Entries B - By
B( poker ) -The second position to the left of the dealer.
Sometimes called just B.
B.R. (general terms ) - Bankroll.
Baby( poker )
Baccarat a Deux Tableau
Baccarat En Banque
Baccarat Rules of
Back (general terms ) - To bet or wager. An investor is often
referred to as having backed a particular horse.
Back Counting (
Back Door (general terms ) - A 'cover' that occurs in the waning
moments of a game.
Back Door Flush (Or Straight)( poker ) -Catching two cards to
Back in( poker )
Back into( poker )
Back Line ( craps ) - Another term for Don’t Pass Line.
Back Line (general terms ) - See Don’t Pass Line.
Back Line Skinner ( craps ) - Betting that the next roll will
be the number of 7.
Back Off ( blackjack)
Back Peek( poker )
Back Raise( poker )
Back Seat( poker ) -A position on a round of betting in which
you act after most of the other players have acted.
Back( poker ) -1) Reverting to lowball, as in jacks back. 2)
Finance another player.
Backdoor Straight( poker ) -Catching two cards to a straight.
Backdoor( poker )
Backed (general terms
Backed in (general
Backed Up( poker )
Backer( poker )
Backing( poker )
Backline( poker )
Backs( poker ) -The reverse sides of the cards, as opposed to
the sides that show their ranks and suits.
Back-to-Back( poker ) -Serially, or in a row. "I drew two
cards and caught back-to-back kings."
Backtrack (roulette) -The outer, stationary rim of the roulette
wheel where the ball is spun. Also called the ball-track.
Bad Beat (general terms ) - Losing under unusual circumstances
Bad Beat( poker ) -A very good hand, often a full house or higher,
that is beat by an even better hand.
Bad Game( poker ) -Any game in which you figure to be the loser,
because the other players are better than you.
Bad( poker )
Bad-Beat Story( poker
Bag (general terms ) - An English casino term for thousand,
e.g., 5 bag = 5 thousand.
Bagman (general terms ) - An intermediary who picks up and delivers
Bait( poker ) -A small bet made to encourage a raise.
Bak ( blackjack) - An abbreviation for Back At the Keyboard,
used during chat.
Baker( poker ) -The second position to the left of the dealer.
Sometimes called just B.
Bakers Bun ( bingo ) - 61
Balanced Games( poker
Ball Drawing Device
( keno )
Ball Game ( keno )
Ball Gate ( bingo )
Ball Lifter ( bingo )
Ball Runway ( bingo )
Ball Shooter ( bingo
Ball Track (roulette) -The outer, stationary rim of the roulette
wheel where the ball is spun. Also called the backtrack
Balls ( keno ) - Keno balls. Similar to bingo balls or ping
pong balls. Numbered 1-80.
Banana( poker ) -Dollar; dollar chip.
Banco ( baccarat )
Banco Prime ( baccarat
Bang on the Drum ( bingo ) - 71
Bank ( baccarat ) - The hand in all forms of baccarat which
is dealt to last which acts last.
Bank ( blackjack)
Bank ( keno ) - The casino's money available for keno operations.
Bank (general terms ) - The financial backer of a gambling operation.
Bank Hand ( baccarat ) - The hand in all forms of baccarat which
is dealt to last which acts last.
Bank( poker )
Banker (general terms
Banker( poker )
Bankroll ( baccarat ) - A player’s total gambling money.
Bankroll ( blackjack)
Bankroll ( keno )
Bankroll (roulette) -The total amount of money a gambler sets
aside to gamble with.
Bankroll( poker )
Bar (general terms )
Bar / Barring ( blackjack)
Bar Price (general
Bar the 12 ( craps )
Bar the 12 (general terms ) - Makes the 12 a push on the Don’t
Bar( poker )
Barbara Hutton( poker ) -In hold 'em, 10-5 as one's first two
Barber Pole ( blackjack).
Barge ( blackjack) - An abbreviation for Big August Rec. Gambling
Excursion in Las Vegas.
Barn( poker ) -A Full House, three of a kind and a pair.
Barnburner( poker ) -Very good hand; likely a wheel in lowball
or a high straight flush in high poker.
