Casino Terminology

Commonly used lingo and phrases on casino floors. Browse definitions by game!

Baccarat Terms

Player Baccarat
There are two outcomes that the gambler can chose to back if they want to win a hand and Player is one of those designations. Both the Player and the Banker have no association with the house or the gambler.

Baccarat & Pai-Gow Terms

Commission Baccarat & Pai-Gow
This is similar to a Vig. This is the amount deducted from a winning hand and given to the House. Normally it's 5%. In Pai-Gow, this occurs on any winning hand, while in Baccarat, it only occurs when a Banker bet wins.

Blackjack Terms

Blackjack Blackjack
This is when you have a 10 value card and an ace card on your original two cards.
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.
Break Blackjack
Also known as Bust, this is when the player goes over 21 and loses the hand.
Bust Blackjack
Also known as Break, this is when the player goes over 21 and loses the hand.
Cold Turkey Blackjack
This is when two face cards are dealt.
Crimp Blackjack
This is when the player bends, indents or crimps the top or side of the blackjack card in order to track it.
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.
Double Down Blackjack
The player will normally double down on a 9, 10 or 11 and they must make an additional wager that is equal to or lessor then their original bet. The player will only receive one card and no more.
Five (5) Card Charlie Blackjack
This is when the player has 5 cards or more that equal 21 or less.
Hard Hand Blackjack
This is a hand that if it's hit and gets a 10 then it will bust.
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.
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.
Insurance Blackjack
This is an optional bet that the player can take if the dealer is showing an ace up card and the player thinks they have a blackjack. The payoff is 2 to 1.
No Brainer Blackjack
This phrase is normally said when the player gets a blackjack because this is an automatic winner and the player doesn't have to do anything.
Pat Hand Blackjack
This is when the first two cards result in a high count and thus would not normally be hit.
Sand Blackjack
When the player marks the edges of the card with sandpaper.
Scratch Blackjack
When the player scratches the table in order to indicate a Hit.
Shoe Blackjack
This is the delivery device dealers use to deal multiple decks. It is located on the dealer's left hand side.
Soft Hand Blackjack
This is a hand with an ace in it that can be either one total or another.
Sorting Blackjack
This is when the dealer picks up the cards in a certain way, so that order is preserved, just in case the floor needs to Back Up the Cards.
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.
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.

Cards Terms

Suit Cards
This is the grouping of symbols and colors that are located on playing cards. For Example: Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs and Spades.

