- The amount of money wagered by a player during an entire playing session. In poker, the placing of money into the pot.
- ACTIVE PLAYER
- One who is still in the pot.
- ANCHOR MAN
- The player betting on the last box on the blackjack table and making the final decision, therefore anchoring the game.
- In poker, a small portion of the minimum bet that each player is required to put into the pot before a new hand starts.
- ANY CRAPS
- A one-roll dice bet covering the 2, 3, or 12.
- ANY SEVEN
- A one-roll dice bet covering any 7.
- To arbitrage is to make a combination of bets such that if one bet loses another wins. There is an implication of having an edge, at no or low risk. Arbitrage can also be used as a noun. Hedge has a similar meaning, but does not carry the implication of having an edge.
- A casino test to determine if a dealer will be hired. Can be conducted on a live game.
- ATS is the acronym for against the spread.
- A card game where the winning hand totals closest to 9 discounting all units of 10. Originating from the game, Chemin de Fer.
- BACK LINE
- See Don't Pass Line.
- An English casino term for thousand, e.g., 5 bag = 5 thousand.
- In a card game, dealer or the players who books the action of the other bettors at the table.
- The amount of money a player has for one gaming session.
- BAR THE 12
- Makes the 12 a push on the Don. t Pass Bar.
- Area on the dice table where the majority of bets are made and paid.
- BASE DEALER
- Dice dealer in charge of one of the bases.
- BASIC STRATEGY
- In blackjack, the set of plays that you should make to maximise your advantage.
- BETTING LIMITS
- In a table game, the minimum and maximum amounts of money that you can wager on one bet. You cannot wager less than the minimum or more than the maximum amount posted.
- BETTING RIGHT
- Betting on the Pass Line or with the shooter.
- BETTING WRONG
- Betting on the Don. t Pass or against the shooter.
- BINGO MARKER
- A crayon or ink dauber that is used to cover the numbers on a bingo game card.
- The most common colour used for $100 chips.
- A card game where players try to beat the dealer by getting closest to 21 without going over.
- BLIND BET
- A bet that certain poker players are required to make because of their betting positions.
- In poker, players bluff when raising with a weak hand in hopes of driving out players with stronger hands.
- In poker, the community cards dealt face-up in the centre of the table are referred to as on the 'board'.
- Another term for a full house.
- To accept a bet.
- Area of the dice table controlled by the boxman.
- The casino employee in charge of the craps table. The boxman sits between the base dealers.
- To exceed 21.
- BREAK-EVEN POINT
- The break-even point is the point at which if you played forever, the bets you made would approximately equal the payoffs you'd receive.
- In seven-card stud, the bring-in is a mandatory bet made by the player with the lowest upcard in the first round of betting.
- A $100 wager
- A joker
- To raise
- BURN CARD
- In card games, the card temporarily removed from play. After a shuffle and cut, one card is placed on the bottom of the deck or in the discard tray, which is called burning the card.
- In blackjack, to go over twenty-one. If you bust you lose
- In poker, a small plastic disc used as a marker that is moved from player to player after each hand to designate the dealer position.