How to Deal Blackjack (modified for fun night style).

For use as a guide in blackjack dealer training in The Amerifun Pair A Dice Fantasy Casino.

Comprehensive 75 page manual also available by request and coming soon to this section.

Quick Rules

Opening the Table:

Before you pick up your bankroll, you should walk through the casino and pick out the table that you want.  Inform the cashier of your choice.

You should report to the cashier NO LATER THAN 5 MINUTES BEFORE EVENT START TIME.

Pick up your Chip Tray and proceed to your table.

Locate at your table the drop box (bin, can, basket, etc.) used to collect your fun money throughout the gaming session.
Also make sure that your table has cards, a discard holder and a table sign.

Period Min. Bet Max. Bet
1st Hour $25 $1,000
2nd Hour $100 $5,000
3rd Hour $500* 25,000

* May remain $100.

Be aware of your table's limits before the start of the event.

During a fun event the limits will typically fluctuate.  In the Amerifun Pair A Dice Fantasy Casino, not only do we increase the maximum bet but we increase the minimum bet as well.  This is for the opposite reason as in a casino for a fun event (but works well with fundraisers).  Most players will already be wagering large anyway, but since it is for fun we like to make them "get out there and have fun"!

1. It is your responsibility to know your minimum and maximum bets when going on a game.
2. When a player bets more or less than the posted table limits and you do not notice it, pay the amount actually bet and inform the player of the table limits.

Closing the Table:

Closing is the reverse of opening except you should bring you accumulated fun money in it's receptacle to the cashier. LEAVE ALL OTHER EQUIPMENT AT THE TABLE.

Buy In:

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All of our blackjacks have the appropriate industry-standard text and markings.

In the Amerifun Pair A Dice Fantasy Casino, guests will Fun Money (Orange $1,000's, Gray $5,000's - the same colors as the chips).  Guests typically $5,000 for fun events or different varying amounts for fundraisers.

The cheques (chips) in your tray will be marked with the specific denominations in mostly classic casino colors:
White $1 | Red $5 | Green $25 | Black $100 | Purple $500 | Orange $1,000 | 
Gray $5,000 | Brown $25,000 | Rectangular White $100,000 Plaque
We use genuine Chipco professional gaming cheques (chips).

When guests approach your table, DO NOT offer to cash in their entire bankroll, you always want to keep most of the chips in the tray.

Guests will start with orange $1000 dollar fun money bills and will hand them to you for chips.

Lay their bills on the table.  Go to your tray and cut-out (4) Green $25's, (4) Black $100's and (1) Purple $500.
Slide their chips and remaining fun money back to the player and prove the stack for the player (count out the stack in front of the player).
You should not cut-out more than a thousand or so in order to keep your tray well-stocked.  If a player insist on cashing in their entire bankroll, cut-out large chips to complete their request with the minimum amount of cheques possible.

Basic Initial Dealing Procedures

The first thing that you will do before any cards come out is wave your right hand back and fourth over the table and announce "Place Your Bets, Place Your Bets".

In accordance with buy-in described above, scan the table for any oversized stack and chips and replace them with larger cheques (chips).  Note: Only convert the player's stack if he/she has enough chips in their bankroll for a few future bets.

Also be aware of any players needing change before you deal the cards.

NOTE:  Your table with have either a Dealing Shoe (with multiple decks) or a single deck.  You will also have a discard holder.

In the picture to the left you will notice the words "First" and "Last".

"First" is also known as First Base and is where you place the first card.
"Last" is the dealer position where you will deal the final card.

All bets/wagers must be inside the betting spot.

You will begin dealing clockwise by placing one card up to first base followed by one up card for each additional wager
finishing with the seventh or last betting spot (also called third base).
Please Note: Place all cards in the same position in front of each respective player to keep the card neat and orderly.

Place one card in front of the chip rack face down (dealer's card).

Deal each player a second card face up.
Please Note: Place the upper left-hand corner of the second card over the bottom right-hand corner of the first card.

Bring out the dealer's second card face down and follow this procedure:

  • Slide the second card towards your first card,
    over the first card and past it,
    so that it rests to the direct right of the first card.
  • Flip the second card up to the left so that it comes to rest on top of the first card.


At this point, DO NOT peek at your hole card unless you have a TEN (or face card)
or an ACE.

If you have a Ten Up:

If you have a ten up, you want to peek to see if you have an ace in the hole which would be a dealer blackjack.
Place your palm over the cards and just lift a corner to see the bottom card.  Use you hands to protect the hole card.
If you DO NOT have an Ace in the hole: DO NOT reveal your hole card and the game continues.
If you DO have an Ace in the hole follow this simple procedure to look like a pro:

  • Gently slide your top card to the right so that it rests to the direct right of the hole card.
  • Slightly pick up the right-hand card and notch just the left edge under the right edge of the left-hand card and flip it over to the left.

If you have an Ace Up:

If you have an ace up you will want to offer insurance.  An easy way to explain insurance to the players is that it's like car insurance - the blackjack is the accident and the insurance only pays with the accident (the dealer's blackjack).

Waive your hand back and fourth over the wagers and announce "insurance".

After players place any insurance wagers (must be placed on insurance line) you will waive your hand back and fourth again and announce "insurance closed".

If any players show blackjack, you will offer this player the chance to take even money now or risk a tie and go for 3 to 2.  Ask the player: "insurance or even money?".  If the player takes the even money pay him even and then take the cards.

How Insurance Works:

The insurance bet is half the bet and is placed on the insurance line adjacent the flat bet (original wager).
If the dealer has blackjack, the insurance is paid 2 to 1, thus breaking the player even.
If the dealer does not have an ace in the hole then he will collect the insurance wagers in a counter-clockwise direction.

If dealer has a blackjack, the game would end and the dealer would collect the losing wagers in a counterclockwise direction first followed by the cards second.  ALSO NOTE: Always collect your cards (dealer cards) last.

If the dealer does not have blackjack, he would collect any losing insurance wagers and put them in the tray.

Continued Dealing Procedures

After the initial deal, you will start with First Base.

Rest your left hand in front of the player.
Observe what the player has in front of him and announce the total.  For example: "Would you like a hit sir?  You have fourteen, looking for a seven or less" or some variation thereof.

If the player requests a hit you can announce again.  For example: "Three, seventeen showing, four or less".

If the player busts you would TAKE THE MONEY FIRST ALWAYS and then the cards.  Place the cards in the discard rack.

Continue around the table until you complete all the players.

When you get to your cards, take the top cards and just barely notch the edge under the hole card and flip it over to the left.

You will either Hit to 17 and Stay on All 17's... OR... Hit any SOFT 17'S (Ace and 6).

Dealer will draw until they hit 17 or bust BUT THE DEALER WILL STAND ON 17.

The dealer does hit any hand greater than 17.

After you stand or break (bust), you will Pay and Take.

Pay and Take

If the dealers breaks:

Quickly scan the table and become aware of the types of wagers made.

Grab two stacks (one in each hand) close to the types of cheques needed to payout the players.

Begin with Third Base and Pay everyone in a counter-clockwise direction by sliding equal stacks next to the wager (Unless you want to color-convert.  Example: pay one black $100 for four green $25.'s.  You could also do a partial conversion.  Example: pay a $75 wager with one black $100 while taking one green $25 and announcing "paying $100, taking $25").

After you pay all players, collect the cards, preferably in one motion right to left (counter-clockwise).  Place cards in discard rack and then your cards last.  One TIP: You can also quickly "scoop" up the cards by just barely pressing the left side of the player's cards into the sponginess of the layout with your left hand thus just lifting the right side up as you come around with your right hand.

If the dealer does not break:

The dealer's last hit card should be followed by a quick announcement.  For example: "20, pay 21".

Begin with third base and either take the wager or pay it.  Casinos do not allow dealers to pay with losing wagers but we have found it to speed up the game a bit.  Example: Let's say the first player you came to lost $100 but the following player won $100.  You could pay the winner with the loser.  DO NOT LET THIS KEEP YOU FROM CUTTING STACKS OUT OF THE CHIP TRAY HOWEVER - YOU WANT TO PAY OR TAKE IN ONE SMOOTH CONTINUOUS MOTION.

After you have worked your way around counter-clockwise to first base paying and taking, go back to third base and collect the cards from right to left.

Payout Odds

  • Most Wagers Pay Even Money (1 to 1).  Optional Fun Rules: 1-1/2 to 1 on all standard bets.
  • Blackjack Pays 3 to 2 (1-1/2 to 1).  Optional Fun Rules: 2-1 on all blackjacks.
  • Insurance Wagers Pay 2 to 1.  Optional Fun Rules: Bonus 4-1 on Insurance Bets.

More Optional Fun Rules (not recommended for fundraisers):
  Liberal Table Max Bets.
  Free Dealer Blackjack Reprieve.
  Second-chance Hit Card on Breaks.
  All Dealer Mistakes Pay 1-1 Automatically.
  Bonus Trivia Payoffs.

Doubles and Splits:

During the process of dealing, players will occasionally have opportunities to Double-down or Split on the results of the FIRST TOWN CARDS of a hand.


Once bets have been made they cannot be removed or increased, except with the exception of doubling, or double-down.

Sometimes players will signal their intention to double by sliding another stack of chips forward.  Other times they will simply inform you of their intention.
If a player wishes to double-down, remember these points:

  • Players can add a wager to their bet that is only equal to the original bet.
  • Player can only double on the initial first two cards of a hand or a split hand.
  • In our fantasy casino, players can double on all successive split hands.
  • After the second bet has been made, immediately give the player one card perpendicular to the other two cards and move on, that hand is complete.


