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Glossary

Absage

The croupier's well-known "rien ne va plus" ("no more bets"). From the moment of this announcement on no more bets may be placed.

Add-on

Purchase of additional tournament chips.

Up to a certain point in the initial phase of the tournament the player can purchase chips again regardless of his chip level.

Alignieren

Arrangement of chips on the table by value.

Alles geht

In French: "Tout va". Croupier's call if a particular spin doesn't count. Bets may still be placed.

All-in

If a player no longer has sufficient capital on the table to meet or raise any bets during the game, he must declare "all-in" in order to have a claim on the capital paid into the pot up to this point (including his remaining capital).

A "side pot" is created, in which the other players continue to bet as usual. The player concerned receives the additional cards without any further betting, but only plays for the pot that was created with the side pot.

Angriff

The placement of a bet which is viewed as an "attack on the bank".

Annonce

The announcement of a game (e.g. "Zero et les deux voisins") and passing of the chips to the croupier. The croupier will then place the chips according to the player's wishes.

Annoncieren

The announcement of a game (e.g. "Zero et les deux voisins") and passing of the chips to the croupier. The croupier will then place the chips according to the player's wishes.

Ante

Stake enabling patron to join in a round.

Antebox

Playing area in tropical poker layout.

Any bar

Combination of various bar symbols

Any position

In every position

Ass

Card worth 1 or 11

Ass-König

Minimum value of dealer’s hand permitting a comparison

Ausgleich

French: Èquilibre: Statistical law defining the chances of the various Roulette calls being called the same number of times over the long term. The opposite of parity is the Equart.

Aussteigen

Retire from round on payment of the ante.

Austauschkarte

Card given to patron in exchange for one of the originally dealt cards on payment of the amount of the ante.

Banco avec la table

Banker’s opponent bets exactly half of the Banco.

Banco et la table marche

The bet placed by the punter is at least half of the Banco and fills a possible difference to the overall balance in the bank.

Banco solo

The Punter plays alone against the Banker.

Banco suivi

The player's right for the next deal, irrespective of the direction of play of the banker that previously lost. In a similar way, the Suivi right also applies to Banco avec la table and Banco et la table marche.

Bande

Casino or croupier being played against.

Bank

Casino or croupier being played against.

Banque

Baccara patron putting up the stake.

Banquier

A baccara player whose bet is at stake.

Begrüßungsjetons

Chips which were purchased at a discount and cannot be exchanged back into cash.

Bet

Playing capital

Bet box

Playing area in tropical poker layout in which the ante is placed.

Bildkarte

Jack, Queen or King

Black Jack

21 with the first two cards (an ace and a 10 or face card). Payouts are made 3:2. Exception Even Money, Stand off.

Blinds

The respective applicable limit determines the amount of the possible bets and the amount of the blinds.

The blinds must be placed before the cards are dealt.

The player to the left of the dealer button (fictitious dealer) must place the small blind.

The player to the left of the small blind must place the big blind.

The amount of the small blind is generally equal to half of the big blind.

Bluff

Pretending to have a stronger hand than is really the case.

Board

All 5 community cards are referred to as "board".

Bonus

Extra winnings or bonus

Boxen

Areas where bets are placed.

Boxeninhaber

The main player on a box, who makes the decisions for all of the guests playing on the box (generally the guest sitting in front of the respective box)

Burn card

Card removed from the game because of an irregularity

Bust

Card value over 21

Buy-in

Amount required by patron to join in a game.

Cagnotte

It is an international custom to leave a small part of your winnings - as much as you feel is appropriate - for the casino staff. The wages for the casino staff are paid from the so-called "Cagnotte" according to statutory provisions. This is not a personal tip for the croupier.

Cagnotte box

Box for received tips

Call

Call, place a bet without raising

Call Attendant

Call casino attendant

Cancel

Delete selection

Cancel credit

Payout of the credit balance

Card

Said by player when he/she wants another card

Carre

Carre

Place a bet on the table with four cards of the same kind at the same time.

Cash meter

Cash display

Cash out

Cash out

Cashbox

Cashboxes

Chance

In Roulette there are several ways to win. Even money chances which payout 1 to 1, and multiple chances which payout multiples of the original bet.

Change

Change

Changeur

Croupier who changes money at the baccara table; assistant to baccarat croupier.

Chasseur

Host

Check

Remain in game without betting.

Chef

Chef de Table or Table Chief. Casino employee responsible for and control of the flow of play at the roulette table.

Cheval

French: Horse. The possibility of placing a single bet simultaneously on two neighbouring numbers on the tableau.

Chip

coin

Chiptray

Depression in the table in front of the dealer containing the bank chips.

