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JOSS Casino - Vocabulary

?On the rocks? - means that a cocktail is served with ice cubes.
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?Pick-me-up? - is one of the so-called fancy drinks. As a rule, these are very spicy cocktails. One of the brightest of this kind is ?Bloody Mary?.
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?Plain? - not blended, not mixed. This is the usual name for cocktails made without ice.
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Ace - one of the cards in a deck, as a rule of the highest quality.
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Action - amount of money which a gambler bets in casino or the total amount of money circulated in casino for some certain period of time.
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Advantage - mathematical waiting of the game, determined in per cents, as a rule. For example, European roulette preponderance is 2,7 %.
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After dinner drink - drink which is served after dinner, as a rule. This is very sweet and it finishes the eating process.
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Aggregate winning - total win for one game session for this or that time period. For example, ?his monthly win is 10 000 $?.
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Ale - the oldest type of beer. Unlike lager it is tart, bitter and strong up to 6%.
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Anchor - in Black Jack the last gambler to make a decision, so he or she is putting the game ?on an anchor?. It is regarded that the win or loss of all the participants depends on this last gambler.
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Anchors - 1. Herring kept in marinade with spices for several months, not cut. Already cut it is removed under different sauce with a small content of saltpeter, for flesh to be red. 2. Sardine, small herring or small salaka put for several days in marinade as soon as it was caught, then it is put in barrels in rows, mixed with much salt with spices where it is saved for 4 months with +4 C temperature.
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Ante - preliminary bet in some card games, necessary beginning of the game.
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Aperitifs - drinks, which are served before meals for appetite. There are main types of aperitifs: Bitter, Vermouth, wine or sparkling wine, also a cocktail or very strong drink, blended with water. Classical aperitifs among cocktails are Martini and ?Manhattan?. It is very important that aperitifs are served without a straw and mainly without ice cubes as well.
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Aperitifs (French aperitives) - herb infusions, often spirits, which are accepted to drink at the very beginning of the meal, before appetizers; it is stimulant to your appetite.
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Apron - part of a roulette table, where stakes with colorful chips are placed.
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Attendant - slot machines hall employee working with customers. In charge of counting and paying out the credits, explaining the game rules.
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Austere - drink for sobering, made of tomato juice, pepper, Worchester sauce and egg.
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Average bet - average arithmetical which is gotten taking into account all gambler?s bets for a certain time period.
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Béchamel - basic white sauce to meat and fish courses, flour and milk content.
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Baccarat - casino game where the winner (banko or punto) wins by the combination closest to 9.
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Back betting - method of game when the gambler doesn?t participate by himself, he just puts chips to another gambler.
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Back lining - method of game when a gambler makes bets only in a case of the best event in game for himself. For example, bet black on roulette when it has been red for 5 times in a row.
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Badge - metal piece with casino employee?s written name and position.
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Ball - special attribute used in roulette; with the help of it a sudden or chance number is chosen as a win. Usually it is made of Teflon or elephant bone.
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Bank - financial actives of the gambling house, responding the gamblers? bets.
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Bankroll - financial subsidiary, given by the gambler to the game.
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Bar spoon - used for mixing and measuring liquids.
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Basic float - starting quantity of chips in float which is set before starting the work of the table.
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Basic Strategy - rule set for gambler; if stick to the rules you will lose minimum and win maximum.
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Bell - special attribute on a casino gaming table for attracting a waitress?s or pit boss attention.
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Bet - total amount of money or its equivalent (chips) bet for a game put by one individual.
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Bet for dealer - special gambler?s side bet, which is in a case of winning is paid the same way as main one but there will be no pay out; the dealer will get this money as tips.
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Bet scheme - the same as spread but in money, not chips. For example, a gambler has a spread of bet 1-10 with bet scheme of 5 to 50.
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Bet spread - special term meaning the size of minimum and maximum bet. For example, if minimum is 10 maximum is 100, spread will be 1-10.
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Betting limits - limitation of minimum and maximum bet set for some certain game or for some certain gambler.
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Big game - game led under big bets or with the participation of famous people, celebrities.
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Black action - term frequently used for description of individual?s game with minimum 100 $ bet.
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Black list - the list of guests having no right to gamble in the casino for this or that reason.
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Blow back - loss of money won before.
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Bones - special cubes for craps game.
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Bonus - special extra given to the gambler on the results of his game.
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Bowie - as a rule consists of wine, fruits and champagne. While preparing, pay attention to following: take only light sparkling wines Mozel type. Do not add any ice cubes, because the drink will be too mixed with water. Champagne should be very cool and it is added just before serving. After this Bowie should not be mixed up, because most of gas will fly away and it will become insipid. If it should not be very strong mix it with mineral water.
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Box - limited surface of the table where one puts a bet.
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Box host - a gambler whose decision influences further game, independent from other gamblers? bets on the same box.
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Brandy - strong spirits, like cognac. Made by distillation of fermented suslo of grape or fruit; kept in oak barrels.
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Break - casino employee?s time for rest between working schedule. As a rule, break is made in terms of 20 minutes.
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Break a deck - part of shuffle procedure when card boxes used for game are put in one stack and are cut for several equal parts.
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Break in - situation when a gambler relies for inexperience of as a rule recently open casino with its not balanced services. Used for having advantage.
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Break in dealer - casino dealer whose inexperience may be used to gambler?s advantage.
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Break list - document of registration of casino staff working time.
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Bridging - chips put above two stacks.
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British Pale Ale - known also as English Bitter or just Pale Ale. The most popular sort of beer in England; has light honey color and hop aroma with sweet taste. Contains 3, 8% of alcohol.
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Brut (French) - the lowest content of sugar in wine after dry and extra dry.
