will result in the number of 7.

 

Seven-Card Flip – in poker; a Seven Card Stud where players receive four cards face down and turn any of them up before betting starts.

 

Seven-Stud – in poker; see Seven Card Stud.

 

Seven-Stud / 8 – in poker; see Seven Card Stud.

 

Seventh Street – in poker; the final betting round in Seven Card Stud.

 

Seven-Toed Pete – in poker; see Seven Card Stud.

 

Seven-Twenty-Seven – in poker, a type of stud played in home games where players receive one down card, make bets and then get one or more cards face up.

 

Sex – in poker; 6, either the card or the lowball hand.

 

Shake-Shake – in poker; Pai Gow Poker.

 

Shark/Sharker/Sharp – in poker; either a) expert player, b) thief, c) loan shark.

 

Sharp Top – in poker; either 4 or A.

 

Shed – in poker; to discard.

 

Shifting Sands – in poker; a type of Mexican stun where the rank of hole card is wild for that player.

 

Shimmy – in baccarat; chemin de fer.

 

Shirley – in poker; a person that has a very timid style of play.

 

Shoe Clerk – in poker; either a) a weak player, b) someone not serious about a particular pot, or c) someone who does not stay for a raise (possibly out of fear).

 

Shoot – in craps; a series of rolls that ends when the shooter sevens out.

 

Shoot it Up – in poker; to raise.

 

Shoot the Moon – in poker; either a) to win both ways in a high-low poker with declare, or b) declare both ways in a high-low poker with declare.

 

Shoot the Pot/Shoot the Pot Up – in poker; to raise.

 

Shooter on the Dark Side, Says he Won’t – in craps; shooter making a don’t pass bet.

 

Short – in poker; to be low on funds.

 

Short Buy – in poker; a buy-in that is smaller than the minimum required for the game.

 

Short Call – in poker; generating a side pot by going all in and calling less than the full bet.

 

Short Flush – in poker; a four-card flush.

 

Short Pair/Shorts – in poker; a small pair in high draw poker.

 

Short Straight – in poker; four-card straight.

 

Short-Cards – in poker; obsolete name for poker.

 

Shorts Studs – in poker; Five Card Stud and its variants.

 

Shotgun – in poker; a Five Card Draw with additional betting rounds.

 

Show – in poker; showdown.

 

Show cards – in poker; up cards.

 

Show Five Cards – in poker; a type of seven stud played in home game, often played high-low, where players receive seven cards face down, which are exposed one at a time, followed by a round of betting.

 

Show Tickets – in poker; either a) a type of draw poker where the third-best hand wins, or b) the third-best hand in a showdown.

 

Showdown – in poker; comparing all active hands after betting is over to decide which hand win the pot.

 

Shuck – in poker; either to discard, or substitute (replace a card in stud).

 

Shut Out – in poker; bet a big amount so that another player can’t or will not call in a no-limit game.

 

Sickening – in poker; 6, either the card or the lowball hand.

 

Sickle – in poker; four lowest cards to a wheel.

 

Side – in poker; side pot.

 

Side Arms – in poker; the lower pair in a two pair hand.

 

Side Bet – in blackjack; an additional bet that can be made aside of the primary bet.

 

Side Card – in poker; either a) a card that is not worth anything in a given hand, b) a card that resolves a tie between two-pair hands, or c) fifth card in a two pair hand.

 

Side Money – in poker; side pot.

 

Side Pot – in poker; a separated pot created when one player runs out of money.

 

Siegfried and Roy – in poker, two Q’s as your first two cards in Texas Hold ’em.

 

Simoleon – in poker; either $1 or $1 chip.

 

Single Limit – in poker; a type of limit poker where all bets are in multiples of the same increment.

 

Single Number Bet – in roulette; wagering on a single number, the payout is 35-1

 

Single Odds – in craps; an odds bet about as large as the original pass/come bet.

 

Single-Blind Game – in poker; a traveling blind game with one blind.

 

Single-Handed Poker – in poker; either a) five card draw poker, high, no wilds, or b) an early type of poker where players receive five cards and bet on them and there is now draw.

 

Single-Zero Wheel – in roulette; a roulette wheel that only has a single zero. While it originated in America, nowadays it is played in Europe, hence it is often called European or French Wheel.

 

Six Ace – in craps; making a bet that the next roll will result in the number of 7.

 

Six Card Stud – in poker; a type of power where players are dealt six cards: two down, three up and a final card down, with betting round after each card starting from the first up card.

 

Six Dozen – in bingo; number 72.

 

Six Five, no Jive – in craps; making a bet that the next roll will result in the number of 11.

 

Six Number Bet – in roulette; otherwise known as Line Bet. Bet on six numbers at the same time.

 

Six One, You’re All Done – in craps; making a bet that the next roll will result in the number of 3.

 

Six Tits – in poker; a vulgar term for three Q’s.

 

Sixain(E) – in roulette; French term used for Six Number or Line Bet.

 

Six-Card Option – in poker; a type of Six Card Stud played high-low in home games. Players are dealt one card face down and one face up, make bets, then get five up cards with rounds of betting between each card, then a down card is dealt, and then a twist, and one more round of betting.

 

Six-Pack – in bingo; having six numbers in a block.

 

Sixth Street – in poker; in Seven-Card Stud this is the sixth card dealt.

 

Sizz – in poker; to be on a rush, winning several hands in a short amount of time.

 

Skating – in poker; to bluff.

 

Skeet – in poker; a nonstandard hand sometimes used in home games of draw poker. It consists of 2, 5, 9, one card between 2 and 5 and one card between 5 and 9. It is usually ranked between three of a kind and a straight.

 

Skeet Flush – in poker; a nonstandard hand sometimes used in home games of draw poker. A Skeet in one suit, which is usually ranked somewhere above a straight, sometimes even above four of a kind.

 

Skin – in poker; either $1 or a $1 bill.

 

Skip Straight/Skipper – in poker; a nonstandard hand sometimes used in home games of draw poker. The hand consists of cards in a series separated by one rank, e.g. 3-5-7-9-J. It is usually ranked between three of a kind and a straight.

