Learning Table Games Jargon 101 at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa

Have you ever been to a casino and not understood some of the terms that Players and Dealers are using? Check out the casino jargon outlined below and you’ll be an expert in no time!

  1. Chips
    The round chips are essentially casino “dollars” that are designed in different color, which mean they have different monetary values.
  2. Shoe
    A devise that holds the deck(s) of card(s) and allows for multiple games to be played by reducing the time between shuffles.
  3. Push
    The Player and the Dealer have the same cards, which is essentially a tie and no money is exchanged.
  4. Buy-in
    The process of a Player exchanging cash for chips.
  5. Cage
    The location of the property cashiers.
  6. Bankroll
    The total amount of “money” the Player has for a bet.
  7. Burn Cards
    Cards that the casino discards at the beginning of a new shuffle.
  8. Split hand
    If the Players first two cards have the same value they are able to split them into two hands by placing a second bet equal to the first.
  9. Double Down
    The Player is able to increase the initial bet up to 100% if he/she decides to take no more cards after receiving only one more card.
  10. Hit
    The Player is seeking or should seek another card.


Information courtesy of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Gamerisms,