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Built-in-glass - means that the cocktail was prepared in a glass for guest.
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Burn cards - to take a card or some cards out of the shooter or a deck before the game started, before handing in or after the dealer?s change. One can burn cards open and in blind as well; it depends on the Game Rules of the very casino.
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Bust, too many - when the cost of taken cards is more than 21 (Black Jack) and this round is lost.
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Busy game - situation in a gaming hall when the quantity of gamblers exceeds the ability of the gaming house to work in normal regime.
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Cage credit - credit given to a gambler in money or chips, kept in cash desk. Cash desk credit is fixed by marker or the equivalent in chips. Usually a gambler is regarded to pay the credit back before he or she leaves the place.
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Cage, Cash Desk - window, cash bar, place for cashier. Place where chips are exchanged for money, coins and vice versa.
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Call bet - bet put for a certain box for number neighbors, so one place a bet not on the main field but on a track for call bets. It is used for fast and convenient game.
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Calvados (French) - apple brandy which is made in process of apple fermentation and kept in barrels. Produced only in Normandy province in France and is regarded to be the apple brandy of the highest quality.
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Camera man - casino employee in charge of video control observation with the help of camera. Camera man?s duty is recording and notifying suspicious or indecent activities within casino. Main attention is drawn to gaming tables, internal security and protection.
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Campari (Italian) - bitter Italian aperitif of brilliant red color and chinning aroma. Spirits content is 24%.
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Cancelled bet - bet paid back to a gambler. Used under circumstances of canceling the game.
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Card counter - professional gambler who counts cards to increase the opportunity to win in Black Jack.
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Card counting - game strategy which lets the one to trace cards and to increase the possibility to win in Black Jack.
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Card sharking - any illegal activity with the aim to get profit during the game of passion.
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Card washing - card shuffling which distinguishes in a way: cards are spread on a table and chaotically mixed.
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Card Washing - see shamy.
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Cash, Value chips - game coins equivalent to money used in a gaming house for organizing the game.
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Cashier - casino employee in charge of all the operation with money in a cash desk.
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Casino - see gambling house.
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Casino employee - individual who has certain work relations with the gambling house: fulfills duties depending on a position.
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Casino Manager - general determination of an individual in charge of this or that casino department.
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Casino Operator - company or a person, an official representative for gaming house.
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Cell - area on roulette with marked number, the ball is fallen there.
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Champagne cocktail - drink with champagne added.
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Chance - event, the appearance of which can not be predicted.
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Chance bet - gambler?s bet which was made accidentally, not intended. For example, on roulette gambler bets for 10, but accidentally the chip is put for a split 10 and 13.
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Chance value - in the Possibility Theory an event which may or may not happen under certain conditions, but there are certain possibilities for it to happen. For example, the possibility of 0 coming up on European roulette is 1/37.
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Chance value - in the Possibility Theory an event which takes depending on some chance of the result these or those certain possibilities. For example, number of points shown up on the upper edge of the bone, is a chance value which undertakes meaning 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 with 1/6 possibility each.
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Change - chips exchange for money, chips and money exchange for chips in process of game session or before it, also after it is finished.
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Change block - special stand used while exchange on roulette. Cash chips or money are put there. In our country change block is not used practically because of the law prohibiting accepting money at the table.
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Change cards - change cards during some kinds of game, poker, for example.
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Check - confirmation the dealer?s right activity, made by inspector.
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Chip - coin, plastic chip, as a rule of round shape. It is used for calculating the results of the game.
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Chip - gaming coin for marking bets and paying out.
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Chipper - dealer?s position when he or she collects and sorts chips on roulette.
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Chipper machine - special technical equipment on roulette for chips being automatically sorted as for color and nominal.
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Clear hands - obligatory procedure, dealer showing that there are no chips or money in hands. Used for preventing cheating from dealer?s side.
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Club Member - individual who is supported by marketing program giving bonuses to gamblers. He or she has a member card and depending of his or her activities they may have more bonuses and additional services.
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Clubs - one of four card suits pictured in a shape of cross.
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Cobbler - long drink with obligatory content of fruits and, as a rule, champagne or soda water added. Glass is filled one third with crushed ice, and then spirits added, topped with fruits. At the end the cocktail is finished with soda water or champagne. Cobblers are always served with bar spoon and a straw.
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Cocktail - short drink which consists of strong spirits, liquor, South or dessert wine, fruits, fruit juice and aroma adding. Served very cold on the rocks. Cocktail is drunk before and after the meal, but also for resting or exciting the appetite. Cocktails are shaken, mixed and blended for a guest in a special glass.
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Cognac (French ?kognak?) - strong spirits made of grape spirit; has amber color with sophisticated flavor, kept in oak barrels.
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Cognac classification: Superior - cognac not less than 3,5 years old.
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Cognac classification: V.S. (Very Superior) - cognac not less than 2,5 years old.
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Cognac classification: V.S.O.P. (Very Superior Old Pale) - cognac not less than 4,5 years old.
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Cognac classification: V.V.S.O.P. (Very-Very Superior Old Pale) - cognac not less than 5,5 years old.
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Cognac classification: X.O. (Extra Old) - ? Napoleon, Extra, Royal and also cognacs named after some very important historic person or marked with special number on a bottle sticker.
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Collins - kind of the long drinks. Usually bitter drink is mixed in a glass. Collins is more frequently served with a lemon slice decoration on an edge of a glass and with a straw.
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Color up - situation when a gambler is changing chips for bigger nominal. Most frequent cases when a gambler is going to leave the place for home.
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Color up/out - color roulette chips exchange for nominal chips or other way round.
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Community cards - see flop.