 

Sky’s the Limit – in poker; a term for no-limit games.

 

Slick – in poker; The best possible low hand with a specific high card, e.g. 8-5-3-2-A is a slick 8.

 

Slip a Hand – in poker; see Sandbag.

 

Slip/Slip it – in poker; to pass while trying to implicate you had a strong hand, while in reality it was a medium hand at best.

 

Slippery Anne – in poker; Q of spades.

 

Slippery Sandbag – in poker to check with a very strong hand and, if bet into, not raising, but rather only calling.

 

Slow – in poker; to play passively.

 

Slow Play – in poker; Play weakly with a strong hand, i.e. checking instead of betting, calling instead of raising.

 

Slowball – in poker; a slow lowball game.

 

Slow-Down Bet – in poker; to make a smaller bet than expected in a given situation in no-limit games.

 

Small Bet – in poker; the smaller bet in a double-limit game.

 

Small Blind – in poker; made by the players to the dealer’s left, is the smaller compulsory bet.

 

Small Game – in poker; a game with small stakes.

 

Small Nickel – in poker; $50, either in a bill, in cash or in chips.

 

Small One – in poker; $100, either in a bill, in cash or in chips.

 

Small Play – in poker; playing with small stakes.

 

Smoke on the Water – in poker; to raise.

 

Smooth – in poker; see Slick.

 

Smooth Call – in poker; calling when you have a good enough hand to raise.

 

Snake Eyes – in craps; either betting on the number 2 or simply two.

 

Snakebit – in poker; to have a bad luck.

 

Snakes Alive – in bingo; number 55.

 

Snap Off – in poker; to get a card on the end (e.g. last community card in Texas Hold ‘Em) that allows you to beat a leading hand.

 

Snapper – in blackjack; natural or blackjack.

 

Snatch Game – in poker; an alternative name for rake game.

 

Snoozer – in poker; a ‘partially wild’ joker in high draw and ace-to-five- lowball.

 

Snowball – in poker; a hand that is not worth anything.

 

Snowmen – in poker; two or more 8’s.

 

Social Game – in poker; a friendly game of poker.

 

Society – in poker; chips of large denominations.

 

Sock it Up – in poker; to raise.

 

Soft – in poker; either a) see Slick, b) a lowball limit game with higher than usual stakes.

 

Soft Double – in blackjack; double down on a hand where ace was part of the original hand.

 

Soft Play – in poker; to play without putting pressure on another person.

 

Soft/Soft Hand/ Soft Total – in blackjack; a hand with an Ace that is counted as 11 but can be counted as 1 if more cards are added. E.g. Ace-8 is soft 19, but Ace-8-8 would be hard 17.

 

S�k� – in poker; a type of five-card stud, where four-straight has a higher rank than one pair, four-flush is higher than four-straight and under two pair.

 

Solid – in poker; a conservative style of play.

 

Something – in poker; an usually large bet in no-limit games.

 

Sore Spot – in poker; 4.

 

Soup/ Soup a Hand – in poker; revealing your hand in a showdown.

 

Southern Cross – in poker; a type of Cincinnati where players receive five cards face down and nine cards are dealt face down in the form of a cross, with five vertical and five horizontal cards. Players can combine any and all of these to form a five-card hand.

 

Spades – in poker; used to refer to either the suit or to a spade flush (five cards, all spades).

 

Spadoodles – in poker; the suit spades.

 

Speak – in poker; to bet.

 

Special Hand – in poker; nonstandard or premium hand.

 

Speed Hold ‘Em – in poker; a variant of Texas Hold ‘Em in which players receive four cards, discard two and then five cards are flopped.

 

Speed/Speeding – in poker; playing recklessly or gambling excessively.

 

Speedup after Fold – in poker; disables animations and sound effects after you fold so that you can instantly see the result of the hand.

 

Spike – in poker; either a) an Ace, b) usually in Texas Hold ‘Em means the card you specifically need to match your hand appears on the board.

 

Spit – in poker; a type of widow poker called Spit in the ocean, or the up card in this game (Spit Card).

 

Spit in the Ocean – in poker; a type of widow poker where players receive four cards face down and one card face up is dealt in the center. This card is wild and part of everyone’s hand.

 

Split / Splitting Pairs – in blackjack; when you receive a matched part of cards, you can decide to split them and play two separate hands. You are required to make an additional bet which equals your original bet. If the dealer gets a blackjack, only your original bet will be lost.

 

Split Bet – in roulette; betting on two numbers at the same time.

 

Split Openers – in poker; discarding one or more openers in draw poker.

 

Split Pair – in poker; a pair with one face up card and one hole card in stud games.

 

Split Pot – in poker; either a) in a high-low split game the pot divided between holders of high and low hands, b) a pot shared by two or more players, which are in a tie.

 

Split Two Pair – in poker; a two pair hand where one of each ranks appears also on the board.

 

Split Week – in poker; an inside straight.

 

Split-Pot Game – in poker; either a) high-low split game, b) any other game where the pot is split between different people depending on the rules.

 

Spoke – in poker; wheel card, any ace, 2, 3, 4 or 5 in ace-to-five lowball.

 

Sports Lottery – in lotto; lotteries where results are determined by sports events.

 

Spot – in poker; a card, e.g. 6-spot when referring to 6.

 

Spot Card – in poker; any card from 2 through 10.

 

Spots – in poker; the suit symbols on a non-court card that indicates its rank.

 

Spotter – in poker; any card from 4 through 10.

 

Spread – in roulette; the difference between your minimum and maximum bets.

 

Spread Limit – in poker; a game where limits are somewhere between single limit and no limit.

 

Spread/Spread a Hand – in poker; a showdown.

 

Spring – in poker; to make a sudden large bet.

 

Square – in poker; honest. Can be used to refer to a person, deal, deck or game.

 

Square Bets – in roulette; otherwise known as Cornet Bet or Quarter Bet. Betting four numbers at the same time with a 8-1 payout.

 

Square Pair – in craps; hard eight.

 

Squeeze – in poker; a situation where two players raise and re-raise each other, forcing the player between them to call in order to remain in the pot.

