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Casino Tips Lexicon

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D

deal

To give out the cards during a hand

designated dealer

In poker games like Texas hold em,the player to the left of the dealer bets first.In a poker room where each game has a resident dealer, a different player serves as the designated dealer for each hand.

deuce

A two

dice

Two identical numbered cubes

die

Singular for dice, a cube with numbers 1-6 on each side.

dime bet

a $1000 wager

discard tray

A tray on the dealer's right side that holds all the cards that have been played or discarded.

dollar bet

a $100 wager

double down

In blackjack, it is the players option to double their original bet in exchange for receiving only one more card.To do this the player turns over their first two cards and places an equal bet alongside the original bet.

draw

In draw poker, the second round of cards that are dealt.

draw button

In video poker this button allows the player to draw up to five new cards.

drop box

On a gaming table, the box that serves as a repository for cash, markers, and chips.

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E

edge

An advantage over an opponent

even money

A bet that pays you back the same amount that you wagered, plus your original wager.shown as a ratio of 1:1.

expected
win rate

A percentage ofthe total amount of money wagered that you can expect to win or lose over time.

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F

face cards

The jack, queen, and king of any suit of cards.

family pot

In poker, when everyone at the table decides to enter a pot

fifth street

In seven-card stud, the third round of betting is called fifth street because players have five cards.In hold em , fifth street is the fifth card on board and the final round of betting.

first base

At the blackjack table, the position on the far left of the dealer is considered to be first base and is the first position dealt with.

fishing

A player who stays in a poker game longer than advisable generally is fishing for the card or two that will make the hand a winner.

flat top

A slot machine whose jackpot is always a fixed amount,as opposed to a progressive.

flop

In a game of hold em, the three cards dealt face-up in the center of the table.

flush

In poker, a hand consisting of five cards of one suit.

front money

Cash or bank checks deposited with the casino to establish credit for a player who bets against that money.

fold

In poker, when a player declines a bet and drops out of the hand.

foul

In pai gow poker, a hand is fouled when the two-card low hand is set higher than the five-card high hand, or when the hands are set with the wrong number of cards.A fouled hand is a losing hand.

four of a kind

Four cards of the same rank, also known as quads.

fourth street

In seven-card stud, the second round of betting is called fourth street because players have four cards.In hold em, fourth street is the fourth card on board and the third round of betting.

full house

In poker, a hand consisting of a three of a kind and a pair.

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