So, you say you’re a knowledgeable gambler? Well, I have found 20 slang words used in the casino by players, dealers, and pit bosses – some simple, some rather esoteric. Let’s see what you know. I dare you to take this challenge and comment to us at NETime Gambling on how well you did.
Note – it’s easier to take the Challenge on a tablet, or at the website NE Time.com.
_____1. an Ante A. a bet in poker placed before player sees any of his cards.
_____2.an Arm B. a player who is skillful in throwing the dice
_____3.The Blind C. casino lingo for 10 dollar bet.
_____4.a Buck D. a forgotten table bet originally wagered by the player.
_____5.a Copy E.to be broke or totally out of money
_____6.Down to the Felt F.a Video Lottery Terminal
_____7.Grease G.losing player
_____8.a Mechanic H.a bribe
_____9.Barber Pole I. a newer player who is not practicing sound strategy nor making correct decisions, however is not above coaching other players about what they should do
_____10.a Bug J.refers to a $100 bet
_____11.Cracking the Nut K. a slang word for a dealer who cheats
_____12. a Fish L.means a player and a banker have a similar two-card or five-card hand especially in Pai Gow poker.
_____13.a George M.sign above roulette table showing previous wins
_____14. Martingale N. a net profit after all gambling expenses deducted.
_____15. a Pidgeon O. more than one denomination/color in a stack of chips
_____16.a Railbird P. the Joker card.
_____17.Spinner Q. term for a winning session
_____18.a Tom R. a generous tipper to table dealers
_____19.a Skin or Skoon S. an observer who hangs around a gaming table
_____20.a Ploppy T. a player who is not knowledgeable about the games.
U. a wagering system where the player doubles up after every loss.
V. irritating player who has high expectations for casino comps and benefits while not deserved.
W.a non-tipper. X.a single dollar. Y. a drunk player.
Z. a bet required to start at hand in card games.