 

Squeeze Bet – in poker; either a) see Squeeze, b) a bet that aims to extract additional chips from a player that is not likely to win a pot.

 

Stack Off – in poker; to bet all your chips in no limit games.

 

Stack Poker – in poker; going all in (stack off) every time it is possible in no-limit games.

 

Stake – in poker; the amount needed to get into a game.

 

Stand – in poker; deciding not to take any cards at the time of the draw in a draw game.

 

Stand / Stay – in blackjack; when you decide not to take any more hits, i.e. draw more cards.

 

Stand Pat – in poker; decline to draw cards.

 

Stand Up – in poker; win with a hand in a situation where other hands are trying to catch winning cards against it.

 

Standard Deck – in poker; a deck consisting of 52-cards in four suits (clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades), 13 cards each (A, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, K, Q, K).

 

Standoff – in baccarat; a tie.

 

Standoff – in blackjack; also push. A tie. Player gets to keep his/her bet.

 

Standoff – in poker; either a) calling a raise, b) a tie.

 

Star – in poker; the joker.

 

Start the Action – in poker; to make the first bet.

 

Starting Hand – in poker; your first two cards in Texas Hold ‘Em or first three cards in Seven Card Stud.

 

Stay/Stay in – in poker; remaining in a hand with a call.

 

Stayer – in poker; either a) a hand that is worth to call with, but not raise or initiate betting, b) an active player in a draw game.

 

Staying Alive – in bingo; number 85.

 

Steal Position – in poker; a late position (middle blind or the dealer) in a blinds game.

 

Steam – in poker; either a) to raise, b) play poorly and irrationally from being upset.

 

Steam Bet – in poker; a bet made by someone who plays irrationally from being upset.

 

Steel Wheel – in poker; a straight flush with a five high (A2345).

 

Stenographer – in poker; Queen.

 

Step Bet – in poker; stakes that have more than one limit, where one limit is for early rounds, and the other for later rounds.

 

Step Out – in poker; to bet (often large) in no-limit games.

 

Steppin’ Out – in poker; to bet.

 

Stick – in poker; to stand in a draw game.

 

Stiff / Stiff Hand – in blackjack; used to refer either to any dealer up card of 2 through 6, since it is assumed that the hole cards is worth 10, or to any hand that could bust if you will draw any further cards.

 

Stone – in poker; complete, e.g. in reference to your hand.

 

Stop and Run – in bingo; number 81.

 

Stormy Weather – in poker; a type of widow poker where each player receives four cards face down and three cards face up are dealt in the center. Players can draw to their hands. The face down cards are turned up one after another with betting rounds in-between and players can use one of them to complete their hands.

 

Straddle – in poker; to over blind, i.e. put in a blind when one is already present.

 

Straddle Game – in poker; either a) a blind and straddle game, b) a traveling blind game (most often with three blinds).

 

Straight – in lotto; a way of betting where you select three or four digit numbers and the numbers must be drawn in the exact same order.

 

Straight – in poker and video poker; 5 cards in sequence, but not in the same suit.

 

Straight Bet – in poker; see Single Number Bet.

 

Straight Draw – in poker; either a) a hand that has four hands to a straight, b) a standard five-card-draw high poker.

 

Straight Flush – in poker and video poker; five consecutive cards in the same suit. An Ace high straight flush is called royal flush, royal straight flush or royal.

 

Straight Limit – in poker; a type of poker where all bets are in multiples of the same increment.

 

Straight on Through – in bingo; number 82.

 

Straight Poker – in poker; either a) a five card draw poker, high, no wilds, b) an old type of poker where players received five cards and bet only on them, there was no draw.

 

Straightening/Straighting – in poker; drawing to a straight.

 

Street – in poker; sometimes used to refer to cards that come out one at a time, e.g. the turn in Texas Hold ‘Em is called the fourth street.

 

Street Bet – in roulette; betting that one of three particular number will hit on the next spin.

 

Stripped Deck/Pack – in poker; a deck without certain cards, used to play special games.

 

Strive and Strive – in bingo; number 75.

 

Strong Hand – in poker; a hand that will probably win the pot.

 

Struggle – in poker; to take no cards during a draw in a draw game.

 

Strychnine – in poker; a straight 9 in lowball.

 

Stu – in poker; asking for two cards in a draw game.

 

Stuck in the Tree – in bingo; number 53.

 

Stud – in poker; a type of poker games where some of players’ cards are exposed, very often used as a short for Seven Card Stud.

 

Studio 54 – in craps; nine.

 

Substitute – in poker; to receive a twist, that is replace a card in stud.

 

Suck – in poker; to draw cards.

 

Sucker Bet – in roulette; only possible on the American Wheel. Betting that 0, 00, 1, 2, or 3 will hit on the next spin. The worst bet that can be made in roulette, as it gives a huge edge to the casino.

 

Suction/Suction Bet – in poker; a small bet on a good hand in a big bet game to lure player to call or raise.

 

Sudden Death – in poker; a low five-card stud.

 

Suicide King – in poker; King of Hearts.

 

Suited – in poker; two or more cards of the same suit.

 

Suited Connectors – in poker; two cards in sequence, in the same suit in Texas Hold ‘Em.

 

Summertime Hand – in poker; while not really a strong hand, it is better than average and has a chance to win the pot.

 

Sunset Strip – in bingo; number 77.

 

Super-Full – in poker; four of a kind.

 

Surrender – in blackjack; you can surrender after you receive your first two cards. This will result in getting back half of your original bet.

 

Surrender – in roulette; also En Prison Rule. An option with which you only lose half of your wager on even-money bets if 0 or 00 hits.

 

Sweat – in poker; to win by playing carefully and avoiding risks.

 

Sweep – in poker; see Scoop a).

 

Sweeper – in poker; either a) a person that declares both ways in a high-low poker with declare, b) a hand that wins both ways in high-low pot, or c) the player that has such a hand.

 

Sweeping Hand – in poker; a hand that wins both ways in high-low pot.

 

Sweet Sixteen – in bingo; number 16.

 

Sweeten the Pot – in poker; to raise.

