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14 Day Split Dealers This is when the dealers tips are pooled together from the past 14 days and then split equally amoung all the dealers that worked during that period
1st Base Blackjack This is the 1st spot to the dealer's left and will be the first spot dealt to
3rd Base Blackjack This is the last spot next to the dealer's immediate right or it is the last player to play a hand before it's the dealer's turn
4th Street Poker Also known as the Turn Card; this is the fourth out of five cards that is turned over so it is face up on the board
5 Card Charlie Blackjack This is when the player has 5 cards or more that equal 21 or less
7 Day Split Dealers This is when the dealers tips are pooled together from the past 7 days and then split equally amoung all the dealers that worked during that period
86 Casino This is when the casino bars or excludes a player from playing on a table or even being in the casino
Ace Casino This is the highest card in the deck
Aces Casino This is a slang term for $1 cheques
Action Casino This means betting or the opportunity to bet
Agent Dealers An agent is the player who is working with a dealer to cheat the casino
Air Craps This is the space between the flat pass line bet and the odds bet behind it on the apron
All-In Casino When the player bets all of their money on one hand
All The Way Up Craps This is a phrase that the player will say when his place or buy bet wins. The player is telling the dealer not to press his bet but instead bet the entire payoff and original bet
Alligator Skin Craps This is the elevated diamond pyramids on the sides of the craps table
Backer Casino A backer is a non-player who is financing an active player
Bad Beat Poker This is when a player has a great hand and can't fold but then gets beaten by an even better hand
Bar Casino This means to prohibit or ban
Belly Strippers Casino This is when the cards are altered by having slightly trimmed edges that taper from the center to the edge
Bet Casino This is a wager that is usually made with a clay chip
Bevels Craps This is when the dice have rounded edges instead of the normal razor sharp edges
Big Blind Poker The larger amount of the two forced pre-flop bets
Blacklisted Casino People who cheat or who are bad for business get put on the blacklist. If you go back into the casino you were blacklisted from then they will call the cops and press charges for trespassing
Black Chip Casino Also known as Black or Blacks; this is a $100 chip
Bleed Dealers Also known as Bleeder or Sweating the Money; this is usually a casino supervisor who worries about players winning
Blind Casino This is when you play the hand without knowing what your cards are
Blind Poker This is a forced pre-flop bet, there are usually two; the Big Blind and the Small Blind
Bluff Poker This is when a player bets or raises with the knowledge that he has little to no chance of winning in the hopes that his opponent will fold
Bones Craps This is a slang term for dice
Book Dealers Also known as Cover, Booking the Bet or Fade; this means to accept a bet
Book, The Blackjack This is the small plastic strategy card that you can buy at any gift shop. This tells the player the recommended way of playing a hand
Booking the Bet Dealers Also known as Cover, Book or Fade; this means to accept a bet
Border Work Casino Also known as Edge Work; this is when a cheater adds markings to the border or edge of the cards to identify their value
Bosses Cash Register Craps This saying refers to the area in front of the dealers; the boxes with the numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10. Players are not allowed to put their hands in this area
Bowl Craps This is the container that the dice are held in
Box Cars Craps This means a pair of 6's on the dice
Boxman Craps This is the craps table supervisor who sits in the middle of the table in between the two dealers
Break-in Dealer Dealers This is another word for a new dealer who has very little or no experience or knowledge
Break-in House Dealers This is another word for a casino who hires new dealers. Those casinos are more willing to accept your mistakes and are more willing to teach you new games
Breakage Casino When the amount is round up or down to the casino's advantage
Bubble Peek Dealers This is when the dealer puts pressure to the top cards while holding the deck. This allows for a peek of the next card and is considered cheating
Bullet Casino This is a slang term for an ace card
Burn Card Casino This is the first card of a new deck that is not used and immediately put in the discard rack
