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  1. Name of a card game consisting of two players wherein the winning hand rounds closest to 9 and discounts all remaining units of 10.
  2. James Bond’s preferred card game.
  3. Alternative names of Baccarat: Chemin de fer, American Baccarat, Punto Banco, Nevada Baccarat.

Baccarat Banque:

Similar to Baccarat. The only difference is the bank is also the casino. All bets and deals of the cards are banked by the casino while both players sit on each side of the table.

Baccarat Pit:

Referred to as the setting in the casino where the Baccarat tables are placed.

Back Betting:

Used for placing a bet by someone on a players hand. The player who places the bet asks his act is OK and has no right as to how the hand would be played. The person is termed as the back bettor.

Back Counting:

The act of counting cards by the black betting player who plays back betting when a beneficial count takes place.

Backer Man:

Referred to one who funds a game. Also see: bankroller.

Back Line:

Also known as the Don’t Pass line.

Back Line Odds:

Odds placed on the point number while there is a bet on the Don’t Pass line already.

Back of the house:

Known to be the area of the casino where the team network is out of contact with the guests.

Back to Back:

Winning over several hands in a row.

Backtrack: The Roulette wheel’s outer rim where the dealer spins the ball.


A term (slang) used for a gaming enforcement officer/a police officer.


  1. A frequent game visitor who never participates.
  2. A player who counts on others to pay their own expenses.


The arrested one.


Spun in a roulette wheel and tends to fall into any of the number slot. The ball in a number slot determines the winning.

Ball Out:

When the spinning ball falls out of the roulette wheel and invalidates the spin winning.


The checks and the yellow chips used in Baccarat. They are valued at $20.


  1. A cheating method.
  2. In Chemin de fer, used for the bank.
  3. Used in Baccarat by the player who tends to challenge the bank.

Banco Suivi:

Used by a player who wants to place a bet against the bank for the second time after losing a coup in the Baccarat game.

Bang Up:

A term used by a supervisor who announces the game closing.


  1. A dealer who pays off the bets. Also known as the house.
  2. The initial quantity of chips at a table.
  3. Amount of money placed at a table for a player. Refer to: Bankroll.

Bank Craps:

Term used to illustrate the difference of Craps played in the casino that further banks the act.

Bank Hand:

One of the two betting positions in the Baccarat.


One who serves as the financial backing for a game and pays all the winnings and receives all the lost bets. A position controlled by the casino. Some games allow the players to be the banker. Example: Pai Gow.

Banking Game:

A type of game wherein the players bet against the house and not against each other. Example: Blackjack.


Total sum set aside for gambling only.

Bankroll Man:

Referred to the financer of any game. Also, see Bankroller/Backer Man.

Banque: a variant of baccarat, played in America.


  1. Not permitting someone or something to bar. The casino acceptance of don’t bet when anyone places bar 12 or 2 on Don’t Pass.

Bar the 12:
Used for a don’t better which is a push number for the come-out roll in Craps. The 2 can be barred instead of 12 as well.

Barber Pole:

Bet/wager made of several chips of variant denominations with different colors.


Location on the dice table where bets at large are placed and paid

Base Dealer:

Referred to the dice dealer supervising any of the bases.

Basic Strategy:

Used to indicate a set of choices to dictate play in Blackjack. Serves as the support for advanced play in the game.


Referred to one who wagers on behalf of another gambler to conceal the identity of the original gambler.


Referred to a low-value chip like $1 chip.


Allows dodgy players to cheat with the help of a simple holdout gadget on their arm.


  1. Act of overcoming the odds.
  2. Referred to a player cheating over money during a game.


The act of complaining against a playing mate or the house.

A player who has a complaint.

Belly Strippers:
Used to describe wider cards wider at the center instead of any ends. A result of trimmed cards.

A player who bends the corner of cards to help in cheating.

Used for a $100 bill.

Benny Blue:
Used to indicate the shooter seven outs by the stickman sometimes.

Best of it:

A strategy used by the player who has a higher chance of winning than fellow players.


Bet or wager placed by a player in the casino.

Bet Blind:
A wager placed by the player without even glancing at the played cards.

Bet the Pot:
A bet that is equivalent to the total amount of all other bets up to the playing point.

Bet Both Ways:
Wagers being placed on the do and the don’t in Craps.

Bet on the layout: A wager placed on any number that’s part of the Roulette table.

Bet the Limit:
An act of placing a bet that matches the house’s/table’s maximum allowed bet.

Betting Progression:

A betting used to determine the next wager via the use of previous wager’s status.

