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Blackjack Terms

Doubling

You can double your original bet if your first two cards add up to nine, ten or eleven. You will only receive one more card if you double – good luck!

Insurance

A side bet that the dealer gets Blackjack, and is only offered when the dealer’s first card is an Ace.  The maximum insurance bet is half your original wager. This is a house bet and is not recommended.

Splitting

When you’re dealt a pair you have the option to split them and play them as separate hands.  You will need to match your original bet in order to split.  Aces and eights are the most commonly split pairs. Don’t split tens or pictures – most times you already have a winning hand.


Craps terms

Any Craps

One-roll combination bet covering the totals 2, 3 and 12 and is often used as an insurance bet for the Pass Line.  These pay 7 to 1.

Come Out Roll

First bet placed on the Pass Line by a new Shooter in a game of craps.

Field Bet

You’re betting that the next roll will be a 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 or 12. These pay even money, except 2 or 12 which pay 2 to 1.

Hard Ways

Hard Ways are combination bets on specific pair totals, for example, if you wanted to hit a hard 6 you would need to roll two 3s. The payouts on these vary.

Horn Bet

A single-roll bet on the Shooter rolling 2, 3, 11 or 12.  The payouts on these vary.

Pass Line

Where the Shooter places their bet to start rolling the dice.  You can only bet the Pass Line when the Marker is in the OFF position.

Place Bets

If your Point number comes up before a 7, you win, if a 7 comes up first, you lose.

Point Number

If the Shooter rolls a 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 on their first roll this becomes the Point Number and what they must now throw before a 7 is rolled.

Proposition Bets

These are the bets in the middle of the table and are one-roll bets.  These bets consist of the totals being any of 2, 3, 7, 11 or 12.  The payouts on these vary.

Shooter

The person with the dice in a craps game.


Poker terms

All-in

A wager of all of a players remaining chips.  A separate pot will be created for the remaining player’s wagers.

Betting round

A single cycle of players checking/betting/calling/raising/folding.

Blind

A bet made by a player or players without seeing their cards.  Two players in Texas Hold’em place blind bets prior to each hand being dealt, a big blind and a small blind.

Call

To match the previous bet.

Check

To refrain from betting without folding.  A player cannot check if a bet has already been made.

Community Cards

Cards face up in the middle of the table used by all players to make their best five card poker hand.

Dealer Button

Marker used to indicate who is last to receive cards and act in a betting round.

Flop

Three cards dealt face up on the board available to all players still in the hand.  The first three of the five community cards in a Texas Hold’em game.

Fold

To discard one’s cards and take no further part in that hand.

Hole Cards

A player’s first two cards dealt face down in Texas Hold’em.

Pot

The sum of all blinds and bets wagered in a hand.

Raise

To increase the amount already wagered in a betting round.

River Card

The fifth and final community card in a Texas Hold’em game.

Turn Card

The fourth community card in a Texas Hold’em game.


Roulette terms

Corner

Any one of the four numbers in a group on a roulette table. This pays 8 to 1.

Six-Line

Any one of the six numbers in a group on a roulette table. This pays 5 to 1.

Split

Any one of the two numbers in a group on a roulette table. This pays 17 to 1.

Street

Any one of the three numbers in a group on a roulette table. This pays 11 to 1.

Straight-up

A bet on one single number on a roulette table. This pays 35 to 1.