Bust Blackjack When the player goes over 21 and loses the hand
Bust Out Joint Casino Also known as a Flat Store; this is a casino that cheats its customers
Button Casino Also known as a Lammer; this is the small plastic disc with numbers or words that are normally used for markers
Buy Bet Craps This is a bet where the player can buy true odds
Buy In Casino This is when the player gives the dealer cash for cheques
Buzz Dealers Also known as Hustle; this is when the dealer tries to get a tip out of a player or tries to get a player to play a tip for them
C Note Casino Also known as Cecil; this is a $100 bill
Cage Casino The cage is where you go to exchange chips for cash. There is a minimum of one cage per casino
Call Poker This is when a player matches the bet or the raise
Call Bet Casino Also known as a Table Marker; this is when a player makes a bet without putting up any money
Cap Casino Also known as Capping the Bet; this is when a player illegally places chips on top of their bet so they will get paid more. This is cheating
Carnival Game Casino This describes a group of games that include 3 Card Poker, Let It Ride, 3-5-7 Poker, Texas Hold' Em, and Crazy 4 Poker
Carpet Store Casino This is an unlicensed casino or it's a casino operationg in an area where gambling is illegal
Case Bet Casino This is the player's last bet, usually with the last of his money
Case Card Casino This is usually the last card of a suit or denomination still left in the deck
Cecil Casino Also known as a C Note; this is a $100 bill
Change Casino This is when a player requests chips in exchange for paper money
Change Only Craps Dealers This is a call the dealers will make if a player throws cash or high denomination cheques on the layout without speaking
Check Poker This is when the player bets nothing and passes the turn to the next player
Cheque Dealers Also known as a Chip; this is the name for any value chip that is in action on a live game
Chip Casino Also known as a Cheque; these clay chips are used to represent money only on table games. The most common chips are red chips ($5), green chips ($25) and black chips ($100)
Chip Roulette Roulette chips are slightly different from normal cheques. These chips are not marked, come in different colors and they usually represent one type of denomination, for example $1. These chips must stay on the table the player received them at
Clapping Out Dealers The  dealer will clap their hands to show the cameras that they are not stealing anything
Cold Casino Someone who is on a losing streak
Cold Deck Casino This is a deck of cards that was pre-arranged and smuggled on the game to cheat with
Color Up Casino This is when you take your small denomination chips and exchange them for larger denomination chips
Come Out Roll Craps This is the first roll of the dice. It can also mean any roll of the dice when there is no pass line point marked or when the puck or marker is in the Don't Come box
Comp Casino This is when the casino gives you something for free. It can be a dinner, room or any services that they offer for your gambling activity
Cooler Poker This is the person that beats your great hand with an even better hand
Cover Dealers Also known as Book, Booking the Bet or Fade; this means to accept the bet
Credit Dealers This is when there are too many chips of one color in the rack the floorman has to take them out and send them to the cage
Cross Roader Casino This is a cheater at cards
Croupier Dealers This is French for dealer
Cubes Craps This is a slang term for dice
Cutting The Deck Blackjack Every time the dealer shuffles the deck, they hand the player a yellow card. The player is supposed to take this card and put it in the deck somewhere in the middle
Daub Casino This is a foreign substance that is used by cheaters to mark cards
Day Shift Dealers The typical day shift for dealers is between 12pm to 8pm at night. Every casino is different and the day shift starting time can range from 10am to 1pm
Dead Game Dealers This is a game with no players on it
Dead Thumb Dealers Also known as Dealing the Deuce; this is when the dealer keeps his thumb stiff when dealing a handheld deck, making it easier to cheat
Dealer's Break Dealers Dealers get a 20 minute break every hour
Dealing the Deuce Dealers Also known as Dead Thumb; this is when the dealer keeps his thumb stiff when dealing a handheld deck, making it easier to cheat
Dirty Money Casino This is cash or cheques that was once a bet but has lost
Down Craps Dealers This usually means a bet or currency that is no longer on the table
