A table game based on 5-card stud, but played against the dealer only and with different betting and payouts.
A feature that results in two to ten times the normal payout.
French for a bet on the odd numbers. Pays 1 to 1.
Slang for jacks.
Total amount won.
The long-term theoretical advantage of the casino or "house" over players.
A royal flush made with one or more wild cards.
Four cards to a straight with a gap inside, e.g. 7543 (vs 7654, an "open ender" that has double the chance of making the straight).
A relatively simple strategy designed to improve a player's chances, particularly in blackjack.
Same as a horn bet, except an additional bet is placed on one of the numbers. E.g. horn high 12 bets one unit each on the 2, 3 and 11, and 2 units on the 12.
A player strategy to increase or decrease their bet based on the previous outcome or outcomes.
The card that causes a blackjack hand to go over 21.
Using a small advantage to win slowly, especially in poker.
The use of two decks in a card game. In blackjack, more decks increases the casino's advantage.
In poker, discarding cards and receiving replacements in the hope of improving a hand.
A video poker game that offers a higher-than-normal payout (80 to 1) for 4 of a kind, but lower for a full house and two pair.
The last remaining card in the deck of a specific rank.
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.
The last card dealt in a hand.
The largest bet allowed at a game. Also known as a table limit. In slots or video poker, a button to play the maximum amount.
Any hand where an ace cannot be valued as 11, e.g. A95. The opposite of a soft hand, e.g. A6.
A bet that the next roll will be a 12.
A pair using the middle-ranked card in the community cards in hold'em.
A variation on blackjack where all cards are dealt face up. The rules are somewhat different to compensate for this player advantage.
UK slang for a slot machine. Some slot machines contain fruit images, such as cherries and lemons, on the spinning reels, hence the name. The original slot machines are also called one-armed bandits because they were operated by the lever on the side of the machine, and people lost money to them. Today almost every online casino provides reel slots that look similar to the slot machines. Some software providers even copied the fruit images used in the original fruit machines to make the online gambling experience as close to the traditional game as possible.
There are pubs in the UK that still offer fruit machines for their customers' entertainment. However, their return is set around 80% payout, which is lower than 90-95% payout in their online counterparts.
I like to play fruit machines for their images.
Yesterday I lost all my money playing fruit machines in the casino.
A craps bet that the next roll will be a 12, paying 30 to 1.
A slot machine with wild symbols, scatter pays and/or free spins. Betting the maximum results in better payouts.
A large win.
A starting hand of a pair of 4s, since a 4 looks like a sail.
Losing money gambling.
Staying in the hand by matching the current bet.
The different versions of slot machines.
A card higher that the cards on the board.
A device that chooses pseudo-random numbers. Not truly random, as the sequence can be duplicated, hence "pseudo".
A bet on all the hard ways (22, 33, 44, 55) and any 7. The last is a one-roll bet.
Percentage of wins a machine gives. Assuming the same payout percentage, a machine with a lower hit frequency will give small wins less often and big wins more often than one with a high frequency.
The player-reported amount of time it takes for a casino to transfer money withdrawn by the player.
An additional bet on pass line or come bets. It pays true odds (i.e. no house advantage) and is therefore the best craps bet. Also called simply odds.
Also known as Double or Nothing. A betting system in which a player makes the same bet after each win and doubles their bet after each loss. Say, if you wagered $5 and won, you bet $5 again. In case you lost, you bet $10 next time. If you lose again, your next bet will be $20. If you win, you bet the initial $5. Some players believe that Martingale system works on the short run. However, statistics prove it wrong.
Many casino games have betting limits that do not allow the players to endlessly double their bets. So the player either meets the table limit or the cash limit and loses it all.
Have you ever played American Roulette by Martingale system?
I will never use Martingale for Blackjack again.
A cube with a unique number of dots (1 to 6) on each side. Singular form of dice.