ACTION: Any type of wager.
ALL-IN: In poker, all-in means a player has put all of his chips into the pot, but cannot be forced out of the game by other bettors. A side pot is set up for the bettors with remaining chips, who, if winning can take the pot, and the side pot. If the all-in bettor should win, he can take only the pot, and not the side pot.
ALL-UP: To bet on several horses in the same race.
ANTE: A poker term for placing a required amount of chips into the pot before each hand begins.
BRING-IN: A mandatory bet in seven-card stud made by the player showing the lowest value card.
BUST: You lose; As in blackjack, when a player’s cards total over twenty-one.
BUY-IN: The minimum amount of money required to enter a game or tournament.
CALL: As in poker, when a bettor equals a previously made bet.
CHECK: In poker, to stay in the game without betting. This is allowed only if no other players bet in that round.
CLOSING A BET: As in spread betting, meaning to place a bet equal to but opposite of the initial bet.
COLUMN BET: To bet on any of the three columns of a roulette table.
COME BET: In craps, similar to a pass-line bet, but made after the shooter has established his point.
COME-OUT ROLL: A crapshooters first roll to establish a point, or the first roll after a point is established.
COVERALL: A bingo term, meaning to cover all the squares on a bingo card.
CRAPPING OUT: In craps, to roll a two, three or twelve is an automatic loss on the come-out roll.
DAILY DOUBLE: To select the winners of the first two races of the day.
DOWN BET: To bet that the result of an event will be lower than the lowest end of the quote on a spread bet, also known as a “sell”.
DOZEN BET: In roulette, to bet on any of three groups of twelve numbers, 1-12, etc.
EACH WAY BET: A sports bet, meaning to bet on a team or player to win or place in an event.
EVEN MONEY BET: A bet that pays the same amount as wagered, ( 1-1 ).
EXACTA: Betting that two horses in a race will finish in the exact same order as the bet – also known as a “ Perfecta “.
FIVE-NUMBER LINE BET: In roulette, a bet made on a block of five numbers, such as 1-2-3-0, and 00.
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