Barrier ( bingo )
Base (general terms ) - Area on the dice table where the majority
of bets are made and paid.
Base Dealer (general terms ) - Dice dealer in charge of one
of the bases.
Base Dealer( poker )
Baseball Poker Dictionary( poker ) -Baseball.
Baseball( poker )
Basement( poker )
Basic Machines (slots)
Basic Strategy (general terms ) - The mathematically correct
way to play blackjack.
Baskin-Robbins( poker ) -In hold 'em, 3-A as one's first two
cards; from the ice cream chain's "31 Flavors."
Bay and a Gray( poker )
Bb( poker ) -Shorthand, particularly in e-mail and Internet
postings, for big blind.
Bbrb( poker )
Bc ( blackjack)
Bca ( blackjack) - The acronym for a software program called
Blackjack Count Analyzer
Bcci (general terms ) - Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Bccp (general terms ) - Board of Control for Cricket in Pakistan.
B-Dealer( poker )
Be ( blackjack) - The acronym for Betting Efficiency.
Bean( poker ) -Chip; dollar. "Dealer, would you sell me
some ante beans?" "Cost ya a bean to get in this pot."
Beano ( bingo )
Bear( poker ) -A tight player.
Beard (general terms
Beat the Board( poker
Beat( poker )
Bedsprings( poker )
Bee Deck( poker )
Beef ( blackjack)
Beef (general terms ) - A dispute over the outcome of a bet.
Beer Hand( poker ) -In hold 'em, 7-2 as one's first two cards.
Beggar( poker ) -In high games, a no-pair hand (and one that
is not a straight or flush, either) with no card higher than
Behind a Log( poker )
Behind( poker )
Belly Buster( poker ) -A draw to fill an insight straight; a
Belly Card( poker ) -A card that makes an inside straight.
Belly Hit( poker ) -A card that makes an inside straight.
Belly-Buster Straight ( poker ) -A straight made by catching
a belly buster.
Belly-Up ( poker )
Bend ( poker ) -Mark a card by creasing or folding slightly.
Benny Blue, You're All Through ( craps ) - Betting that the
next roll will be the number of 7 (5&2)
Bent ( poker )
Bep ( blackjack) - The acronym for Break-Even Point.
Berries ( poker ) -The nuts; usually preceded by the.
Berry Patch ( poker ) -An easy (to beat) game, particularly
one full of live ones gambling it up.
Best Bet (general terms )
Best Flush ( poker )
Best of it ( poker )
Best-Hand ( poker )
Bet ( keno ) - The amount of money subject to loss in any one
game by a player.
Bet ( poker ) -To put money into the pot, pursuant to the rules
of the game, thus maintaining a chance of winning the pot.
Bet (general terms ) - A transaction in which monies are deposited
Bet after the
Declare ( poker )
Bet Blind ( poker )
Blind ( poker )
Bet Details ( keno ) - - The terms under which a Bet is placed,
including: cost of bet, ways and number of games.
Bet For Value ( poker ) -Betting in order to raise the amount
in the pot, not to make your opponents fold.
Bet into ( poker ) -To bet before a stronger hand, or a player
who bet strongly on the previous round.
Bet on the Come ( poker ) -Playing a worthless hand in the hope
of improving it is called "betting on the come."
Bet Out of Turn ( poker
Bet Per Game ( keno ) - The Bet per Ticket divided by the Forward
Bet Per Way ( keno ) - The Bet per Game divided by the Number
Bet Sizing ( blackjack) - A system of varying one's bets according
to the advantage that he has in a given situation.
Bet Spread ( blackjack)
Bet the Limit ( poker ) -Bet the maximum permitted, usually
in a spread-limit, no-limit, or pot-limit game.
Bet the Pot ( poker ) -To bet the total value of the pot.
Bet the Raise ( poker
Bet Through ( poker )
Bet Type ( keno ) -Configuration of a Bet, i.e. Jackpot, Way
Bet, Set Bet, etc.
Bet-Declare-Bet ( poker
Bet-or-Drop ( poker )
Bet-or-Fold ( poker )
Betting Black ( poker ) -Betting $100 amounts (black is a common
color for $100 chips).
