Casino Terms Beginning with D


To give out the cards during a hand

Designated Dealer

In poker games like Texas Hold’em, the player to the left of the dealer bets first. In a poker room where each game has a resident dealer, a different player serves as the designated dealer for each hand.


A two in dice games or card games.

Dime Bet

A $1000 wager

Discard Tray

A tray on the dealer’s right side that holds all the cards that have been played or discarded.

Dollar Bet

A $100 wager

Double Down

In blackjack, it is the player’s option to double their original bet in exchange for receiving only one more card. To do this the player turns over their first two cards and places an equal bet alongside the original bet.


The basis of some widely used systems. After a loss the player doubles the size of his previous bet hoping to win back the money lost and make a profit. In poker, a player “doubles up” when they are all-in and win the pot.

Double Or Nothing

An even-money bet. A bet that pays off exactly the amount wagered.

Down To The Felt

Totally out of money, broke.


In draw poker, the second round of cards that are dealt.

Draw Button

In video poker this button allows the player to draw up to five new cards.

Drop Box

On a gaming table, the box that serves as a repository for cash, markers, and chips.

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