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We suppose that our, a little bit younger audience, is familiar with casino slang terms. Yet, there are a lot of players who are newbies to this world and don’t know what bankroll or cage means. Plus, we have our older players who aren’t keeping track of a whole new casino vocabulary. In that manner, this post at Yabby Casino is going to be dedicated to all of them, as well all of you who feel like you want to learn new words. Check out the 27 most commonly used casino slang terms!


This term means to play on the casino floor, including table games and slot machines.


A bankroll is the total amount of money a player has saved for the start of the gambling.

Bet/Betting limit 

Bet is the amount a player has wagered. On the other hand, the betting limit is the maximum or minimum a player can wager on a game.


Have you heard of the money gambler has to convert into chips? That money is called buy-in.


If you are not familiar with casino vocabulary this one may sound weird. Yet, the cage actually signifies the location of the casino cashiers

Card Sharp

Card sharp is also called a shark. In regular times, we use the term shark to refer to someone who is ambitious and successful. Well, the meaning is similar in the casino world also – card sharp, or a shark is a gambler who is extremely good with cards.

Card Washing 

Card washing is a version of dealer card shuffling. In this case, the dealer places cards face down on the table. After that, he ‘swish’ them like a washing machine before dealing cards for the new game.


What is shaped like a disk and comes in different colors and various denominations? The right answer is chips! In casinos, chips are used instead of money.


Hot or cold? This question doesn’t refer to a drink but to a machine. Actually, the question is whether the card deck, craps table, or slot machine is on a winning or losing streak. If we are talking about a winning streak then we say hot, while, in the opposite situation, we say cold.


Comps are gifts from the casino. When it comes to land-based ones, comps are usually given in terms of food, drinks, or lodging.


A little French is never a bad idea. In this case, the croupier is a French term that means a roulette dealer.

Double or Nothing

If you see double or nothing that means you have a bet that pays the original bet or even money.

Face Cards

We are halfway through our list of 27 most commonly used casino slang terms. The next one is face cards! Are you wondering what this term means? Well, face cards are the most important triplet: the jack, king, or queen.

Free Casino Bonus

Free Casino Bonus is a bonus that, as the name says it, the casino gives to the players free of charge. There are different types of this version of bonus, and you can read more about them here.

Free Spins

One version of the free casino bonus are free spins. They are the most usual gift casino gives to its players and they can be used on various slot games.

High Roller

A high roller is the one who makes a high dollar amount of bets.

House/House Edge

House is the word for a casino, it doesn’t matter if we are talking about online or land-based ones. On the other hand, house edge, differently called casino edge, is the money casino gets from every turn of a card, roll of the dice, or spin of the wheel.


That is the amount of money the house earns per game.

Pit Boss

Pit bosses are the managers of the casino, while the pit is the place where pit bosses or managers are stationed.


If you see someone looking closely at gamblers, that person is called railbird. Railbird usually is the person who wants to steal gambler’s chips.


Rigged means that result of the game, whether slot or any other, is set up. That’s not really the case and it isn’t even possible to be the case, but people love to talk.

RTP/Return to Player

RTP or return to player is the percentage of all the wagered money a casino will pay back to players over time.


Slots are shorter-term for slot games. They are a special version of games played at slot machines.


You don’t just leave tips in restaurants; casinos are also the places for that. Toke is a tip that the player leaves the dealer.


We think wagering is a familiar world to all. Nevertheless, it is just a fancier way to say making bet.

Welcome Bonus 

The welcome bonus is one more version of free bonuses. It is given to all the new players that sign up for the casino.


Whale refers precisely to a VIP gambler who places an enormous bet.

Have you learned the 27 most commonly used casino slang terms? We hope that you did and that you have enjoyed this post. Our goal is always to help you in your future endeavors and we are hoping that we are succeeding in it! Visit us at Yabby Casino and click on your favorite game.

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