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Casino Terms Beginning with N

Natural

In Blackjack, a natural is a two-card hand of twenty-one points. In baccarat a natural is a two-card total of eight, or nine.

Negative Expectation

The expected loss average after playing for a considerable amount of time or after a large number of repetitions of the same scenario.

Net Winnings

Total payout less your stake.

Non-Negotiable Chips

Promotional chips given to players by the casino that cannot be cashed out.

Non-Value Chip

Gaming chips whose value is determined by the game buy-in and by how many chips are received.

Number Pool

The range of numbers from which you select the ones you want to play. A typical lottery pool ranges from 1 to 60, and the keno pool is 1 to 80.

Nut

The fixed amount that a gambler decides to win in a day. In poker, the nut hand is the best possible hand a player can have given the current board.