Casino Terms

All-In Casino
When the player bets all of their money on one hand.
Backer Casino
A backer is a non-player who is financing an active player.
Bankroll Casino
This is referring to the tray that holds the House's money in and it's located in front of the dealer.
Barber Pole Casino
A stack of cheques that has more than one denomination included.
Base Casino
This is the player's betting position at the table. First base is the position farthest to the dealer's left; second base is directly in the center and third base is the position farthest to the dealer's right.
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 on the outcome of an event. They are usually made with clay chips.
Black Chip Casino
Also known as Black or Blacks; this is a $100 chip.
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.
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.
Breakage Casino
When the amount is round up or down to the casino's advantage.
Bullet Casino
This is a slang term for an ace card.
Burn Casino
This is a technique dealers use where they take the top card from the deck and place it in the discard rack without showing the value of the card.
Burn Card Casino
This is the first card of the deck that will be burned.
Bust Out Joint Casino
Also known as a Flat Store; this is a casino that cheats its customers.
Buy In Casino
This is when the player gives the dealer cash for cheques.
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.
Carnival Game Casino
This describes a group of games that include 3 Card Poker, Let It Ride, 3-5-7 Poker, Ultimate 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.
Cash Out Casino
This is when the player redeems their cheques for cash.
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.
Chemmy Shuffle Casino
Also known as Washing the Deck, this is a form of shuffling. The dealer will mix up the cards by spreading them face down on the table and with both hands, make a circular motion therefore mixing up the cards.
Cheque Casino
Also known as a Chip; this is the name for any value chip that is in action on a live game.
Clean Money Casino
This is when chips that are taken directly out of the dealer's tray.
Cold Casino
Someone who is on a losing streak.
Cold Deck Casino
This is a deck of cards that were secretly pre-arranged in a desired order and then smuggled on the game in order to cheat with.
Color Up Casino
This is when you take your small denomination chips and exchange them for larger denomination chips.
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.
Counter Casino
Also known as a Card Counter, this is a player who keeps track of the cards during a game of Blackjack.
Credit Casino
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.
Cut Card Casino
This is the plastic colored card that is used to cut the deck in the game of Blackjack.
Daub Casino
This is a foreign substance that is used by cheaters to mark cards. The foreign subjust could be secret substance that only the cheater can see with certain glasses, or it can be something as simple as lipstick or makeup.
Dirty Money Casino
This is cash or cheques that was once a bet but has lost.
Discard Rack Casino
This it the plastic box that sits next to the dealer and it's where the dealer places the cards after the hand has finished.
Double Up Casino
When the player bets twice as much as they did on the previous hand.
Drop Casino
All the money that a table collects during a shift.
Drop Box Casino
This is a metal box under the table that holds all the cash dropped during a shift.
Dual Rate Casino
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 for that position.
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.
Eighty-six (86) Casino
This is when the casino rejects, discards, bars or excludes a player from playing on a table or even being in the casino.
Even Money Casino
Also known as a Flat Bet; this is a winning bet that pays 1:1 (one to one).
Eye-In-The-Sky Casino
This refers to the security cameras in the casino that watches everything.
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.
First (1st) Base Casino
This is the 1st spot to the dealer's left and will also be the first spot dealt to.
Flat Store Casino
Also known as a Bust Out Joint; this is a casino that cheats its customers.
Fold Casino
This is when a player discard's his hand for an automatic loss.
Foreign Cheques Casino
Any cheque that originates from a different casino.
Fouled Hand Casino
This is when a hand is disqualified and is no longer active.
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.
Gaff Casino
This is a cheater's device, tool or technique.
Grand Casino
This means $1,000 dollars.
Green Chips Casino