Sometimes players will signal their intention to split by sliding another stack of chips forward.  Other times they will simply inform you of their intention.
If a player wishes to split, remember these points:

  • Players must add a wager to their bet that is only equal to the original bet.
  • Players can only split Pairs of equal value.  Exception: even though face cards have a value of 10, a player cannot split two face cards unless they are the same rank.
  • In our fantasy casino, players can hit ace splits and slit aces unlimited (in a casino you cannot hit on Ace or split more than once or twice).  Players can split unlimited, meaning all eligible successive hands.
  • After the second bet has been made, separate the player's two cards side by side and give them a hit to the left-side hand.  Finish this hand first before going to the right-side hand.
  • Players can also double-down on split hands but only on the first two cards of the new hand.

Shuffling and Shoe Work

As mentioned earlier, you will either have a dealing shoe (4, 6 or 8 decks) or a single deck of cards.

Single Deck:
With a single deck you should shuffle as you feel most comfortable BUT MAKE EVERY ATTEMPT TO KEEP ALL CARDS FACE DOWN.

With a dealing shoe you will have a plastic card holder that lays on the table and hold 2-8 decks of standard playing cards.

Follow this procedure for an easy shuffle:

  • Remove cards from discard holder 1/2 stack at a time and place each stack on each side of the insurance line.
  • Grab a half deck from each stack and shuffle as normal and place in the middle of the table.
  • When the stack in the middle is complete, split them in two once again and re-shuffle as before.
  • After shuffling each deck, place the corresponding deck in the discard holder.
  • When the discard holder is full, firmly grab the ENTIRE STACK WITH ONE HAND and place in on the table butted up against the shoe.
  • Hand the colored Cut Card to a player to cut (you can start with a lady at the table, a boss, a high-roller, etc.).  Each time the cut card comes out during play, that person gets the next cut.
  • Cut the deck and reinsert the cut card into the back of the shoe about (1) deck forward.
  • Burn the first card and you are ready to go.

Shoe Work:

  • Always keep the shoe on your left-hand side.
  • Rest your left hand on the top of the shoe.
  • Use your middle finger to slide out each card and flip it over with your right hand.  Slide it into position in front of the player with your right hand.
  • NOTE: If you really want to ease your dealing throughout the evening, go to an office supply store and pick-up postage sorting fingertips.  These really help you grab each card (you do not want to half to lick your finger before each card).

Other Tips

Always encourage passers by to walk up and try their luck.

Deal cleanly and clearly in sharp accurate motions.

When stacking chips side to side, run your finger over each equal stack to feel for similarity.

Try to refrain from using two hands together to handle chips or cards.  Example: Pay all bets in an apparent single motion with one hand - grab the losing bets with your right hand and place them in your left hand while also paying with your right hand.  Example #2: Do not gather up all the cards with both hand - collect them as you go counter-clockwise with your right hand while getting them ready to be scooped with your left hand.

Always color-up (color-convert) players if they have a large stack of chips or if you are to pay them with a large stack.

End of Quick Rules

Fun Philosophy

When providing "for-fun" casino gaming, it needs to be just that, fun!  And while casino craps is fun to an extent (if you have a loaded bankroll), it is 1000% more fun with AmeriFUN!  We offer a format to make the game easier to play and to deal.

The following rules are altered slightly to offer the players a greater percentage of winning.  As opposed to a casino where accuracy is paramount to maximize the house edge, when dealing a for-fun craps game the main thing that you want to occur is guests to win - and win big and often.

Some of the things you can do as a dealer is first to be quite liberal in the interpretation of rules and payouts.  "All ties go to the player" so to speak.  You want them to win.

Free 7's (do not sweep the table in a seven-out roll), higher odds, extra advice, side bonuses, side bets, reprieve rolls are all examples of a liberal dealer (you should however tighten up your style for fundraisers and eliminate most "fun rules").  Dealer should also quickly pay on all mistakes (except with fundraisers in which you should attempt to work through the error).

Scan over the rules and pay closer attention if dealing for a fundraiser.  If dealing a "for-fun" event, dealer discretion is used in the application of rules.

Casino Terminology

( that you do not really need to know but it makes you sound smart!)


A Cheval. A Roulette bet in which the bet is placed on two adjacent numbers on the layout. Abandon. To give up a hand or deal. To fold a deal. Above. The earnings of the casino as how it is recorded in its bookkeeping ledger.
Ace (card). A type of card in a deck of playing cards, typically has a value of 1 or 11.  ACE. A single die showing one spot up. ACES. "Craps Two" (one die showing one spot and the other also showing on spot).
ACE DEUCE. "Craps Three" (one die showing one spot and the other showing two spots up). Across the Board. A wager whereby equal amounts are bet on win, place and show.  Action. The amount of money being bet in a casino game. ALSO: In Poker, Action is the money bet into the wagering pool. The more money, the higher the action. 
Active Player A player who is still live in action or a player who is still in the pot or money pool.  Add-on It is a term used in Poker tournaments which is used to refer to the players’ ability to buy more chips in a tournament.  Aggregate Limit. The limit placed on the win amount. The maximum payout the casino offers on a certain game. 
Aggregate Winnings. Cumulative or total winnings.  All or Nothing. A bet condition in which the player wins only if all of the picked numbers are drawn or none of the picked numbers are drawn.  All-in. A poker condition where the player wagers all of his or her remaining chips. 
American Roulette. A casino Roulette game. Unlike European Roulette, it has two zero spots, that is a single zero (0) and a double zero (00). It is also called Double Zero Roulette.  Anchor. A term in Blackjack used to refer to the player who gives the last call of their hand of cards and the player is seated farthest from the dealer.  Ante. The least amount of money the player will have to wager in a Poker game, which is the minimum bet that each player is required to place in the pot before a new game begins. 
Any Craps. A bet made in a Craps game where a bet is made on that the next roll will be 2, 3 or 12. This bet pays 7:1 and the house edge for Any Craps bet is 11.1%.  Any Seven. A Craps bet. It is a bet made that the next roll will be a 7. This bet pays 4:1 and has a house edge of 16.7%. 
Apron. Non-active play area of a game layout where chips are kept.
Arm. A term used in craps game to refer to a player who is skilled at playing the dice to alter the conventional odds of the game.  Around the Corner. A term used in card games where the game rules allow the highest card to be linked with the lowest card. For example a combination of King, Ace, Two, Three, Four.  Attack. A condition where the gambler places a wager against the bank. 


