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Gambling Dictionary



C and E Bet - A proposition bet on the 11 (E) or any Craps (C).
C Note - A $100 note.
C.O.D - No assets, no credit. All bets must be for cash only.
Call - In poker, when a player matches the current bet on the table. In keno and bingo, to draw the numbers for each game.
Came Up Lame - A person who left town owing money leaving no forwarding address.
Camouflage- What a gambler does to hide his/her activity from the casino.
Cap - Definition 1: Maximum amount a player may wager on a specific bet or event. Definition 2: Maximum amount a player may increase a previous bet (at poker, etc). Definition 3: Maximum amount bet before the casino/bookie changes odds and/or the points.
Capped Dice - Crooked dice.
Card Counting - A system to keep track of the percentage of high to low cards since the last time the deck was shuffled. The system can be used in Blackjack to reduce the house advantage.
Card Sharp - A person who is an expert at cards.
Caribbean Stud Poker - A 5 card poker game where all players play against the house.
Carousel - A group of slot machines that are positioned in a  ring.
Carpet Joint - A plush class operation.
Cashier - The person (casino employee) who assists players in redeeming their casino chips for cash.
Cashier’s Cage - The place in a casino where players may redeem their casino chips for cash.
Casino Advantage - The edge that the house has over the players.
Casino Rate - A reduced hotel room rate that the casinos offer good customers.
Catch - In keno, to catch a number means that a number you have marked on your keno ticket has been drawn.
Chalk - Any favorite team, horse, greyhound etc.
Chalk Player - Player who only bets on favorites.
Change Color - To exchange one color denomination casino chip for another. All denomination casino chips are different colors.
Chase - Trying to win back lost money through a second bet.
Check - A check is another term for a chip.  In poker, a player can check in order to stay in the game but not bet.
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 - Betting on the same numbers on a table that someone else (who is winning) is betting on.
Cold - A player on a losing streak or a slot machine that does not pay out.
Cold Deck - A pre-arranged deck or shoe of cards.
Cold Table - When shooters are not making their points.
Color Up - Exchange smaller denomination chips for larger denomination ones.
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.
Come Bet - A wager placed on the Come Line in craps. Same rules as the wager on the Pass Line except it is placed after the point has been established.
Come Line - The area on a craps table where the Come Bets are placed.
Come Out Roll - The first roll of the dice or the first roll after a point has been made in craps. This roll establishes the point.
Complete Hand - A poker hand that is defined by all five cards. That is a straight, flush, straight flush, or a full house.
Comps - Complimentary gifts used by casinos to reward players for Gambling.
Cooler - A pre-arranged deck or shoe of cards.
Copper - When a gambler takes the opposing side of another gambler's bet, position or opinion.
Copy - In pai gow poker,  when a player and the banker have the same 2 card hand, or the same 5 card hand.
Correct Odds - The ratio of favorable vs. unfavorable possibilities.
Cover - As in "covering the spread". This occurs when a favorite you have bet on wins by more points than you have had to give up.
Cowboys - Two Kings.
Cracking The Nut - Winning enough money to cover one's expenses and make a little profit.
Craps - Dice term for 2, 3, or 12.
Craps Out - Rolling a Crap (2, 3, or 12) on the come-out roll.
Credit Button - A button in video poker that allows the player to bank coins won as credits and to use the credits to play without depositing more money.
Crew - Craps dealers assigned to the game.
Crossroader- A gambler who does not bet without cheating.
Croupier - The French word for casino dealers, mainly referring to Roulette and Baccarat dealers.
Cycle - In video poker it's the statistically predicted average number of hands dealt per top jackpot, usually a royal flush.
Cut - The dealer divides the deck of cards into two parts and then inverts them after they have been shuffled.
Cut Card - A hard plastic card used to cut the deck or a card of a different color.

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