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Comp, complimentary - if a gambler loses a lot of money casino management group may supply him or her with free hotel room, food, etc., hoping that he or she will be loyal to this very casino.
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Complete - roulette bet when all parts of number are filled by maximum or, rarely, proportionally to pay out.
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Control camera - special facility installed in a gaming house for observing situations in most of strategically important places by video control team. For example, casino cash desk. Control cameras are intended for security matter, preventing card sharking, making decision concerning difficult situations as well.
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Cooler - delicate sweet long drink which contains strong spirits and ale, sometimes. Coolers are served with a straw.
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Cooler - see refreshing drink.
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Count - chip calculating in the purpose to determine their quantity and further planning of the game process. Count is an obligatory procedure during table open and table close operations.
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Courage - individual?s state when he or she puts big bets but not counts his or her money.
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Crap - picture on an inside of a card.
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Crapped deck - card deck which was marked by card sharker used for cheating during the game.
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Craps - game of passion of bank kind with the aim to predict and bet the combination which will be thrown in two bones by a dealer.
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Credit - amount of money and chips lent to a gambler by casino. Credit is fixed in special credit documents of a gaming house.
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Credit line - gambler who has been already credited has an ability to take marker and use it for getting chips for the game on a table.
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Crooked wheel - roulette with some physical defects, which may influence the result of the game.
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Crossroader - card sharker. Slang.
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Croupier - french for dealer.
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Crushed ice - ice cubes crushed.
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Crusta - sugar round the edge of a glass.
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Crustas - refreshing long drink which is served in a glass with sugar round the glass edge.
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Cup - drink similar to crushon, but stronger. It is often made without carbon added.
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Cut - separating a deck for two parts with forthcoming lifting of the lower part to the top. Used before game starts to avoid card sharking.
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Cut card - plastic card used for deck cut.
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Cutting - special technique which lets a dealer to calculate amount of chips needed in a given situation.
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Daisies - the sweetest cocktails may be this reason called ladies?. Served with a straw or a bar spoon.
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Dash - the smallest measure in making cocktails.
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Deal - spreading the cards among all the participants.
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Dealer - casino employee in charge of dealing and controlling the game.
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Dealer?s card - open dealer?s card in some kind of card game.
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Dealer?s mistake - situation in game when its process has been interrupted by a sudden casino employee?s fault. As a rule, there are no pay outs in such game and the game in regarded invalid.
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Decal - sticker or insert with nominal and casino logo on a chip.
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Deck - certain number of playing cards put together for a game of chance to start. In a standard deck usually used in casino there 52 cards starting from 2 to Ace, 4 suits, each having 13 cards.
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Dessert - fruits or sweets served at the end of each food.
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Diamond - one of four card suits. Pictured in a shape of rhombus.
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Dice bowl - attribute for saving the bones in craps.
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Digestif - drink, served after meals for better digestion. They use as digestives not mixed strong spirits, bitter and tart liquors, and bitter vodka. Digestive (French) ? strong spirits which are accepted to order at the end of each meals; they are good for digestion.
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Digestif - drink, served after meals for better digestion. They use as digestives not mixed strong spirits, bitter and tart liquors, and bitter vodka. Digestive (French) ? strong spirits which are accepted to order at the end of each meals; they are good for digestion.
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Dirty stack - stack of chips of one nominal and color with accidental chip of another color and nominal.
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Discard - cards which are thrown out of a deck before game starts; do not participate in the game. They are used mainly in multiclod (Black Jack, Baccarat) and club (Poker) games.
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Discard rack - special area on a gaming table, dealer or gambler puts cards which are out of game there.
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Dispersion - in mathematic statistics and Possibility theory it means a measure of spreading (deflexion from the middle). In Possibility theory dispersion of an accidental value is a mathematical waiting square of deflexion of an accidental value from its mathematical waiting. In gambling term is used in calculating the win. For example, 1 bet 100 value - dispersion is higher than 100 bets 1 value.
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Dolly - special marker used for marking the win number on a roulette field.
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Dome camera - kind of control camera used in gaming houses. The distinguishing feature of dome cameras is the ability to change the observing points depending on a need.
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Down cards - cards given with the crap down, it is only a gambler who can see them by the end of the game.
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Drawn game - result of game, when there are no winners and no losers.
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Drop - total amount of money circulating in casino for a certain period of time.
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Drop Box - special container in a gaming table for keeping cash.
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Drop Cut - method of taking out upper chips used by casino employees to calculate the total amount.
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Dry - this term is used for determine a kind of champagne, desert of southern wine and such strong spirits as gin depending on sugar content. ?Dry? means something in between sweet and tart. There are also ?medium dry? and ?extra dry? kinds.
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Easy money - any money gotten using no effort. It is regarded that money one wins in casino is easy ones.
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Egg nog - this drink is always containing milk and egg yellow and served cold and warm in big ?tumbler? glasses with a straw. It is very nutritious and more frequently served for breakfast with champagne. Egg nog is always served with a straw.
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Element of ruin - probability in per cent that a gambler will lose this bet.
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Elephant distribution - slang expression meaning constant loss of one to many for a certain period of time.
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Entertaining center - place which offers its guests wide range of services. May include restaurant, bar, bowling, billiards, etc.
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Expected value - notion similar to mathematical waiting or expected win. Often having mentioned the expected value a gambler or casino may also calculate relative factors like bonuses, gotten in the process of the game.
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External hand - dealer?s hand, located far from the inspector. Dealer makes some movements only by external hand. For example, makes payment on columns on roulette.
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Extra shift - see over time.
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Eye in the sky - informal determination of the observation system and its staff who are in charge of observation of all the activities within the casino by video recording.