Also known as Green, Greens or Quarters; these are $25 chips.
Grifter Casino
A con man or a cheater.
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.
Handle Casino
This is the gross volume of a casino.
High Roller Casino
Also known as a Whale; this is a person who gambles large amounts of money.
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.
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.
In Casino
This is short for Buy In.
Jog Casino
This is an unevenly stacked deck used to mark where the player should cut.
Lammer Casino
Also known as a Button; this is the small plastic disc with numbers or words that are normally used for markers.
Lay Down Casino
This means to make a bet or a wager.
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.
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.
Lock Casino
This is a hand that cannot lose.
Luminous Readers Casino
These people cheat by marking the cards with a special ink that can only be seen with special glasses.
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.
Maximum Casino
This is the largest bet allowed by the casino.
Minimum Casino
This is the lowest bet allowed by the casino.
Misdeal Casino
This is when a hand is dealt incorrectly.
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. Or the mathematical probability of a number occuring expressed as a ratio.
Pack Casino
This is a group of cards that is still in its box and the cards are not shuffled or intermingled.
Paddle Casino
This is a plastic T-shaped device that is used to push money into the table's drop box.
Paint Casino
This is a face card or a 10 value card.
Palm Casino
Also known as Muck; this is the action of hiding a card or cheque in your palm so that it can be used in the future.
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 expects 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.
Pips Casino
These are the spots on a playing card that indicate the number of that specific card. For example, a 7 of hearts has 7 heart symbols on it and those heart symbols are what's known as the Pips.
Press Casino
This is when someone increases their bet.
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.
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.
Ringer Casino
This is when a player acts like they're new but they're really an expert.
Rounder Casino
This is a player who has been around and is wise in the ways of gaming.
Run Casino
Also known as Streak, this is when someone wins or loses multiple hands in a row.
Shill Casino
This is an employee of the casino who is paid to gamble with the casino's money to help stimulate the game.
Shuffle Casino
This is the process of mixing the cards by using varios techniques, including riffling, stripping, and boxing.
Shy Casino
This is a bet that lacks the required amount needed in order to play a hand. In other words, it's a bet that's under the minimum amount.
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.
Soft Casino
This is paper currency.
Stacked Deck Casino
This is a deck of cards that have been pre-arranged in a certain way that guarantees the player a winning deck.
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.
Streak Casino
Also known as Run, this is when someone wins or loses multiple hands in a row.
Sub Casino
This is a device worn under the clothes by cheaters and dealers that conceal stolen chips.
Sweeten a Bet Casino
This is when the player legally adds cheques to his bet before the cards have been dealt.
System Casino
This is a plan or scheme a player has devised to try and win money.
T.I.S. Casino
The T.I.S. stands for Table Inventory Slip.
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.
Third (3rd) Base Casino
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.
Tie Casino
When both sides have the same value hand and there is a draw. The dealer will push the hand and the bet will neither be paid or taken away.
Tray Casino
This is the tray that holds the dealer's bankroll. It is located directly in front of the dealer.
Two Way Bet Casino
This is when a bet is split between the player and the dealer.
Under the Gun Casino
This is the first player to the dealer's left.
Unit Casino
This is the mathematical expression representing any value or denomination of a wager.
Wager Casino
This is a bet the player will make.
Washing the Deck Casino
Also known as Chemmy Shuffle, this is a form of shuffling. The dealer will mix up the cards by spreading them face down on the table and with both hands, make a circular motion therefore mixing up the cards.
Waving Casino
This is when a player crimps the cards creating a wave effect so it's easier to spot. This is cheating.
Yard Casino
This is a $100 bill.

