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Casino Terms Beginning with B

Baccarat

Baccarat is a table game that uses 6 or 8 decks of cards and does not require much skill. Can also called Punto Banco and Chemin De Fer – which are similar to Baccarat but require a greater degree of skill.

Banker

In a card game, the dealer or the players who books the action of the other players at the table.

Bankroll

A player’s total available gambling money.

Basic Strategy

In blackjack, the set of plays that you should make to maximize your advantage.

Bet

To wager.

Betting Limits

In a table game, the minimum and maximum amounts of money that you can wager on one bet. You cannot wager less than the minimum or more than the maximum amount posted.

Bingo

Bingo in its traditional form, is a prize game where players buy cards with numbers on them in a 5 x 5 grid corresponding to the five letters in the word B-I-N-G-O. Numbers are then drawn at random (out of a possible 75 in American Bingo, and 90 in British and Australian Bingo) until one player completes a ‘Bingo’ line with five numbers in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row on one of their cards and wins the prize. Bingo rules and payouts and play variations vary from place to place.

Bingo Marker

A dauber that is used to cover the numbers on a bingo game card.

Blind Bet

A bet that certain poker players are required to make because of their betting positions.

Bluff

In poker, players bluff when raising with a weak hand in hopes of driving out players with stronger hands.

Board

In poker, the community cards dealt face-up in the centre of the table are referred to as on the ‘board’.

“Community cards are dealt on to the Board”

Boat

Another term for a full house.

Boxing

In horse racing, a single ticket comprised of more than one parlay.

Break-Even Point

The break-even point is the point at which if you played forever, the bets you made would approximately equal the payoffs you’d receive.

Bring-In

In seven-card stud, the bring-in is a mandatory bet made by the player with the lowest upcard in the first round of betting.

Buck

A $100 wager

Bump

To raise

Burn Card

In card games, the card temporarily removed from play. After a shuffle and cut, one card is placed on the bottom of the deck or in the discard tray, which is called burning the card.

Bust

In Blackjack, to go over twenty-one. If you bust you lose.

Button

In poker, a disc used as a marker that is moved from player to player after each hand to designate the dealer position.