Drawing Dead Poker This is when a players hand can never improve beyond their opponent's hand
Drop Casino All the money that a casino collects during a shift
Drop Box Casino This is a metal box under the table that holds all the cash dropped during a shift
Drop Cut Dealers This is a technique that dealers use to deliver and count cheques. This is usually used on roulette and craps
Dual Rate Dealers This is when a dealer is learning how to be a floorman. On some days they deal and get paid tokes and other days they work as a floorman and get paid the same or a lesser amount
Duke Craps Also known as a Monster; this is a long winning hand
Edge Casino This is an advantage, usually the casino advantage
Edge Work Casino Also known as Border Work; this is when a cheater adds markings to the border or edge of the cards to identify their value
Even Money Blackjack If the player has a blackjack and the dealer offers insurance then the player can decide to take even money and they get paid 1:1 on their bet
Even Money Casino Also known as a Flat Bet; this is a winning bet that pays 1:1 (one to one)
Extra Board Dealers Extra board dealers are called part-time dealers but they can work 6 - 7 days a week if managment needs them too. Most places have them working 3 days per week although some places only having them work 1 day a week. They have no insurance, no benefits and they get the crazy shifts no one wants. Depending on the property it can take 6 months to 3 years before an extra board is offered full-time. You must work as an extra board dealer before the casino will promote you to a full-time dealer
Eye-In-The-Sky Casino This refers to the security cameras in the casino that watches everything
Fade Dealers Also known as Cover, Booking the Bet or Book; this means to accept a bet
False Shuffle Dealers This is when the dealer looks like they are shuffling but instead they are using a technique where they are not actually shuffling
Fill Casino When the rack is low on a certain color of chips, the floorman will order more chips to be brought to the table to fill the rack
Flat Bet Casino Also known as a Even Money; this is a winning bet that pays 1:1 (one to one)
Flat Bet Craps There are only four areas that are considered flat bets: Pass Line, Don't Pass Line, Come and Don't Come
Flat Store Casino Also known as a Bust Out Joint; this is a casino that cheats its customers
Flats Craps This means the dice are altered and will always land on one side
Flop Poker This is the 1st three cards that the dealer flips over so they are face up on the board
Flush Poker This is a 5 card hand where all the cards are the same suit but not in sequence
Fold Casino This is when a player discard's his hand for an automatic loss
Front Man Casino This means that the person who seems to be in charge (with a usually spotless background) really isn't and someone else is running things from the shadows
Full Boat Poker Also known as a Full House, this is a 5 card hand where there are 3 matching cards of one rank and 2 matching cards of another rank
Full House Poker Also known as a Full Boat, this is a 5 card hand where there are 3 matching cards of one rank and 2 matching cards of another rank
Gaff Casino This is a cheater's device, tool or technique
George Dealers This is a player that the dealers consider a big tipper
Grand Casino This means $1,000 dollars
Graveyard Shift Dealers The typical graveyard shift for dealers is between 4am to 12pm. Every casino is different and the graveyard starting time can range from 3am to 5am
Green Chips Casino Also known as Green, Greens or Quarters; these are $25 chips
Grind Joint Casino This is a casino that has low betting limits and caters to small bettors
Hand Casino This can mean one game of a series, one deal in a card game or the actual cards a player is holding
Hand Craps This is all the rolls of the dice starting with the Come Out Roll and ending with a 7 Out
Handle Casino This is the gross volume of a casino
Hard Hand Blackjack This is a hand that if it's hit and gets a 10 then it will bust
Hard Ways Craps Also known as Props, which is short for Proposition Bets; this is referring to the one roll bets located in the center of the layout
Heeling Craps Dealers This is a move by the dealer that leaves the top cheque half visible under the rest of the stack. They will do this to indicate that the chips are not a bet and is waiting for the player. The dealer will also heel a bet on a Don't Come, Don't Pass Line and behind a number to indicate an odds bet