Craps Terms

Ace Craps
This is when a single die is showing one spot up.
Aces Craps
Also known as Snake Eyes, this is when both dice are showing one spot up, for a total sum of 2.
Air Craps
This is the space between the flat pass line bet and the odds bet behind it on the apron.
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.
Any Craps Craps
This is a one roll bet which focuses on rolling a 2, 3 or 12. This bet pays 7:1 and has a house edge of 11.1%.
Any Seven Craps
This is betting that the next roll will be a 7. This bet pays 4:1 and has a house edge of 16.7%.
Backline Craps
This is also known as the Don't Pass Line on the craps layout.
Bar Craps
The bar number of the don't pass layout, usually a 12, is a standoff roll.
Bevels Craps
This is when the dice have rounded edges instead of the normal razor sharp edges.
Big Eight Craps
This is a self-service betting area in which the player is wagering that an 8 will roll before a 7.
Big Red Craps
This is the same as betting on Any Seven.
Big Six Craps
This is a self-service betting area in which the player is wagering that a 6 will roll before a 7.
Bones Craps
This is a slang term for dice.
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.
Box Number Craps
These are the betting squares, or the possible point numbers, located in front of the dealer with the numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10 on them.
Boxed Card Craps
This means a card is found face up in the deck.
Boxman Craps
This is the craps table supervisor who sits in the middle of the table in between the two dealers.
Buffalo Bet Craps
This is when you place a bet on each of the Hard Ways plus Any Eleven.
Button Craps
A small round chip that is used to keep track of buy bets (with a buy button), lay bets (with a lay button), off / on place bets or hardways.
Buy Bet Craps
This is a bet where the player can buy true odds. This player will pay a 5% Vig in order to be paid correct odds for a 4 or 10 place bet.
C & E Craps
A split bet covering any Craps and Eleven.
Call Bet Craps
A bet that's called without cheques or money. The law prohibits such bets.
Cocked Die Craps
When a die comes to a rest on an edge rather than flat on the layout, during a roll.
Come Craps
This is a self-service bet in which a natural 7 or 11 will win and a natural 2, 3 or 12 will lose. All other numbers will cause the wager to travel to the Box Number.
Come Bet Craps
Once the wager has traveled to the Box Number, the wager will win if the non-natural number is repeated before a 7 rolls.
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.
Contract Bet Craps
A bet which may not be removed or reduced once a point has been established. For example, pass line bets and come bets are contract bets.
Corner Red Craps
The section of the layout where the big 6 and the big 8 are located.
Cubes Craps
This is a slang term for dice.
Deuce Craps
A die with two spots up.
Don't Come Bet Craps
A bet made against the come point, during the shooter's point contest.
Don't Pass Line Craps
A self-service betting area on the layout for betting against the point or wagering that the shooter does not pass.
Drag Craps
To take part, or all, of a bet.
Duke Craps
Also known as a Monster; this is a long winning hand.
Easy Way Craps
To make a point number of 4, 6, 8, or 10 in any way but the hardway.
Establish a Point Craps
A number 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 thrown by the shooter on a come-out roll.
Field Craps
A self-service betting area that win if the numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12 are rolled.
Fire Bet Craps
An optional bet on how many different points a shooter will make in any given roll. The bet must be made before the first point is established. A minimum of four different points must be made in order for the player to get paid.
Flat Bet Craps
There are only four areas that are considered flat bets: Pass Line, Don't Pass Line, Come and Don't Come.
Flats Craps
This means the dice are altered and will always land on one side.
Front Line Craps
Also known as Pass Line, this is a self service betting area of the layout for wagering with the dice, expecting the shooter to roll a winning pass.
Garbage Craps
After the end of the hand, these are all of the losing bets that are swept towards the dealer so they can be cleaned up and put away in the Working Stacks.
Hardways 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. To make a point number the dice must roll a pair that equals a 4, 6, 8 or 10. For example, a Hard 4 would be when both dice show twos.
Hawking the Dice Craps
This is when the base dealer on one end of the table is looking at the dice on the opposite end. This is not permitted.
High / Low Craps
This is a split bet on 2 and 12 Craps.
Hop Bet Craps
This is a one roll bet that may be bet at any time on a specific combonation of dice. A hardway pays 30 to 1 and an easy combonation pays 15 to 1. These are placed in front of the box position.
Horn Bet Craps
This is a bet that covers 2, 3, 11 and 12 simultaneously.
Horn High Craps
This is a bet that covers the horn, but which has twice as much money on one of the numbers as it does on the other three.
Last Come Bets Craps
These are the bets that are made on the Come Line just before the dice roll a 7 Out.
Lay Bets Craps
In order to purchase true odds behind a point, betting that the number will not be rolled before a "7". The cost of the bet is 5% of the amount that the bet can win.
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.
Little Joe Craps
This is when the player rolls a hard 4.
Loads Craps
These are dice that have been weighted to land on certain numbers; this is cheating.
Making a Point Craps
To roll the point number before rolling a 7 out.
Midnight Craps
This is when the player bets that a 12 will be rolled next.
Monster Craps
Also known as Duke; this is a long winning hand.
Natural Craps
This is when a 7 or an 11 are thrown on a come-out roll. Also a 2, 3, and 12 are naturals.
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.
One Roll Bet Craps
A bet which is decided on the next roll of the dice. For example, a field bet, horn bets, world bets and hop bets.
Overlay Craps
This bet is made on don't pass when there is an "existing" don't pass bet with maximum odds. A player may then overlay the point. This is the same as laying behind the point on the don't pass line.
Pass Line Craps
Also known as Front Line, this is a self service betting area of the layout for wagering with the dice, expecting the shooter to roll a winning pass.
Place Bet Craps
This is a wager on the box numbers located directly in front of the base dealers.
Point Craps
Any of the point numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 rolled by the shooter on the come-out roll.
Press the Bet Craps
After the player wins a wager, they'll ask the dealer to press the bet and this will increase the wager by the same amount as the original 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.
Puck Craps
Also known as a Marker, this is a plastic disk that is black on one side with the word "OFF" written on it. And white on the other side with the word "ON" written on it. This disk is used to mark the number or the point that's established.
Seven-Out Craps
This is after a point has been established, the dice are thrown and a total of "7" is shown.
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.
Snake Eyes Craps
Also known as Aces, this is when both dice are showing one spot up.
Stake Craps
This is the amount of money that a player has available for playing a game.
Stickperson Craps
This is the dealer who controls the dice with the stick.
Three (3) Way Craps Craps
This is a bet made with units of three. One unit goes on 2, one unit goes on 3 and one unit goes on 12. This is just like a Horn Bet, except without the 11.
Trey Craps
Also known as Ace-Deuce, this is when the dice are showing a total of three.
Up Craps
This is any bet that is left on the layout after the payoffs have been made. When a bet is left up it's still in action.
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.
World Bet Craps
This is a combonation of proposition bets that consist of 2, 3, 11, 12, and Any Seven. Or, in other words, a bet covering the Horn and the number "7" in five equal amounts.

