Glossary of online casino terms

ACS

an automatic card shuffler

Stock

the total amount or pot that goes to the winning player of the round or game in progress

To add

the additional amount of chips that could be added when a poker tournament reaches the end of late registration

Global limit

the total amount paid by hand to the winner of a given spin.

All-in

when a player bets all of their chips (money) in a poker hand

ante

an additional bet required before the start of a hand

Balance

the value of a player’s account that could be used to place bets

Banker

one of the two main bets in baccarat

Finance

the total dollar amount held by the player

Rod

occurs when a player cannot participate in an online casino game due to their IP address or physical location

Beginners luck

a popular worldwide expression used when a player enjoys winnings at the very beginning of their gaming experience

betting limits

the minimum and maximum bet amounts each player can make

Blind bet

a bet placed by the player before the cards are dealt

Blinds

the mandatory bets that players must make before a poker hand, usually come in small blind and big blind

Prime

a promotion that online casinos use to entice players to play on their platform

break the bank

well-known expression used when a player wins an incredible amount of money or loses an exceptional amount

Membership

the amount the house or game requires for a player to enter a game

Call

an action in poker that is performed when a player matches the bet on any betting round

Cascading/collapsed coils

a bonus feature in slot machines that only generates when the winning combination is found, which can lead to multiple winning combos

Cash back

a common program provided by online casinos that gives funds back to the player

Collection

occurs when a player withdraws their money from their online casino balance

Edge or advantage of the casino (house)

an automatic advantage that the casino or house has over all players and which is mathematically proven over the long term

Fleas

the medium of exchange when playing casino games

Cold series

a losing streak

OK

a process where dealers deal cards to players and/or themselves

Platform

the cards being used for a casino game

To pay

a process by which players add funds to their online casino account

To draw

in poker, this type of hand is where a player needs one or two distinct cards to make a straight or a flush to make a flush

double or nothing

a style of betting where players double their bet after losing a hand

Expanding Wilds

bonus features offered by slot machine games

face maps

cards containing faces: kings, queens and jacks

Flat bet

occurs when a player consistently bets the same amount every hand

Fiasco

the first three community cards dealt on the poker table

Bend

an action taken in poker that causes a player to let go of their hand, losing the pot to another player

Free spins

a feature of slot machines that gives players free chances to win

Hit

the action of asking for an additional card in blackjack

Hole cards

a poker player’s hand

Hand

the cards held and used by each player

High-Roller

a player who generally places astronomical bets

Accommodation

the casino

house rules

the set of rules created by a casino

inside bet

the main roulette betting structure where users can bet on the numbers 0-36.

Insurance bet

a side bet created by the player in case the dealer hits blackjack after showing an Ace

Jackpot

the biggest prize that can be won in a casino game

Juice

also known as vigorish, this is a fee charged specifically by online casinos for their service

Kicker

the second card in a player’s hand that is unpaired and represents a tiebreaker if two players have the same pair

Put the odds on your side

a player wins less than his initial bet at the start of the game

Limits

the restrictions set for the amount that players can bet or raise in a given game

Lobby

the area of ​​a casino application or site that displays all the games or types of games that can be played

Games with live dealers

games offered that replicate a physical casino by having a live dealer host the games via a live stream

Maximum

the highest bet allowed by an online casino in an individual game

Minimum

the smallest bet allowed by an online casino in an individual game

Multiplier

a slot machine feature that multiplies standard payouts by a predetermined amount

Multi-hand games

typically seen in video poker, these are games that allow players to play multiple hands at once

Natural

an unbeatable hand, considered a 21 in blackjack and an 8 or 9 in baccarat

Net gains

the amount of pure profit players take

Non-sticky bonus

a promotional offer bonus that does not come with a wagering requirement

Odds

a player’s direct chance of winning a game or trick

Open

the original pre-flop raiser in a poker hand

Cover

advantageous chances of the player in a casino game

Pass

an action taken when a player folds and decides not to continue participating in a round or game

Tap

a blackjack hand worth 17 or more

Payline

the direction and symbols of winning combinations in slot machine games

Payment (payment)

the total amount a player receives after winning a bet

payout percentage

a long-term percentage of casino payouts on the average bet

Payment table

a table containing payout amounts for specific bets placed on a slot machine

Pigeon

an ignorant casino player.

pocket cards

the face down cards that players receive during a game.

Jar

rhe total amount of money or chips awarded to the winner of a poker hand

Progressive Jackpot

a jackpot that increases in size until it is hit

Provably correct

an algorithm used to verify the authenticity and fairness of an online casino game

Reload bonus

an additional bonus in the form of cash or casino credit is given to players when they deposit a certain amount to their account balance

River

the last community card in a poker hand, also known as Fifth Street

Random Number Generator (RNG)

the random system used to generate numbers, cards and reels in online casino games.

Skin

also known as money inside the casino

Sign-up bonus

a bonus or promotion that online casinos offer to entice players to register on their platform

Stake

another term for a bet

Sticky bonus

a bonus that is not removed from a player’s account until they meet the conditions to keep it

standing hand

a hand that is worth 17 or more in blackjack

pantyhose savages

Slot Wild Symbols that do not move from their landing spot for the duration of a free spins period

Suit

the symbol on casino cards which includes clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades

Remove

a term used when a player loses their entire account balance and cannot participate in games until another deposit is made

Trips

a hand containing three of the same cards

Minimize

occurs when a player chooses to play their high hand slowly at the start of a poker hand

Map up

the dealer’s card that appears in blackjack

Vigorous (Vig)

the fees that online casinos charge their players

Bet

a bet

Wagering requirements

the playing conditions set by online casinos that allow players to withdraw their winnings by wagering a certain amount of money

wild symbols

symbols found in slot games that can provide different effects to maximize winnings

Withdrawal

taking money or winnings from your online casino balance