High Roller Casino Also known as a Whale; this is a person who gambles large amounts of money
Hit Blackjack This is when you draw another card adding to the hand
Hit Card Blackjack This is the extra card that is drawn or received
Hold Casino Also known as Percentage or P.C.; this is a percentage of the drop that the casino actually wins
Hold Out Casino This is when a cheater conceals a card for future use
Hole Card Blackjack When a dealer deals himself a hand he puts one card face down and one card face up. The card that is face down is called the Hole Card
Hop Casino This is when a cheater uses a technique to falsely cut a deck; where the deck is actually hopped to avoid being cut
Hot Casino Someone who is on a winning streak
House Casino Also known as a Store; this is slang for casino
Hustle Dealers Also known as Buzz; this is when the dealer tries to get a tip out of a player or tries to get a player to play a tip for them
In Casino This is short for Buy In
Inside Roulette This is where the numbers are; 0 through 36 is known as an inside bet
Inside Hand Craps Dealers This is the dealer's hand that is closest to the boxman
Jog Casino This is an unevenly stacked deck used to mark where the player should cut
Juice Craps Also known as Vig, the full name is Vigorish; this is the commission charged by the house for the privilege  of making a certain type of bet
Juice Dealers This is a term used for knowing an influential person who can get someone a better job
Lammer Casino Also known as a Button; this is the small plastic disc with numbers or words that are normally used for markers
Last Come Bets Craps These are the bets that are made on the Come Line just before the dice roll a 7 Out
Late Bets Craps Dealers These are bets made after the dice leaves the center of the table. A Late Bet may only be a legal bet if the dealer, boxman or floorman Books the bet before the outcome is determined
Lay Down Casino This means to make a bet or a wager
Laying Odds Craps This is when the player bets more than what he is going to win. This usually takes place on the Don't Pass when there is a point and the player has a flat bet
Layout Casino This is the felt game cover used on all games
Let It Ride Casino Also known as Parlay; this means you add your winnings to your original bet
Let It Ride Let It Ride This is the title of a carnival game. The player gets 2 cards and the dealer turns over 3 community cards. From that, the player is trying to make a good 5 card poker hand
Limit Casino This means the maximum bet
Live Game Casino This is any table game on the casino floor with actual customers playing for money
Loads Craps These are dice that have been weighted to land on certain numbers; this is cheating
Lock Casino This is a hand that cannot lose
Lock Up Dealers This is when you take a bet/cheques and place it in a secure place
Luminous Readers Casino These people cheat by marking the cards with a special ink that can only be seen with special glasses
Lumpy Dealers This is a bad or inexperienced dealer
Make a Move Casino Also known as Take a Shot; this is an action made by a player to gain an advantage or cheat the casino
Marker Casino This is a credit the casino gives a player
Maximum Casino This is the largest bet allowed by the casino
Mechanic Dealers This is a dealer that uses sleight of hand to cheat
Minimum Casino This is the lowest bet allowed by the casino
Monster Craps Also known as Duke; this is a long winning hand
Muck Casino Also known as Palm; his is the action of palming a card or cheque to be hidden and then used later
Muck Poker Also known as Folding, this is when a player discard's his hand for an automatic loss
Muck Roulette This is an action that dealers use to pick up cheques
Mucker Dealers This is a second dealer on a roulette table, who is put there during busy times to help the primary dealer pick up chips and put them in a stack of 20. The mucker also double checks the primary dealer’s math and gives the primary dealer the correct pay out in roulette chips
Nailing Casino This is a cheaters technique where they mark the cards by slightly tearing the edge with their nails
Nickels Casino Also known as Red, Reds or Red Chip; this is a $5 chip
Nut Casino This is the gross amount of money made from a game, or the games overhead. This can also be used to describe the players overhead
Odds Casino This is the number of ways to win as opposed to the number of ways to lose
Odds Bet Casino This is any winning bet that is paid more than even money
Odds Bet Craps This is an extra bet that the player is allowed to make only after placing a flat bet on the Pass Line, Don't Pass Line, Come Bet Number, or behind the Don't Come Number