Craps Dealers Terms

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.
Down Craps Dealers
This usually means a bet or currency that is no longer on the table.
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.
Inside Hand Craps Dealers
This is the dealer's hand that is closest to the boxman.
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.
Outside Hand Craps Dealers
This is the dealer's hand that is furthest from the boxman.
Working Bets Craps Dealers
These are bets that are in action at all times. "On" is another term used to indicate that the customer's bets are working.
Working Stacks Craps Dealers
These are the stacks of chips that are located directly in front of the dealer and they're the chips the dealer uses when taking and paying bets.
false 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.

Dealer Terms

Square Dealer
This is when the dealer straightens the cards or deck.

Dealers Terms

Agent Dealers
A player who's working with the dealer in order to cheat the casino. This could also be referring to a person who handles money for another player.
Backing Up The Cards Dealers
A floorman will back up the cards in order to prove a hand. So he'll take cards from the discard rack and lay them out, in order, to see what everyone's previous hand was.
Bleed Dealers
Also known as Bleeder or Sweating the Money; this is usually a casino supervisor who worries about players winning.
Book Dealers
Also known as Cover, Booking the Bet or Fade; this means to accept a bet.
Booking the Bet Dealers
Also known as Cover, Book or Fade; this means to accept a bet.
Bottom Deal Dealers
When the cards are dealt from the bottom of the deck, with the impression given that the cards are coming from the top of the deck.
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.
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.
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.
Clapping Out Dealers
The dealer will clap their hands to show the cameras that they are not stealing anything.
Count Dealers
Dealers refer to the Count when calculating the value of the bankroll. You'll hear this term more often when opening or closing a game.
Cover Dealers
Also known as Book, Booking the Bet or Fade; this means to accept the bet.
Cross-Firing Dealers
When two dealers are talking to each other while they're dealing on a live game. If it's not game related then this type of behavior isn't permitted.
Croupier Dealers
This is French for a casino dealer.
Cut Into Dealers
When the dealer is paying bets, he uses his forefinger to size into the bet. This will match the bet with the original stack of cheques. That way the dealer paid the bet with an equal amount.
Day Shift Dealers
In Las Vegas, 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 by dealing seconds, or not dealing from the top.
Dealer's Break Dealers
On average, 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 by dealing seconds, or not dealing from the top.
Drop Cut Dealers
This is a technique that dealers use to deliver and count cheques. This is usually used on roulette and craps.
Extra Board Dealers
In Las Vegas, 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.
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.
Float Cover Dealers
This is the locking cheque tray lid on a table game. When a table is closed, this lid protects the bank.
Float Cover Slide Dealers
This is located under the table and it's a slot or a holder that the Float Cover slides into when it's not in use.
Fourteen (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.
George Dealers
This is a player that the dealers consider a big tipper.
Graveyard Shift Dealers
In Las Vegas, 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.
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.
Juice Dealers
This is a term used for knowing an influential person who can get someone a better job.
Juiceman Dealers
This is a person of importance.
Lock Up Dealers
This is when you take a bet/cheques and place it in a secure place, like the dealer's bank.
Lumpy Dealers
This is a bad or inexperienced dealer.
Mechanic Dealers
This is a dealer that uses sleight of hand to cheat.
Money Plays Dealers
This is when a player wishes to play cash as their wager, instead of cheques.
Overhand Shuffle Dealers
This is when the dealer shuffles the cards by sliding the cards from the top of the deck to the other hand.
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.
Plays Up To The Table Limit Dealers
The dealer will make this announcement when the player sets an unknown amount of cash on a bet and wants Money Plays. After a winner is determined, the dealer will count out all of the cash and if there is more then the table limit, then that amount is given back to the player. The bet will only be paid or lost, up to the table limit.
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.
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".
Rolling Dealers
This is what the dealer calls out after a shuffle but before they roll the deck.
Run It Down Dealers
This is when a dealer verifies a stack of the same denimination.
Second (2nd) Base Dealers
Also known as Center Field. This is the player's betting position at the table, and second base is directly in the center.
Seconds Dealers
This is when the dealer deals the second card from the deck instead of the top card. This is cheating.
Seven (7) Day Split Dealers
This is when the dealers tips are pooled together for the past 7 days and then split equally amoung all the dealers who worked during that period.
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.
Shiner Dealers
This is a mirrored device that is used by cheaters, with the purpose of reflecting the dealer's hole card.
Slug Dealers
This is when a dealer shuffles and leaves a group or block of cards unshuffled.
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.
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.
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.
Take Out Dealers
This is a term used when telling a dealer what table to go to. "Take out Pai-Gow 5".
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.
Tokes Dealers
Also known as Zuks; this is slang for the dealer's tips. The word Toke comes from the phrase "tokens of gratitude".
Top Peek Dealers
This is a technique where the dealer flashes the top card so the player can cheat.
Whale Dealers
Also known as a High Roller; this is a person who gambles large amounts of money.
Zuks Dealers
Also known as Tokes; this is slang for the dealer's tips.

