Action – the amount of money a player wagers during a playing session.
Active player – a person who is still in play (poker).
Aggregate winnings – total winnings.
All-in – means to bet all your chips in cardroom poker.
Ante – refers to a bet required to start at hand in card games.
Arm – refers to a player who is skillful in throwing the dice that he can change the odds of the game.
Bankroll – refers to the total money that a player or the casino has on hand to support their betting activities.
Barred – means banned from the casino premises permanently.
Beef – is a dispute over the result of a bet which involves a player and his casino dealer.
Black Book – the list of people not allowed to enter any casino in Nevada.
Blind bet – refers to a bet in poker placed without the player seeing any of his cards.
Bonus – money given for free such as when registering to an online casino.
Break-even – getting the same amount of winnings as your bets.
Buck – refers to a $100 bet.
Burn cards – the cards removed from the top of the deck and placed in the discard tray after a shuffle and cut.
Buy in – converting the chips into cash before joining a table game.
Call – means to match a bet in poker.
Camouflage – any action made by a skilled gambler to hide his activities from the casino.
Capping – placing extra chips on top of the first bet after the deal has started.
Cardsharp – an expert at cards.
Carousel – slot machines arranged in a ring allowing a change person to stand in the center.
Carpet joint – refers to a luxury gambling casino.
Case money – is an emergency money.
Cashier’s cage – is the casino cash desk where players can cash in their chips.
Casino rate – a lower rate for hotel rooms offered by casinos to good customers.
Check – is another word used for a chip. In poker, it can also mean to stay in the game but not to bet.
Copy – means a player and a banker have a similar two-card or five-card hand especially in Pai Gow poker.
Comps — are complimentary gifts provided by the Casino as a reward for people for their gaming loyalty. These include complimentary meals, beverages or promotional items.
Cut – to divide a deck of cards into two parts.
Cut card – a faceless card usually either red or black used to cut a deck of cards.
Deal – means to give out the cards in a card game.
Deuce – means a two in dice.
Dollar bet – refers to a $100 wager.
Down to the felt – means to be broke or totally out of money.
Draw – means to draw a card in poker games.
Eye in the sky – refers to surveillance cameras situated on the ceilings of the casino’s gaming area.
Fill – to draw a card to make a five-card hand in poker.
Firing – means to bet a large sum of money.
Fish – refers to a player who loses his money.
Flat betting – betting the same amount on every wager.
Flat top – a slot machine that gives out a fixed amount for a jackpot.
Front money – refers to cash or bank checks a player deposits with a casino to make a credit against that money.
Grease – is a bribe.
Hot – refers to a player who is winning or a slot machine that pays out well.
Ladderman – is a casino employee who supervises a game of baccarat.
Mechanic – is a slang word for a dealer who cheats.
Online Poker – – Poker played online
Payline — is the line on a window of a slot machine on which the symbols from each reel should line up.
Progressive — refers to a slot machine whose potential jackpot goes up with every coin played.
Shoe — is the device used to hold and dispense playing cards.
Suit — refers to any of the four types of cards – clubs, diamonds, hearts, spades.
Wildcard — is the joker or other card a player can use to complete his hand in card games.