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action The amount of money wagered. In poker, the placing of money into the pot.
active player One who is still in the pot.
ante In poker, a small portion of the minimum bet that each player is required to put into the pot before a new hand starts.
banker In a card game, dealer or the players who books the action of the other bettors at the table.
bankroll A player's total available gambling money.
basic strategy In blackjack, the set of plays that you should make to maximize your advantage.
betting limitsIn a table game, the minimum and maximum amounts of money that you can wager on one bet. You cannot wager less than the minimum or more than the maximum amount posted.
bingo marker A crayon or ink dauber that is used to cover the numbers on a bingo game card.
blackThe most common color used for $100 chips.
blind betA bet that certain poker players are required to make because of their betting positions.
bluffIn poker, players bluff when raising with a weak hand in hopes of driving out players with stronger hands.
boardIn poker, the community cards dealt face-up in the center of the table are referred to as on the "board."
boatAnother term for a full house.
break-even point The break-even point is the point at which if you played forever, the bets you made would approximately equal the payoffs you'd receive.
bring-inIn seven-card stud, the bring-in is a mandatory bet made by the player with the lowest upcard in the first round of betting.
buckA $100 wager
bugA joker
bumpTo raise
burn cardIn card games, the card temporarily removed from play. After a shuffle and cut, one card is placed on the bottom of the deck or in the discard tray, which is called burning the card.
bustIn blackjack, to go over twenty-one. If you bust you lose
buttonIn poker, a small plastic disc used as a marker that is moved from player to player after each hand to designate the dealer position.

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