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Glossary

Here you will find the technical terms for all casino games offered.

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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

Additional purchase of tournament chips at a defined level in the initial phase of a tournament, regardless of the player's chip status.

Alignieren

Arrangement of chips on the table by value.

All wins paid on lit lines

All wins are paid out on selected lit lines.

#hit#payline#pays only when lit#slot machine#win

All-in

To run out of chips while betting or calling during a poker game. A player may not go into his pocket for more money during a hand. If he runs out, a side pot is created in which he has no interest. However, he can still win the pot for which he had the chips.

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. In Texas Hold'em, this additional stake in addition to the blinds is only used in tournaments.

Ante Box

Playing area in Tropical Stud Poker layout.

Any bar

Combination of various bar symbols

#bonus#hit#win

Any position

In every position

#scattered#slot machine

Ass

Card worth 1 or 11

Ass-König

Minimum value of dealer’s hand permitting a comparison

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.

Bank

Casino or croupier being played against.

Begrüßungsjetons

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

Bet

Playing capital. To make a bet.

Bet box

Playing area in Tropical Stud 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

Predefined bets that must be placed by the first two players to the left of the dealer button before the cards are dealt. The player to the left of the dealer button must post the small blind. The player to the left of the small blind must post the big blind. The size of the small blind is usually half the size of the big blind.

Bluff

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

Board

All five community cards in the middle of the table in a poker game.

#common (community) cards#river card#turn card

Bonus

Extra winnings or bonus

#double up feature#hit#win

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

To discard the top card from the deck, face down. This is done between each betting round before putting out the next community card(s). It is security against any player recognizing or glimpsing the next card to be used on the board.

Bust

Card value over 21

Buy-in

Amount required by patron to join in a game or to play a tournament.

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

To pay a fellow player's bet without raising.

#call#check#fold#raise

Call Attendant

Call casino attendant

Cancel

Delete selection

#service#slot machine

Card

Said by player when he/she wants another card

Carre

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

Cash Box

Box for the cash.

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.

Check

To not bet, with the option to call or raise later in the betting round.

#bet#call#fold#raise

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 Accepted

coin accepted

#coin#press to return coin

Coins played

Number of coins played

#coin#coin accepted#press to return coin

Common (Community) Cards

Cards that are presented face-up in the middle of the poker table and shared among players in poker games. These are also referred to as "board".

#board#river card#turn card

Coup

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

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.

Dealer Button

Indicates the fictitious dealer. The dealer button travels around the table in a clockwise manner, moving to the next player after each hand is completed.

Deck

A card package with 52 cards.

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.

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

#bonus#press button#slot machine

Draw

To draw

#stand

Drop collection

Type of fee that is withheld from the pot in 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, even-odd, 1st-18th - 19th - 26th. Payout ratio 1:1

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.

Floorman

Casino employee who is responsible for overseeing the poker game.

Fold

Pass, to withdraw from a current game.

#bet#call#check#raise

Freezeout

Mode of a poker tournament in which you cannot buy additional chips. If a player loses his chips, he is eliminated.

Freie Plätze

Open seats are filled by the floorman or croupier.

Game Over

End of the game

#last bet#slot machine

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.

High Card

If a hand does not make a combination, the high card counts.

#drilling#flush#paar#poker#royal flush#straight#straight flush#zwei paare

Impair

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

Insurance Line

Area for insurance

Jackpot

Higher winnings or highest winnings.

#max bet#slot machine#when lit#wins paid by attendant

Jackpot, double progressive

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

#jackpot#jackpot, progressive#slot machine#when lit#wins paid by attendant

Jackpot, progressive

Jackpot whose value grows steadily with every bet

#jackpot#slot machine#when lit#wins paid by attendant

Jeton

Chips

Kapitalreserve

Capital added to the tables, if necessary.

Kartenwert

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

Kaufen

Request another card from the dealer

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

Layout

Printed area of the table.

Limit

Regulates the amount of the possible bets in poker.

#no limit#pot limit#split limit

Max bet

Maximum bet.

#jackpot#slot machine

Maximum

Maximum bet in a box.

Minimum

Minimum bet

Nicht qualifiziert

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

No Limit

A version of poker in which a player may bet any amount of chips (up to the number in front of them) whenever it is their turn to act.

#limit#pot limit#split limit

Odd

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

Only highest winner paid

Only the highest winning combination is paid.

#cash out#collect#slot machine#winner paid

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.

Paid by attendant

Win is paid by a casino attendant.

#press button#push to collect#service#wins paid by attendant

Pays only when lit

Wins are only paid on the lit lines selected.

#all wins paid on lit lines#hit#payline#when lit#win

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.

Place your bets

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

Play 1 to 5 coins

Pay 1 to 5 coins.

#cancel#max bet

Play coins or credits before pulling handle

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

#handle#player#slot machine

Player

player

#credit#press button#win

Pot

Total amount of bets that it is played for.

Pot Limit

A version of poker in which a player may bet up to the amount of money in the pot whenever it is his turn to act.

#limit#no limit#split limit

Preispool

The total amount of tournament prize money that will be shared among the winners.

Press button

Press button.

#player#service#slot machine#start

Press to return coin

Coin return

#coin#coin accepted#coins played#token

Push to collect

Push to collect.

#cash out#collect#slot machine#winner paid

Qualifiziert

The croupier has an ace and a king or higher.

Raise

To increase the amount of the current bet.

#bet#call#check#fold

Rebuy

To buy more tournament chips. In a rebuy tournament, it is possible to buy more tournament chips within a certain period of time.

River Card

The fifth and final community card that is dealt face up on the table.

#board#common (community) cards#turn card

Royal Flush

Highest combination of cards consisting of five cards of one suit from ten to ace.

#drilling#flush#high card#paar#poker#straight#straight flush#zwei paare

Scattered

Symbol which is effective in any position.

#any position#hit

Second Chance

Service

Service

#press button

Showdown

The point at which all players remaining in the hand turn their cards over and determine who has the best hand.

Siebener Drilling

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

Slot machine

Slot machine

#bonus#cash meter#hit#scattered#win

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

A version of poker in which the amount of the bet is fixed for each player.

#limit#no limit#pot limit

Stand

retain

#draw

Stand off

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

Start

Start or Start button.

#player#press button#slot machine

Stay

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

Straight

Run of five cards in sequence regardless of suit.

#drilling#flush#high card#paar#poker#royal flush#straight flush#zwei paare

Straight Flush

Run of five cards in sequence of the same suit.

#drilling#flush#high card#paar#poker#royal flush#straight#zwei paare

Suite

Banker gives up the bank prematurely. 

Table Stake

Total number of chips that a player has on the table during a game. He may only use that capital for betting during a game in progress. It is allowed to add more money to the table stake between two games. As long as a player is involved in the game, he is not allowed to take any money from his 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

#player

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.

Turn Card

The forth community card that is dealt face up on the table.

#board#common (community) cards#river card

Turnierdirektor

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

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.

Wanne

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

When lit

When lit.

#hit#jackpot#slot machine#win

Wins paid by attendant

Wins paid by attendant.

#paid by attendant#press button#push to collect#service

Zero / Doppel Zero

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.

#drilling#flush#high card#paar#poker#royal flush#straight#straight flush