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August 17th, 2004, 02:42 PM
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Found this while snooping around for some spoilers for Las Vegas (on NBC) ... thought you guys might like 'em ... Enjoy!

Action: Sum total of your winnings.
Bankroll: Amount of money an individual or a casino has to gamble with.
Black chip: $100 casino chip.
Book: The room where sports and race bets are made.
Boxcars: Rolling two sixes (12) in craps.
Boxman: The craps dealer who sits over the drop box and supervises bets and payoffs.
The Cage: Where a casino keeps its money.
Carpet joint: A casino catering to high rollers.
Check: Casino chips.
Croupier: The guy at the crap table who gathers the dice and chips with a stick.
Crossroader: A casino cheat.
Drop: Total cash traded for chips at the gambling table.
Drop box: A locked box located on live gambling tables where dealers deposit paper money.
Eye in the Sky: One-way mirror surveillance in the casino area.
Folding money: Greenbacks, dollars, dineros. Get it?
Green chips: $25 casino chip.
Grind: Low roller.
Grind joint: Casino that caters to low rollers . See also Sawdust Joint.
Hard count: Counting the change from slot machines.
Hold: House profit from all the wagers. "The hold for last night was a million bucks."
House advantage: Mathematical edge for winning that the casino gives itself.
Juice: No, not the kind you mix with vodka. It's who you know that gets you where you want to be. "He had to juice to get the high roller suite." Also refers to the amount of money you pay over and above your sports bet, insuring that the casino makes money whether you win or lose.
Junket: A group of high rollers flown in on a chartered plane by the casino.
Ladderman: A baccarat supervisor.
Limit: The least or maximum bet accepted at a gaming table.
Low roller: A player who makes small bets; a grind.
Markers: Markers are used by high rollers like IOUs.
Marryin' Sam: Wedding chapel minister.
The Pencil: Authority. For example, pit bosses have the pencil to grant players free rooms and authorize markers.
Pigeon: A gambler who chases his/her losses. See also Plunger and Steamer.
Pit: The casino employee area behind the table games.
Pit boss: A casino boss who oversees numerous table dealers.
Plunger: A gambler who chases his/her losses. See also Pigeon and Steamer.
RFB Comp: Room, Food and Beverage complimentary from the hotel.
Rack: Simply the device that holds the chips on gaming tables.
Sawdust Joint: casino catering to low roller. See also Grind Joint.
Shoe: A container from which several decks of cards are dealt on the Baccarat and blackjack tables which prevents the dealer from holding cards.
Spoon: A device used by slot machine cheaters.
Stickman: The dealer who moves the dice around on a craps table with a hook-shaped stick.
Soft Count: Counting the folding money.
Steamer: A gambler who chases his/her losses. See also Pigeon and Plunger.
Stickman: Craps dealer who handles the dice
Stiff: A winning gambler who "stiffs" the dealer by not tipping.
Toke: Gratuity or tip.
Turkey: A gambler who is unpleasant to the dealer.
Whales: Gamblers who are so wealthy that they routinely lose millions without batting an eye. There are an estimated 250 whales in the world.

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