Betting Board (general terms ) - A board used by the bookmaker
to display the odds of the horses engaged in a race.
(general terms )
/ Bc ( blackjack)
/ Be ( blackjack)
Betting Forecast (general terms ) - The odds of a race as predicted
by the daily newspapers.
Betting Green ( poker ) -Betting $25 amounts (green is a common
color for $25 chips).
Betting Handle ( blackjack) -The total amount of money that
a player bets during a session or more extended period of time.
( poker )
Betting Level ( poker
Betting Limits ( blackjack) - Establishes the minimum and maximum
amounts that can be wagered on one bet.
Betting Limits (general terms ) - The minimum and maximum that
can be wagered on one bet.
Betting Line (general terms ) - The posted list of upcoming
games and their point spreads.
Ratio / Betting Spread ( blackjack)
Betting Red ( poker ) -Betting $5 amounts (red is a common color
for $5 chips).
Betting Right ( craps ) - Betting that the dice will win on
Pass Line and Come bets.
Betting Right (general terms ) - Betting on the Pass Line or
with the shooter.
Betting Round ( poker
Betting Slip ( lotto ) - A paper form that is completed by the
customer so it can be electronically read by a computer.
Betting True Count ( blackjack) - The value of the true count,
adjusted to reflect the number of aces, rich or poor.
Betting White ( poker ) -Betting $1 amounts (white is a common
color for $1 chips).
Betting Wrong ( craps ) - Betting that the dice will not win,
or pass, by placing Don’t Pass and Don’t Come bets.
Betting Wrong (general terms ) - Betting on the Don’t
Pass or against the shooter.
Bettor ( blackjack) - A customer who places wagers at any of
the casino gaming tables.
Bettor (general terms ) - US term for person placing a bet.
In the UK a punter or customer.
Betty Hutton ( poker
Between the Sticks ( bingo ) - 86
Bfame (general terms ) - Bridge Federation of Asia & Middle
Bfp (general terms ) - Baseball Federation of Pakistan.
B-Game( poker ) -The second-highest game in a particular club.
Biased Numbers (roulette)
Biased Wheel (roulette)
Bib ( blackjack) - The acronym for Blackbelt In Blackjack, book
by Arnold Snyder.
Bicycle ( poker ) -The best possible low hand: A-2-3-4-5. More
common term: Wheel.
Bicycle Cards ( poker
Bicycle Wheel ( poker
Bid ( poker )
Big ( poker ) -Pertaining to $1000. "I lost six big"
means "I lost $6000."
Big 6 ( craps )
Big 8 ( craps )
Big Apple ( poker ) -Big game, often the biggest game in a particular
club. "I lost $1000 in the big apple today".
Big Bertha (slots)
Big Bet ( poker )
Big Bet Game ( poker ) -1) A pot-limit or no-limit game. 2)
Big Bet Poker Dictionary
( poker )
Big Bill ( poker ) -1) $100 bill. 2) $1000 bill.
Big Blind ( poker )
Big Bobtail ( poker ) -An open-ended 4-card straight flush.
Big Casino ( poker ) -The 10 of diamonds; in lowball, a hand
topped by this card.
Big Cat ( poker )
Big Dime ( poker ) -$10,000; usually heard only among sports
Big Dog ( poker )
Big Full ( poker ) -In hold 'em, the highest possible full house,
that is, three aces and two kings.
Big Game ( poker ) -The biggest game in the house; usually preceded
Big Hand ( poker )
Big Limit ( poker ) -One of the largest games played in a particular
establishment or area. "He plays only big limit".
Big Nickel ( poker ) -500
Big Number (roulette)
Big One ( poker )
Big Player ( poker ) -A big-limit player, or someone who plays
in large no-limit games.
Big Player / Bp ( blackjack)
Big Red ( craps ) - Placing a bet on Any Seven.
Big Six ( blackjack) - The large, vertical wheel of fortune
type apparatus normally set near the main entrance of a casino.