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Face card, Paint - card with a picture (King, Queen and Jack).
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Face control - check at the entrance with regards to casino rules. For example, age control, alcohol or drug control, appearance. The one who doesn?t pass the control is not let to casino.
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False cut - one of the card sharking methods when cutting is imitated but a deck is not moved.
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False cutting - one of the card sharking methods when a dealer makes cutting on one quantity of chips but spreads another. For example, having 17 chips dealer makes 3 stacks 4 chips each out of them; the rest 5 are spread what makes one think that stack contains 20 chips (illusion).
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False shuffle - method of false card mixing which gives a banker an opportunity to save recent or earlier organized card order in a deck.
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Fan - special act casino staff do before game starts to check the cards in a deck.
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Fancy drink - celebration drinks which are none of alcohol cocktail type and there are no special recipes for them. The only rule is that spirits content should be not less than 60 ml.
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Fart - fairy determination of luck.
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Fill - the process of adding missing chip to a float during the game.
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Fix - long drink with big spirits content, served in small ?tumbler? glasses previously filled with crushed ice. Fix is very popular aperitif.
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Fizz - may be the most popular long drink. It contains fruit juice, strong spirits and plenty of soda water. It is served with a straw. Fizz with a part of egg is called Silver Fizz; the one with egg yellow is Golden Fizz. Fizz mixed with the whole egg is called Royal Fizz; the one with cream is Cream Fizz.
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Flat bet - gambler?s activity, he or she puts the same fixed bet, no increasing, and no lowering.
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Flate - means that before serving on table one of the ingredients is carefully put to a cocktail. After this, cocktail should not be mixed.
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Flea - a gambler who is constantly moving from one slot machine or table to another. Slang.
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Flip - long drink which is made in shaker of egg yellow, sugar and strong spirits. Flip should not be shaken for a long; and it should be served immediately after the preparation; other way there will be flakes (not very beautiful). Flips are served in special glasses or glasses for champagne with a straw.
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Float - special container on a gaming table for keeping chips of a gaming house.
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Flop - cards which are given under the Rules for all participants to make a combination.
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Foreign chip - chip or coin from other casino. Usually casino is not obliged to accept this kind of chip.
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Frappe - may be prepared of any spirits. First, plate glass for champagne is filled with crushed ice, and then any strong spirits is added. Cocktail is mixed and decorated with fruits, straw and a spoon. Ice cream frappe is mixed in a blender.
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Gambler - individual taking part in a game of chance.
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Gambler rating - the evaluation of gambler?s professionalism, loyalty and financial abilities made by gaming house management.
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Gambler tracking - observation and calculation of the most important factors of a gambler made by the gaming house.
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Gambling - kind of games where winning or losing depend generally of chance, luck and very rare of gambler?s skills.
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Gambling business - every activity connected this way or other with profit from games of chance. Gambling business include (except for gambling houses) companies selling and producing equipment, professional magazines, internet sites and professional gamblers.
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Gambling house - entertaining complex with main profits connecting to gambling.
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Game - kind of non productive human activity with motives concluding not a result, but process itself.
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Game bet - between win amount and increased gambler?s bet.
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Game purchase to a dealer - possibility to replace one dealer?s card for another, buying it for fee: for dealer to have a poker combination.
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Game Rules - bunch of instructions, set by the game organizer for obligatory fulfillment by all participants.
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Gaming field - specially marked place on a table, providing all necessary bets of given game, its holding and paying out.
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Gaming house - company dealing with gambling, games of chance. This is the name for casino, totalizators, bookmaking bureaus, and internet casinos and slot halls.
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Gaming table - specially equipped place in a gambling house, intended for games of chance.
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General Manager - chief of casino management. General Manager is in charge of all the work concerning casino, including restaurants, bars and other related services. General Manager?s duties are strategically important and by character are daily. All staff subordinate to General Manager and he subordinates to casino owners.
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Glace - very cooling drink, made of any strong spirits. It is served in ?tumbler? glass with a lot of ice, spoon and straw. A bottle of water is put on a table additionally.
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Glint wine - can be prepared of red, white or apple wine. As a rule they add such spices as lemon juice, sugar, and cinnamon. Together with adding the wine is warmed, but not boiled. After this the wine is filtrated through the special plate and than put in a glass for grog or glint wine.
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Glint wine (German gluhender Wein) - warmed red wine with honey, spices and pieces of fruits.
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Gone (lost) chip - a gaming coin or chip this or that reason taken by casino limits.
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Gown - opposite, front side of a card.
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Grog - mixture of rum, lemon juice, sugar and hot water. One should always stick to the rule: sugar if desired, water of relative quantity, but rum is obligatory. Rum may be replaced by arrack, cognac or whiskey.
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Grog - strong spirits made of vodka and rum, mixed with hot water and sugar. This was the nickname for English Admiral Vernon, who ordered to share this drink among the sailors on military ships: it is the shortened name for ?grogram? (material Admiral?s jacket was made of).
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Guest - most loyal definition a gambler among the casino staff. It is regarded that all visitors are guests, not clients.
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Hand - one gambler?s cards. For example, ?best hand? is the win combination; ?last hand? is the last gambler in circle of giving in cards.
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Hand signal - a signal given by a gambler to a dealer about his or her making up his or her mind concerning this or that decision. Under casino rules signal made by hand is identical to the gambler?s word.
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Hard count room - special place in casino when counting money and chips is taking place.
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Head to head - process when a gambler is the only one at the table with no neighbors and no partners; so he or she gambles with a dealer only.
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Heart - one of four card suits. Pictured in a shape of heart.
