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Casino Glossary

  • 9/6

    Video Poker

    The payout for a full house and flush, respectively, in many video poker games (e.g. Jacks or Better).

  • Ace-deuce

    Craps

    A roll of a 1 (ace) and a 2 (deuce).

  • Aces

    Craps

    A craps roll of 2, i.e. each die comes up 1. Also known as snake eyes.

  • Aces and Faces VP

    Casino GameVideo Poker

    A video poker game with a better payout for four of a kind when the kicker is an ace or face card.

  • Aces Wired or Bullets

    Poker

    A pair of concealed aces, i.e. in a player's face-down cards.

  • Aces with a Kicker

    Video Poker

    Four aces with a specific kicker awards a bonus.

  • Action

    CasinoSlots

    1) The total amount bet by a player during a session;

    2) A bet or the act of betting.

  • Advantage Player

    Casino

    A player who legally uses a superior understanding of a game to gain a mathematical advantage over opponents.

  • Advertised Payout Time

    Casino

    The advertised length of time for a player to receive money withdrawn from a casino.

  • Affiliate Program

    Casino

    A business partnership program with a casino.

  • After Five, the Field's Alive

    Craps

    A bet that the next roll will be a 5.

  • Aggregate Limit

    Casino

    The maximum total amount the casino will pay out on one round of play at a single table.

  • Aggregate Winnings

    Casino

    Total amount won.

  • Aggressive Play

    Casino

    A playing style in which the player bets or raises more than usual.

  • All American Video Poker

    Casino GameVideo Poker

    A video poker game similar to Jacks or Better, but with a different payout structure.

  • All or Nothing

    Keno

    A keno ticket that only wins when all the picked numbers are drawn.

  • All the Spots We Got

    Craps

    A craps roll of 12, i.e. each die comes up 6. Also known as boxcars.

  • Allowed Games

    CasinoCasino Game

    Games that are allowed to be played for bonus wagering purposes. All the bets made at these games count towards wagering requirements, but they may contribute a different percent, depending on the game type. 

  • American Roulette

    Casino GameRoulette

    One of two versions of roulette, which has the numbers 1-36, 0 and 00, as opposed to the European version, which has no 00. Adding the 00 doubles the house advantage.

  • Anchor

    Blackjack

    The player seated at the dealer's furthest right at a blackjack table, and therefore the last to act before the dealer. Also called third base.

  • Ante

    Poker

    A compulsory bet in some poker games, e.g. stud.

  • Any Craps

    Craps

    A bet that the next roll will be craps (2, 3 or 12), paying 8 to 1.

  • Any Seven

    Craps

    A craps bet that the next roll will be a 7, paying 4 to 1.

  • Any Twelve

    Craps

    A craps bet that the next roll will be a 12, paying 30 to 1.

  • Asterix and Obelix

    Casino Game

    A combination of cards: Ace and Eight (A8). The nickname is inspired by the French comic book series The Adventure of Asterix by René Goscinny. Asterix has the matching initial with Ace, and Obelix resembles an 8 with his shape.

  • Baby

    HiLo

    A low card, especially a 5 or less, useful for making a low hand.

  • Baccarat

    BaccaratCasino Game

    A table card game in which one bets on the "Player" or "Banker", the hand of two or three cards totaling the closest to 9 being the winner.

  • Back Door

    Poker

    Making a good hand with the last two cards dealt.

  • Back Line

    Craps

    Another name for the don't pass line.

  • Back Line Skinner

    Craps

    A bet that 7 will be the next roll.

  • Back-to-back

    Poker

    Two cards of the same rank or suit dealt one after the other.

  • Ball

    Roulette

    A white ball used to determine the winning roulette number; the dealer spins it around the wheel, and it eventually falls into a numbered slot.

  • Bank

    CasinoSlots

    1) The amount a player has available to wager;

    2) A group of slot machines.

  • Banker

    Casino

    The dealer. In pai gow, a player can become the banker, gaining the advantage of winning ties. In baccarat, one of the two hands the player can bet on.

  • Bankroll

    Casino

    The total amount a player has available for gambling.

  • Barefoot Bet

    Craps

    A pass line or come bet for which the player doesn't take odds (odds being the best bet in craps) or a don't pass or don't come where the player doesn't lay odds.

  • Barred

    Casino

    Not allowed to enter a casino due to past bad or criminal behavior.

  • Basic Slots

    Slots

    A slot machine with a single payline and a fixed (not progressive) top jackpot.

  • Basic Strategy

    BlackjackCasino

    A relatively simple strategy designed to improve a player's chances, particularly in blackjack.

  • Basket Bet

    Roulette

    The worst single bet in roulette: betting on 0, 00, 1, 2 and 3 simultaneously. It pays 6 to 1, making the house advantage the highest possible.

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