Baccarat. A casino game that has 6 or 8 decks of cards and does not require skill. The goal is to reach closest to 9 without going over. It is also known as Chemin de fer, Nevada Baccarat, Punto Banco or American Baccarat. BACCARAT BANQUE. Baccarat variation in which the bank is always the casino.  BACCARAT PIT. The casino location where the Baccarat tables are located. 
BACK BETTING. A bet placed on a players hand by someone not involved in the play. The ‘back bettor’ has no say on how the hand is played.  BACKER MAN. A person who finances a game.  BACK LINE. The "Don't Pass" layout (betting area) on the craps table.
BACK-LINE ODDS. Laying a free odds backup bet behind the don't pass bet against the shooter making the point. BACK TO BACK. Win of multiple hands in a row.  BALL OUT. The situation when the ball leaves the roulette wheel during a spin. This invalidates the current spin. 
BANCO. The bank position in Chemin de Fer. A bet placed by a player covering the entire bank.  BANCO SUIVI. A bet called by the player when the player wants to bet against the bank again after loosing a coup.  BANG UP. The closing of a game by a boss or supervisor. 
BANK. The house of the dealer who pays off bets. The starting amount of bets at a table.  BANK CRAPS. A casino craps variation in which the house or casino banks the action.  BANK HAND. A betting position in the game of Baccarat. 
BANKER. The payor of all winning bets and payee of all losing bets. Usually the casino is the banker, but in some games the player is allowed to be the banker.  BANKING GAME. A game in which the player bets against the house and not against each other.  BANKROLL. House money used to make payoffs and change.
BANKROLL (player). Refers to the total amount of money a player has in his hand set aside for gambling activities. It is a key element in money management.  BANKROLL MAN. The financier of a game.  BAR. The bar (tie) number of the layout.  Most casinos use 12.
BASE DEALER. The dealer who presides over the base.  BASIC STRATEGY. The set of plays that can maximize the game advantage. BEAN. A low value chip. 
BEEFER. A player with a complaint  BENJI. A one hundred dollar bill. Also called a "Benny".  BET. Money or cheques wagered on the decision of the dice.
BET BLIND. A bet placed by a player without looking at his cards first.  BET THE DICE WILL WIN. Wagering the shooter will pass (win). BET THE LIMIT. Wagering the largest amount of money allowed.
BET THE POT. A bet equal in amount to the current total of all wagers made to that time.  BETTING LIMIT. The maximum and minimum amount of money that a player can wager on one bet.  BETTING PROGRESSION. A betting that uses the standing of the previous wager to determine the next wager. 
BETTING RATIO. The mathematical ratio between the lowest and highest bet placed by a player.  BETTING RIGHT. A term in Craps. It is referred to a bet with the shooter or on the Pass Line.  BETTING SYSTEM RULES. System that helps the player to determine how to allot money for each game. 
BETTING WRONG. Betting against the Shooter or on the Don’t Pass Line.  BIAS. Used to refer to a Roulette wheel that has not been properly balanced and therefore favors certain numbers over other.  BIG BERTHA. Used to refer to an over sized slot machine. 
BIG BLIND. The term for an ante in the game of Texas Hold’Em.  BIG DICK. Another term for point ten in the game of craps.  BIG ORDER. Used to designate large bets. 
BIG 6 or 8. A layout of betting the 6 or 8 will be rolled before a 7. BIG SIX. A game that uses a large wheel placed vertically and has varied payoffs. It is also called ‘The Wheel of Fortune’ or ‘Money Wheel’, 'Color Wheel', etc..  BILL. Used to refer to a one dollar bill. 
BINGO. A game played with ball and cards. The cards are divided into horizontal and vertical lines. The player has to match the numbers on the cards to the numbers on the balls. Numbers are called until 1 player wins.  BIRD. Used to refer a person who appears to enjoy loosing his money.  BLACK. A roulette wager that pays even money. 
BLACK BOOK. It is a book issued by the Nevada Gaming Commission. It contains pictures and names of known cheats. Allowing these listed people to enter a casino will lead to the loss of the casino license.  BLACKJACK. Commonly called 21. The goal of the game is to get the total value of the card in hand close to 21 without exceeding 21.  BLACKLIST. Same as Black Book. Has a list of undesirables who have been banned from playing at casinos. 
BLACKS. Another term for a hundred dollar chip.  BLIND BET. A required bet in most Poker games in the place of an Ante. The players wager on the upcoming hand.  BLINDS. A forced bet in Hold’em Poker.
BLOW. Term used to refer to a situation of being caught cheating or to lose.  BLUFF. A trick used in poker. In spite of having a weak hand, the player wagers so as to make belief the player that they hold a strong hand. The goal is to make the other player fold.  BOARD. A poker term. Used to refer to the location of the community cards. 
BONUS. Anything of value given to a player like points, cash, gift etc.  BOULEUR. Another name for a person who spins the Roulette wheel.  BOUNCER. A term referring to a check that cannot be collected because of insufficient funds. 
BOX. The craps table location where the proposition bets are placed usually located in the centre of the table.  BOX CARS. "Craps 12".  Consists of two 6's on the dice. BOX PERSON. A table supervisor, who usually remains sitting, that tends to the money and chips and oversees the craps game.
BP. Used to refer to a big player also called as high roller.  BREAK. Term in Blackjack for a hand that goes over 21. 
Break a Game Used to refer a situation when a table has lost all of its money to one or more players. 
BREAK EVEN. Player or house wins an amount equal to the wager placed.
BREAK IN. A situation where a player with little or no experience secures a dealer’s job in a casino.  BREAK THE DECK. A Blackjack strategy where the cards are reshuffled to defeat a card counter.  BREAK THE BANK. Describes a table which has lost all of its chips for the night and has to shut down. 
BRING-IN. It is a mandatory opening bet in the first round in Seven Card Stud. It is made by the player who has the smallest up-card.  BUCK. Term for a one dollar bill.  BUCK THE GAME. Term used when the player bets against the house.
BUG. A Joker.  BULLET. Term used for Ace.  BUM MOVE. A suspicious action by a player. 
BUM STEER. Bad or incorrect information  BUNDLE. A huge bankroll  BURN. After Shuffling, one or multiple cards is removed from the top of the deck. This is done to prevent cheating. 
BURNED CARDS. Card or cards removed from the deck of cards after a burn. BUST CARDS. A Blackjack term used to describe dealers up card if it is a two, three, four, five or six.  BUST HAND. Blackjack term used to describe a hand with total between twelve and sixteen. Also called Hard hand. 
BUSTERS. Mis-spotted dice.  BUTTON. Marker used in Hold’Em poker to mark the dealer’s position. It is also used to refer to the marker used in Roulette to identify the value of a player’s chips temporarily. Button is also used to refer to the small marker used in craps to identify the different types of wagers.  BUY. A Craps term used to refer to the placing of wager on a particular number. The wager wins if that particular number rolls in before a seven.
BUY BEHIND. A craps term. Similar to Buy but the player wagers true odds behind a point number. It is placed with a hope that the number will not be rolled before a seven.  BUY IN. Table chips are exchanged for currency to play. This act is known as Buy In. Purchasing of chips to play with.   


C&E. A Craps term. Refer to a wager made that covers any craps and eleven.  CAGE. Location in casino to exchange casino chips for money.  CALCULATORS. People in the calculations room such as the mathematicians or odds men. 
CALL. Poker term for matching of a previously made wager.  CALL BET. Wager made by verbal cues only.  CALL MAN. The casino employee who runs the Baccarat game. 
CALLER. An attendant in a Bingo or Keno game who runs the game. He calls out or posts the numbers. He chooses the game pattern also. CAMOUFLAGE. Activities of a skilled gambler done to conceal it from the casino. CANE. Curved stick used by the stickman. 
CAPITAL. Money available to a casino or gambler.  CAPPING THE BET. When a player adds more cheques to a contract bet. ALSO: Refers to a cheating method where extra chips are placed on top of the initial bet after the game has begun.  CARD COUNTING. Used in Blackjack. The player observes and keeps tack of the cards being played on the table and assigns a numerical number to low, middle and high cards and keeps a running count figure on the type of cards left in the deck or in the shoe. Card counting is not illegal but it is unwelcome in most casinos. 
CARD MECHANIC. Person skilled at manipulating the cards.  CARIBBEAN STUD POKER. Five card poker game played against the house.  CAROUSEL. Group of slot machines arranged in a ring or circle. 
CARPET JOINT. Casino for the high rollers.  CARRE. Roulette term. It is a wager on four numbers and forms a square on the table.  CARTE BLANCHE. Player with unlimited bank roll.  ALSO: Used to refer to a hand with no face cards. 
CARTWHEEL. A term for a silver dollar.  CASE BET. A wager that includes all the money chips a player has. CASE MONEY. Emergency money.
CASH BANK. Used to refer to the cash given to the banker at the start of the game to handle the transactions.  CASH OUT. Process of exchanging chips for money.  CASHIER. The employee responsible for handling transactions. 
CASHIER CAGE. Location where players exchange money for chips, chips for money, payoff and other casino transactions.  CASING. Action of a casino cheat player preparing for their illegal activity by observing their surrounding.  CASINO ADMINISTRATOR. Person responsible for policies and procedures of casino. 
CASINO ADVANTAGE. The edge that the house has over the player. Called House edge or house advantage.  CASINO MANAGER. Top person in a casino.  CASINO ORIENTED. Used to refer a player who favors one casino to others and plays at that casino for a preferably long period of time. 
CASINO PLAYERS CLUB. System developed to track a player’s wager. This is for the purpose of providing rewards or comps as compensation of the players gaming.  CASINO RATE. Reduced hotel room rate for good customers offered by casinos.  CASINO SUPERVISOR. Casino employee who oversees the casino games. 
CATCH. Refers to the action of selecting a winning Keno number. To catch a number means to mark a number on the keno ticket as drawn.  CATCHES. Used to refer to the numbers that appear on the casino board. The numbers picked by the player.  CAUGHT UP. Term used for the situation when a player who owes money cannot pay it back. The credit of the player’s account is locked. 
CENTER DEALING. A cheating technique. The cards are dealt from the middle of the deck.  CENTER FIELD. Refers to the field bet nine in the game of craps.  ALSO: Refers to the centre box directly across the dealer in Blackjack.   CENTURY. One hundred dollars. 
CHANCE. Probability.  CHANGE COLOR. Swapping of one color denomination of casino chips for another. Casino chips of different color have different denomination.  CHECK. A Poker term. In case there is no current bet, then the player can pass. This is called a check.
CHEMIN DE FER. A type of Baccarat game common in Nevada. In this Baccarat variation, the players compete against each other.  CHEQUE RACK. The cheque storage rack on a craps table. CHEQUE/CHIP. A token which is commonly used for betting purposes on the layouts of casino games instead of money.  Each cheque or chip color has a different value.  They are sometimes face value like in table games or symbolism as in poker games. 
CHICKEN FEED. Refers to a tiny amount of money.  CHILL. To lose interest.  CHIP TRAY. The tray in front of the dealer that holds the chips and is used to pay off the winning wagers. 
CHIPPY. Term for inexpert player.  CHIPS. Used to refer to a gambler with a large amount of money. 
CHUCK A LUCK. A dice game. Also called Grand Hazard or Hazard. 
CHUNK. Used to refer to a player who regularly makes large bets or a single large bet.  CIRCLED GAME. Refers a situation where the sports book reduces the normal betting limit on a game.  CLAPPER. Part of the big six wheel. Its made of leather and makes a noise when it rides on top of the pegs as the wheel is spun. When the wheel stops spinning, the clapper indicates the winning number. 
CLEAN. Refers to the action of taking all of a player’s money.  CLEAN MOVE. Used to refer to a well accomplished cheating action.  CLEAR. Not being found guilty of cheating.  ALSO: To be free of debt. 
CLERK. Dealer. CLIP. To cheat. CLOCKING. Used to refer to a tracking action. 
CLOSED CARDS. Used to refer to cards dealt face down.  C-NOTE. Used to refer to a hundred dollar bill.  COCKED DIE. When dice come to rest on a roll on an edge rather than flat on the table.
COGNETTE. A slot reserved for bank winnings or cut of winnings in a Baccarat game table.  COLD. Refers to a tale or game that does not produce a win and is also used to refer to a person unable to produce a win.  COLD DECK. A deck or shoe unfavorable to the player. 
COLD DICE. A dice that does not make the player’s point.  COLD PLAYER. Used to refer to a player who is on a run of bad luck or is on a loosing streak.  COLOR FOR COLOR. Used by the dealer when he pays off the winning wager by matching the colors of the winning wager. 
Color Up Trading of chips of lower denomination for chips of higher denomination. 
COLOR CONVERSION. Changing color; to "color-up". Converting lower value cheques to higher value cheques. COMBINATION. Association of gamblers. COMBINATION BET. Roulette term for the act of betting on more than one number using a single chip. 
COMBINATION TICKET. Keno ticket for more than one wager.  COME BET. A layout for betting the dice on any or every dice roll during the shooter's point contest.  Same as Pass Line wager.  The player is betting 7 or 11 to win, loses on 2, 3, or 12. COME LINE. The line on which the Come Bets are placed in a Craps game. 
COME OUT ROLL. The first roll of the dice at the opening of the game and the first roll of the dice after a decision with respect to a pass bar and don't pass bet that has been affected. COME UP. A number or chance that wins.  COMMISSION. Fee charged by casinos on some games. 
COMPLETE HAND. Used to refer to a five card hand in Poker. COMPLIMENTARY. Rewards offered to the player for their wager. Comps is short form for complimentary.  COP. To win a bet.
CONTRACT BET. A bet which may not be removed or reduced once a point has been established.  Pass Line and Come Bets are contract bets. CORKER. Term for an unusually good or bad player.  CORNER BET. Another term for square bet. A roulette game bet in which four numbers intersect. 
COUNT. Collective value of all cards played at a given time.  COUNTER. Used to refer to a player who tally’s the cards in Blackjack.  COUP. European casino term which indicates a complete round of game play. 
COURT CARDS. Court cards refer to the face cards in a deck of cards. The values of face cards differ from zero in Baccarat to ten in Blackjack.  COVER. Placing of wager or to accept a bet.  COWBOY. Refers to a fast gambler. 
CRACKING THE NUT. Winning a gambling venture which can cover all expenses and also gives a realistic net profit. CRAP CREW. Dealers assigned to work a single crap game. CRAP NUMBERS. The numbers 2, 3 and 12 on a pair of dice.
CRAP OUT. A craps term in which the player rolls a two, three or twelve on the first roll and looses the game.  CRAP SHOOT. A situation where the outcome is unknown.  CRAPS DEALER. The person in charge of craps table responsible for paying off and collecting wagers. 
CREDIT. Some casino patrons are allowed to play without having money. This is done in the understanding that the person will payback in due time with interest.  CREDIT BUTTON. The button in slot machines or video machines that allow players to get coins as credits.  CREDIT MANAGER. The person who decides if a player is eligible for credit and the amount that can be given as credit. 
CROUPIER. The term used instead of dealer in Europe.  CURATOR. Baccarat term for the player whose turn is to deal. 
Currency Coins and paper money.
CUSHION. Money that is held back also called as reserve bankroll. 
CUT. An action done after shuffling the cards to ensure an unbiased shuffle. The cards are split into two piles and they are put in a different order.  CUT CARD. A faceless card usually made of plastic that is inserted into the deck of cards to be shuffled to cut the deck.  CUT CHEQUES. The action of creating two or more separate but equal stacks of chips by the dealer. Also known as thumb cut or a drop cut. 
CUT INTO. Matching of a stack of chips of one color with another stack of a same color.  CUT TOKES. Dividing of tips among the dealers.   