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High ball - ideal drink for those who are very thirsty. It is served in big ?tumbler? glasses or glasses for high ball with several ice cubes, long lemon peal spiral and a straw.
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High roller - a customer putting high bets in casino. Highness of the bets depends on a casino.
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Holding Your Own - see drawn game.
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Host - ? casino employee in charge of personal contacts with gamblers on a casino behalf, in charge of bonuses on table games and slot machines.
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Hostess - adapted variant of host where, as a rule a woman is in charge of personal contacts with gamblers on a casino behalf and is in charge of reception.
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Hotel and casino - place with basic profit from casino. Casino in its turn attracts customers by a junket method, placing its customers in the hotel.
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Hustling - hint for tips made to a gambler by a dealer.
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Ice cube - english for the cube of ice.
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In the Dark - to play without having a look at one?s cards, hoping exceptionally for luck.
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Incomplete deck - a deck of cards with cards missing this or that reason.
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Incorrect bet - bet which does not fit the demands of the gaming house. For example, if during the game only 5 $ bets are accepted, 7$ bet is regarded incorrect and cannot be accepted. As a rule, money and personal things bets may be incorrect. Also, there are incorrect bets which break the marking field of the table. For example, bet for 36 and third dozen in roulette.
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Information exchange - in poker the situation when one gambler shares the information with others concerning his or her cards. Used for increasing the possibility to make a right decision in game.
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Informational table - any table in gaming hall giving information about real rules, pay out; also bearing any other information.
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Initial deal - situation when gamblers make their decisions and dealer has not started to hand in the cards.
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Inspector - casino employee supplying control as for, as a rule, one table. Also in charge of sticking to Game Rules; and evaluating the gambler?s activity.
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Insurance amount - certain amount of money actives which should always be placed in gaming house to have an opportunity to pay out the won money to gamblers.
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Internal hand - dealer?s hand, located close to inspector. Dealer makes some movements only by internal hand. For example, makes spin on roulette.
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Jack - one of the cards in a pack. As a rule, knight or young man pictured. In most of games it is smaller (younger) than Queen but bigger (older) than 10.
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Jackpot - constantly growing bonus, the size of which is filled up by bets.
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Joint bank - mutual gaming bank for two or more gamblers who share the win and the loss.
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Joker - universal card, the owner of which may give it a quality needed for some special combination. For example, four Aces and Joker are regarded to be 5 Aces.
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Juice - english for fruit drink.
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Julep - refreshing long drink; this is made with peppermint by all means. If one doesn?t have a peppermint, take two teaspoons of mint liquor or mint syrup. Juleps are served with a straw and a spoon.
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Julienne (French) - in cooking the way of cutting spring vegetable or its greenery for soups and sauces to make the consistency more delicate and fastens the process of cooking. Sometimes in restaurants they call ?julienne? not vegetable courses (by mistake), for example, sliced mushrooms baked under sour cream.
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Junket - gambling tourism. Special casino share for attracting customers. They are offered special services free of charge (hotel accommodation, restaurant food, etc.) in exchange for obligatory participation in the game under set rules. Usually it is made in countries where gambling is prohibited by legislation.
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Kick back - giving back the percentage of gambler?s lost. Marketing method which guarantees gambler?s forthcoming game in casino.
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Killer - slang expression. As a rule, is the name for a casino dealer who is constantly winning.
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King - one of cards in a pack. As a rule picturing king or elderly man. In most of games it is bigger than the Queen but smaller than the Ace.
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Kiss up - special signal to a dealer made by lips for attracting pit boss?s attention.
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Lager - light beer.
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Large figures law - it is one of the main foundations of the Possibility Theory. Mutual activity of large number of accidental factors leads under certain, very general conditions to result, which has nothing in common with the accident. For example, it does not matter how periodically numbers come on roulette, it is only equal quantity of chances for each figure, if to stick to the Large figures law.
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Last bet - casino employee?s warning concerning the end of making bets and the game start.
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Layout - special material for a gaming table. Bets places for gamblers and other information for the game is marked on it.
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Leak - gambler?s partial or complete lost of money he or she has gained before during other less known games.
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Lemon twist - a name for a piece of lemon peal, essential oils is taken from into a cocktail.
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Less than minimum - situation in game when a gambler makes a bet which is less than set minimum on the table. In this case a dealer has to ask the gambler to add or to cancel the bet.
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Lime - jade eatable fruit with juicy, sour flesh. Its juice is included to recipes of many cocktails.
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Loaded deck - a pack of cards, which was organized in a way the gambler can easily predict (read ?guarantee?) the result of the game.
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Long drink - in a classical meaning the name for all cocktails more than 140 ml. content of liquid.
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Low roller - customer who plays on the lowest bets; opposite to high roller.
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Luck - series of positive results, which brings a profit to a certain individual.
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Lucky chip - special coin for game, given under some certain conditions (as a rule, free or for money paid as an entrance fee). May be used for bets during the game in casino, but cannot be changed back for money.
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Ludomania - addiction to gambling. Ludomania displays itself in individual?s pathological passion to game which harms his or her social and family values. Has an international disease code.
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Maniac - gambler whose activity (long game, bet for all money) make everybody hesitate concerning his or her physiological health. Slang.
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Marker button - marker for color chips and credit nominal.
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Marker puck - special marker in craps meaning whether the game is open or not. If its ?OFF? side is up it is closed; if its ?ON? side is up it is open.
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Marker tree - special facility on a roulette table: with the help of markers they determine a nominal of chips, participating in the game.
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Martingale - progressive program of bets, based on doubling the bet each circle.
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Mathematical probability - mathematical way of calculating which sets the probability of case to happen. Probabilities are shown as figures between 0 and 1. Probability of case not happen is 0, but a case to happen probability mark is 1.