European Roulette Terms

Top Line European Roulette
This is a bet that covers the first four numbers, which are 0, 1, 2, and 3. It pays 8 to 1.

Las Vegas Terms

Strip, The Las Vegas
This is a slang term for Las Vegas Boulevard, where most of the casinos are located.

Let-It-Ride Terms

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.

Pai-Gow Terms

Joker Pai-Gow
The Joker Card is seen as a Wild Card and can complete Straights, Flushes or it represents an Ace card.

Pai-Gow Poker Terms

Banker Pai-Gow Poker
The Banker is another term for the House and in this game, the players have the option of playing as Banker. Normally, the dealer will play as Banker, but if the player requests it, then they can play as Banker too. This will give the player the same advantages and House Edge that is ordinarily given to the House.

Poker Terms

Absent Button Poker
Also known as Missed Blind Button, this is a button that's placed in a player's area showing that this person has previously missed his Blind Bet and is still absent from the table.
Action Poker
This is when the player is acting in turn.
Ante Poker
This is a pre-determined contribution to the Pot by all players before any cards are dealt.
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.
Betting Round Poker
This is the complete cycle from the first bettor to the last person to call.
Big Blind Poker
The larger amount of the two forced pre-flop bets.
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.
Board Poker
This is the five community cards that are placed face up on the table and can be used by all of the players in order to make their best poker hand.
Call Poker
This is when a player matches the bet or the raise.
Cap Poker
This is the maximum amount of Rake or Commission to be collected.
Cards Speak Poker
This is when a hand is placed face up, open and flat on the table and the dealer reads the cards to the entire table.
Check Poker
This is when the player bets nothing and passes the turn to the next player.
Cooler Poker
This is the person that beats your great hand with an even better hand.
Dead Button Poker
This is when a dealer places a button in front of an empty seat to adjust the movement of the Blind, so that each person pays the correct amount of Blind.
Dead Hand Poker
This is a hand that has no claim on the Pot.
Deal Poker
This is the distribution of playing cards to the players.
Dealt-Out Button Poker
A button placed by the dealer that shows that this player is to be dealt out of the current hand.
Defective Deck Poker
This is a deck that contains an incorrect number of cards, duplicate cards, jokers, marked or scratched cards, or any cards that has a problem where management considers it to be detrimental to the security and integrity of the game.
Down Card Poker
This is a card that's dealt face down.
Draw Poker
This can mean the action of taking additional cards; or it can be a type of poker, such as Draw Poker.
Drawing Dead Poker
This is when a players hand can never improve beyond their opponent's hand.
Drop Slide Poker
This is a device that is attached to the table and it's used for the placement and dropping of the commission into the Drop Box.
Flashed Card Poker
This is when a Down Card has been partially exposed.
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.
Forced Bet Poker
This is a mandatory bet for the purpose of starting a pot.
Fourth (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.
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.
Going South Poker
This is when a player takes poker chips off the table and places them in his pocket. This practice is not allowed, as all funds must remain on the table until the player leaves.
Head to Head Poker
This is when there are only two active players betting on the table.
Kicker Poker
If the players have the same poker ranking, then the winner will be determined but the next highest ranking card, which is the Kicker.
Live Blind Poker
This is a blind bet giving the player the option of raising if no one else has raised.
Miscall Poker
This is when there's an incorrect verbal call on the ranking of a hand.
Missed Blind Button Poker
Also known as Absent Button, this is a button that's placed in a player's area showing that this person has previously missed his Blind Bet and is still absent from the table.
Mule Poker
This is when the winner of a pot throws one or more chips to one or more of the other players at the game. This has the look of team play or collusion and is prohibited.
No Limit Poker
This means no constraints are placed on the maximum size of a bet or raise.
Open Poker
This is the action of making the first bet.
Opener Poker
This is the person who makes the first betting action.
Pass Poker
This is when you decline to bet, at which point you must discard your hand and forfeit any chance of winning the pot.
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.
Protected Hand Poker
When the player is physically holding the cards or if the cards are faced down and topped with a chip or some other item in order to protect it from becoming a Fouled Hand.
Rabbit Hunting Poker
This is when the player wants to see a card that he would have received, had he called the bet; which is not allowed. This practice can also cause ill feelings amongst the players.
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.
Rake Poker
Also known as Commission, this is the act of taking a percentage of the pot and giving it to the house, as payment for hosting the game.
River Card Poker
This is the final card to be turned over so it is face up on the board.
Round Poker
This is the cycle of bets made by the players following the deal of cards, or a series of cards or hands dealt.
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.
Short-Buy Poker
This is when the player purchases chips that are less then the table minimum. Short-buys are only available to players who have already bought in for the required minimum amount.
Showdown Poker
After everyone is done betting, the remaining players will show their cards and a winner is determined.
Side Pot Poker
This is a separate Pot created because one or more players are All-In.
Small Blind Poker
The smaller amount of the two forced pre-flop bets.
Splashing the Pot Poker
This is when the player throws chips, whether accidentally or deliberately, near the main pot, which results in a co-mingling of funds, therefore making it hard to determine how much the original bet was.
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.
Stub Poker
This is the remaining portion of the deck after all of the cards have been dealt.
Tap Out Poker
Also known as All-In, this is when the player bets all of their money on one hand.
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.
Well Poker
This is a designated area inside the Float Tray to store a deck of cards.

