Casino Glossary I-Z


Here is our comprehensive guide to any terms and words that you might come across in mobile casino. These terms apply equally to all types of casino. We think it’s pretty exhaustive which is why you will find our Casino Glossary in 2 parts. Here you will find terms beginning I to Z. If you think we’ve missed anything drop us a line at info@claimfreebets.co.uk or leave us a comment.

Casino Glossary I-Z

Inside Bet
A bet placed in roulette that is on a single number, two numbers or four numbers.
Insurance
The player bets that the dealer has a blackjack when the dealer’s up card is an ace.
Jacks or Better
In Poker, a pair that pays off only if the cards in the pair are Jacks, Queens, Kings, or Aces. Lower pairs do not pay off.
Jackpot
The biggest payout issued by the slot machines or a casino game.
Line
Short for payline which is the line of symbols on a slot which must be filled with certain combinations in order to create a win.
Maximum Bet
The largest amount that a casino will allow you to place on a specific bet. Speaking to customer support can result in increasing this amount.
Monkey
Slang for $/£500. Chinese use to describe any card with a value of 10.
Mutliple Paylines
Slots where there are more than one payline as opposed to the old fashioned ‘one armed bandits’.

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Natural Blackjack
A two-card total of 21 consisting of an ace and a 10-value card.
Payout Table (Pay Table)
The sign that tells you what each winning hand or set of symbols will pay for the number of coins, chips or credits played. Mainly used in slots or video poker.
Pass
Mainly used in card games. Meaning not to bet.
Pigeon
A new, naive or unsophisticated gambler.
Playing Strategy
Self-imposed strategy or rules designed to maximize odds for winning the game.
Progressive Jackpots
A jackpot which continually increases as the game/games attached to it are played. Some Progressive Jackpots can reach into the millions.
Push (Draw)
When the dealer and player tie – no money is won or lost by either party.
Royal Flush
In Poker, five consecutive denomination cards of the same suit, starting from 10 and ending with an ace.
RNG – Random Number Generator
The hardware that’s used to create the random numbers that determine the outcome of online casino games.
Shoe
The box from which the cards are dealt.
Soft Hand
A hand containing an ace where the ace is counted as 11 (total must be 21 or less).
Soft Double Down
Doubling down when one of the two cards is an ace.
Split
Option to play each of two of the same cards as a separate hand (a separate bet equal to the original wager must be made).
Straight
In Poker, five consecutive denomination cards of different suit.
Straight Flush
In Poker, five consecutive denomination cards of the same suit.
Stand
The decision to not receive another card.
Standing Card
Term used when the dealer has a 7 or greater showing.
Standing Hand
Hand requiring the dealer to stand.
Three of a Kind
In Poker, three cards of the same denomination or rank.
Two Pairs
In Poker, two sets of pairs of the same card denomination.
Up Card
In blackjack this is the dealers face-up card.
Video Slot
A slot that includes a video display and enhanced graphics to make your game more exciting.
Vigorish
The commission or fee that is taken by the casino when a player wins.
Wager
A bet.
Wager Requirements
Wager requirements are restrictions that are placed on bonuses to stop players abusing the bonus. A player must play a certain amount of bets/ hands before they are able to cashout the bonus otherwise the casinos would simply be giving away free money.
Whale
A player who makes extremely large wagers. They tend to be a class above high rollers when it comes to wagering amounts.
Wild Card
A joker or other card that can be used as any other card to complete your hand in card games.