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The amount of money in a players account.
Used in Blackjack. Committing to memory the cards which
have been played, in order to gain a more accurate picture
of what cards are likely to be drawn, from the remainder
of the deck.
French word for dealer. Used in the games of Baccarat
A red or black plastic card, that is used to cut a deck
Blackjack - To double down means your initial bet is
doubled and you will receive one more card. You must
stand after this card is dealt.
1. Poker - to double the size of your stack in one go
- usually by going heads up against some.
2. Doubling the size of your previous bet after it has
lost, in the hope that you will win and cover your previous
Someone who loses a lot of money (usually at poker).
"If you can't spot the fish, you are the fish".
Someone who always bets the same amount on each hand
The casinos advantage over the players. If the house
edge is 2%, it means that on average the house will
make 2% on all bets, by e.g. the ball landing on 0 at
Any hand in blackjack
that does not contain an ace valued at eleven.
A big spender at the
Casinos. They will often receive complimentary rooms
at the casino because of the huge sums they wager.
The casinos advantage
for any particular game. In other words, the percentage
of total bets they should theoretically "win"
from the punters.
In roulette, any bet
which is is placed on the main, numbered section of
In blackjack, insurance
(a further bet, half that of the original stake) is
offered when the dealer's up card is an ace. The insurance
bet wins double if the dealer has 21, but loses if the
dealer does not.
A natural is when you
hit 21 with your first two cards at Blackjack.
In Roulette, bets placed
on the outside part of the board. The bets placed involve
varying combinations of 12-18 numbers.
In Craps - numbers 4,
5, 9 and 10.
A bet where you have
an edge over the casino.
A paddle used on the
Baccarat table to scoop the cards.
Relating to slot machines,
this is the percentage of total stakes which the machine
is programmed to pay out. This figure will be 100% minus
the house edge.
The area in between
a cluster of gambling tables. Only casino staff are
allowed in this area.
In craps, a dice term
for the number rolled on the 'Come Out Roll' if a 4,
5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 is rolled. The point has to be repeated
before a seven rolls for the 'Pass Line' bets to win.
When a high roller is
given free Room, Food, and Beverages.
A card shuffling technique.
The person rolling the
When you roll a 2 in
In blackjack - a hand
that contains an ace counted as eleven.
Any number from 1 to
80 that a player selects on a keno ticket. It also refers
to the number of numbers that are marked on a ticket.
In Blackjack, you give
up half your stack to pull out of the hand.
Losing your entire bankroll
and therefore having to stop gambling.
A bad or unfavorable
A shuffling technique
where the dealer places all the cards face down on the
table and shuffles them with the palms of his hands,
before collecting them and shuffling them in a normal