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A

action
The amount of money wagered. In poker, the placing of money into the pot.

active player
One who is still in the pot.

ante
In poker, a small portion of the minimum bet that each player is required to put into the pot before a new hand starts.

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B

banker
In a card game, dealer or the players who books the action of the other bettors at the table.

bankroll
A player's total available gambling money.

basic strategy
In blackjack, the set of plays that you should make to maximize your advantage.

bet
Wager

betting limits
In a table game, the minimum and maximum amounts of money that you can wager on one bet. You cannot wager less than the minimum or more than the maximum amount posted.

bingo marker
A crayon or ink dauber that is used to cover the numbers on a bingo game card.

black
The most common color used for $100 chips.

blind bet
A bet that certain poker players are required to make because of their betting positions.

bluff
In poker, players bluff when raising with a weak hand in hopes of driving out players with stronger hands.

board
In poker, the community cards dealt face-up in the center of the table are referred to as on the board.

boat
Another term for a full house.

break-even point
The break-even point is the point at which if you played forever, the bets you made would approximately equal the payoffs you'd receive.

bring-in
In seven-card stud, the bring-in is a mandatory bet made by the player with the lowest upcard in the first round of betting.

buck
A $100 wager

bug
A joker

bump
To raise

burn card
In card games, the card temporarily removed from play. After a shuffle and cut, one card is placed on the bottom of the deck or in the discard tray, which is called burning the card.

bust
In blackjack, to go over twenty-one. If you bust you lose

button
In poker, a small plastic disc used as a marker that is moved from player to player after each hand to designate the dealer position.

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