Poker & Carnival Games Terms

Community Cards Poker & Carnival Games
This is when certain cards are dealt face up and can be used by all of the players, in order to make their best hand.

Roulette Terms

Apron Roulette
This is the part of the table where losing cheques are swept.
Basket Roulette
This is a three-way bet that covers the numbers 2, 0 and 00. It pays 11 to 1.
Bias Number Roulette
This is a number that comes up more than often. This can be caused by physical changes in the wheel, such as loose or bent frets.
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.
Chunking Roulette
This is a movement made by the dealer to pick up lost cheques from the layout to avoid excessive mucking.
Columns Roulette
Any one of the 12 numbers in a straight column. First, Second and Third. All of the Columns pay 2 to 1.
Corner Roulette
The Corner bet touches 4 numbers and it pays 8 to 1.
Crown Roulette
Also known as a Dolly or a Marker, this is the object dealers use to mark the winning number on the layout.
Dolly Roulette
Also known as a Marker or a Crown, this is the object dealers use to mark the winning number on the layout.
Floater Roulette
This is when the ball hangs on the side of the Head and will not fall.
Frets Roulette
These are the small metal dividers on the roulette wheel that seperate the numbers.
This is the rotating part of the wheel.
Inside Roulette
This is where the numbers are; 0 through 36 is known as an inside bet.
Marker Roulette
Also known as a Dolly or a Crown, this is the object dealers use to mark the winning number on the layout.
Muck Roulette
This is an action that dealers use to pick up 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.
Pocket Roulette
This is a section of the wheel. It's the compartment between the Frets into which the ball falls.
Rim Roulette
This is a section of the wheel. It's the top of the bowl, the flat part, where the cheques are placed for change.
Roll Roulette
This is the time from which the ball is spun until the winning number is determined.
Shield Roulette
This is a section of the roulette wheel. It's the plastic around the wheel that protects the wheel head.
Spindle Roulette
This is a section of the roulette wheel. It holds the Head to the hub.
Split Roulette
This bet covers two numbers and it pays 17 to 1.
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.
Street Roulette
This is a bet that covers three numbers and it pays 11 to 1.
Sweep Roulette
This is a way to clear all of the losing bets off the layout.
Track Roulette
This is a section of the Roulette wheel. It's the groove in which the ball is spun.
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.

Roulette Dealers Terms

Mucker Roulette 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.
Mucking Roulette Dealers
This is a technique the dealers use to pick up chips and place them in a stack of 20. Mucking is usually done in a fast manner since muckers are usually only needed on a full and busy table.

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