Blackjack Glossary

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  1. ALERT
    To make a supervisor aware of his action by announcing in a loud clear voice the intention. A Supervisor needs to be alerted on several procedures.
  2. APPROVAL
    An acknowledgment from a floor supervisor that it is permitted for a dealer to proceed; there are several procedures in blackjack that a dealer needsapproval before continuing.
  3. BACK UP CARDS
    To reconstruct a hand by taking the cards that were cleared and placing them back on the layout in reverse order. Dealers hand will always be the first hand to be reconstructed. A dealer must never back up cards on their own.
  4. BACK WAGERER
    A player who has wagered on the outcome of a hand in which a primary player has control over the decision making process.
  5. BACK WAGERING
    The act of wagering on a hand which is controlled by a primary player.
  6. BASE
    • A players betting position at the table.
    • 1. First base - The position to the dealers extreme left
    • 2. Second base - The position directly in the center of the table
    • 3. Third base - The position to the dealers extreme right.
  7. BANKROLL
    Casino CHEQUES on a table kept in the rack (tray) found directly in front of the dealer. The term bankroll can also be used by a player in respect to how much money that person has to gamble with.
  8. BARBER POLE
    A stack of CHEQUES in which varied denominations are in random order. Baber pole bets are not allowed.
  9. BLACKJACK
    An ace and any card with a value of 10 dealt as the original two cards to a player or dealer.
  10. BREAK/BUST
    To draw cards over a hard total of 21. When a player breaks, the wager is taken and the cards are cleared.
  11. BRIDGE
    A technique used to display cheques for easy identification. Two equal stacks are laid next to each other with a third stack laid across the top to form a bridge.
  12. BURN
    To remove a card from play by taking it from the shoe and placing it face down into the discard holder. At no time should any card being burned be exposed to the players unless instructed to do so by the floor supervisor.
  13. CAPPING
    The placing of cheques on top of a bet AFTER the first card has been dealt from the shoe. Capping is not allowed, the floor supervisor must be made aware of all suspicious activity.
  14. CHEQUES
    Monetary units issued by the casino to be used instead of cash on all table games.
  15. CLEAN MONEY
    Gaming cheques taken directly from the rack.
  16. CONVERT COUNT
    • 1.To exchange lower value cheques to higher value cheques.
    • 2.The advantage/disadvantage to a player in regard to the ratio of small to large value cards remaining in the shoe.
  17. COUNTER
    A player who keeps track of what cards have been dealt and what cards remain in the shoe.
  18. THE COUNT
    The taking of inventory of the bankroll between at the beginning and end of shifts by a floor supervisor.
  19. CREDIT
    Cheques removed from a game that is sent back to the cheque bank.
  20. CRIMP
    A bend or indentation of the top or side edge of a card.
  21. CUT CARD
    • 1. A Solid colored card that indicates the end of a shoe.
    • 2. The card used by a player to cut the decks.
    • 3. The card placed on the bottom of the deck for game protection.
  22. DIRTY MONEY
    The cheques from losing wagers picked up by the dealer.
  23. DISCARD RACK
    A holder on the right side of the layout in which used cards are placed after a hand has been played
  24. DOUBLE DOWN
    To make an additional wager in an amount up to the original wager on the player's first two cards. Only ONE card will be delivered.
  25. DROP BOX
    A box in which currency and pit documents are placed, located to the side of the rack.
  26. FILL
    Gaming cheques requisitioned for a game delivered from the cheque bank.
  27. FORIEGN CHEQUES
    Gaming cheques from other casinos. Most casinos do not accept foreign cheques.
  28. HAND SIGNAL
    The required motion a player MUST make when signaling to recieve or not to recieve an additional hit card.
  29. HEEL
    A payoff made by the casino in which the bottom cheque is off centered from the rest. Bets are heeled to distinguis that the stack of cheques paid by the dealer is a payoff made by the casino. All heeled bets MUST be proven in front of the rack before the payoff is made.
  30. HIT
    To take an additional card. A hand signal made by a player by scratching or pointing on the layout.
  31. HOLE CARD
    The dealers second card that is placed face down UNDER the dealers first card.
  32. IMPRESS
    Gaming cheques found inside the cheque rack. These cheques belong to the house.
  33. INSURANCE
    • An optional, additional wager of up to 1/2 of the original wager made by the player, betting that the dealers hand will be a Blackjack.
    • 1. This wager may only be placed when the dealers up card is an Ace.
    • 2. Winning insurance wagers pay 2 to 1 if the dealer has Blackjack.
  34. LAMMERS
    A button with a denomination amount used when issuing jackpots or markers.
  35. LOCK IT UP
    To place cheques in the bankroll rack, to mark and save a players seat, or to close and lock a game.
  36. MARKER
    A computer printed counter check, signed by the player, redeemable for gaming cheques on the table where issued.
  37. PADDLE
    A device used to push currency and pit documents into the drop box.
  38. PARLAY
    To increase a wager by the total amount of the previous hands winnings.
  39. PAST POST
    To illegaly add cheques to an existing bet after a card has been dealt to that hand.
  40. PAT HAND
    A hand in which the first two cards total a point count of a hand 17 or higher. (Normally it would not be a hit)
  41. PINCH
    To illegaly take cheques from a wager after the first card has been dealt.
  42. POINT COUNT
    The total value of a players cards.
  43. PRESS
    To increase a wager by any amount.
  44. PRIMARY PLAYER
    The player who has control over the decision making process of a hand in play. Note: Decision making refers to process of standing , drawing or surrendering one's cards.
  45. PROVE A HAND
    To reconstruct a players hand in order to verify the dealers action on that hand. (Reconstructed by a supervisor only.)
  46. PUSH
    A tie between the player and the dealer. Neither the player nor the dealer wins or loses.
  47. RACK
    The tray that holds the bankroll.
  48. RIFFLE
    The process of shuffling two stacks of cards by intermingling alternating cards from each stack.
  49. SCRATCH
    A required "scratching" hand movement by a player when that player requests an additional card.
  50. SHOE
    The apparatus used to hold the decks of cards from which the cards are dealt.
  51. SHUFFLE
    The process of obtaining a complete and thorough mixture of cards.
  52. SNAPPER
    A Blackjack.
  53. SOFT TOTAL
    The point total of a hand that contains an Ace, which is counted as an 11 or 1 in value.
  54. SPACER
    A clear button used to seperate stacks in the bankroll. A spacer may also be used to reserve a players betting area and/or seat when he is temporarily away from the table.
  55. SPLASH
    A method to "prove" the number of cheques in a short stack: i.e. up to five cheques only.
  56. SPLIT PAIR
    To make two seperate hands out of one, only when the first two cards are of equal value.
  57. STAND(Stay)
    To decide as a player not to take an additional card. A hand signal made by a player by waving his hand horizontally over the layout.
  58. SURRENDER
    A decision made by a player to forfiet his hand. A player may do this only after the Dealer has checked his hand and determined that he does NOT have a blackjack. A player may surrender on the FIRST two cards.
  59. TOKE ( or Tip)
    A gratuity given to or wagered for the dealer.
  60. T.I.S.
    Table Inventory Slip
  61. TRAY
    The rack, attatched to the table, which holds the bankroll.
  62. UP CARD
    The dealers first card that is placed face up.
  63. WASH
    The process of initially mixing all new decks of cards. Cards are "washed" face down on the layout before the regular shuffle.

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