Big Slick ( poker ) -In Texas Hold'em, hole cards of A-K, suited
Big Squeeze ( poker ) -High-low six-card stud, sometimes played
with a twist.
Big Tiger ( poker )
Bike ( poker ) - A Bicycle. The best possible low hand: A-2-3-4-5.
More common term: Wheel.
Bill ( poker )
Bingo Card ( bingo )
Bingo Marker ( bingo ) - A crayon or ink dauber that is used
to cover the numbers on a bingo game card.
Bird Dog ( poker )
Bitch ( poker ) -A Queen.
Bj ( blackjack)
Bja ( blackjack) - An abbreviation for Don Schlesinger's book
entitled Black Jack Attack.
Bjf ( blackjack) - An abbreviation for Black Jack Forum, Arnold
Bjfb ( blackjack) - An abbreviation for Bryce Carlson's book
entitled Black Jack For Blood.
Black & Whites
Black ( poker ) -A $100 chip, in many card rooms and casinos.
Black Action (roulette) -A bet made with a black ($100) chip.
or Black Play ( blackjack)
Black Bet (roulette) -A wager that the color of the next number
will be black.
Black Book (general terms ) - The list of undesirable people
who are forbidden to enter any casino in Nevada.
Black Chip ( blackjack) - A $100 chip.
Black Chip ( poker ) -A $100 chip, in many card rooms and casinos.
Black Chip Game ( poker ) -A high-stakes game, that is, one
using $100 chips.
Black Leg ( poker ) -Archaic term for crooked card-sharp.
Black Maria ( poker )
Blackjack (general terms ) - A card game where players try to
beat the dealer by getting closest to 21 without going over.
Blackjack / 21 / Twenty-One
Blackout ( bingo )
Blacks ( blackjack) - $100 table checks. "I've been dealing
to blacks all night."
Blacks (roulette) -Chips valued at $100.
Blank ( keno ) - - A keno ticket that has not been used.
Blank ( poker ) -A card that is of no value to a player's hand.
Blaze ( poker ) -1) A hand consisting of five face cards. It
has no ranking in card room poker, though sometimes does in
private games. The term is often used by lowball players to
embellish their hard-luck stories. "That guy just got his
second bicycle, and what'd I get? Another blaze." 2) A
nonstandard hand sometimes given value in a private or home
game, consisting of five face cards, ranking between two pair
and three of a kind.
Bleed ( blackjack) - To worry about a player winning on a gaming
Bleed ( poker ) -Win a lot of money a little at a time, from
either a game or a particular player.
Bleeder ( blackjack) - A person, usually a pit boss or a floorman
who worries or gets upset if a player is winning.
Blind ( poker )
Blind and Atraddle
Game ( poker )
Blind Bet (Or Blind) ( poker
Blind Game ( poker ) -A game with blinds.
Blind Off ( poker )
Blind Open ( poker )
Blind Opening ( poker
Blind Raise ( poker ) -When a player raises without first looking
at his or her cards.
Blind Robber ( poker
Blind Stealer ( poker
Blind Stud ( poker )
Blind Tiger ( poker )
Blister ( poker ) -To peg.
Blistering ( poker ) -The marks put on cards described under
Blivit ( poker ) -A totally worthless hand. When caught bluffing,
a player might announce, "I've got a blivit."
Block ( poker )
Block System ( poker
Blockout Work ( poker ) -Marking the backs of cards by covering
part of the design with ink.
Blocky ( poker ) -In hold 'em, 6-3 as one's first two cards.
Blood Game ( poker )
Blood Poker Dictionary ( poker ) -Playing poker primarily for
money, as opposed to social reasons.
Blook ( poker )
Blooker ( poker )
Blow ( poker ) -Lose a pot. "I blew that pot."
Blow (general terms )
Blow Back ( poker ) -Lose one's profit, often due to having
stuck around too long.
Blow it ( blackjack) To lose a bet for the dealers. "I've
blown every bet they've made for me tonight."
Blower ( bingo )
Blower ( keno
Blue ( poker ) -Having a spade or club flush. Also, all black.
Blue Box (general terms ) - A device used by some bookmakers
to make illegal long distance calls.