Off Craps Dealers This is when there is a bet on the layout that is not in action. Usually the dealer will place an off button on the stack of cheques
Outside Roulette The outside of the roulette table is anything that isn’t numbers. So red & black or the 1st dozen is an outside bet
Outside Hand Craps Dealers This is the dealer's hand that is furthest from the boxman
Pack Casino This is a group of cards that is still in its box and the cards are not shuffled or intermingled
Paint Casino This is a face card
Palm Casino Also known as Muck; his is the action of palming a card or cheque to be hidden and then used later
Parlay Casino Also known as Let It Ride; this means you add your winnings to your original bet
Past Post Casino This is when a player places a bet after a winner has been declared and expectes to get paid for it. This is cheating
Percentage Casino Also known as P.C. or Hold; this is a percentage of the drop that the casino actually wins
Pinch Casino This is when losing cheques are taken off of a losing bet. This is cheating
Pit Dealers This is a group of tables brought together to form a long circle with the floorman in the center
Pitch Dealers This is a specific maneuver that the dealer uses when tossing the card to the player
Pot Poker This refers to the sum of money that players wager during a hand. At the end of the hand, the pot is the pile of chips that the winning player receives. It's also possible for more then one player to win the pot
Press Casino This is when someone increases their bet
Proposition Bets Craps Also known as Props or Hardways; this is referring to the one roll bets located in the center of the layout
Props Craps This is short for Proposition Bets and is also known as Hardways; this is referring to the one roll bets located in the center of the layout
Push Casino This is considered a tie and the bet will neither be paid or taken
Quarters Casino Also known as Green, Greens or Green Chips; these are $25 chips
Rack Dealers This is the metal container on the table right in front of the dealer. It holds all of the chips & coins and it's the casino's bankroll
Raise Poker This is when a player increases the size of his bet, forcing the rest of the players to match that amount if they wish to continue playing the hand
Rat Hole Casino This is when a player places chips in his pocket while playing on the game
Readers Casino This is a marked card
Red Chip Casino Also known as Red, Reds or Nickels; this is a $5 chip
Riffle Dealers This is one out of many maneuvers dealers use to shuffle. This is usually what people think of when they hear the word "shuffle"
Rim Casino This is slang for credit play
Ringer Casino This is when a player acts like they're new but they're really an expert
River Card Poker This is the final card to be turned over so it is face up on the board
Rolling Dealers This is what the dealer calls out after a shuffle but before they roll the deck
Rounder Casino This is a player who has been around and is wise in the ways of gaming
Royal Flush Poker This is a hand that holds a 10, Jack, Queen, King & Ace of the same suit. This is the highest ranking poker hand
Run Casino Also known as Streak, this is when someone wins or loses multiple hands in a row
Run It Down Dealers This is when a dealer verifies a stack of the same denimination
Seconds Dealers This is when the dealer deals the second card from the deck instead of the top card. This is cheating
Shadowed Dealers This is when the primary dealer will stand to the side and watch the second dealer deal the game, making sure that the game is dealt properly
Shill Casino This is an employee of the casino who is paid to gamble with the casino's money to help stimulate the game
Shoe Blackjack This is the delivery device dealers use to deal multiple decks. It is located on the dealer's left hand side
Shooter Craps This is the person rolling the dice. In order to be the shooter the player must have a Pass Line or Don't Pass Line bet
Side Strippers Casino This is when a cheater tapers or sands the card for identification
Sleeper Casino This is money left on the table, by the player who has forgotten about it
Slug Dealers This is when a dealer shuffles and leaves a group or block of cards unshuffled
Small Blind Poker The smaller amount of the two forced pre-flop bets
Soft Casino This is paper currency
Soft Hand Blackjack This is a hand with an ace in it that can be either one total or another
