Casino Expressions

Casino - April 18, 2013

When playing games in any casino, it is important for the player to be familiar with some of the commonly used expressions. Not only will this help the player understand what is actually going on at the table, but it will make him or her appear as they know what they are doing, even if they are a beginner player. When playing table games, the expressions will vary depending on the game that is being played.

While playing Blackjack, there are a lot of phrases and expressions that are used. Some of these will include hit, stand, double down and insurance. All of these terms are directly linked to how the game is played. Stand means that the player is keeping the cards they have and do not desire additional cards or actions to be taken. Hit means the player is asking for an additional card to be dealt. Double down is when the player backs their original bet with the same amount. This bet is placed before the second card is revealed and the player will receive one additional card. Insurance is an option players can take if they believe the dealer will have a blackjack.

When at the Craps table, players will hear many phrases or expressions. There are some that all players should learn, including Backline, Come Out Roll, Front Line and Pass. These phrases refer to spots on the table. The backline is the same as the pass line, as is front line. The come out roll is the initial roll of the game. Pass refers to a natural roll of the dice or a throw of the point.

Knowing some common expressions will help players learn the games they want to play and will help them fit in at the tables. When beginners sit at a table and hear a language they are unfamiliar with, it can be intimidating. This is why it is important to become familiar with some key casino phrases, especially if players plan to spend time at the tables.

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