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rack

A plastic container in which you can transport and count large-denominational coins, slot machine tokens, and casino plastic chips.

raise

In poker, a player raises by matching the previous bet and then betting more, to increase the stake for remaining players.

rake

The money that the casino charges for each hand of poker.It is usually a percentage (5-10%) or flat fee that is taken from the pot after each round of betting.

rank

The worth of a set of cards.

red

The most common color used for $5 chips.

red-black bet

In roulette, an outside wager on whether the next spin will be a red or a black number.This bet is played off at even money.

reel

A wheel inside a slot machine window on which the slot machine symbols are printed. The number of reels per slot machine may very but are usually three.

RFB

High rollers are comped with free room, food, and beverage.

river

In poker, the final card dealt in a hand of stud or hold Žem.In seven-card stud, staying in until the fifth and final round of betting is called going to the river.

royal flush

In poker, an ace-high straight flush; the best possible hand.

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session

A series of plays at any gambling game.

set

In pai gow poker, players set their seven cards into two separate hands of two and five cards each.

seventh street

In seven-card stud, the fifth and final round of betting is called seventh street because players have seven cards.

shoe

A plastic or wooden box that holds multiple decks of cards for dealing more than two decks of cards.

showdown

In poker, after the last betting round, the players who remain in the pot must show their hands in the showdown to determine the winner.

shuffle

Before each hand the dealer mixes up the order of the cards.

shutter

A window covering a number on a reusable bingo card.The shutter can be pulled down to mark each number as it is called.

singleton

In poker, a card that is the only one of its rank.

sixth street

In seven-card stud, the fourth round of betting is called sixth street because players have six cards.

soft hand

In blackjack, any hand that contains an ace counted as eleven is called a soft hand.

spot

Any number from 1 to 80 that a player selects on a keno ticket.It also refers to the number of numbers that are marked on a ticket.

stand

In blackjack, to stand is to refrain from taking another card.

stiff

In blackjack, a hand that is not pat and that may bust if hit once.Stiffs include hard twelve through sixteen.

steal

In poker, to win the pot by bluffing.

straight

In poker, a hand consisting of five cards of consecutive ranks.

straight flush

In poker, a hand consisting of five cards of consecutive ranks of the same suit.

straight keno

The basic keno game, played by marking individual numbers on a keno ticket.

surrender

In blackjack, to give up half your bet for the privilege of not playing out a hand.In roulette, you effectively lose only half on an even-money bet when the ball lands on 0.

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