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Maximum bet - limit which determines maximum possible bet for a certain game result. Some casinos in exceptional cases may increase maximum bet on a gambler?s demand.
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Maximum payout - limit which determines maximum possible win on a certain card gaming table for one round. Some casinos in exceptional cases may increase maximum payout on a gambler?s demand.
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Mechanic - elite card sharker, card manipulator.
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Menu - list of dishes offered in restaurant, café, bar, etc., dinner list.
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Milkshakes - very nutritious drink with milk content.
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Minimum bet - minimum amount of money needed for the game to start.
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Minimum game - minimum poker combination which is foreseen by the Rules and which can be paid for.
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Misdeal - repeat hand in of the cards after a previous attempt which was a failure.
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Money management - a situation when a gambler takes all the responsibility for bank for himself; he decides whether participate in a game or not, taking into consideration certain events.
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Money Put In Action - total amount of money put for one session. For example, if a gambler has 100 $ and he or she bets 10$ on Black Jack, for 100 sessions, it is 1000 $. Money put in action is one of the criteria used by casino to evaluate the game.
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Muzzle - wire bridle for firming the champagne cork.
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Neighbors marker - special coins pointing neighbors bet on roulette.
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Net winning - total pay out not accounting gambler?s bet size.
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No game - absence of combination which could be qualified for the win.
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No more bets - standard expression made by casino employee which prohibits making any more bets during this session.
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One hand bandit - slot machine; to start it one has to pull a special lever. Slang.
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Open table - special everyday procedure in places which do not work non stop. Open table consists of calculating chips in a float, table preparation for the working day to begin. The process is controlled by pit boss.
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Over maximum - game situation when the gambler makes a bet exceeding maximum, set on the table. In this occasion a dealer has to give the extra back to the gambler or ask him to do this by himself.
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Over time - additional working time for casino employee. Over time is appointed when the next shift is not complete with staff. Then the employee went for over time as a rule is double paid. Sometimes over time is paid for immediately when it finishes.
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Pack - complete box of playing cards. Unlike a deck (which is always standard) it may consist of any card quantity.
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Pair - gambler?s first two cards identical in cost.
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Palette - special spade used in games like Roulette and Baccarat for pay out the gambler, for accepting and handing in the chips.
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Park casino - a house which is regarded to have a lot of customers
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Pass - refusal to continue the game with all bets loss.
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Passenger - individual who brings his or her bets in the host?s box and whose decision concerning the further process of the game is not taken into consideration. Slang.
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Passion - great excitement, fascination. It is regarded that all games where one can find commercial interest are passionate.
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Past hosting - method of game which consists of illegal attempt to place a bet for win combination after the result is announced. For example, bet for 9 on roulette after the ball has already fallen to this very number.
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Past post - late bet on roulette, this was placed when a dealer has already announced no more bets.
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Payout area - area on a gaming table where a dealer makes calculations of chips before further payout to gambler.
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Payout schedule - list of combinations and their pay out which gives a gambler an idea how many chips he or she will be paid out for this or that combination. Payout schedules are there on gaming tables in casino and in slot machines menu.
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Penetration - term which determines in multipack game types (Black Jack or Baccarat) the quantity of cards put for the game. For example, in 6 pack deck the cut is 65% (4 pack are used for the game, the rest 2 are out of the game).
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Pick up - way of consistent chips gathering used by casino employee, by dealer, as a rule.
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Piece - stack of chips with a quantity less than 20.
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Pincher - individual who spends minimum time for win. Having won small amount of money he or she leaves the place. Slang.
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Pinching - gambler?s illegal withdraw of his or her lost bet or its part after the game has been completed.
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Pit - limited area in a gaming hall including gaming tables and other needed equipment, for example, pit desk. Pit is controlled by pit boss that is in charge of all the activity within pit.
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Pit boss - casino employee in charge of control for other casino employees, working within the given pit. Also, pit boss is responsible for calculating the chips and making decision concerning problems with gamblers.
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Place your bet - standard offer casino staff makes to a guest, meaning the game has already started.
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Plax - special coin for game which has the biggest nominal concerning other chips in casino; it is different in shape, has not standard rectangular shape.
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Ploppy - gambler whose game strategy does not let him or her advantage in the game. Slang.
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Point - card nominal with according meaning in the game. For example, Jack, Queen and King in Black Jack have 10 points.
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Poker - card game of bank type. Based on getting 5 card combinations. Poker has an amount of variants for club game, for casino game as well.
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Poker club - independent organization or part of corporation, dealing with club games only (poker, for example).
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Poker combination - any card combination in poker which may be concerned as a win.
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Poker face - set term for determination a person who has unemotional and impassionate face, like a professional poker player.
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Pontoon - game of passion bank type with the aim to get the amount maximum close to 21, but not more. Relative to Black Jack.
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Pousse café - consists of combination of old vodka and liquors. Have different color and weight. They are put in glass one by one, so they make a colorful multileveled drink.
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PR manager - gaming house employee in charge of meeting and greeting customers, recommending the game, etc. Like hostess (American variant).
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Private - gaming hall for chosen customers. Distinguished by the service level and more flexible rules.
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Prize - total amount of win money at the moment.
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Progression - various bet increasing and lowering stuck to some certain formula.
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Puff - mixture of milk and spirits which is shaken and then soda added. Served in big ?tumbler? glasses with a straw.
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Punsh - may be cold or hot. Hot punshes are of hot drink class, they are prepared in termoreliable glasses. Cold punsh is mixed in a glass for wine and is served with fruits, on the rocks.
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Punto Banco - game of passion, bank type, based on Baccarat rules.
