Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Casino Glossary contd. (C)

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Call – Matching the current bet (Poker).

Camouflage - Something a skilled gambler does to cover up his/her activities from the casino.

Capping – A serious form of cheating by placing extra chips on the initial bet after the deal has begun.

Card Counting - Memorising played cards so as to establish a conditional probability advantage on the remaining cards against the dealer (blackjack).

Card Sharp – An expert at cards.

Caribbean Stud Poker - Also referred to as 'Casino Stud Poker'. A table game played with one deck of cards, based on the standard 5 card stud poker game played on a Blackjack-type table.

Carousel - A group of slot machines that are positioned in a ring, enabling a change person (to change bank-notes into coins) to stand in the center.

Carpet Joint - US slang for a luxury gambling casino.

Case money - Emergency money.

Cashcheck - A feature used by some online casinos software that allows you to review your financial transaction history.

Cashier’s Cage - The casino cash desk for cashing in the chips.

Casino - The word "casino" initially meant a public music and dance hall. By the second half of the 19th century casinos developed into a place with gambling halls.

Casino Advantage - The edge that the House (casino) has over the players.

Casino Hold'em Poker - A card game based on Texas Hold'em poker, the difference is that players bet against the house rather than against other players.

Casino Rate - A reduced hotel-room rate that the casinos offer to good customers.

Catch - In keno, to catch a number means that the number you have marked on your keno ticket has been drawn.

Chase - Having lost money on a bet, 'chasing' is having another bet simply to try and get back the loss.

Check - In casino gambling, a check is another term for a chip. In poker, a player can 'check' in order to stay in the game but not bet.

Chemin De Fer - (French) A table game using 6 or 8 decks of cards, similar to Baccarat but requires skill.

Chip, Chips - Round plastic discs. Casinos require that you use chips for betting. They are purchased at the gaming tables and exchanged at the cashier's booth or cage.

Chip Tray - The tray in front of a dealer that holds that table’s inventory of chips.

Chips - Round tokens that are used on casino gaming tables in lieu of cash.

Coat-tail - Bet the same numbers as someone who is winning at the moment.

Cold - A player on a losing streak, or a slot machine that is not paying out.

Color Up - Exchanging smaller denomination chips for larger denomination chips.

Combination Way Ticket - In keno, a ticket in which groups of numbers are bet several different ways, allowing the player to spread money over more combinations.

Comps - Complimentary gifts given by the casino to entice players to gamble. Typical comps include free hotel room, meals and beverages.

Copy - In Pai-Gow Poker, when a player and the banker have the same two-card hand, or the same five-card hand. The banker wins all copies.

Cracking The Nut - Making enough money on a gambling venture to cover all expenses plus a reasonable net profit.

Craps - Casino dice table-game.

Credit - In online casinos, wagers are expressed in credits. 1 credit equals to 1 unit.

Credit Button - In slot machines or video machines, the button that allows players to bank coins in the form of credits.

Crossroader - An old term used to denote a cheat originated in the Old West practice of cheating at saloons located at crossroads. The term is still used today for casino cheats.

Croupier - French word for Dealer, used in games of baccarat and roulette.

Cut - In card games following a shuffle before the start of a new round of play, when the dealer or player divides a deck into two parts and inverts them, using a cut card.

Cut Card - A faceless card of different color, usually red or black, that is used to cut a deck of cards.

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