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Casino Vocabulary & Gambling Phrases

Casino games glossary

Advantage player: A player who has an advantage over the house edge. These players typically include card counters and online casino patrons who use bonuses to gain an advantage.

Bet: A wager placed on a game.

Banker: Casino patron dealing the cards. This can also be another term for the house.

Bonus: An amount awarded to a player for meeting the minimum requirements for certain promotions at the casino.

Chips: Round disks used for placing wagers on certain casino games such as poker. These chips come with a specific monetary value.

Deal: The handing out of cards in table games like poker.

Deposit: Players adding funds to their online casino accounts.

Face cards: These are cards that usually illustrate a face such as jack, king, and queen. These cards are also known as picture cards.

Flash casino: An online casino that allows players to access online casino games directly from their mobile's web browser, using flash technology.

High roller: A casino patron who plays for the stakes.

House edge: The advantage the casino has over gamblers.

Instant casino: Players are able to enjoy online casino games instantly, without having to download anything.

Jackpot: The prize money that is at stake for landing a certain combination.

Lobby: The casino lobby where gamblers are able to find all the online casino games available.

Maximum bet: The highest amount a player can wager on a game.

Minimum bet: The lowest amount a player can wager on a game.

Multiplayer games: These online games allow players to participate with fellow online casino gamblers for real money.

Payout: The amount of money a player will receive for a winning bet.

Random number generator: Online casino software used to generate a random outcome for every casino game.

Shoe: The box from which cards are dealt from in table games.

Sign-up bonus: This is a type of bonus online casinos are offering to new players who join the casino.

Stake: This is the amount a gambler wagers on the outcome of a casino game.

Suit: In a standard 52-deck of playing cards, casino patrons will find four suits: clubs, diamonds, hearts, and spades.

Wager: This is another way of describing a bet.