Action: amount of money gambled by a player during the playing session.
All-in: moving all your chips in – betting the remainder of your funds.
Anchor Man: The player betting from the last chair at the blackjack table.
Ante: Usually a poker term used for the wager to enter a game, or a hand.
Any Craps: A one roll bet in roulette totaling 2, 3, or 12.
Any Seven: A one roll bet in roulette totaling any 7.
Baccarat: A card game where the winning hand totals closest to 9 discounting all units of 10.
Bankroll: The amount of money a player has allocated for their gaming session.
Base: In craps the area on the dice table where bets are made and paid.
Basic Strategy: A mathematical system for playing the game of blackjack.
Betting Limits: The minimum and maximum amount that can be wagered on any one bet.
Blackjack: A card game where players try to beat the dealer by getting closest to 21 without busting.
Blackjack: A hand where the first two cards total 21.
Bust: To exceed 21.
Call Bet: A bet made verbally to other players.
Card Counting: A system developed to keep track of the high cards and low cards left in the deck.
Caribbean Stud: A five-card poker game where all the players are playing against the house.
Chip: Tokens used at the gaming tables.
Come Bet: A wager placed on the come line.
Come Line: Area on the craps table where come bets are wagered.
Come-Out Roll: The first roll of the dice or the first roll after a point has been made. This roll establishes the point.
Craps: Dice term for a roll totaling 2, 3, and 12.
Croupier: Term used when referring to the dealers of roulette and sometimes baccarat.
Cut: To divide the deck into two parts at the beginning of a game.
Discard Rack: Area of the table where used cards are placed.
Don’t Come Bet: A bet placed on the don’t come bar.
Don’t Pass Bet: A wager placed prior to the come out roll that a seven will be rolled before a point is repeated.
Don’t Pass Line: The area on the craps table where don’t pass bets are placed.
Edge: The casino’s advantage often referred to as the house advantage.
Face Cards: The king, queen, or jack of each suite.
Hit: To take another card.
Horn Bet: A one-roll bet that includes the 2, 3, 11, and 12 in craps.
Insurance: A side bet that the dealer has a blackjack. It’s offered if the dealer’s upcard is an ace.
Odds: Chances of winning expressed in terms of currency.
One-Roll Bets: Wagers that will win or lose depending on the very next roll.
Pallette: The flat paddle used on baccarat tables to scoop the cards.
Pass-Line Bet: A bet made prior to the come out roll that a point will repeat.
Pass Line: The area where a pass line bet is placed.
Point: Amount rolled on the come out roll if a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10. This point has to be repeated before a seven rolls for the pass line bets to win.
Punter: One who gambles in the casino – the player.
Push: When the dealer and the player have hands with the same total. No one wins or loses.
Shill: An employ of the gaming establishment that starts a game.
Shoe: Name given to the box that the dealer places the shuffled cards into.
Shooter: The person rolling the dice in a game of craps.
Soft Hand: Any blackjack hand that contains an ace valued at eleven.
Stand: Choosing not to take any additional cards.
Stickman: The dice dealer who calls the numbers rolled and controls the stick in craps.
Stud Poker: A poker game with no draw.
Surrender: To give up half your wager before the hand is even complete.
Toke: Gratuity same as tipping.
Token: The casino coins used to play slot machines.
Whale: A high roller; big spender.
Working: A dice term meaning that the wagers are in play.