  DAUB. It’s a cheating technique. The cards are marked with a color to make later detection easier.  DEAD-HEAD. Used to refer to a benefactor who is out of money. ALSO: Used to refer to a non-player. 
DEAD TABLE. An open table with no players.  DEADWOOD PLAYERS. Gamers who lurk around the casino without playing.  DEAL OUT. The dealing of cards to the players. Used to refer to the act of dealing a player out of the game.
DEALER. Employee of casino who conducts table games. Also called Croupier.  DEALER SIGNATURE. Act of some Roulette dealers of spinning the ball in a certain reliable manner.  DEFERRED. Understanding that the commission will be paid at a later time. 
DELIVERY. The action of giving the cards to the players.  DENOMINATION. Value of the chip, card or cash.  DESIGNATED DEALER. Rotating of designation to determine who must place the blind bets. 
DEUCE. The two spot on the dice. Two Dollars. ALSO: The two of cards.  DICE. Used to refer to the pair of dice used in the craps. It is the plural for die. Each die has six face and dots numbering from one to six. DICE ARE OFF. Used to refer to dice that is no longer true to use.
DICE BOWL. The container on the crap game which holds the remaining dice not in play.  Also called DICE BOAT. DICE CHUTE. A plastic cube used to release the dice in some games. This is used to reduce cheating.  DICE DEGENERATE. Slang term used by a casino to refer to a Craps player who can’t control his coercion to gamble.
DICE MECHANIC. A player who is able to throw the dice in a more predictable way.  DICE PICKER. The casino employee who picks up the dice that has been fallen off or thrown off the Craps table.  DICE STICK. The stick used by the stickperson to retrieve the dice.
DIME. Used to refer to a wager of one thousand dollars.  DIRTY MONEY. Used to refer to money illegally obtained.  DISCARD. Used card or a hand not used until the next shuffle. 
DISCARD HOLDER. A tray that holds the cards that have been discarded or taken out of play.  DO. Craps term for a pass line bet or a come bet.  DOLLAR. Another term for a hundred dollar wager. 
DOLLY. An instrument used in Roulette game to mark the winning number.  DON'T. Used in craps to designate a don’t pass or a don’t come wager. DON'T COME. Craps bet placed against the dice during a shooter point contest after the come out roll.  Player is betting 2 or 3 to win, loses on 7 or 11.
DON'T PASS LINE. A bet or wager on the crap table for betting against the dice or wagering that the shooter does not pass. DOORMAN. The casino employee who admits the players to the gaming roll.  DOUBLE APRON. It’s a dealer cheating technique in which pockets are added to the pocket less apron. These pockets are used to hide chips. 
DOUBLING UP. A wager made in an amount that is twice the size of the previous bet. DOUBLE DECK. Blackjack term used to refer to two decks held in dealer’s hand.  DOUBLE DOWN. A Blackjack bet in which the player is required to wager an additional bet equal to the original bet and receives one more card to complete the hand. 
DOUBLE DUKE. Cheating technique in which the victim is dealt a good hand and the dealer deals him himself a better hand.  DOUBLE EXPOSURE. A Blackjack variation casino game.  DOUBLE ODDS. The action of taking an odds bet at double the original stake. 
DOUBLE UP. Adding of the same amount of the wager to the existing wager. DOUBLE ZERO. Used to refer to the American Roulette wheel.  DRAG DOWN. The act of removing all or part of a winners wager.
DRAW. A poker variation. DROP. Used to refer to the total amount of cash and markers during a given time frame.  DROP BOX. A container attached to a gaming table in which money is deposited.
DROP BOX SLOT. The opening directly over the drop box through which money and other item is securely placed into the drop box. DROPPING. The act of the player putting the chip or money into the drop box through the drop box slot.  DROP PERCENTAGE. Actual money spent in a casino by a player. 
DROWN. Used to refer to a great loss.  DRY. Used to refer to the loosing of all the money. DUKE. Used to refer to a big hand at a casino table. 
DUMPING. Used to describe loosing of a great deal of money.  DUMPING OFF A GAME. Used to refer to a cheating technique in which the dealer allows his accomplice to win money from the casino.   


E.R. MAN. Used to refer to the player seated to the right of the dealer. Also known as the anchor or the third base.     

EARLY SURRENDER. A gaming strategy where the player gives up half of the wager if he feels the player has a blackjack.
EARN. Used to refer to the actual amount of money that the casino has taken in as revenue.  EASY WAY. To make a point number 4,6,8 or 10 in any way but the hardway.
EDGE. The mathematical advantage. This is usually maintained by the house.  EDGE WORK. Cheating technique used in card games where a mark is made on the cards. This is known as Edge Markings.  EIGHTY SIX. Used to refer to the act of removing a patron. Sometimes used to describe the closing of a table, pit or even a casino. 
ELECTRIC DICE. A cheating technique in which a ferrous piece is hidden in the dice and is controlled with a hidden electro magnet.  ELEMENT OF RUIN. Probability that a player will lose their bankroll.  ELDEST HAND. Used to refer to the player left of the dealer. 
EN PLEIN. It is a French Roulette term for a single number wager.  EQUITABLE. A reasonable game.  ESTABLISH A POINT. A number 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 thrown by the shooter on a come-out roll.
EVEN CHANCES. Term for the winning of an amount equal to the wager. Another term used for this is Even Money.  EVEN COUNT. A technique used by card counters to adjust the count to compensate a multiple deck game.  EXPECTED VALUE. The amount of money a player wins or looses. It is based on the statistical advantage. 
EYE IN THE SKY. Used to refer to surveillance cameras placed to monitor the casino activity.     


