Casino lingo across the world

Whether you are playing in Vegas or you’re at home scrolling through all those online casinos you might begin to notice a lot of unfamiliar terms, jargon and lingo being mentioned and thrown about. As you read through this content you will begin to decipher this litany of casino gibberish and the more you read, the more of an understanding you will gain, so next time you hit your local casino, you’ll be able to impress those gamblers with some impressive lingo.

Most casino terms have a long history and by gaining an understanding on it’s specific lingo will surely add a unique quality to your next casino experience and here are the words you can really show off with:

This is where you can exchange your money and chips after that big win.

The marker the dealer uses to crown the winning bet on a roulette table.

Floor Manager
When you hear this, most likely from the dealer screaming at the top of their lungs, you know something has gone horribly wrong. Usually they’d scream it and then look around frantically for their nearest floor manager. Things that could go wrong are as followed: the dealer has over paid, underpaid, given a card when they shouldn’t have or done something truly horrific. So if you were to ever hear this at the casino, make sure you are aware of what’s going on.

A common word, usually means an action- to tap the table for another card in Blackjack

House edge
This is how heavily and unfortunately, in a percentage, a game is slanted in the casino’s favour. Casino edge of 0% means that it is a truly even casino game. Anything more than 0% house edge means the games percentage is less than 50/50.

This is another name for a mini Baccarat table, simple as that.

Card washing
The procedure of shuffling the cards when the cards are placed face down on the table by the dealer and the reason for it to be called card washing is simply because the cards are being ‘sloshed around’ like a washing machine so they are at random for the next game.

App Casino
This is a mobile casino that has a downloadable ‘native app’ either from the Android or IOS app store.

A Random Number Generator is a complex computer program that assures randomness. For this reason, RNGs are often used in online casino software for poker and table games.

Return to Player is a theoretical percentage of how much money gambled will be returned when playing poker. Online Poker, on average, has a much higher RTP than the ones you’ll find on pub machines or even casinos.

Live dealer casino
This is an interactive form of online gambling that films and streams live croupiers dealing a selection of games like black jack and roulette.

This means freebies or points- these are the dining, beverages, hotel rooms and benefits received by casino players based on their wagering and time played.