Split Blackjack The player can only split their hand if their two cards are the same face value. Then they can place an equal bet next to their original bet and play two seperate hands
Square Dealer This is when the dealer straightens the cards or deck
Stay Blackjack This is when the player decides not to draw another card and stays with what he has
Stay Casino This can be a general term used on different table games. This is when the player decides to take no action with their hand
Steam Casino This is when a player is betting larger and larger bets, usually when he is on a losing streak
Stiff Casino This is a player that wins but doesn't tip the dealer
Store Casino Also known as a House; this is slang for casino
Straight Poker This is a hand where all of the cards are in sequence
Straight Flush Poker This is a hand where all of the cards are in sequence and they are also all in the same suit
Straight Up Roulette This a type of bet that is in the middle of the number and it only covers that one number. If you win the payout is 35 to 1
Streak Casino Also known as Run, this is when someone wins or loses multiple hands in a row
Strip Dealers This is one out of many maneuvers dealers use to shuffle. This is when the dealer takes the top portion off the deck and strips that into smaller portions. Then they put the remaining deck on top
Strip, The Las Vegas This is a slang term for Las Vegas Boulevard, where most of the casinos are located
Stroker Dealers This is a person who looks for a new or bad dealer. They play at that dealers section and they call out crazy or confusing bets that are normally not made. If the dealer pays the Stroker over the payout amount the Stroker won’t say anything and he will take the money. But if the dealer pays under you know the Stroker will be screaming about how he was robbed and how the dealer should know his numbers and pay him the correct amount
Sub Casino This is a device worn under the clothes by cheaters and dealers that conceal stolen chips
Sweating the Money Dealers Also known as a Bleeder; this is usually a casino supervisor who worries about players winning
Swing Shift Dealers The typical swing shift for dealers is between 8pm to 4am. Every casino is different and the swing shift starting time can range from 5pm to 10pm
System Casino This is a plan or scheme a player has devised to try and win money
Table Marker Casino Also known as a Call Bet; this is when a player makes a bet without putting up any money
Take A Shot Casino Also known as Make a Move; this is an action made by a player to gain an advantage or cheat the casino
Take Out Dealers This is a term used when telling a dealer what table to go to. "Take out Pai-Gow 5"
Tap Out Dealers This is when the incoming dealer taps the outgoing dealer’s left shoulder. This is usually done when the dealer needs to leave the table
Toke Dealers Also known as Zuks; this is slang for the dealer's tips. The word Toke comes from the phrase "tokens of gratitude"
Toke Box Dealers This is the box that is attached to the table that dealer’s put their tips into
Toke Committee Dealers This is a group of dealers who are voted into the committee by all the other dealers in the house. This group collects the tips, counts them, figures out how much money each dealer gets and then fills out all the required paperwork
Top Peek Dealers This is a technique where the dealer flashes the top card so the player can cheat
Tucked Cards Blackjack This is a term used when the player slides the corner of their cards under their chips and that signifies that they are staying
Turn Card Poker Also known as the 4th Street; this is the fourth out of five cards that is turned over so it is face up on the board
Up Card Blackjack When a dealer deals himself a hand he puts one card face down and one card face up. The card that is face up is called the Up Card
Vig Craps Also known as Juice, it's full name is Vigorish; this is the commission charged by the house for the privilege  of making a certain type of bet
Wager Casino This is a bet the player will make
Wave Off The Table Roulette The dealer will sweep their arm over the top of the board to signify that there will be no more bets. They have to do this to make the spin legal and also to show the cameras that there are no more bets
Waving Casino This is when a player crimps the cards creating a wave effect so it's easier to spot. This is cheating
Whale Casino Also known as a High Roller; this is a person who gambles large amounts of money
Yard Casino This is a $100 bill
Zuks Dealers Also known as Tokes; this is slang for the dealer's tips
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