FACE CARDS. Refers to the cards of Jack, Queen or King.  FACE DOWN. Is a method in which the cards are dealt so that only the player sees them.   
FADE. To cover all part of a shooter’s central bet.  FADE COVER. Term used for a bet against the bank in the game of Craps or Chemin de Fer.  FADING GAME. Open game of craps. 
FAITES VOS JEUX. French term for “Place your bets”.  FAIR GAME. Refers to a game in which the payoffs are equal to the chance of winning. Finding a fair game is not possible as all games have a casino house edge.  FALSE CARDING. A Draw Poker strategy in which less number of cards are drawn to improve the hand and gives the appearance of a strong hand. 
FAN TAN. A simple Oriental casino game found in some Nevada Casinos. It is played with beans or buttons and the outcome is determined by the dealer who divides a pile of buttons with a stick. The buttons are separated four at a time until four is left. Then reduced to three and finally one is left.  FAVOURITES. Increased chances upcoming during a particular game.  FAN. The act of spreading out the cards face up on the table in an arc shape. This resembles a fan. It is done by a dealer for verification and observation. 
FARO. A card game which uses a bank.  FAT. Used to refer to a person with a large quantity of money.  F&B. Short form for food and beverage. 
FEVER. The point number 5 combinations in a pair of dice.  Also a term used for a gambling habit. FIELD. A wager on the crap table for betting the numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 and 12.  Only good for one roll. FILL. The act of refilling the dealers bankroll with additional checks from the cage. 
FIN. A term for a five dollar bill.  FINALS. Roulette term. Refers to the right most digits on the Roulette wheel.  FINGER. The act of identifying a cheat. 
FIRM. The act of maintaining a wager.  FIRST BASE. A player seated to the direct left of the dealer.  FIRST BASING. A cheating technique where the player at the first base reads the dealer’s hole card. 
FIX. Cheating action done by cheats to determine or manipulate the outcome of a sporting event to win a wager.  FLAG. Term for a dice that has been modified and is no longer used.  FLAGGED. Craps term where the player is passed by as the next shooter. 
FLASH. The rapid display of a card, usually the dealer’s hole card.  FLASHING. Cheating technique in Blackjack. The dealer exposes the top card in the deck for his accomplice.  FLASH WORK. Cheating technique. The back of each card is shaded except for a tiny portion. 
FLAT BET. the original Pass, Come, Don't Pass or Don't Come bet to which an odds bet may be placed.  It pays even money.  ALSO: The wager of the same amount on each hand.  FLAT TOP. Slot machine with a fixed top prize. The top prize remains the same unlike progressive slot machines.  FLEA. Term used to refer to a small bettor. 
FLOAT. Refers to the tray used in table games.  FLOAT COVER. Refers to the lid of the chip tray which can be locked.  FLOATER. A situation in Roulette where the roulette ball hangs up under the lip of the roulette wheel and does not fall. 
FLOAT. Used to refer to hollowed out dice.  FLOP. Refers to the second round of betting in Texas Hold’em. In this round, three community cards are dealt face up on the board.  FLOPPING THE DECK. Cheating technique. The dealer flips the cards deck so that the discarded cards are re dealt. 
FLOOR MAN. Casino employee responsible for any action on the floor.  Also called Floor Person.  FLUSH. Term for a player who has a lot of money or has won a large amount of money. ALSO: A Poker term for a hand that contains five cards of the same suit.  FOLD. The Poker term for an act of giving up any claim to the pot. Used in the game of Caribbean Stud Poker to refer to the act of declining to call and thus surrendering the ante. 
FOREIGN CHEQUES. Referred to chips from other casinos.  FOUR OF A KIND. A hand of four cards that have the same value.  FREEZE OUT. The action of forcing a gambler out of game. 
FRENCH WHEEL ROULETTE. Wheels with only one zero used in European Roulette Game.  FRETS. Dividers which form the numbered pockets on the Roulette wheel in which the ball rests.  FRONT LINE. Another name for the pass line.
FRONT LINE ODDS. Taking odds on the pass line (point) bet. FRONT LOADER. Refers to a careless dealer who displays his hole card while dealing.  FRONT MONEY. Describes the money put up by a player to ascertain credit with casino. 
FRUIT MACHINE. English term for slot machine. This is because the earliest slot reels used fruit symbols.  FULL HOUSE. Poker term to describe a hand with a three of a kind and a pair.  FULL MOON. Used to refer to a time when all the strange people show up in the casino. 
FULL TABLE. Craps term for a crowded Craps table    


GAFF. A cheating device.  GALLOPING DOMINOES. A pair of dice.  
GAMBLER'S FALLACY. A belief of many gamblers of an outcome that has not yet happened but is more likely to happen in the future. GAMBLER'S RUIN. The situation when a gambler has no money or runs out of bankroll.  GAMBLING. Wagering of money on a game of chance and an outcome that is unpredictable. 
GAMES. Casino term for games that require a dealer. In casinos, slots are not considered as ‘games’.  GAMING BOARD. The governing body which has rules for gaming regulation and is appointed by the government. Not all casinos are regulated by a gaming board.  GATE. It refers to an action by the dealer in the game of Craps. If the dealer suspects fowl play, he stops the dice before it finishes rolling. 
GEORGE. Used to refer to a player who gives money to the player. Refers to a player who bets on half of the dealer. Used to refer to a player who plays very well.  GET BEHIND THE STICK. Craps term for the action of the dealer or stickman opening the table.  G. I MARBLES. Another word for a dice. 
GIVE HIM THE BUM'S RUSH. The removal of a player in such a manner so as to humiliate the player and set an example for the other players.  GIVE THE BUSINESS. The act of cheating anyone.  GIMMICK. Any cheating device. 
GIVE ODDS. Same as lay odds.  The side wager placed on the Don’t after the come-out roll in the game of Craps.  ALSO:  The money bet on a team in a sports bet. GLIM. Cheating technique. The player uses a small mirror which is hidden and allows the player to see the cards he is being dealt.  GM. Short form for general manager. 
G-NOTE. A thousand dollar bill.  GO. A term used by the dealers in a discussion to refer to the tips the dealer made.  GOOD MAN. A player with good amount of money. Also used to refer to a player who is an skillful cheater. 
GOOD THING. Refers to a good wager  GOOSE. The tube in a keno table where the ball collects after being forced there by an air stream.  GO OVER. The Blackjack term when a player exceeds twenty-one. Also known as bust or break. 
GO SOUTH WITH. Cheating technique. The player takes cards, dice, money or anything else out of the game.  GRAND. Refers to a thousand dollar bill.  GREEK DEAL. Cheating technique. The dealer deals the second card from the bottom instead of the top card from the deck. 
GREEK SHOT. Craps term for the uncontrolled throw of dice.  GREEN. Another term for cash. Also used to refer to a twenty-five dollar casino chip which is green in color.  GREEN HORN. The term for an inexperienced gambler. 
GREEN NUMBERS. Roulette term for zero and double zero.  GRIEF. Term for bad luck.  GRIFTER. Used to refer to a dishonest gambler. 
GRIND HOUSES. Used to refer to casinos which welcome the low-end players. Such casinos depend on high volume of play instead of high rollers.     


HAND. Used to refer to the total number of rolls and the length of the time the shooter has from the come out roll in the game or Craps.  ALSO: Refers to the group of cards a player receives in a card game. HAND MUCKER. This is a cheating technique. The player palms or switches cards.  
HAND OFF. This is a cheating technique. Cheating by the dealer where the dealer secretly passes chips to his associate player.  HANDICAPPER. The official person on the track who gives weights to certain horses.  HANDLE. Refers to the sum money that changes hand before it is actually won or lost. 
HANDLE SLAMMING. This is a slot machines cheating technique. The player tries to control the reels by pulling the handle and slamming it back up. HANGER. This is a cheating technique. The player leaves a portion of the bill sticking out of the drop box in the expectation to retrieve it later. Also known as earring.  HARD COUNT. The act of counting coins or ‘hard money’. 
HARD HAND. Refers to a Blackjack hand that does not contain an Ace.  HARD TOTAL. Same as Hard hand. HARDWAY BET. Betting that a number 4,6,8 or 10 will be made by an identical pair of spot combinations before rolling a 7 or the hardway number in any other combination.
HAS A SIGN ON HIS BACK. Used to refer to a person who is watched upon as a cheat and is recognized by the casino personnel.  HAWKING THE DICE. When a base dealer on one end of the table is looking at the opposite end of the table.  Normally not permissible in the casino.  The dealer should watch the layout at all times, the Stickperson watches the dice. HAY. Another word for money or chips. 
HEAD. The Roulette term for the part of the wheel that fits into the bowl and spins. Also used to refer to the restroom.  HEAD COUNT. The total number of players in a casino room at a particular time.  HEAD ON. Term for a game in which there is only one player playing against the dealer. 
HEART. Term used to refer to courage, fortitude and guts.  HEAT. Used to refer to the act of the dealer scrutinizing or pressurizing the dealer. Used to refer to the comments made by the Blackjack dealers to the players to suggest that they have been detected of card counting. Used to refer to the level of security to reduces cheating.  HEAVY HAND. Used to refer to a hand which has more cards than it is supposed to have. 
HEEL. Refers to a player who is stingy. Refers to a player who is a jerk. Used to refer to the act of separating a wager made with chips of more than one color.  HIGH STAKES GAMBLER. Same as High-roller.  HIGH/LOW. Craps term for a wager placed on two and twelve. 
High-roller Used to describe a player who every time placed high amount wagers. 
HIT. Blackjack term for the signal that the dealer has to deal another card for the players hand.  HIT AND RUN. The action of a player of winning hurriedly and leaving the game.  HIT IT. The act of making a preferred number or point in the game of Craps. 
HIT THE BOARDS. A term used by the stickman in the game of Craps to ask the shooter to ensure that the players next throw the dice hit the rail.   ALSO: Used to describe the action of a player leaving the casino.  HOLD. The money kept hold of by the casino after the player exchanges his casino chips or slot machine tokens.  HOLD OUT. It is a cheating technique. The player keeps some cards out of play in the plan of later placing them in their hand. 
HOLD OUT MACHINES. It is a cheating device that allows the player to ‘hold out’ cards.  HOLD PERCENTAGE. The amount of money the casino wins.  HOLE CARD. Refers to the dealer’s card that is dealt face down. Refers to the cards dealt face down on the board in the game of Texas Hold’em poker. 
HOLE CARD PLAY. Used to describe the cheating techniques in which the cheat tries to see the dealer’s hole card.  HOOK. Sports betting term for a half point used to eradicate a tie.  HOOKED. Act of loosing money. 
HOP. Refers to a situation where the wager is determined by the next roll of the dice in the game of craps.  HORN BET. A combination of proposition bets that consist of 2, 3, 11 and 12, all being covered with one bet. HOT. Refers to a machine or table that repeatedly generates winners. Also refers to a person who wins repeatedly.
HOT DICE. The shooter making several winning passes in a row. HOUSE. Another term for a casino.  HOUSE LIMIT. The limit set by the casino on the wager amount.
HOUSE ADVANTAGE. The casino edge over the players win.  HOUSE DEALER. A person employed by the casino as a dealer.  HOUSE EDGE. The advantage the casino has over the player. It is usually expressed as percentage. 
HOUSE NUMBER. The zero and double zero on a Roulette wheel.  HOUSE ODDS. The amount of cash the casino pays to the winner. HOST. Term for the casino employee who is responsible for marketing and makes sure that the high rollers continue to play. 
HUNCH BETTOR. A better, lacking or ignoring the mathematical probabilities, who wagers by intuition or impulse. HUNCH PLAYERS. Used to refer to a player who wagers with little or no knowledge of the game.  HUSTLING. Action done to get gifts or tips.
HYPSTER. Used to refer to a player who cheats the casino by changing the cashier.    


