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rack A plastic container in which you can transport and count large-denominational coins, slot machine tokens, and casino plastic chips.
raiseIn poker, a player raises by matching the previous bet and then betting more, to increase the stake for remaining players.
rakeThe money that the casino charges for each hand of poker. It is usually a percentage (5-10%) or flat fee that is taken from the pot after each round of betting.
rankThe worth of a set of cards.
redThe most common color used for $5 chips.
red-black betIn roulette, an outside wager on whether the next spin will be a red or a black number.This bet is played off at even money.
reelA wheel inside a slot machine window on which the slot machine symbols are printed. The number of reels per slot machine may very but are usually three.
RFBHigh rollers are comped with free room, food, and beverage.
riverIn poker, the final card dealt in a hand of stud or hold 'em.In seven-card stud, staying in until the fifth and final round of betting is called going to the river.
royal flush In poker, an ace-high straight flush; the best possible hand.
sessionA series of plays at any gambling game.
setIn pai gow poker, players set their seven cards into two separate hands of two and five cards each.
seventh streetIn seven-card stud, the fifth and final round of betting is called seventh street because players have seven cards.
shoeA plastic or wooden box that holds multiple decks of cards for dealing more than two decks of cards.
showdownIn poker, after the last betting round, the players who remain in the pot must show their hands in the showdown to determine the winner.
shuffleBefore each hand the dealer mixes up the order of the cards.
shutterA window covering a number on a reusable bingo card. The shutter can be pulled down to mark each number as it is called.
singletonIn poker, a card that is the only one of its rank.
sixth streetIn seven-card stud, the fourth round of betting is called sixth street because players have six cards.
soft handIn blackjack, any hand that contains an ace counted as eleven is called a soft hand.
spotAny number from 1 to 80 that a player selects on a keno ticket. It also refers to the number of numbers that are marked on a ticket.
standIn blackjack, to stand is to refrain from taking another card.
stiffIn blackjack, a hand that is not pat and that may bust if hit once. Stiffs include hard twelve through sixteen.
steal In poker, to win the pot by bluffing.
straightIn poker, a hand consisting of five cards of consecutive ranks.
straight flushIn poker, a hand consisting of five cards of consecutive ranks of the same suit.
straight kenoThe basic keno game, played by marking individual numbers on a keno ticket.
surrenderIn blackjack, to give up half your bet for the privilege of not playing out a hand. In roulette, you effectively lose only half on an even-money bet when the ball lands on 0.

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