Fun Way to Learn English Using Casino Vocabulary

Have you ever thought of taking a different route from your traditional English lessons? Online casino vocabulary is one of the most fun and exciting ways to learn the English language in the real world.

The world of casinos is full of unique vocabulary that can be intimidating, especially if you are learning how to speak English. Fortunately, we've compiled a very brief list that includes some of the official and slang terminologies to help you along your journey to becoming a better English speaker and. 

Casino Vocabulary for Casino Table Games

Table games are the most popular Casino games. You'll likely bump into phrases like roulette, blackjack, three card poker, and casino stud poker. In addition to table games, you will also find slot machines and video poker, usually in another part of the casino.   

So let’s look at some of the most commonly used phrases and words associated with casino table games.

Roulette Vocabulary

Cashing in refers to when a player exchanges their color chips for cash chips at the roulette table. The player can then exchange the cash chips for money at the cash desk.

Change after the spin- is when the dealer will give the change from the bet after the spin has finished.

Change only- refers to when a player has given the dealer money during a spin, but the money is not for a bet. As soon as the dealer is free, this money is changed into chips in preparation for the next spin. 

Finishing betting/ Last bets- is the dealer telling the player that they have a few more seconds left to place bets.

Neighbors bets are bets which cover 5 numbers on the roulette wheel.

No bet- means that the dealer has not accepted the bet. It can be because the bet is late, unclear, or under the table minimum.

No more bets-means the player must stop betting now.

No spin- means that the spin is invalid, and all bets are canceled for that spin.

Place your bets- means a player can start putting bets on the layout.

Section bets/ French bets- are bets that cover an area on the roulette wheel.

Stacks of color- refer to the piles of color chips. A complete 'stack' is always 20 chips.

Blackjack Vocabulary

Along with roulette, blackjack is a top-rated casino game. No English casino vocabulary list would be complete without a good knowledge of blackjack phrases and vocabulary. So let's get into it.

Blackjack refers to a hand with an Ace and a 10 or a face card (Jack, Queen, or King).

Double or draw-the dealer asks this question to players to see if they want to stick with the value of the hand they have, double it, or take another card (hit).

Insurance/ Even money- refers to when a player pays half their bet again to insure themselves against the dealer getting Blackjack. This is the same as 'even money.

Shuffling is when the dealer mixes the cards into a random order.

The box- is the square on the layout, where the player places their bets.

Playing Poker Vocabulary

Poker is a very popular table game. There is a whole set of new words and phrases you can learn to expand your vocabulary.

A bluff is when a player tries to trick their opponent by betting with a weak hand to try and make the opponent fold.

A call- is a bet players make to match their opponent’s bet.

A raise is a bet to increase the opponent's bet.

A re-raise- is a bet to increase an existing bet.

Fold- is when a player throws away their hand because it's no good. 

The pot- refers to the money or chips in play; they are usually placed in the center of the poker table.

A wild card- is used to substitute for any other card and has any value.

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