ICE. Refers to protection Money  ICEMAN. Refers to a person who collects Protection Money. Also called a Bagman.  IN. It is also called as Buy-in and refers to the money that the player has replaced for chips at a table. 
INDIAN DICE. A Native American bar game in which the player gets three throws of five dice. The player has to build the best poker hand possible.  INDICATOR. The name for the clapper at the wheel which determines the winning block.  IN PRISON. It is a term in European Roulette game. Used to refer to the situation when the ball lands in zero. When the situation is an In Prison, all bets are held for another spin. In this second spin, all the bets are considered even money bets. 
INSIDE. Used to refer to casino’s position.  INSIDE BET. A Roulette term. Used to refer to the wagers placed by the players on the set of numbers inside of the Roulette wheel. INSIDE BOOKS. Term for the casino employee responsible for the books. 
INSIDE STRAIGHT. Poker term for the hand that requires the middle number to complete the straight. For example a 2, 5,6, 8, 9 requires a 7 to complete a straight.  INSURANCE. A Blackjack side bet and pays 2:1. This is paid out when the dealer’s upcard shows an Ace.  INSURANCE LINE. The block on the Blackjack table where the player places the insurance bet. 
IN THE CHIPS. Refers to a player who has a lot of money.  IN THE CLEAR. Refers to a situation where the player is void of any debt.  IN THE RED. Refers to the state of being in debt. Refers to the situation of loosing the game. Refers to a player’s condition of being out of money. 
INSIDE STICK. Craps term for a condition where there is only two dealers working and one of them handles the stick.     


JACKPOT. The top prize in slot machines and is used to refer to any large prize at any game in a casino.  JETON. French gaming token.  JIMBRONI. Used to refer to a dealer who is slow thinking. 
JIT. Another term for five cents.  JOG. A cheating technique. In this technique a card is set slightly protruding from the deck and acts as a marker for illegal shuffles and cuts.  JOHNSON ACT. The act that was passed in the 1950’s that banned the use of slot machines. 
JOINT. Another term for a casino.  JOINT BANK. Used to define the action of two players combining their money and jointly paying off the total amount. The win and loss is jointly paid off by the players.  JUG. Another term for a jail. 
JUICE. Refers to the vigorish in Baccarat. 
JUICE JOINT. This is a cheating technique. The Craps dice is electrically controlled using a electro-magnet.  JUNKET. This is the comp points offered to rated players by the casino and the casino pays for all player expenses. 


KENO. A casino game Same as lottery game and bingo.  KENO LOUNGE. Keno game is usually played away from the common casino lounge. This location in which the Keno game is held is known as a Keno Lounge.  KENO RUNNER. The casino employee responsible for taking keno bets from the players in the casino. 
KIBITZER. Refers to unwanted comments made by casino spectators.  KICKER. A Draw Poker term for an unsuited card which is held as a bluff.  KITTY. It refers to a pool of money won by a player. 
KNOCK OUT. Cheating technique where the dealer takes all of the players money.    


LACE. Term for the Baccarat technique of mixing of cards after a shuffle.  LADDER MAN. The casino employee who sits on a raised chair and oversees the game.  LAMMERS. This refers to the use of credit. Refers to the discs used to show the value of chips or checks. A term for someone who is fleeing law. 
LAND BASED. A physical casino.  LATE BET. Roulette term for a bet placed after the dealer calls “No more bets”.  LAY. Craps wager placed against a particular term.  That seven will be rolled before the wagered number is rolled. 
LAY ODDS / LAY THE ODDS. Wagering the long end of an odds bet that the shooter will seven-out the point.  The side bet in the game of craps placed on the Don’t after the come-out roll.  ALSO: Sports betting term for the money placed on a team preferred to win. LAYOUT. The markings, numbers and betting propositions illustrated on the table to define and accept the wagers on a crap table.  The design on the gaming table. LAY AND PAY. The act of turning over the player’s cards and simultaneously gathering the cards. 
LAY DOWN. A term for a bet or a wager.  LEAK. Used to refer to a failure of cheating effort.  LE GRAND. Baccarat term for a situation when two cards total nine. 
LE PARTAGE. Used to refer to the options that can be taken when the ball lands in zero in the game of European Roulette.  LET IT RIDE. Leaving a winning bet on a layout for another decision on the next roll of the dice. LEVELS. Used to refer to honest gaming accessories. 

LIGHT BET. Refers to a bet that is below the minimum bet. 
LIGHT WORK. Cards which have been altered as a part of cheating by being marked with very fine lines.  LINE WORK. Cheating technique in which small spots, swirls, curls or lines are made on the back design of the card for the player to identify them.
LOAD. Craps term for a cheating technique where a weight is placed inside the dice. ALSO: Slot gaming term for playing with maximum coins.  LOADER. A careless dealer who shows his hole card.  LOCKED UP. Situation when a dealer has to be at table for a longer time without a break. 
LOCK UP. Money or chips placed securely in the rack. LONG BET. Wager that surpass the table limit.  LONG GREEN. Refers to money. 
LOOKING FOR ACTION. Situation where a gambler is actively looking for a game. LOOK OUT. Casino employee responsible for observing the casino floor and games.  LOOSE. Slot machines that pay out frequently. Term for a player who likes to take risk frequently. 
LOSS LIMIT. The fixed amount of money that can be lost in any gambling session.  LOTTERY. A draw of the sold ticket to find the winner.  LOW ROLLER. Player to make small wagers. They are also known as Grinds, Tinhorns or Suckers. 
LUCK. Something that is not defined by science or skill.  LUGGER. Refers to a person who brings gamblers to a game.  LUMINOUS READERS. Cheating technique. A special substance which can only be seen by wearing tinted glass is placed on the back of playing cards. 
LITTLE JOE. Craps term for a pairs of twos.    


MAGNET. Cheating technique in which the cheat places a magnet on the slot machine to control the reels movement.  MAKING A POINT. To roll the point before a seven-out. MALLARD. Refers to a hundred dollar bill. 
MAN UPSTAIRS. Refers to the top management.  MARK. Used to describe the target of the conman.  MARKER. A promissory note given to a casino assuring that the player will pay off the debt to the casino. 
MARKER CARD. A plastic card placed in a deck of card to gesture end of play or shuffle.  MARKER DOWN. Gesture by the casino personnel to inform the floor person that a player has paid off their ‘Marker’  MARK OFF. Process used by a dealer to store stacks of chips in a rack. The dealer marks off each stack with each chip size. 
MARTINGALE. A negative betting progression where the player doubles the wager after each loss.  MASON. A stingy player.  MAXIMUM. Largest single wager allowed by the casino for each player. 
MECHANIC. Refers to a dealer who is very skilled at cheating techniques.  MECHANICAL GAMES. Games requiring no skills to play. Keno and slots game fall in this category.  MEMPHIS DOMINOES. Dice.
MEXICAN STANDOFF. Refers to a gambling session with minimal losses or winnings.  MICHIGAN BANKROLL. The act or wrapping together large denomination bill over a core of smaller denomination bill to give an effect of a huge amount.  MINI-BACCARAT. A lower-limit variation of American Baccarat. 
MINIMUM. The lowest wager allowed by a casino at a table.  MISSOURI. Craps term for the situation where the shooter does not make points.  MIXED STACK. A stack of chips with chips of different denomination and colors. 
MONEY LINE. Sports betting term for the risk taken by a person to lay odds.  MONEY WHEEL. A big six wheel. MONKEY. Refers to a face card. 
MOUTHPIECE. Refers to a lawyer. MOVE. Cheating technique involving a trivial of hand.  MUCK. Poker term for the act of throwing away of cards. 
MUCKER. Cheating technique where the cheater palms and switches cards.  MUG PUNTER. Punter Refers to a gambler who has no good idea of the game odds.  MULTIPLE ACTION BLACKJACK. A blackjack variation where the player can wager on three hands from the same deck. 


NATURAL. A 7 or 11 combination rolled on a comeout. NEGATIVE SWING. A situation where a player experiences a loss in the face of a mathematical advantage.  NEIGHBORS. Roulette term for the numbers next to each other on the roulette wheel. 
NICKEL. Another term for a five dollar chip.  NO DICE. Craps term for a disallowed roll.  Same as No Roll. NO ROLL. The dice roll doesn't count because of a roll infraction.
NOIR. Refers to a winning number that is black in the game of Blackjack. NON-MONETARY COMPENSATION. Compensation given other than money.  NONVERBAL COMPENSATION. Communication made without making sound. 
NOT WORKING. Bets that are not in action (they can't win or lose). "Off" is another term to designate bets that are not working. NUMBER TWO MAN. Cheating technique where the dealer deals the second card from the top.  NUT. Refers to overhead expenses. 