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Push - situation where the result of a session between casino and a gambler is a drawn game. As a rule, push is used concerning two equal bets with one won another lost.
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Queen - one of the cards in a deck. As a rule a girl or a woman pictured. In most of game it is smaller (younger) than King, but bigger (older) than Jack.
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Racetrack - specially marked roulette gaming field, call bets are put on it.
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Rack - plastic container used for transporting chips for game. Used while working with big amount of chips; also can be given to a gambler for his comfortable transporting his chips to another table or to the cash desk. As a rule, contains 100 chips in 5 stacks.
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Rainbow bet - bet which consists of big quantity of chips of different color and nominal.
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Reader cards - marked or old cards, one can say its value having a look at its gown.
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Reception - casino department in charge of registering the customers.
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Reverse - spinning the roulette wheel to the side opposite the last try.
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Rickey - long drink made of lime, sugar syrup, strong spirits and soda water.
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Riffle - card shuffling; when two parts of a deck are mixed in a special way to avoid the result being predicted.
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Risk of ruin - a figure expressing the gambler?s possibility to lose the whole gaming bank.
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Roll - in craps a moment when shooter throws the gaming dies for stakes, in roulette a moment of starting the ball.
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Roulette - a game of passion. Conditions are the following: the ball is thrown on a spinning wheel with number cells; it will fall into one of these cells. Gamblers are making bets for different parameters of win number, for example, will it be red or black.
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Round - finished draw of all hands of all participants at the table.
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Runner - casino employee who carries chips from pit desk to the cash desk and vice versa, money and papers as well.
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Rupp - smearing chips from the bottom part of a stack. Used by casino staff while pay out the win on roulette.
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Rush - quick and tense game. Pushing.
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Sangare - sweet long drink which is served either cooled in highball glasses or warmed in glasses for punsh or grog. It must contain spirits, and sugar, hot or cold water with a pinch of grate almond.
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Scaffa - Italian variant for puss café consists of syrup and several kinds of strong spirits.
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Score card holder - facility on a gaming table where booklets with the Rules are placed.
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Sequencing - game technique with the help of which a gambler has an opportunity to identify the place of some cards and using control he or she may regulate the game in a way to get exactly these cards.
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Series - any following in the game. For example, on roulette if 5 red numbers won for several times in a row it would be regarded a series. Lucky or unlucky chance can also be regarded as a series, for example, ?a lose series? is about several lost chances.
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Session - game period for a certain time period.
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Session - relatively short period of game time which is enough for result to be fixed. One can call game time at one table, game time at one casino or game time between the breaks a ?session?.
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Sharker - individual whose activity is to cheat his opponents during the game of passion.
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Sherbet - any aromatic dessert: to prepare it one needs ice, gelatin, aromatic adding and milk.
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Shift manager - casino employee in charge of table games for a certain period of time (shift). Controls pit bosses and other personnel activity as for table games.
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Shift shuffle - reorganization of staff working hours depending on put aims to increase work ability of casino.
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Shill gamblers - casino employees who bet and are regarded to be the gamblers for attracting the customers.
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Shoe - facility which holds up to 8 packs of cards. A dealer takes cards out of it, one by one. Slang.
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Shooter - gambler throwing the bones (dies) in craps. Any participant of the game becomes a shooter in his or her turn.
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Shooter - drink which consists of liquors or sweet extracts which are put on a glass in levels. On a tradition shooter is drunk at once, and is not topped by water.
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Short drink - drink which is made from liquid maximum 80 ml.
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Short spin - situation on roulette when a ball circulates the track less time than usually.
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Showdown - final moment of the game when combinations of all the participants are being compared.
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Shrub - kind of crushon. Vodka, strong wine, fruits and sugar are put to one jar. After this it is put to a freezer for 5 days. Before drinking it should be mixed with soda water; usually is served in ?tumbler? glasses.
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Shuffle - any possible card mixing with the aim to create a profit during the game. All casinos use some kinds of shuffle; main of them are: riffle, shamy, and strip.
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Shuffle machine - mechanism used by some casinos in card games to shuffle the cards.
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Shuffle time - time between a game and time for card shuffling.
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Shuffle tracking - watching cards during the shuffle. Main purpose is to find positive (other) card in the process of shuffling to be able to lower or increase the bet in a right time.
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Shuffle up - premature shuffle for a gambler who is suspected in card counting.
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Shuffling up - see false shuffle.
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Side bet - bet for additional event having no influence for the main game result. For example, insurance in Black Jack.
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Skimming - secret withdrawal of casino money profit to cheat the taxes.
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Sling - long drink which is similar to punsh is served cold or warm. Main containing ingredients are lemon or lime juice, grenade or sugar syrup, such strong spirits as brandy, arrack, punsh or gin.
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Slot - special technical equipment, installed in a gambling house used for games of chance.
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Slot hall - separate hall intended for slot machines game only.
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Smash - reminds a julep, but is prepared in a shaker. If finished with soda it is a refreshing drink which mainly consists of gin, whiskey or cognac, vermouth or chinar. 2 or 3 ice cubes, topped with lemon or orange peal are put in a glass, then finish with a desired strong spirits and cold soda water.
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Sommelier - special waiter, consultant concerning drinks.
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Sour - in the way of cooking it reminds fizz, but it is not finished with soda, it is only rare occasions when it is. Drink is finished with an orange peal squeezed upon it; the orange essential oil is bringing a specific flavor.
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Spacer - special laying between the chips in a float.
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Spades - one of four card suits. Pictured in a shape of spade.
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Spin - circling the ball in roulette.
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Spray - spreading the chips, made by casino dealer. It is done in a way for the dealer to see the total quantity.