 

Swing – in poker; either a) declaring both ways in a high-low poker with declare, b) win both ways in a high-low poker with declare, c) win the whole pot in a high-low poker game without declare by having the best hand for one way and no one qualifying to win for the other way.

 

Swing Hand – in poker; a hand that wins both ways in high-low pot.

 

Swinger – in poker; see Sweeper.

T – in poker; a 10.

 

Table Cop – in poker; a person that calls in order to keep other players honest.

 

Table Stakes – in poker; a rule according to which players can only wager money they have on the table at the beginning of a hand. Sometimes also refers to no-limit games.

 

Table Stakes Limit – in poker; see Table Stakes.

 

Tahoe – in poker; also lazy pineapple. A type of pineapple game in which you do not discard any of your three down cards and can use one or two of them at the showdown to form your five-card hand.

 

Tahoe Split – in poker; a type of poker game, seven-card stud high-low split, with an 8 qualifier for low

 

Take a Bath – in poker; to lose really bad.

 

Take it or Leave it – in poker; a type of five-card stud, high-low home game.

 

Take Off a Card – in poker; making a single bet so that you can see one more card.

 

Take Off the Gloves – in poker; to bully your opponent by playing aggressively.

 

Take the Lead – in poker; betting or raising when you are passed to, or doing so aggressively.

 

Take the Odds – in craps; a wager on come, don’t come, place and don’t place bet made after the come-out roll.

 

Take the Odds – in poker; either wagering less money on a proposition than you think you can win or wagering all your money in one bet in no-limit games.

 

Take the Worst of it – in poker; to fight the odds by making unfavorable wagers.

 

Taken Down – in craps; a bet that is returned to the play.

 

Takeout – in poker; the smallest buy-in need to take part in the particular game.

 

Talking Chips – in poker; sometimes also called lobbying or walking chips. Your winnings, which allow you to play in a more relaxed way and not concentrate too much on the game.

 

Tall Pot – in poker; a very large pot.

 

Tap – in poker; to bet all your chips, i.e. go all in.

 

Tap City – in poker; to become broke.

 

Tap Off – in poker; see Tap.

 

Tap Out – in blackjack; to lose your bankroll.

 

Tap Out – in poker; see Tap.

 

Tap Someone – in poker; betting all of another person’s chips in a no-limit game.

 

Tap you – in poker; see Tap Someone.

 

Tapioca – in poker; either being broke or betting all your chips.

 

Tap-Off / Tapoff – in poker; betting all your of another person’s chips.

 

Tapped – in poker; being broke.

 

Tapped out – in poker; see Tapped.

 

Target / Target 21 / T.a.R.G.E.T. – in blackjack; short for Table, Research, Grading and Evaluation Technique, a system formulated by Eddie Olsen and Jerry Patterson.

 

Telephone – in poker; a type of home poker, a widow game where players receive five cards face down and five cards are placed face down on the table.

 

Tender Hand – in poker; a hand you would be afraid to bet, because while it is a favorite on the pot, it’s also vulnerable to a raise.

 

Tennessee – in poker; either a type of poker very similar to Cincinnati, or a hand that is topped by a 10 in low poker.

 

Tennessee Toddy – in poker; a hand that is topped by a 10 in low poker.

 

Tension – in poker; either two or more 10’s or a hand that is topped by a 10 in low poker.

 

Terce – in poker; also tierce. Three cards to a straight flush.

 

Terce Major – in poker; also tierce major. A-K-Q in the same suit.

 

Terminal – in keno; a machine used to provide Keno Gaming.

 

Texas Blackout – in bingo; a type of bingo where the first number called decides which numbers will be wild- first odd makes all odd numbers wild, and first even makes all even numbers wild. All wild numbers are then covered and the game is played until a blackout.

 

Texas Hold ’em – in poker; a type of poker game where players get two pocket cards and five face-up community cards are on the table. Players can use any of the cards to make the best seven card hand.

 

Texas Tech – in poker; also called Wild Annie. A type of game that is a cross between stud poker and draw poker. Each player is dealt three cards face down, players bet and receive two more cards with bets made after each card is dealt. After that players draw cards like in draw poker and then expose one card and make bets. Cards are exposed and bets are made after each until every player has one card face down left.

 

The Big One on the End – in craps; when you bet that the next roll will result in the sum of 10.

 

The Dice are Cold as Ice, Sweet as Honey, Bet the Don’t and Win the Money – see Cold Table.

 

The Other Side of Eleven’s Tummy – in craps; when you bet that the next roll will result in the number of 3.

 

The Windows – in craps; when you bet that the next roll will result in the sum of 8.

 

Thee and me – in bingo; number 23.

 

Third base – in poker; the person to the right of the dealer.

 

Third base/baseman – in blackjack; the seat farthest to the left at a blackjack table.

 

Third Hand – in poker; the person that sits three seats to the left of the dealer.

 

Third Nuts – in poker; in Texas Hold ’em this means you hold the third-best possible hand in a given situation.

 

Third Pair – in poker; in Texas Hold ’em this means you make a pair of one of your hole cards and the third-highest card on the board.

 

Third Street – in poker; the first round where you bet on the first three cards in stud games.

 

Thirty-Two Juice Roll – in craps; when you bet that the next roll will result in the number of 5.

 

Three – in poker; a hand that needs three cards.

 

Three Card Double Inside Straight Flush – in video poker; three cards in the same suit in a broken sequence with two gaps or in a closed-ended sequence with or without gaps.

 

Three Card Inside Straight Flush – in video poker; three cards in the same suits in a broke sequence with one gap.

 

Three Card Royal – in video poker; three cards in the same suit, but 10 or higher.

 

Three Card Sequential Royal – in video poker; a hand with three cards (10 or higher) in the same suit and in the pattern of a Sequential Royal Flush.

 

Three Card Straight Flush – in video poker; a hand with three cards in the same suit in an unbroken open-ended sequence.

 

Three Craps Three, the Indicator – in craps; when you bet that the next roll will result in the number of 3.

 

Three Deuces – in poker; usually three 2’s and two other cards, sometimes this phrase is used sometimes for A-A-K-K-Q hand.