Coin

Coin

Coin Accepted

coin accepted

Coins played

Number of coins played

Collect

Collect

Common (Community) Cards

Cards valid for all players

Coup

A complete game from placement of the bets until all wins are paid out.

Credit

Credit

Croupier

Person who manages the game and makes the pay-outs.

Cut-Jetons

Special chips whose value is defined by the player upon purchase. They are used in American Roulette.

Dealer

The croupier's designation in poker.

See also Croupier 

Dealer Button

A dealer button indicates the fictitious dealer. At the start of the hand every player is dealt a card face up. The highest card (spade, heart, diamond, club) receives the first button. Then the button moves clockwise after each game.

Deck

Pack of 52 cards (2 to ace in hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades).

Director

Is responsible overall for the casino and makes final decisions.

Discard rack

Rack where discarded cards are placed.

Dolly

Small metal figure with which the point is marked on the layout.

Don't pass

The number first thrown (come out) will not be repeated before a seven is thrown. Don’t pass also wins if the first throw is 2 or 3.

Doppel-Zero

Roulette wheels originally had a second double zero (00), and this was first dispensed with by Francois Blanc in Bad Homburg, giving this casino a major competitive advantage over the competition. It gives players a much higher chance of winning.

Double

After receiving the first two cards of a hand the player can decide to double his bet under the condition he receive only one more card. Management can limit doubling depending on the variant of the game.

Double up feature

Possibility of doubling up

Doublette

A chance that occurs twice consecutively.

Draw

To draw

Draw Poker

A type of Poker game.

Drilling

Three of a kind

Drop collection

Type of fee in Seven Card Stud and Texas Hold'em / Omaha Poker.

Dutzend

One of the multiple chances (see). Players bet on 1-12 (Premier Douze - the first twelve numbers), on 13-24 (Douze Milieux - the middle dozen - the second twelve numbers) or 25-36 (Douze Dernier - the third twelve numbers). Payout 2:1.

Einfache Chancen

Red-black, pair-impair, manque-passe. Payout ratio 1:1

En prison

Applies to even-money bets when the outcome is zero - the bets are frozen (bets are then only worth half and can be split)

Equart

Relation between one call (chance) and another. Ecarts can be plus ecarts or minus ecarts.

Even

Term for the 18 even numbers on an American Roulette table. Payout 1:1.

Even money

1:1 pay-out on blackjack at player’s request if the dealer’s first card is an ace.

Farben

The different colours for clubs, hearts, diamonds and spades.

Faux tirages

Playing against the rules. Allowed under certain circumstances.

Favoriten

Also called dominants, numbers or chances. These are numbers or other calls which appear in any one session more frequently than others. Opposite: Restanten

Fiktivspiel

Game in which bets are made only on paper, particularly when testing systems.

Finale

Roulette combination game. Finales are numbers with the same end digit. Finales may be played en Plein - e.g. Finale 4: 4,14,24,34 or á Cheval - e.g. Finale 9/12: 9/12, 19/22, 29/32.

Floorman

The floorman is the casino employee in the poker area who is responsible for administering the game.

Flush

Five cards of the same suit.

Fold

Pass, to withdraw from a current game.

Freezeout

Type of poker tournament.

In freezeout tournaments it is not possible to purchase additional chips at any time.

Players who have no more chips are eliminated.

Freie Plätze

Open seats are filled by the floorman or croupier.

Gagnante

Also called sortante. "The winning call". Opposite: Perdante ("the losing call").

Game Over

End of the game

Gegen die Bank spielen

Playing against the trend. For example, by playing the opposite of a chance that has just or frequently come up.

Geteilte Hände

Card combinations that emerge after a split.

Gewinntabelle

Table with the payout ratios.

Große Serie

Combination game that covers a certain sector of the wheel and 17 numbers (22, 18, 29, 7, 28, 12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32, 15, 19, 4, 21, 2, 25). For this game 9 chips are required.

Hand

The combination of a player's or croupier's cards that is used to decide the game.

Handle

Handle

Handwechsel

Change of the croupier that spins the ball on the hour and every half hour. The croupier announces this with "Messieurs, la boule passe, the croupier is changing!" On the notice board used in most casinos to indicate the last numbers that came up, the croupier change is noted with two strokes.

Hazard

(Coincidence) Derived from the Arabic word "az-zahr" which was created in the 12th century, which means "the game of God".

High card

If the five cards do not at least comprise a pair, then the highest card counts - the so-called high card.

Hit

Win

Hold

Hold

Impair

Term for the 18 odd numbers on a French Roulette table. Payout 1:1.