OTB. Off Track Betting. Betting away from race track.  ODDS. Used to refer to a probability that one event will happen over another event.  ODDS BET. A side bet in a Craps game taken on top of an existing flat bet.  Pays 2-1 in the Amerifun Pair A Dice Fantasy Casino.
OCTANT. Refers to five numbers adjacently placed on a Roulette wheel.  OFF. Used to refer to a wager that is on the table but not active.  OFF-NUMBER BET. Craps wager that the shooter will throw or not throw a certain number before a seven. 
OFF NUMBER. Numbers in Craps including four, five, six, eight, nine, and ten.  OFF-THE-TOP. Used to refer to the beginning of the deck.  OFF-THE-STREET. Getting a job in a casino without the knowledge of anyone in the casino. 
ON. Craps wager at risk.  ON/OFF, BUY/LAY BUTTONS. A small round chip used to keep track of any bet that is called "on" or "off" by the player as well as to designated numbers bought or lay bets. ON TILT. A poor Poker player. 
ONE ARMED BANDIT. Refers to a slot machine.  ONE DOWN. A gesture to inform that a die has fallen from the Craps table to the floor.  ONE EYED JACK. Refers to the Jack of Hearts and the Jack of Spades (often as wild cards) in the game of Poker. 
ONE NUMBER BET. Single Number Bet. ONE-ROLL BET. The bet is won or lost on the next roll of the dice.  


PACK. Unopened deck of playing cards.  PACKAGE. The cheating technique of switching a pre stacked deck of cards with the actual playing cards.  PACK UP. Act of leaving a game. 
PADDLE. Plastic board used by the dealer to push the money into the drop box.  PAD ROLL. A cheating technique where the dice is made to roll without spinning.  PAI GOW. A table game played with domino-type playing pieces and dice. The game is played with seven players and a banker. 
PAINT. Refers to a Jack, Queen, King or 10.  PAIR. Two of a kind, such as matched spots on two dice cubes.
ALSO: Refers to an Even wager in European Roulette. Poker term for a hand of two cards of same value. 
PAIR SPLITTING. The act of splitting two cards of same value to two hands. 
PALM. A cheating technique where the player during dealing the cards places the unwanted cards into the hollow of the cheats’ hand.  Also refers to a cheating technique in which the player conceals a chip in his hand that he removed from a bet or in which to add to the wager. PAN. A card game.  PANHANDLER. A person who asks for money from players. 
PAPER. A term for money  PARI-MUTUEL. Races in which the wagers are pooled and winnings are determined.  PARLAY. To let a bet ride, to leave the original bet and the winnings of that bet on the table and wager them again.  ALSO: Sports betting term for a wager placed on a combination of games.  Refers to the act of increasing the winnings by multiple wagers. 
PARTAGE. Another term for Le Partage  PARTY. A term used by cheats to gesture a prospect for scam.  PASS. The shooter throws a winning roll on the come-out or makes the point during a point contest before a seven..
PASSé. European Roulette term for wager placed on large numbers.  PASSERS. Refers to a crooked dice.  PASS LINE. A layout for betting with the dice, expecting the shooter to roll a winning bet.  Also refers to the basic wager in which the player bets with the shooter. 
PAT. Refers to hand of seventeen or more in Blackjack.  PATHOLOGICAL GAMBLING. A mental disorder where the player cannot stop wagering.  PAY OFF. Collection of bet. 
PAY OFF ODDS. The proportion used to establish the pay off.  PAYOUT. Casino term for the players’ winnings.  PAYOUT INTERVAL. The time taken by a casino to payout the winnings. 
PAY OUT BOARD. The act of the casino of paying out every player at the table without considering the count total.  PAY TABLE. The table on slot machines that display the payout for each combination.  PAYLINE. The lines on which the symbols must line up for the player to win in the game of slots. 
PAYOFF. Wining money on a bet.  P.C. Percentage of house advantage over the player.  PEEK FREAK. A term used to describe a hole card player impolitely. 
PEEKING. Cheating technique where the player peeks at the card being dealt.  PEEK THE POKE. A cheaters term for the effort required to determine the money a mark has in their wallet.  PEG. Craps term for a puck or maker in the number. 
PEGGING. Cheating technique used by players where the cheats mark the playing cards.  PENCIL. Used to refer to a person who has the power to write comps.  PENNY ANTE. Refers to wager made for very small amount. 
PEPPER. Refers to a victim of a gambling cheat.  PERCEIVED RISK. Used to refer to how a player sees or views the negative action.  PERCENTAGE. Refers to house advantage. Cheating techniques where the dice is altered to alter the advantage. 
PERCENTAGE GAME. A banking game with advantage being obtained through disproportionate odds.  PERCENTAGE TOPS AND BOTTOMS. A Cheating technique where the player uses mis-spotted dice.  PERFECT. Refer to dices which are 1/500 of an inch of being a perfect cube. 
PHILISTINES. Loan Sharks  PHOEBE. Craps term for to indicate that the point is five.  PHONY. Used to refer to a cooked dice or a fake person.
PLACE BET. A wager on the box numbers. POINT. Any of the point numbers, 4,5,6,8,9 or 10 rolld by the shooter on the come out. PRESS THE BET. To increase a wager after winning a bet for the same amount as the original bet.
PROGRESSION. Increasing the size of bets in an effort to cover losses or increase the winnings. PROPOSITIONAL BETS. One roll bets, located in the center of the layout.  Example: Any Seven, Craps Two, Three, Twelve, Eleven, Horn Bets, Horn High, and Any Craps.  Also includes the Hardways even though they are not a one roll bet. PUCK/MARKER. A 3" round disc black on one side where the word "OFF" is written on the opposite side where the word "ON" is written.  Used to identify the point number on a crap game.


QUARTER. Refers to a twenty five dollar chip.  QUEER. Used to describe counterfeit money.  QUAD. Used to describe four-of-a-kind.
QUINELLA. A Horse racing term for the situation where the bettor picks the first two horses to cross the finish line.   




RABBIT. Used to refer to a person who gets scared easily.  RACK. Used to describe a tray that holds the chips and is placed in the middle of the table next to the dealer .  RAFFLE. Lottery.
RAGS. Poker term for a useless hand with little chance of improvement.  RAIL. Top border of craps table. Poker term for the spectators’ area marker.  RAIL BIRD. Term for a cheat who steals chips from the rim of the table. 
RAISE. Poker term where the player plays a previous bet and later increases the amount.  RAKE. A flat fee or a pot percentage taken by the casino for providing the Poker room services.  Typically the rake is drawn from each pot. RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR (RNG). It generates numbers at random to decide the winning combinations. 
RANK. Face value of a card.  RAT HOLE. Used to refer to the place where a cheat put out of sight the stolen chips or money.  RATING. Term for a player’s potential value. Used to determine the level of comps. 
RATING SLIP. A documentation of a dealer’s performance.  Player comp activity record sheet. RATS. Dice.  READABLE DEALER. A dealer whose hole cards can be seen. 
READERS. Glasses worn by the cheat players to spot marked cards.  READY A TRAY. Used to describe the way the dealer’s arrange their tray to enable the easy counting of the coin value.  READY UP. To get ready.
REAL DOUGH. A large amount of money.  REAL WORK. Cheats term they use to describe the proper way to pull-off a cheat or scam.  RED. A five dollar chip.  ALSO: Roulette term for a wager on color red. 
RED DOG. A casino game.  REEL. Term for the visible part of the slot machine. The reels contain various symbols.  REEL STRIP SETTINGS. Casino term for the predetermined payout slot machine percentages. 
REEL TIMING. Act by slot players to time the spin of the reels so that it stops with the desired symbols.  ROLL. The throw of the dice by the shooter. ROTATION. The player's turn for shooting or rolling the dice in a clockwise succession around the table.