 

Three Dozen – in bingo; number 36.

 

Three Fates – in poker; three Q’s.

 

Three Flush – in poker; Being two cards away from a flush, i.e. having three cards of the same suit in hour hand.

 

Three Number Bet – in roulette; betting that one of the three chosen numbers will show on the next spin.

 

Three of a Kind – in poker and video poker; also Trips. Three cards of the same rank.

 

Three Score and Ten – in bingo; 70.

 

Three-Bet – in poker; making a third bet, that is raising a raise.

 

Three-Blind Traveling Blind Game – in poker; a type of traveling blind poker with three mandatory blinds: one by the dealer, one by the player left to him and one by the player two seats left of him.

 

Three-Card Draw – in poker; see Three.

 

Three-Card Hop – in poker; also cathop. To beat another hand with a three-card draw.

 

Three-Card Monte – in poker; a card game played with three cards.

 

Three-Card Poker – in poker; see Three-Card Monte.

 

Threes – in poker; Three of a Kind in high.

 

Three-Thirty-Three – in poker; a type of home stud game, where each players gets one down card and after a round betting more cards are dealt face up.

 

Three-Toed Pete – in poker; see Three-Card Monte

 

Throw – in poker; to discard a card.

 

Throw a Party – in poker; to lose badly because you did not play carefully.

 

Throw Off – in poker; in a draw game it means to discard a card. This phrase is also used with the meaning ‘to gamble away’.

 

Ticket – in keno; a ticked containing 80 numbers to be marked by players.

 

Ticket – in poker; in a draw game this is a card.

 

Tickle – in poker; to raise.

 

Tie – in blackjack; also Stand-off and Push. A situation when the player and dealer have the same totals for their hands. Player gets to keep his bet.

 

Tied on – in poker; a situation where you cannot throw your hand away, e.g. because of a huge pot.

 

Tiempo – in poker; requesting more time so you can consider your cards.

 

Tier Du Cylindre – in roulette; betting a specific group of numbers, which are paired neighbors on the layout.

 

Tiger – in poker; a nonstandard hand, usually five cards from 3 to 9 without a pair.

 

Tight – in poker; to play tight meant to play few hands and to fold early.

 

Tight game – in poker; a game where there’s a small number of players in most pots.

 

Tight Hold ’em – in poker; alternative name for Omaha.

 

Tight Play – in poker; betting only when you have a strong hand.

 

Tight Player – in poker; also Tightass. Someone who only bets when he has a strong hand.

 

Tighten Up – in poker; to start playing tighter.

 

Tilt – in poker; refers to a wild and reckless play style.

 

Timber – in poker; discarded cards. Discarded cards.

 

Time Buy-in – in poker; see Time Game.

 

Time Cut – in poker; fee that the house charges in a Time Game.

 

Time for fun – in bingo; number 41.

 

Time for Tea – in bingo; number 83.

 

Time Game – in poker; a game where the house charges time (in contrast to a rake game).

 

Toilet Flush – in poker; to miss a flush in a draw, i.e. being one card from a flush and end up the same after draw.

 

Token – in poker; a chip.

 

Tom’s Tricks – in bingo; number 6.

 

Tommer – in poker; a bad player or situation.

 

Tonk – in poker; 50, or sometimes 49, points in lowball, which is an unplayable hand.

 

Tony’s Den – in bingo; number 10.

 

Top Card – in poker; either the highest card in a flush or straight in high, or the highest card in a hand in lowball.

 

Top Hand – in poker; a hand that wins the pot.

 

Top Kicker – in poker; if two or more players at a showdown have identical hands, then the pot goes to the person with the highest side card.

 

Top of the House/Shop – in bingo; number 90.

 

Top Pair – in poker; to have a hole card matching the highest card on the board in flop games.

 

Top Two Pair – in poker; to have hole cards that make the highest possible two pair hand in flop games.

 

Top(s) and Bottoms – in poker; Two pair: A’s and 2’s.

 

Top-Bottom Ticket – in keno; a keno ticket with which you are only supposed to catch numbers only on one half of the ticket.

 

Topped Out – in poker; also edged, edged out, or shaved. A situation where your hand is beaten by a hand that is only slightly better.

 

Torquay in Devon – in bingo; number 87.

 

Toto – in lotto; lotteries where results are determined by sports events.

 

Touching Cards – in poker; cards in straight that are in sequence.

 

Tough – in poker, used to refer to a style of player or a player, who is difficult to beat, solid, conservative.

 

Tough Money – in poker; money you should not use for gambling as they are needed for living expenses.

 

Trail – in poker; to call a bet when a number of other people have already called.

 

Transversale Simple – in roulette; see Three Number Bet.

 

Trash – in poker; a term used either for a very weak or worthless cards, or the discard pile, or to the process of discarding a hand.

 

Traveling Blind – in poker; a mandatory blind that depends on the position of the player, used in Traveling Blind Games.

 

Traveling Blind Game – in poker; a type of poker game with mandatory blinds, which depend on the position of players.

 

Tree System – in lotto; a system which is similar to the wheeling system, but is instead used for daily number games.

 

Treedlededee – in poker; asking for three cards in a draw poker game.

 

Trey – in poker; the card 3.

 

Treys Full – in poker; a full house that contains three 3’s and another pair.

 

Treys Over – in poker; either a) see Treys Full, b) two pair, 3’s and 2’s

 

Treys Up – in poker; see Treys Over b).

 

Trick – in poker; someone who plays poorly.

 

Tricon – in poker; three of a kind.

 

Trio – in poker; three of a kind.

 

Trio Bet – in roulette; a combination bet on three numbers.

 

Trip – in poker; three of a kind.

 

Trip up – in poker; three of a kind.

 

Triple – in lotto; three and four digit numbers that include three of the same digit, e.g. 333, 6664.

 

Triple – in roulette; see Three Number Bet.

 

Triple Dipple, in the Lucky Ducky – in craps; when you bet that the next roll will result in the sum of 12.

 

Triplets/Trips – in poker; three of a kind.

 

Trombones – in bingo; number 76.

