From Newbie to Pro: Your Guide to Casino Terms

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If you’re planning on hosting a casino or casino-themed party any time, the list of terms and phrases associated with the casino sector could leave you confused.

The casino industry has its own language and terms and to ensure that you not only understand these terms, acronyms, and phrases but have a great time as well, Best Houston Casino Parties has created this handy reference guide. Here you’ll find valuable information allowing you to comprehend the various casino terms and use them effectively.


Items that are necessary to play casino games such as chips, cards, and other items.

Big Blind.

A term in poker that refers to the minimum bet that must be placed by the player.

Come Out Roll.

A craps term. The first roll of the dice to establish a point.

Cut Card.

A solid color card used to cut the deck and/or hide the bottom card from view.

Inside Bet.

In Roulette, placing a wager on any of the numbers and/or the grids surrounding the numbers.


A term in blackjack where the player bets against the dealer drawing a blackjack.

Little Blind.

A term in poker that is half the big blind amount.


The lead dealer who serves as the point of contact for the client at the event.


An object used by the dealer to mark the number where the ball landed.

Natural Blackjack.

A blackjack term that refers to getting a 21 on the first two cards.

Outside Bet.

Wagers on any options outside the numbers (odd, even, red, black, etc.)


A craps term. A total of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 or 10 thrown by the shooter on the come out roll.


The container for multiple decks of cards (usually 4-6 decks) used in blackjack.

Stick Man.

A craps term where there is a designated person who collects dice and issues them to the shooter (dice roller).


A card, usually a $500 denomination denoting how much “funny money” a guest should receive. Both the voucher and the chips have no cash value.

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