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Stack - 20 chips put together in a pole.
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Staff - personnel of the gaming house.
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Staff room - place for casino staff to rest during the breaks.
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Standard deck - deck of cards containing cards which can be used during the game only. For example, standard deck for poker consists of 52 cards.
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Standard rules - game rules which are most widely spread in this very region or which are usual in this very casino.
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Static camera - one of control cameras used in gaming houses. The distinguishing feature of this type is constant fixed observation of a taken area.
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Steaming - meaningful bet increasing after a series of lost games.
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Stepping - method of separating of some quantity of chips without breaking their value for its counting. With the help of this method all incomplete stacks and stack during pay out are open.
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Stick - special facility used in craps for stickman work with bets and gaming dies (bones).
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Stickman - casino employee dealing with craps. His duties are handing in the dies to a shooter also dealing with the game.
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Stop - game finished by casino employee for correcting action or deciding different complicated situations.
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Strip - kind of shuffle when a banker takes off some cards from up and down in turns as long as a deck is finished.
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Suit - one of card divisions. There are 4 suits (hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades). In a standard pack there are 13 cards of each suit.
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Supervisor - casino employee in charge of observing the work of other employees in the department. For example, reception supervisor control cameramen supervisor.
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Surrender - this is a gambler?s game refusal on any of the boxes (or all owned boxes) for an amount equal to half a bet.
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Swing - casino employee?s additional shift during most attended days. For example, the day of big share.
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Swizzi - tropic long drink Crushed ice is put to a big ?tumbler? glass, and then lime juice and sugar syrup, rum and several dashes of bitter are added; after this everything is mixed up with swizzle as long as the glass is getting foggy and the foam appears. Swizzi is served with a straw.
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System - bet method usually mathematically based which is used by gamblers to get an advantage. Factor is that in most of the systems there is a criterion when one should lower the bet and when one should increase it.
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Systematic - following this or that strategy of the game.
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Tabasco (Portuguese) - spicy pepper Mexican sauce. There are several kinds of it: red is spicy, green is more delicate, and garlic (red color). It is used during cocktail preparation.
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Table close - special procedure which is done every day on every table. Table close procedure consists of counting of chips in a float, adding missing or taking out extra ones. Fulfilled by dealer, controlled by pit-boss.
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Table sign - marker of minimum and maximum bets on the table.
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Table Test Audition - examination made by the gaming house to a candidate for the position of a casino employee to get to know his or her professional level. As a rule, is made at the gaming table.
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Time Cut - period of time for making the decision. Set by management group of casino and is used for more dynamic game. As a rule it?s 3 minutes.
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To bet - to make a bet; with doing this one accepts the Game Rules, agrees with them and is obliged to follow the Rules.
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To shpilit - to gamble. Slang.
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Toddy - kind of sling, also served cold or hot. Cold Toddy is served in a ?tumbler? glass, hot is served in punsh glass. For it one never needs so much water as in sling, so toddy is stronger cocktail.
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Toke - certain amount of chips or money given to dealer by a gambler as a gift.
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Token - special coin used in a gaming house equivalent to money. As a rule, it is used concerning slot machines.
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Tonic - very tart refreshing long drink which mainly consists of one kind of vodka mixed with a lot of tonic water.
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Tournament - special competition in this or that kind of game. The rules differ from casino to casino. For example, gamblers get the equal quantity of chips to bet. Winner is the one having the most quantity. Or other way round, winner is the one who spent all the chips most quickly.
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Training - special studying course for casino staff. It is both for candidates and for those who want to improve professional level. For example, dealers training, for them to be able to fulfill pit boss duties.
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Training manager - casino employee in charge of training casino staff.
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Trainist - the one studying at training course, also a new casino employee who has already started his or her carrier but is lack of practice.
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Tronk - split on a table for tips.
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Tropicana - refreshing sweet long drink. It consists of fruit juice and rum. If prepared with coconut juice it will be called ?colada?. This cocktail needs sophisticated decorations.
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Turn - to make and realize decision in game.
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Twist - short drink. This cocktail consists of fruit syrup or nectar, fruit juice, liquor and any strong spirits. All these components are mixed up and served with crushed ice in plate glass or usual glass for champagne.
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Two thirds law - theory says that each circle only two thirds out of 36 figures come out.
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Two thirds law - theory says that each circle only two thirds out of 36 figures come out.
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Units - on roulette a win part of complete.
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Up card - card which is given under the rules with the suit up.
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V.I.P. (Very Important Person) - very important person: man whose presence in casino is very important and prestigious. Any celebrities or famous men, guests playing high bets as well can be a V.I.P.
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Vermouth (German Wermut wein) - white, rare red wine with adding of spirits and extracts of different herbs.
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Wager - any agreement concerning win, which gives the start to the game of passion.
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Waiter (Old Latin ?officiantis?) - a person serving people in a restaurant café, bar, etc.
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Wheel check - chips which do not have any constant nominal, used for roulette. Each gambler uses his or her own color.
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Whiskey - strong alcohol drink made of barley, corn, rye or wheat. Made by distillation of fermented grain suslo. Spirits content 40%. Mainly produced in China, Ireland, Scotland and the USA; each trade mark has its own distinguishing features in recipe and grain quality.
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Win - gamblers success in game for one session.
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Wine carta - a list of spirits offered in restaurant, café, bar, etc.
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Wrap - crooked card in a pack. Wraps are made during the process of checking the cards when a gambler takes cards by the corners.
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Zoom - sweet, very nutritious cocktail. One can replace his or her lunch or afternoon tea with it. It consists of an egg, honey, cream, strong spirits and ice cubes; made as a rule in a shaker.
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