 

Trombones – in poker; either a) 7-6 hand in lowball, b) two pair, 7’s and 6’s in high, c) 7 and 6 as your first two cards.

 

Tupper – in poker; two pair.

 

Tupperware – in poker; two pair.

 

Turn a Draw – in poker; making a complete hand, usually a straight or flush, on the turn card in Texas Hold ‘Em.

 

Turn a Pair – in poker; First pair of your hole cards on the turn card in Texas Hold ‘Em.

 

Turn Down – in poker; to fold your hand.

 

Turn on the Screw – in bingo; number 62.

 

Tweak of the Thumb – in bingo; number 51.

 

Twelve Number Bet – in roulette; betting on one of the three columns that contain 12 numbers on the layout.

 

Twenty-One – in blackjack; alternative name of blackjack.

 

Twiggy – in poker; 2-9 as your first two cards in Texas Hold ‘Em.

 

Twist – in poker; in home games of stud this is an extra card that players can buy after all cards have been dealt.

 

Two – in poker; a hand that needs two cards.

 

Two Aces – in craps; a roll resulting in 2.

 

Two Bits – in poker; either $25 or a $25 chip.

 

Two Card Royal Flush with no Ten – in video poker; a hand with two high cards in the same suit.

 

Two Card Royal Flush with Ten – in video poker; a hand with a high card and a 10 in the same suit.

 

Two Card Sequential Royal Flush with Ten – in video poker; a hand with a high card and a 10 in the same suit, in the positions required for a Sequential Royal Flush.

 

Two Dozen – in bingo; number 24.

 

Two Fat Ladies – in bingo; number 88.

 

Two Flush – in poker; two cards of the same suit.

 

Two in Pan – in poker; A-2-3 or J-Q-K of spades in draw or lowball.

 

Two Little Ducks – in bingo; number 22.

 

Two Little Fleas – in bingo; number 33.

 

Two Number Bet – in roulette; inside combination bet on two numbers at the same time.

 

Two Pair – in poker and video poker; two cards of one ranks, and two cards of another rank.

 

Two Rolls and no Coffee – in craps; when 7 shows up after two rolls.

 

Two to a, Three to a, Four to a – in video poker; e.g. three to a straight means you have three cards that needed for a straight.

 

Two Ways – in craps; a phrase used for hardway or proposition bets where the player, aside of his own bet, bets one chip for the dealer.

 

Two-Bet – in poker; to raise.

 

Two-Card Draw – in poker; see Two.

 

Two-Gap – in poker; In Texas Hold ’em refers to two starting cards which are three ranks apart.

 

Two-Way Call – in poker; a hand that will win both ways in any high-low pot.

 

Two-Way Hand – in poker; either a) open-ended straight in draw poker played with the 52-card deck, b) a hand with two possible ways of drawing in draw poker, c) an 8, 9 or 10 that can be broken under pressure in lowball.

 

Two-Way Straight – in poker; open-ended straight in a draw poker played with the 52-card deck.

Ube – in blackjack; a software by John Imming called Universal Blackjack Engine.

 

Ubz – in blackjack; Unbalanced Zen card-counting system.

 

Unbalanced Count – in blackjack; this is a count where the number of minus and plus cards is unequal.

 

Unbalanced Zen – in blackjack; unbalanced Zen Count.

 

Uncalled Bet – in poker; refers to a bet that was not matched by any other players.

 

Under Pair – in poker; in Texas Hold ‘Em this is a pair of cards that are lower than the community cards (e.g. 4-4 where the flop is J-8-7).

 

Under the Gun(s) – in poker; refers to the player that acts first after the blind bets.

 

Underbet – in poker; to bet smaller that would be expected in a given situation.

 

Undercut – in poker; to receive a card in low-hole-card-wild stud that is lower than your current lowest card and in result lowers the value of your hand.

 

Underdog – in poker and video poker; either a hand or a person that has small chances to win.

 

Underfull – in poker; full house, except three A’s and two K’s, which is called big full.

 

Underplay – in poker; see Underbet.

 

Under-Raise – in poker; a raise that is lower than the previous bet, can only be made if a player is playing all-in.

 

Under-the Gun Blind – in poker; a type of poker where the blind is travelling beginning from the player to the dealer’s left.

 

Unglued – in poker; to play aggressively, be ‘on tilt’

 

Union Oil – in poker; this term is used to refer to: a) 7 and 6 as your first two cards in Texas Hold ’em, b) a 7-6 hands in lowball, and c) 7’s and 6’s two pair in high.

 

Unit – in poker; either $1000 or a fixed betting quantity.

 

Unlimited Poker – in poker; a poker game with no bet limit.

 

Unlimited Rebuy Tournament – in poker; a poker tournament where players are allowed to re-buy as often as they wish during a specific period of time.

 

Unluck for Some – in bingo; number 13.

 

Unmade Hand – in poker; a hand in draw poker that has a potential to become a winning hand with a good draw, but without it will probably lose.

 

Unpaid Shill – in poker; this term is used to a player that either is the first to get into and leave the game or one that plays in multiple pots, while making small bets and rarely raising.

 

Up Card – in baccarat and poker; a card that is placed face up.

 

Up Card – in blackjack; the first card dealt by the dealer, which is placed faced up.

 

Up Jumped the Devil! – in poker; this phrase is sometimes used by players when they draw a card and place it face up assuming that this card makes their hand.

 

Up Pops the Devil – in craps; making a bet that the next roll will result in 7.

 

Up Scope! – in poker; a phrase you say when you want to raise.

 

Up the Slope! – in poker; a phrase you say when you want to raise.

 

Up to Tricks – in bingo; number 46.

 

Up/Ups – in poker; used to designate the higher card in a two pair hand, e.g. ‘Jacks up’ means the pair of Jacks in the higher one.

 

Ups – in bingo; number of sheets in your bingo book.

 

Upstairs! – in poker; a phrase you say when you want to raise.

 

Uston Advanced Plus / Minus Count – in blackjack; a level one counting system that has been described by Ken Uston in Million Dollar Blackjack.

 

Uston Advanced Point Count – in blackjack; a level three counting system that has been described by Ken Uston in Million Dollar Blackjack.