Bluff ( poker ) -To make a bet or raise with a poor hand, in
hope that the remaining active player(s) will fold.
Bluff Catcher ( poker
Bm (general terms ) - Bookmaker
Board ( keno ) - An electrical board showing the twenty numbers
selected for each game of keno.
Board ( poker )
Board Man ( poker )
Board Odds (general terms ) - The odds offered by a bookmaker,
which are listed on his or her betting board.
Board Person ( poker
Price (general terms )
Boardman ( poker )
Boat ( poker )
Bobtail ( poker ) -Four cards to a straight or flush.
Bobtail Flush ( poker ) -Four cards to a flush.
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Body Language (
Bone ( poker )
Bones ( craps ) - Another name for dice.
Bonus ( blackjack)
Bonus Feature (slots)
Bonus Game ( keno )
Bonus Poker (videopoker)
Bonus Video Slots
Book ( bingo ) - A Ticket.
Book ( poker )
Book (general terms )
Book the Action ( blackjack) - To accept a bet for play.
Bookie (general terms ) - A person or organization that sets
the lines and books the bets in sports.
(general terms )
Bookmaker (Also Bookie) (general terms ) - A business that lays
odds and takes bets.
(general terms )
Boost ( poker ) -To raise.
Border Work ( poker )
Boss Hand ( poker ) - 1) The winner of a pot. 2) Any excellent
Bottle (general terms ) - The price of 2-1
Bottom ( poker ) -Card dealt from the bottom of the deck.
Bottom Dealer ( poker
Bottom Pair ( poker )
Bottom Sheet (general terms ) - A bookmaker's accounting of
Bottom Track (roulette)
Bottoms ( poker ) -Cards dealt from the bottom of the deck.
Bouble Bluff ( poker ) -A bluff made by betting, getting raised,
and then re-raising.
Bounty ( poker )
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Bowl ( keno ) - - The part of the ball machine that holds the
balls when the blower is not on.
Bow-Wow (general terms ) - An underdog
Box ( poker )
Box Bet ( lotto )
Box Man ( poker ) -House dealer.
Box the Cards ( blackjack)
Boxcars ( craps ) - 1. Twelve. 2. Betting on the 12.
Boxed ( lotto )
Boxed ( poker ) -Facing the wrong way, usually said of a card
in a deck. "Re-deal those, houseman. I see a boxed card."
Boxed Card ( blackjack)
Boxed Card ( poker )
Boxing ( lotto )
Boxman ( craps )
Boxman (general terms ) - The casino employee in charge of the
craps table. The boxman sits between the base dealers.
Boy ( poker ) -Jack. "I have three boys" means "I
have three of a kind, jacks."
Bp ( blackjack) - The acronym for a Big Player in a team effort.
Bpay ( keno )
Br ( blackjack) -  Bankroll.  The acronym for Beau Rivage,
Br ( poker ) -Short for Bankroll.
Br (general terms ) - Bankroll
Brag ( poker )
Brain Lock ( blackjack)
Brass Brazilians( poker ) -The nuts; usually preceded by the.
Break ( blackjack)
Break ( poker )
Break (general terms ) - To exceed 21.
Break a Game ( poker )
Break Down the Bet ( blackjack) - To separate a stack of chips
into individual piles by color.
Break Down the Deck ( blackjack) - To shuffle the cards.
Break Even ( poker ) -End up, after a playing session, neither
winning nor losing, often implying after having been losing.
Break For Action (
Break it Down ( blackjack) - To place chips into countable piles
or to separate them into colors.
Break Off ( poker )
Break Open ( lotto )
Breakopen ( bingo )
Brick ( poker )
Bridge ( poker )
Bridge Order ( poker
Bridge the Chips ( blackjack) - To place the odd chip so that
it covers part of two chips.
Brief ( poker )
Brighton Line ( bingo ) - 59
Bring in ( poker )
Bring in a Deck ( poker ) -To substitute a prearranged deck
for the one that is supposed to be dealt.
Bring it in ( poker ) -To start the betting on the first round.