Betting Ratio:

The relationship between the lowest and the highest bet percentage placed by the player.

Betting Right:
Used for someone who bets with the shooter. A term used in Craps in the same course.

Betting System:
Set rules that help the player to determine the best way to use their money for each bet placement in a game.

Betting True Count:

Used to maximize the profits by the card counters who vary their bets on the count, making higher bets for a positive count and lower for negative ones.

Betting Wrong:
Used for betting against the shooter in Craps.

Bevel (-ed):

Used to refer to dice that improves the player’s odds and shows how the dice is modified so that one or more sides are rounded that further favors numbers that are beneficial for some players. However, this modification dice act is regarded as illegal.

Referred to a roulette wheel which is not stable and thereby, results with certain number favoring.

Biased Numbers: a term referring to numbers which are statistically proven to hit on long-term analysis.

1.   Playing cards manufacturing company.

  1. Indicates the usage style of the cards.

Big Bertha:
A jumbo slot machine.

Big Blind:
Used in the game, Texas Hold’em as a surrogate part for an Ante. All the players involved in the game eventually bet the ‘Big Blind’ atleast once. The Big Blind and the Little Blind, together rotate on the table while staying towards the left side of the deal.

Big Con:
Any con that can last many days and includes several people.

Big Dick:
Used in Craps for point ten.

Big Dime:

Used for a bet of $10,000.

Big Eight and Big Six:
In Craps, two immensely poor bets. Also regarded as sucker bets. These bets have similar offs as place 6 and 8.

Big Order: Indicates large bets and is used by bookmakers.

Big Red: Action of placing a bet an Any Seven.

Big Six:
Also known as the Wheel of Fortune. The game uses a large wheel vertically mounted with diverse pay-offs.

Big Slick: Used for a hand consisting of A-K.

Big Store:
An imaginative site used by con men to cheat on a mark. A Big Store can be a brokerage place, a gambling house and a bookmarking area as well.

Used by gamblers to refer to $100 bill.

A game that uses numbered balls and cards that are divided into two lines, horizontal and vertical. The basic goal is matching the numbers on cards to the ball numbers as they are pulled by the house while there are different ways to win a bingo game from simple lines/patterns and full cards.

Bingo Marker:

A marker that covers all the numbers on a Bingo card game.

Refers to one who anticipates and relishes losing his money.

Used to illustrate a loan/credit request.

A bet/wager that helps pay even sum in roulette.

Black Bet: A bet that the next number where the ball falls is a black number in Roulette.

A document by the NGA (Nevada Gaming Commission) and consists of pictures and names of the known cheating players. Any person in the BlackBook, if permitted in the casino can result in loss of casino license.

1.   A game where objects get closest to 21.

  1. In Blackjack, a winning hand consisting of an Ace and a 10 value card.

Black Line Work:
A cheating strategy where a very small cut is made on the black border of the face card. The cheater then knows where each face card is going.
Similar to BlackBook. A list with photographs of all banned or blacklisted cheats from a specific casino.


A card game wherein the players try their best to best the dealers by getting closest to 21 without going over. It is also known as 21.

Blackjack Hand:

Refers to the hand where the first two cards round to 21.

Blackout Work:
A cheating method where the cards are marks with designs blocked out or embellishing them.

Term used for $100 chips (usually black in color).
Blind Bet:
A bet required in poker games that do not need an Ante like the Texas Hold’em Poker.

A cheating method that is assisted with a small burn placed on the card’s back so the cheat can recognize when it is placed on top of the card deck.

1. Act of losing.
2. To be caught while cheating.

Player wagering by make-believe that the player withholds a strong hand. This is implied over the opponents so that they fold and the bluffer wins.

Intense wagering with a weak hand at play in order to compel the opponents to fold up.

A place amongst the community cards in games where cards are required like Texas Hold’em Poker.

1. Another referring term for Blackboard and the rail. Used for that part of the table raised off the playing surface.

A container that is used to hold on the unused dice.

Boat Race:

Used to describe a corrupt horse race.

Body Language:
Visual and non-verbal hints, putting forth information about the individual.


Refers to Dice.

1. Acceptance of bets on the betting races and sports by an individual or corporate.

  1. Someone accountable for wagers collection and pay-offs for the house, inside and outside the casino.

Refer to Book.

Refer to Book.

Used for a player’s actions that move and jumps around from one table to another. This is performed in alliance with various partners counting cards at different tables.

