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Gambling Glossary

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call In poker, when a player matches the current bet on the table. In keno and bingo, to draw the numbers for each game.
caller In a bingo game, the person who is responsible for choosing the game pattern, drawing each bingo ball and reading each number clearly. In poker, someone who has called a bet.
card counting Keeping track of all cards that have been played since the shuffle.
card sharpA person who is an expert at cards.
carouselA group of slot machines that are positioned in a ring, enabling a change person to stand in the center.
cashier's cageThe place in a casino where players may redeem their casino chips for cash.
casino advantageThe edge that the house has over the players
casino rateA reduced hotel-room rate that the casinos offer good customers.
catchIn keno, to catch a number means that a number you have marked on your keno ticket has been drawn
check In casino gambling, a check is another term for a chip. In poker, a player can check in order to stay in the game but not bet.
chips Round tokens that are used on casino gaming tables in lieu of cash.
chip tray The tray in front of a dealer that holds that table's inventory of chips.
cold A player on a losing streak, or a slot machine that isn't paying out.
color up When a player leaving a game exchanges smaller denomination chips for larger denomination chips.
combination way ticket In keno, a ticket inwhich groups of numbers are bet several different ways, allowing the player to spread money over more combinations.
comps Complimentary gifts used by casinos to entice players to gamble. Typical comps include free room, food and beverage.
copy In pai gow poker, when a player and the banker have the same two-card hand, or the same five-card hand. The banker wins all copies.
credit buttonIn slot machines or video machines,the button that allows players to bank coins in the form of credits.
croupier The French word for dealer, used in the games of baccarat and roulette.
cut When the dealer divides a deck into two parts and inverts them after they have been well shuffled.
cut card A card of different color that is used to cut a deck of cards.

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