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Casino Terms Beginning with C

Call

In poker, when a player matches the current bet on the table. In keno and bingo, to call, is to draw the numbers for each game.

Caller

In a bingo game, the person who is responsible for choosing the game pattern, drawing each bingo ball and reading each number clearly. In poker, the caller is someone who has called a bet.

Card Counting

Keeping track of all cards that have been played since the shuffle.

Card Shark

A person who is an expert at cards.

Carousel

A group of slot machines that are positioned in a ring, enabling a change person to stand in the centre.

Catch

In keno, to catch a number means that a number you have marked on your keno ticket has been drawn

Chase

Having lost money on a bet, ‘chasing’ is having another bet simply to try and get back the loss.

Check

In casino gambling, a check is another term for a chip. In poker, a player can check in order to stay in the game but not bet.

Chips

Round tokens that are used on casino gaming tables in lieu of cash.

Chip Tray

The tray in front of a dealer that holds that tables inventory of chips.

Cold

A player on a losing streak, or a slot machine that isn’t paying out.

Color Up

When a player leaving a game exchanges smaller denomination chips for larger denomination chips.

Combination Way Ticket

In Keno, a ticket in which groups of numbers are bet several different ways, allowing the player to spread money over more combinations.

“Your Combination Way Ticket will allow you to play more money.”

Come Bet

In Craps, a bet made on the come, after a point is made.  This bet is located on the come line.

Come Out Roll

In Craps, the first roll of the dice and any subsequent roll when there is no point established.

Conditioning

A players marked choices, usually along the top of the ticket shows the number of spots played, number of games and the price.

Copy

In Pai Gow poker, when a player and the banker have the same two-card hand, or the same five-card hand. The banker wins all copies.

Crapping Out

In Craps, to roll a 2, 3 or 12 on the come out roll.

Craps

Casino dice table-game. See the Craps Rules page to learn how to play!

Credit Button

In slot machines or video machines, the button that allows players to bank coins in the form of credits.

Croupier

The French word for dealer, used in the games of baccarat and roulette.

Cut

When the dealer divides a deck into two parts and inverts them after they have been well shuffled.