Bottom Dealer:
A method used by dealers so that they can pull cards from the bottom of the card deck. This technique is regarded as cheating as well.

Bottom Track: The Roulette wheel’s inner rim that stays immobile when the wheel is spun.

A person who spins the roulette wheel. Also, refer to Croupier.

1. One who is accountable for order maintenance in the bar or the house.
2. Used for a check that is not valid enough to be collected, primarily due to an inadequate sum of funds.
A wooden niche in the roulette wheel which holds the spinning division of the wheel.

1. In Blackjack refers to a location where players can wager directly in front of each other.

  1. Location in the center of the Craps table where the intended bets take place.Boxcars:
    Used in Craps when the shooter rolls two

Boxmen or Boxperson:

Refers to the Craps game supervisor.

Box Up or Box them up:
An action performed by the stickman where dice numbers are mixed and the shooter can opt for a new dice pair.

1.   Refers to Craps dealers.

  1. Used for players/gamblers.
  1. Describe members of any corrupt families.

BP or the Big Player. Also known as the High Roller.

Refer to: Bust.

Break a Game:
Used for when a table loses all the money to any one or more players.

Refers to when a player or a house wins even sum to the bet placed.

Break In:
Act of securing a dealer’s casino job with minimal experience scale.

Used for players to indicate fortunate or unfortunate luck.

Break the Deck:
A technique in Blackjack to beat the card counter via card reshuffling.

Break the Bank:
Similar to Break a Game. Action of breaking the bank consisting of a table losing all its chips supplied for the night and then facing a shutdown.

A cheating strategy used in Craps where the die is cut and is no longer valid.

A cheating system that the 10 valued cards are bent vaguely so that they are identified on the table or the deck.

Bring it in:

Announcing wagers on the first round.

A compulsory open bet in the first round in the Seven Card Stud. It is paid by the player with the lowest-up card.


Refer to: Bust.

Broke Money:
A courteous gesture of transport given to the player having lost all his money.

Brush or The Brush:
1. A cheating method where the cheat switches any of his cards for another from fellow player’s hand. The action is performed when pushing the opponent’s card away.
2. Used in Craps for cheating purpose where the cheat swaps out dice for another set.

1. Term indicative of a $1 bill.

Also refer to as Button.

Buck the game:
Used when a player wagers against a house.

A framework that helps control financial expenditure in gambling.


Act of betting on any 7 and each of the Hardways.

Buffalo Yo:

Betting on each of the Hardways and the 11.

Typical ‘meal comp’ given to all Low Rollers.

A device that assists in cheating. Used while placed on a slot machine or on a table’s underside.

Refers to cheating scams where the cashier returns a large sum when giving the change for a huge bill amount.

Used for an Ace.

Bum Move:
A term that describes a player’s odd action.


Refers to raise.

 Bump Into:
Illustrated a dealer’s action when they push a stack of chips next to the wager and then removing the excess from the pushed stack making both stacks equal.

Bum Steer:
An inadequate piece of information.

Indicates having a large bankroll or a large amount of money.

Refers to the action executed after shuffling and removing one or more cards from the deck top. This is done to deject cheating techniques.

Burned Cards:
Card or all cards removed from the deck top after shuffling during the Burn.

Burned Out:
1. A renowned cheating method that has become redundant.

Burnt Card
Refer to: Burned Cards.

Burn Up:
1. Describes the Craps dice when making money passes.

A term used when the player’s hand exceeds 21 value in Blackjack. It indicates an involuntary loss for the player.

Bust Card:
In Blackjack, describes the dealer’s up card if it’s a 2,3,4,5 or 6. Used due to the complicated hit on values.

Bust Hand:
In Blackjack, used for a hand that has a total value between 12 and 16. Also referred to as the Hard Hand.

Used for mis-spotted dice.

Refers to a cheat specialized in switching crooked dice.

Butterfly Cup:
Used in Crap with a dice cup that permits the cheater to switch the dice whole shaking them before just rolling them. The dice cup is given the space for allowing the dice switching to earn the Butterfly Cup term.

1.   A small marker used in Craps to recognize different types of bets.

  1. Small markers used in Roulette to recognize the player’s chips value on a temporal scale.
  1. A marker used in Texas Hold’em Poker to mark the position of the dealer. This moves one seat to the left after the completion of each hand.

Used in craps when a bet is placed on a certain number. If the number wagered rolls before a seven, the bet wins.

Buy Bet:
Refer to: Buy.

Buy Behind:
Similar to Buy with the difference that the player bets true odds behind any point number.

Exchanging money for table chips to participate