In any position

In any position

Insert coin

Insert coin

Insurance Line

Area for insurance

Jackpot

Higher winnings or highest winnings.

Jackpot, double progressive

Two progressive jackpots which can be won on one and the same slot machine (see Jackpot, progressive)

Jackpot, progressive

Jackpot whose value grows steadily with every bet

Jeton

Chips

Kapitalisierung

Growth of the original playing capital through winnings that are reinvested into playing. It is also said that players are playing "with the bank's money".

Kapitalreserve

Capital added to the tables, if necessary.

Kartenwert

Face value of a card (2-10), 10 for picture cards and 1 or 11 for ace.

Kaufen

Request another card from the dealer

Kessel

Roulette equipment made of high-quality wood having the 37 numbered slots situated in its centre. It runs on a ball bearing mounted shaft.

Kesselabschnitt

Certain sector of the bowl.

Kleine Serie

Combination game that covers a certain sector of the wheel and includes 12 numbers (27, 13, 36, 11, 30, 8, 23, 10, 5, 24, 16, 33).This game requires a stake of 6 chips.

Kolonne

Multiple chance. Possibility to bet on one of the three vertical columns ("column 34", "column 35", and "column 36". Payout 2:1

Last bet

Last bet

Layout

Printed area of the table.

Limit

The type of limit (split limit, pot limit, no limit); gives the value of the respective bets.

Louis

From the French Louis d'Or - a 20 x chip irrespective of the currency.

Machen Sie Ihr Spiel

Place your bets - the croupier's call to play the game.

 

 

 

Manque

Term for the numbers 1-18 on a French Roulette table.

Markierte Jetons

Value chips that are marked. These are given to special guests in French Roulette.

Marsch

Systematic sequence of bets you intend to follow or attack.

Masse egale

Game in which the bets are always of the same value.

Max bet

Maximum bet.

Maximum

Maximum bet in a box.

Mehrfache Chancen

Columns, dozens (2:1), transverse simple (5:1), transverse plein (11:1), carré (8:1), cheval (17:1), plein (35:1).

Minimum

Minimum bet

Mit der Bank spielen

e.g. by repeating a chance that has just come up or has come up often.

Nicht qualifiziert

The dealer has a hand lower than ace-king; the ante is paid out at 1:1 and the round is over.

Nichts geht mehr

"Rien ne va plus" or "no more bets" - an announcement made by the croupier that no more bets may be placed.

No Limit

Type of limit in seven-card stud and Texas Hold'em / Omaha Poker. Limits the value of bets during a game.

Odd

Term for the 18 odd numbers on an American Roulette table. Payout 1:1.

Orphelins

French for "orphans". Combination game in which two certain, separate sectors of the wheel are covered. For this game (1, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 31, 34) 5 chips are required.

Paar

Two of a kind

Pair

Term for the 18 even numbers on a French Roulette table. Payout 1:1.

Paroli

If the player wins and then leaves his stake and winnings on the same number to play again. See also "Play with the bank's money".

Passe

Term for the numbers 19-36 on a French Roulette table.

Payline

The winning line.

Pays only when lit

Wins are only paid on the lit lines selected.

Perdante

Opposite of gagnante.

See also Gagnante 

Permanenz

The written or electronic records of all the numbers which come up at the table listed in series. Particularly important for system players. In most casinos you can purchase the permanence as a computer printout.

Permanenzanzeige

Electronic unit that displays the last 15 to 20 numbers which came up at a table allowing more exact observation of the game.

Plaque

Rectangular chip of high value.

Play 1 to 5 coins

Pay 1 to 5 coins.

Play coins or credits before pulling handle

Insert coins or vouchers before pulling the handle (starting the game).

Player

player

Plein

Even number in Roulette (zero to 36).

Poker

Four of a kind.

Ponte

Patron playing against the Banker.

Pot

Total bets made during a round.

Pot Limit

Type of limit in seven-card stud and Texas Hold'em / Omaha Poker. Limits the value of bets during a game.

Preispool

The prize pool determines the amount of the tournament prize money.

It is divided among players on a percentage basis according to a precisely defined key.

Press button

Press button.

Press to return coin

Coin return

Progression

Increase in the stake from game to game (opposite: Masse egale). There is a distinction between a winning and a losing progression. Many progressions carry the name of their inventor (e.g. D´Alembert).

Push to collect

Push to collect.

Qualifiziert

The croupier has at least an ace and a king.

Raise

Increase previous bet.

Rebuy

Purchasing tournament chips after the play has begun.

In a rebuy tournament purchasing chips during the specified time after the play has begun is possible.