 

Uston Simple Plus / Minus Count – in blackjack; a counting system similar to Uston Advanced Plus / Minus Count, but it doesn’t use the strategy variations of that system.

 

Utah – in poker; see Cincinnati

 

Utg – in poker; an abbreviation for Under the Gun.

 

Utility Bet – in poker; refers to a bet that players make when the know it has a positive expectation but are not sure what will be its main benefit.

Valentines Day – in bingo; number 14.

 

Valet – in poker; Jack.

 

Valle Card – in poker; 3’s, 5’s or 7’s.

 

Value – in poker; can mean either a return on your bet or raise or the worth of your hand in comparison to its chances of winning.

 

Value Bet – in poker; a bet you make not to have your opponent to fold but to raise the amount in the pot.

 

Variance – in poker; the statistical measure of the dispersity of your results during the game.

 

Vic – in roulette; also sucker. Victim.

 

Video Keno – in keno; Keno played on machines (like video poker) where a random number generator picks the numbers.

 

Vig – in blackjack; either the fee you pay to play the game or house advantage.

 

Vig/Vigorish – in poker; also time and rake. Term used to refer to House take.

 

Vig/Vigorish – in roulette; also juice. The tax casino places on bets.

 

Vigorish – in baccarat; also juice or vig. The 5% commission you pay if you bet on a winning banker hand.

 

Village People – in poker, Four Q’s.

 

Virgin – in lotto; a term used by players for numbers or their combinations that were neverdrawn before.

 

Voisins Du Zero – in roulette; betting on a group of numbers that are close to the zero on the roulette wheel.

W/L – in blackjack; short of win/loss.

 

Wager – in keno; the money you are playing for with a keno ticket.

 

Wager – in poker; either the act of making a bet or any bet itself.

 

Wages – in poker; an amount that professional players consider the minimum they need to make in a day, e.g. $100.

 

Wait – in poker; holding your cards while not making a bet.

 

Wait for the Blind – in poker; a rule that is used in some places that does not allows a player that just joined the game be dealt until he puts in the blind.

 

Waiter – in poker; a player that checks.

 

Wake Up with a Hand – in poker; when you are dealt a hand that has a winning potential.

 

Walker – in poker; a person that leaves the table for longer periods of time, or simply someone that is not at the table right now.

 

Walkers – in poker; people that walk away from the table very often.

 

Walking Chips – in poker; The winnings you obtained at the table.

 

Wangdoodle/Wangdoodles – in poker; a hand or round in private games where the stakes are increased just for that hand/round. This is usually done if a big hand is shown.

 

Warm Up – in bingo; sometimes also Early Bird; either a warm-up game before a true session start or the first game of a session.

 

Warp – in blackjack; when the dealer bends the cards while checking under 10s and shuffles gently, the cards might take on warps that makes it possible to read them while face down.

 

Was she Worth it – in bingo; number 56.

 

Wash – in blackjack and poker; a way of shuffling cards when you place them face down on the table and make a washing motion with your hands.

 

Washington Monument – in poker; Three of a kind with 5’ss

 

Watchmacallits – in poker, best possible hand.

 

Wave – in poker; a bend in the card that is used as a marking technique for cheating.

 

Way – in keno; a combination of groups that is bet on by a player.

 

Way Bet – in keno; see Way.

 

Way Ticket – in keno; on this ticked different numbers are grouped together so that there are more ways to win.

 

Weak – in poker; a term used either for poor players or easy to beat tables, or a style of play where the played is reluctant to raise and folds easily.

 

Weak hand – in poker; a hand that has a low chance of winning.

 

Weak player – in poker; a person that has a rather timid style of play.

 

Weaki Weaki – in craps; a term used when the rolled dice do not hit the backboard.

 

Weak-Passive – in poker; a terms used to describe either a person or a style of play where a player rarely raises, but calls often.

 

Wedges – in poker; a deck of cards that are marked by having their long edges shaved to be wider towards the ends, which makes it possible to feel their values.

 

Weed – in poker; to re-obtain money from a winning shill.

 

Weinberg – in Texas Hold ’em; being dealt T-3 as first two cards.

 

Wgbjb – in blackjack; a shortened name of the book The World’s Greatest BlackJack Book by Humble and Cooper.

 

Whack the Pack – in poker; the process of cutting the deck.

 

Whale – in blackjack; a term used to refer to the high-roller making the biggest bets.

 

Whangdoodles – in poker; see Wangoodle.

 

What Shot Jesse James? A Forty-Five – in craps; making a bet that the sum in the next roll will be 9.

 

Wheel – in lotto; either used as a noun to refer to the wheeling system or as a verb, e.g. “Wheel those numbers!”

 

Wheel – in poker; a hand consisting of A-2-3-4-5 or in high games a 5-high straight hand.

 

Wheel Card – in poker; Any A, 3, 4 or 5 in ace-to-five lowball.

 

Wheeling System – in lotto; using a game play system that is supposed to improve your chances of winning, i.e. choosing a group of numbers to be selected in multiple games in all possible combinations.

 

Whinney the Poo – in bingo; number 42.

 

Whipsaw – in poker; also crossfire, sandwich or squeeze. A situation where two players raise and re-raise each other, forcing the player between them to call in order to remain in the pot.

 

Whirl Bet – in craps; betting multiples of $5 that the next roll will result in 2, 3, 7, 11 or 12. E.g. a $5 whirl bet could be $1 on 2, $1 on 3, $1 on 7, and $2 on 11 or 12.

 

White – in poker; This color is most commonly used for $1 chips.

 

White Blackbird – in poker; a very rare hand, e.g. a pat royal flush in 5-card draw.

 

White Chip – in poker; usually a chip that is worth $1, sometimes $100.

 

White Meat – in poker; your profit obtained in the game.

 

Whiteskin – in poker; any card that is not a face card, i.e. 10 and less.

 

Whore – in poker; a vulgar name for Queen.

 

Wide Open – in poker; to play aggressively, be ‘on tilt’.

