Walking inside a casino can be a fulfilling experience for gamblers, new and old alike with the colorful displays of casino games selections and cheerful mood of the staff and casino gamblers, as well. But, it would be an even more rewarding opportunity when you find yourself knowing almost everything in that casino from the moves being made by players to the available games.
You have to start from enriching your own vocabulary of casino terms to be able to achieve that level of expertise that you are aspiring for. Here are several basic terms that could help you feel more like a gambling expert from now on!
Action – Action is the total bet that you place during a session.
Active player – You are an active player when it is your turn to make a move.
Banker – A banker, in most of games, is the dealer of the game. In some games, the players can have a turn to become the banker or dealer.
Bet – A bet is also called a wager.
Black Book – You would not want your name to be included in the Black Book. This book contains the list of names which are prohibited to enter a casino in Nevada.
Bump – When you make a raise, it is called a bump.
Carousel – A carousel refers to the slot machines that form a circle and this position enables a player to stand in the middle.
Carpet Joint – This is a term used in the US to refer to a posh casino hotel.
Chemin de Fer – This game is like Baccarat. It is a table game which involves six or eight card decks.
Dime Bet – A dime bet is equivalent to a one thousand dollar bet.
Drop – A drop is the amount of money that you lost in a game.
Firing- When you give in a huge sum of money as a bet, it is called firing.
Flat top – A flat top is a kind of slot machine wherein its jackpot amount is fixed.
Hit – A hit is a term in Black Jack where a player gets a card from another player.