Know Your Gambling Terminology

When you are interested in gambling, you want to do everything you can to make sure that you start out on the best foot possible. One important thing for you to do is to make sure that you are familiar with at least some of the most used gambling terms. This will help you to know more about what everyone is talking about and this is very important when you have money on the line. Here are some of the more popular gambling terms and their meanings:Action: This is the total amount of money that is bet by a person during the entire game.All In: This is used in a card game. When a gambler is putting all of their chips in, they will say that they are “All In”.Barred: This is a term that is used in casinos when a person has been kicked out of the casino for good. They are no longer allowed to come in to that casino.Betting Limits: This is the minimum and maximum amount of money that a person can bet in a particular game.Blind Bet: Used in poker, this means that the bets are posted before anyone has even seen their cards.
Buck: This means that the bet is a hundred dollar bet.Burn Cards: To burn cards is to remove them off of the top of the deck and put them in to a discard tray.Casino Rate: This means that the casino will rent you a room at a discounted rate if you are a good and loyal customer of the casino.Color Up: When a person “colors up” they exchange their smaller chips in for larger ones.Cot-tail: This term is used when a person is betting the same thing as another player that is winning is betting.Dime Bet: This is the term that is used for a $1,000.00 bet.Down to the Felt: To be “down to the felt” is to be totally out of all of your money.Drop: This is known as the money that is lost.Edge: This is the advantage that one player has over another player.Eye in the Sky: These are the cameras that are placed throughout the casino to keep an eye on everything that is going on in the casino.Fill: This is the term that is used in poker when a person gets that fifth card which makes their hand.Fill Up: In poker, this means that a person has a full house.Fish: A fish is a person that is the one losing money.Grease: A grease is also known as a bribe.Hit: In blackjack, this means that you are taking another card.Maximum Bet: This is the amount that you are allowed to bet up to.MVG: This is the most valuable guest.Pass: This means not to bet in a card game.Payout: This is the amount of money that you will get as you win.Pot: The amount of money that accumulates during the game.Quads: In poker, this is known as a four of a kind.Rank: This is used in poker to refer to the worth of the cards.Sawbuck: This is what ten dollars if referred to as.Shiner: A small mirror used for cheating.Skin: a dollar is referred to as “skin”.Ticket: A card is also called a ticket.White meat: This is what a profit is called.