Restanten

Opposite of favourites - as numbers or part-chances which did not fall during certain parts of the game.

Rien ne va plus

"Rien ne va plus" or "no more bets" - announcement made by the croupier that no more bets may be placed.

River Card

The 5th community card is referred to as the river card.

Royal Flush

Highest combination: run of five cards from ace to 10 of the same suit.

Saalchef

The floorman is responsible for the daily administration in the casino gaming areas and is a contact person for the guests

Satztechnik

Playing system term, e.g. progression or Masse egale.

Scattered

Symbol which is effective in any position.

Schlagrecht

To exercise the winning right a player who has been dealt an initial hand with a value of 8 or 9 must immediately expose his hand.

Second Chance

Second Chance tournaments give players who have been knocked out the opportunity to enter into the tournament for a second time. The participant gets a new starting stack and a new seat. This Second Chance does not have to be taken up immediately after elimination, and remains available until the end of level six, as long as there are seats available. These free places are allocated by the tournament managers, with reference to a waiting list (alternate list). If players finish in the money before the end of level six, their option of a Second Chance ends and they are not allowed to re-enter the tournament. 

Service

Service

Showdown

Revealing of hands to find out who has won.

Siebener Drilling

If a player has three sevens, an immediate 3:2 pay-out is made.

Signal

A notice to bet stemming from accounting.

Slot machine

Slot machine

Sperrlinien

If the ball comes to rest on zero (0), all of the bets placed on simple chances are moved by the croupier and blocked for the next game at half their value. You play for half the original value.

Spielkapital

The capital available to play.

Spielrunde

A complete game from placing the bets through to paying out all of the winnings.

Split

If the first two cards are identical (e.g. two eights, but also any combination of 10 and picture card), they can be split (with an additional bet of the same amount as the original bet being placed on the second card).

Split Limit

Type of limit in seven-card stud and Texas Hold'em / Omaha Poker. Limits the value of bets during a game.

See also Limit 

Stand

retain

Stand off

Guest retains bet (only possible on don’t pass if the first roll is 12).

Start

Start or Start button.

Stay

Said by player when he/she does not want a further card.

Straight

Run of five cards in sequence regardless of suit.

Straight flush

Run of five cards in sequence of the same suit.

Stück

Chip units regardless of their real value.

Substitute

substitute

Suite

Banker gives up the bank prematurely.

 

Table Stake

During a game, only the capital that a player has in front of him on the table at the beginning of the respective game may be used for betting.

This is referred to as the table stake.

Capital may be added to the table stake between games. As long as a player is participating in the game, he may not remove any capital from the table stake.

Tableau

Printed cloth, also playing area.

Teilen

If the card value of the first two cards is equal, the player can split, which means he can form a new hand with the second card by placing his original bet once more. When splitting, the combination ace/10 or ace/face produces the value 21 and not a Black Jack. If the player splits two aces then he only receives one card per ace - as long as he does not split again. Management can offer variants of the game and thereby restrict the number of hands being split (also dependent on card value).

Token

Token

Transversale pleine

A bet on a diagonal row of three numbers (e.g. 7-8-9), payout 11:1.

 

Transversale simple

A bet on a diagonal row of six numbers (e.g. 7-8-9-10-11-12), payout 5:1.

 

Trinkgeld

Normally one chip to the value of the en Plein bet. It is also generally accepted to tip two or three chips "Pour les employés", "for the staff", as a token of appreciation for the winnings or of the service provided by the croupier. The wages for the casino staff are paid from the tips or so-called "Cagnotte" according to statutory provisions. This is not a personal tip for the croupier.

Tronc

Tips from which the wages for the casino staff are paid.

Turn Card

The 4th community card is referred to as the turn card.

Turnierdirektor

The casino employee responsible for the entire administration of the tournament.

Decisions of the tournament director are final.

Verdoppeln

After receiving the first two cards of a hand the player can decide to double his bet under the condition he receive only one more card. Management can limit doubling depending on the variant of the game.

Verkaufen

The player/dealer has more than 21.

Versichern

If the croupier's first card is an Ace, players may insure their bet against a possible blackjack with the bank. An insurance bet can be any amount between half and double the player's original bet wagered, in half minimum steps.

Versicherung

If the dealer’s first card is an ace and he/she makes blackjack with the second card, the insurance payout is 2:1 (see insurance).

Wanne

Table area directly above the layout, which the dice may not leave.

When lit

When lit.

Win

win

Zero game

Combination game that covers a certain sector of the wheel around the zero (0) (12, 35, 3, 26, 0, 32, 15). For this game 4 chips are required.

Zwei Paare

Hand containing two different pairs.