 

Widow – in poker; in home and private games of stud poker refers to one or more community cards that are placed at the center of the table, which can be used as a party of player’s hand, often being considered wild.

 

Widow Game – in poker; refers to a stud game with a widow.

 

Widow Poker – in poker; a type of game that is a cross between stud poker and draw poker that is played with at least one community card.

 

Wild – in poker; a card that can have the value of any other card, e.g. a pair becomes three-of-a-kind with a wild.

 

Wild Annie – in poker; also called Texas Tech. A type of game that is a cross between stud poker and draw poker. Each player is dealt three cards face down, players bet and receive two more cards with bets made after each card is dealt. After that players draw cards like in draw poker and then expose one card and make bets. Cards are exposed and bets are made after each until every player has one card face down left.

 

Wild Card – in poker; A joker or any card that can have the value of any other card, e.g. a pair becomes three-of-a-kind with a wild card.

 

Wild Number – in bingo; determined with the first number drawn, e.g. if it’s 75 then all numbers ending in 5 need to be marked off. Used usually in games of double bingo leading to a triple bingo.

 

Win – in keno; when you collect enough numbers to get more than you wagered.

 

Win Rate – in blackjack; usually depicted as a percentage, number of hands or dollars per hour and is the speed in which a person is expected to win.

 

Window – in poker; the card in the front of a draw poker hand (the one you can see when you square the cards together).

 

Wing – in poker; to be on a winning streak.

 

Winner – in poker; this term is used when referring to the winner blind and is accompanied by a number that informs on the size of the blind, i.e. Winner six means that the winner of the current pot has to leave $3 for the next pot, which makes the next had either a $6-limit or $6 minimum bet depending if you’re playing a limit or no-limit game.

 

Winner Blind – in poker; also Winner Kill or Winner Leave it. A blind game where the winner of the previous pot has to leave chips to be a blind for the current pot.

 

Winner Hand – in poker; the hand that wins the showdown and takes the pot.

 

Winner on the Dark Side – in craps; making a bet that the next roll will result in 3.

 

Winning Numbers – in keno; 20 winning numbers drawn during a game.

 

Winning Streak – in poker; also hot streak or rush. Constantly winning a series of hands or during a period of time.

 

Winning Tickets – in poker; cards that make up a winning card.

 

Winnings – in keno; a bet in which the numbers you chose match the Draw.

 

Wire Cage – in keno; a cage in which keno balls are mixed.

 

Wire Joint – in poker; also juice joint. A gambling place or a card room that is full of cheaters.

 

Withholding – in lotto; a tax that is deducted from the prize.

 

Wong/Wonging – in blackjack; either: 1. Back counting the cards that were dealt at a table and joining the game when the player has an advantage. 2. Playing games when the situation favors the player.

 

Wood – in poker; also railbird. A spectator that doesn’t not take part in the game.

 

Wooden Hand – in poker; a card that has not chance to win or being improved.

 

Woolly Bear – in poker; also nuts. The best possible hand.

 

Woolworth – in poker; either: a) a game where 10’s and 5’s are considered wild b) 10-5 hand in lowball, c) 10’s, 5’s and two pair in high.

 

Work – in poker; marked cards used for cheating.

 

Work the Broads – in poker, to cheat.

 

Working – in craps; a term used to say that during the next roll the bets will be at risk.

 

Working Bets – in craps; a term used to refer to bet that can be resolved with the next roll.

 

World Bet – in craps; see Whirl Bet.

 

World’s Fair – in poker; a high value hand.

 

Worst of it – in poker; when your wager has an unfavorable return.

 

Wrap Up – in bingo; last game of a session.

 

Writer – in keno; a person responsible for taking your bet, producing the tickets and paying the winners.

 

Wrong Bettor – in craps; a term used for players that bet that the dice will not pass on the next roll.

 

Wsop/Wsp – in poker; World Series of Poker.

 

Wurlitzer – in poker; either 8-8 as two starting cards in Texas Hold ‘Em or a pair of 8’s in lowball.

 

Www – in blackjack; shortened name of the Atlantic City casino Wild Wild West by Bally.

X – in blackjack; a term that is sometimes used to refer to cards worth ten points.

 

X – in poker; a bet worth $10.

 

X Marks the Spot – in poker; also criss-cross; type of home game that is a variant of Southern Cross. Players receive five cards face down and five cards face down are placed in the form of a cross in the center. Each turn one widow card is turned up with the center card being last. After each card a betting round commences. Players can use any of the widow cards with their original cards to form a five-card hand. The center card and other cards of the same rank are treated as wild.

Yard – in poker; a term used to refer to $100

 

Yeast – in poker; a term you use when you want to raise.

 

Ymmv – in blackjack; short of your mileage may vary.

 

Yo – in craps and poker; 11 as a roll result in craps and a bet in poker.

 

Yo Eleven – in craps; a bet where you assume the next roll will be 11 in craps, or the size of your bet in poker.

 

Yo, Elevine. Lost her Draws in the Men’s Matrine – in craps; a roll resulting in 11.

 

You Roll Two – in poker; a type of seven-card game, where each players gets 4 card face down and turns 2 of them up.

 

Young and Keen – in bingo; number 15.

 

Younger Hand – in poker; a term used to refer to the player immediately to the left of the dealer.

 

Youngest Hand – in poker; a term used to refer to the player immediately to the right of the dealer.

Zen Count – in blackjack; a card counting system. In it 2’s, 3’s and 7’s are assigned a value of plus one, 4’s, 5’s and 6’s plus two, Aces is minus one and cards worth ten points receive the value of minus two.

 

Zero – in roulette; one of the numbers on the roulette wheel, usually has a green color. You can bet on it like any other number.

 

Z-Game – in poker; this is the exact opposite of A-Game and means the smallest game in a casino.

 

Zilch – in video poker; a hand that is worth no points.

 

Zip – in poker; 4-3-2-A preceded by the highest card in the player’s hand, e.g. 10-zip means 10-4-3-2-A.

 

Zombie – in poker; a player that shows no emotion or behaviour that would give away his hand.

 

Zuke – in poker; term used mainly by dealers and is a tip that is given by the winner of a pot to the dealer.

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