Bring it ( poker )
Bring Out ( craps )
Bring-in ( poker )
Broadway ( baccarat ) - An aluminum container to hold the discarded
cards. The bucket is in the middle of the layout.
Broadway ( poker ) -An ace high straight. Usually heard only
in stud and community-card games.
( poker )
Broke Money ( craps ) - Transportation money given to the broke
player by the casino.
Broken Game ( poker )
Broker ( poker )
Brooklyn Forest ( craps ) - Hard six (3&3).
Brush ( poker ) -A card room employee responsible for managing
the seating list.
Brush Man ( poker ) -A male brush person.
Brush Off ( poker )
Brush Person ( poker
Brush-Off ( poker ) -The act of giving a thief a secret sign
to leave. "I gave him the brush-off and he left right away."
Bs ( blackjack) - The acronym for Basic Strategy.
Btd ( blackjack) - The acronym for Beat The Dealer by Ed Thorp.
Btw ( blackjack) - The acronym for By The Way.
Bubble ( poker )
Buck the Odds ( poker
Buckle my Shoe ( bingo ) - 32
Buffalo ( craps ) - Placing a bet on each of the Hard way and
Bug ( poker )
Buick ( poker ) -In lowball, a straight 8. Buick used to build
a straight 8 engine.
Build a Game Around
( poker )
Bull ( poker ) -Ace; also bullet.
Bull the Game ( poker ) -1) Bluff a lot. 2) Bet aggressively,
regardless of one's cards.
Bullet(s) ( poker ) -Ace(s); also bull.
Bullets ( poker ) -Chips. Also called ammunition.
Bully Johnson ( poker ) -In hold 'em, 3-5 as one's first two
Bum ( poker )
Bump ( poker )
Bump Heads ( poker ) -Two players fight it out for a pot, and
both get all their chips in the pot.
Bump into ( blackjack)
Bundle ( poker ) -1) Large bet. "When I checked, he bet
a bundle, and I couldn't call." 2) Large bankroll.
Bunny ( poker )
Buried ( poker ) -Losing heavily. "How ya doin'?"
Buried Pair ( poker ) -A buried pair is a pair in the hole in
seven card stud.
Burlington Bertie (general terms ) - The price of 100-30
Burn ( baccarat ) - To discard a number of cards at the beginning
of the shoe.
Burn and Turn ( poker )
Burn Card ( poker )
Burn Card (general terms ) - Any card placed in the discard
rack without being entered into play.
Burn Joint ( blackjack) - Slang for casino with nearly unbeatable
Burn/Ing Card ( blackjack)
Burned Cards ( baccarat ) - Cards discarded after the decks
have been cut and before actual play begins.
Bury ( poker )
Bust ( poker )
Bust (general terms ) - See Break.
Bust a Player ( poker ) -To deprive a player of all his chips;
in tournament play, to eliminate a player
Bust Card ( blackjack)
Bust Hand ( poker ) -A hand drawn to and missed.
Bust Out ( poker )
many") ( blackjack)
Busted ( poker ) -Having no money or chips.
Busted Flush ( poker ) -A busted hand that missed a draw to
a straight or a flush is a busted straight or a busted flush.
Busted Hand ( poker ) -A hand drawn to and missed.
Busted Straight ( poker ) -A missed straight.
Bust-Out Dealer ( blackjack) - A dealer who cheats for the casino.
Bust-Out Joint ( blackjack) - A casino that cheats to survive.
Bust-Out Joint ( poker ) -A crooked gaming establishment.
Button ( poker )
Button (Marker Button)
Button Charge ( poker
Buy ( poker )
Buy (general terms ) - A player pays an additional price to
receive half a point or more in his favor on a point spread
Buy Bets ( craps )
Buy Points (general
Buy Price (general terms ) - The higher figure quoted by an
Buy Short ( poker ) -Buy less than the minimum required for
Buy the 4 and 10 ( craps
Buy the Pot ( poker ) -To match the pot.
Buy-in ( blackjack) - To exchange cash money for chips.
Buy-in ( poker )
( keno )
Buzz ( blackjack) - To hustle or ask for a bet for the dealer.
By Me. ( poker ) -I check" or "I pass.