SABOT. A dealing shoe at table games.  SALLE PRIVEE. A private room in European Casinos for high stake games.  SAND WORK. Cheating technique in which the back of the cards are marked with fine sandpaper. 
SAWBUCK. Ten dollars.  SAWDUST JOINT. A casino for the low rollers.  SCAM. Cheating technique against the opponent. 
SCARED MONEY. The gambling in which the rent and food money etc is risked. SCORE. Money. SDS SYSTEM. Slot players tracking system used in casinos. 
SEAT OF THE PANTS. The act of making decision based on instinct.  SECOND BASE. A blackjack term for the player who is sitting near to the center of the table.  SECONDS. Cheating technique where the dealer does not deal the top card. 
SECURITY. The department that keeps a watch over the casino crimes and protects the casino from them. SECURITY MONITOR. The casino televisions that keep close watch of the activities in the casino.  SENSOR. A device used to report any change in the environment. 
SENT IT IN. The gambling against the house for a huge amount of money.  SEQUENCE. Order of rank of playing cards.  SEQUENCE BETS. A Craps wager that requires multiple rolls to win. 
SESSION. Gambling period of time.  SET. A term in Pai Gow Poker which refers to the act of organizing the cards.  SEVEN-OUT. In craps, the shooter rolls a seven before the point number.
SEVENTH STREET. The final round of betting in the game of Seven Card Stud.  SHADE. A distraction or a cover for an act of scam.  SHAPE. Cheating technique where the cheat cuts the die. 
SHARK. A Craps term for a skilled shooter.  SHARP. A confident player.  SHARPER. A sharp player who takes advantage of the new players. 
SHAVED. Casino term for an altered dice.  SHIELD. The glass sheet that surrounds the Roulette wheel and prevents the balls from flying off.  SHIFT BOSS. The person responsible to the entire casino only for a certain shift period. 
SHILL. Used to refer to a special kind of casino employee. The person poses to be a player and tries to bring patrons to an empty table.  SHINER. A cheating device used by a cheat which allows the player to see the cards they are dealt as the device reflects the card. SHOE. A box that holds multiple decks of cards. 
SHOOT. A Craps round in which the shooter finished a round without making a point.  SHOOTER. A Craps term for a player who throws the dice.  SHOOTING FROM THE HIP. A spontaneous decision. 
SHORTCAKE. A short change.  SHORT HORN. A space for placing the wager in the game of Craps.  SHORT SHOE. A Blackjack situation where many cards have been removed from the shoe. This alters the percentage against the players. 
SHOT. An illegal move by a player.  SHOWDOWN. Poker term for the end of a round in which all players expose their cards.  SHUFFLE. A card game term for the act of randomizing a deck or decks of cards before the game begins. 
SHUFFLE TRACKING. The act of a player attempting to trace certain cards as they are being shuffled.  SHY. Casino term which is used for a situation of owing money to someone or for being short of cash.  SHYLOCK. A person who lends loan money to a player who has gone broke. 
SIC-BO. An oriental casino table game.  SIDE BET. A special Craps wager. The bet is placed on the outcome of a certain dice throw.  Also called an odds bet.  SIDE GAME. Lightly played casino games that of less importance. 
SILVER. Silver dollar or a one dollar gaming token.  SILVER TONGUE. Refers to a persuasive talker  SINGLE-DECK. A Blackjack variation in which a single deck of cards is used and the deck is hand-held by the dealer. 
SINGLE-O. Another term for a conman who is working alone.  ALSO: Roulette term for a single zero spot on the Roulette wheel. SINGLE. One dollar chip.  SINGLE-ROLL BET. The wager is decided by one roll of the dice.
SINGLETON. Refers to an unsuited card in a Poker hand, a card that does not belong to the winning combination.  SIX-ACE FLATS. Casino term for a corrupted dice.  SIXAINE. Roulette term for a six number wager. A wager placed on three numbers on two horizontal rows each. 
SIXTY DAYS. Craps term for the six point.  SIXE-INTO. A method of payoff of the wager by the dealer.  SKINNER. Refers to a cheat. 
SKINNY DUGAN. Craps term for a loser seven.  SKY. A casino security term for the area where the game play is watched upon using mirrors and video equipments.  SLAMBANG. A heavy and quick action. 
SLEEPER. A casino term for an unclaimed wager or a wager forgotten wager by a player.  SLICK CUP. Cheating device that increases the effectiveness of a loaded dice.  SLICK DIE. An altered die.
SLICKERS. Refers to a professional gambler.  SLIDE SHOT. A technique used by dice mechanics to control the dice.  SLOT CLUB. A system that keeps track of the wagers placed by each player at the slot games for the purpose of giving away rewards or comp points. 
SLOT DROP. The box inside the slot machine that collects the coins placed by the gamblers.  STAND-OFF. Nobody wins or loses on the don't pass bar when the number 12 is rolled.  The bet rides to the next roll. STICKPERSON. The croupier at the crap table who calls out the events of the games and retrieves the dice for the shooter.  The stickperson is also the dealer monitoring the proposition bets.
SYSTEM. A planned mathematical pattern of wagers which guides the player's bets.    


TABLE BANKROLL. Refers to the number of chips at the table tray in a table game.  TABLE DROP. The amount of money exchanged for chips at a table.  The amount placed at the drop box at a particular time.  TABLE GAME. A casino game that uses a table as the part of the game. 
TABLE HOPPING. The action by a player of moving from table to table to try their luck.  TABLE LIMIT. The maximum and minimum amount of money that has been placed as limit at a certain table game.  TABLE STAKES. This is a Poker game rule. A limit is placed on the chips wagered by a player at a table on the start of hand. 
TABLE WIN. The amount of money won at a table. This is calculated by finding the difference of the table drop and the missing chips.  TAKE. Refers to casino receipts.  Accepting a bribe.  TAKE A BET DOWN. The act of a player removing a wager from the craps layout. 
TAKE AND PAY. A casino term for the method used by the dealer to settle the game.  Also called Pay and Take. TAKE AN EDGE. The gaining of a dishonest advantage in gambling.  TAKE DOWN. The action of removal of a bet. 
TAKE IT. Craps term where the odds are taken and the dice is backed for this.  TAKE IT FROM INSIDE. Refers to employee theft.  TAKE IT OFF THE TOP. Paying off before any payments are made. 
TAKE ME DOWN. Craps term used to notify the dealer that the player wished to remove a wager.  TAKE ODDS (Take the Odds/Taking Odds). A Craps wager placed on a pass-line after the come-out roll that the shooter will make his point.  ALSO: Sports betting term for a wager placed on the team that is expected to lose.  TAKE OFF MAN. A cheat player who makes large wagers in an attempt to a scam. 
TAKE OFF PAD. The area from where the cards are drawn.  TAKING THE ODDS. A ‘wrong’ bet in the game of craps.  TAKING THE COUNT. The act of stopping a game and the guards are allowed to do an inventory at the table. 
TAP-OUT. The total loss of a player bankroll.     


UNDER THE GUN. Poker term for the player who must wager first. 
ALSO: The player to the left of the dealer in card games. 
UNIT. A mathematical expression representing the value or denomination of a wager. UNPAID SHILL. A term for a player is mostly a low roller. 
UP A TREE. A dealer’s face up card.  UPCARD. The Blackjack term for the dealer’s uncovered card.   


VALUE FOR MONEY BET. A bet which has a greater result probability than the odds offered.  VELVET. Used to refer to winnings.  VIC. Short form for victim or used to refer to a mark. 
VIGORISH. Betting fee charged by the casino.  VIP. A high roller player.   


WALK. A player who leaves the game.  WALK WITH. The maximum amount of the player can walk away with.  WASH. The act of mixing of multiple decks before shuffling the cards. 
WAY BET. A keno ticket which is marked to have numbered bet combinations.  WAY OFF. Defective.  WAY TICKET. A Keno ticket which groups numbers into multiple bets. 
WEED. Cheating technique where the bills are removed while money is being handled.  WEIGHT. Used to refer to a dice that has been altered to be a loaded dice.  WELSH. Failure to pay a gambling bet or debt. 
WELSHER. A player who does not pay out the losses.  WHALE. A high roller.  WHEEL. Roulette Wheel.
WHEEL ROLLER. Roulette dealer.  WHIP SHOT. A dice spin mechanism used by the skilled players in the game of craps where the dice just spins on the table with a flat spinning motion to obtain the desired number when the spinning stops.  WHIP CUP. A cheating device where the dice cup has its inner surface polished. 
WHIRL BET. A combination of proposition bets that consist of two, three, twelve, eleven and any seven all being covered with one bet (Horn Bet plus Any Seven).  Wager is positioned straddling the top corners of the "Seven" bet designating which end of the table the wager comes from. WHITE ON WHITE. Cards marked with white on white border.  WHITES. One dollar chips.. 
WORKING BETS. Bets that are in action at all times.  "ON" is another term used to indicate that bets are working.    


YARD. One hundred dollars.    


ZERO. Thirty-Seventh number on Roulette wheel.  ZERO OUT. Selling of an account in full.  ZOMBIE. A player who shows no outward sign of emotion. 
ZUKES. Gratuities or tips.     

Basic Strategy

Copy and paste this handy Blackjack Strategy card for your guests!

Dealer's Up Card

Your Hand 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A
Hard Totals (excluding Pairs)
17-20 S S S S S S S S S S
15 S S S S S H H H SU H
13-14 S S S S S H H H H H
12 H H S S S H H H H H
11 Dh Dh Dh Dh Dh Dh Dh Dh Dh H
10 Dh Dh Dh Dh Dh Dh Dh Dh H H
9 H Dh Dh Dh Dh H H H H H
5-8 H H H H H H H H H H
Soft Totals
A7 S Ds Ds Ds Ds S S H H H
A6 H Dh Dh Dh Dh H H H H H
H H Dh Dh Dh H H H H H
H H H Dh Dh H H H H H
  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A
10,10 S S S S S S S S S S
5,5 Dh Dh Dh Dh Dh Dh Dh Dh H H
4,4 H H H SP SP H H H H H

S=Stand    H=Hit
Dh=Double (if allowed, then hit)
Ds=Double (if allowed, then hit)
SP=Split    SU=Surrender



The table to the left is a basic strategy for 3 or more decks, dealer stands on soft 17, double on any 2 cards, double after split allowed, dealer peeks for blackjack, and blackjack pays 3 to 2 (1-1/2 to 1).


S = Stand
H = Hit
Dh = Double (if not allowed, then hit)
Ds = Double (if not allowed, then stand)
SP = Split
SU = Surrender (if not allowed, then hit)

Most Las Vegas strip casinos hit on soft 17. This rule change requires a slightly modified basic strategy table -- double on 11 vs A, double on A/7 vs 2, and double on A/8 vs 6. Most casinos outside of Vegas still stand on soft 17.

In the Amerifun Pair A Dice Fantasy Casino, we follow the text instructions on the table.

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We must also understand that effective guest relations isn't just the avoidance of unpleasant or rude behavior, rather it is displaying the genuine warmth and desire to be of service that we would present to someone visiting us in our own home.

From the moment we are approached by a guest, we must be committed to recognizing their individual needs and seek ways to satisfy them.  Outstanding service is developed when we focus on the following areas:

We must:
1. Exhibit a pleasant facial expression and an enthusiastic attitude.  We should greet the guest when they approach the game and establish brief eye contact.
2. Deal dependably and accurately, establishing both confidence and trust.  Misunderstandings between dealers and players should be handled in a pleasant manner.
3. Show concern, individual attention and a willingness to help.
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