Learning The Various Live And Online Casino Terms Part 4

23 August 2013 – By Huseyin Yilmaz

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We’re continuing on with our series on the terminology associated with gambling, both at land based facilities, and online casinos. It would be really interesting to know how many of these terms were actually thought up, and how they somehow caught on and managed the true test of time. If you ask any professional gambler, or someone that just loves casino style games, they probably know terms that were first spoken hundreds of years ago! Here are another 10 to ponder about.

31. Fish-When you’re referring to a losing player, often they will be labeled a fish.

32. Front money-When your first starting out at a casino, whether it is online or at a live land based facility, if you’re playing table games that require chips instead of cash, you must first convert your money into chips in the denominations you want to play with. This is called your front money, and it is wise to have a money management plan in effect so that you can maximize your chances of winning.

33. Foreign- This particular term is when players use cheques from another casino. Especially with online casinos nowadays, because many of them are owned by the same companies, depending on where you’re a member at you may be able to switch to various virtual casinos and play with the same account base. This is especially advantageous if you’re looking at playing different types of games that are only offered at individual sites. By being able to transfer money and play at the different locations it makes it easier than having to make an individual deposit at each one.

34. Grind-If you’re an individual that enjoys playing their favorite online casino games, or live for that matter, for hours upon hours on end, this would be called grinding it out, and especially for professionals who make their living through gambling, this is something that is done on a regular and consistent basis. If you’re looking at making more than just a few bucks here and there, you have to put in the time and the grind in order to be successful.

35. George-Again, pretty well applicable to only live casinos, as it refers to a player that is known to be a generous tipper, who takes care of both regular employees and the dealers alike.

36. Handle-This is a term many people may not have heard of, as it refers to the total amount of cash that was wagered at any of the money games, particular the table games.

37. Handicapper-If you’re looking to be successful, especially when you are into sports betting, it is wise to take the time to do the necessary research to improve your odds of being a winner when it comes to betting on certain favorite teams you may have. A good handicapper takes all the different variables into account when they are figuring out who is going to be the winner. This could include injuries, whether they’re playing at home or away, the weather they are being subjected to, and even just the general statistics in regards to the team.

38. High roller-Every player that plays for real money would love to have the opportunity to be a high roller. It means you are a big time bettor, with money to burn.

39. Holding your own-This term refers to a player who is somewhat breaking even, or is a little bit up, and is still grinding it out.

40. Hold-This term refers to when you're playing a particular game and you want to stop. For example, if you're playing a game of blackjack and you do not want to receive another card, you would say you are holding, and the dealer will move on to the next player.

Well, we've just given you another 10 terms for you to think about when it comes to the different sayings you'll find around the table when you’re gambling for money, no matter what the game. Obviously as stated, some of these terms you may not hear in an online casino, unless you're using the chat line, or playing at one of the new sites that offer both live speech and video feed. Follow us along in our next article as we will continue with terms starting with the letter J.

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