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  • Fishhooks

    PokerVideo Poker

    Slang for jacks.

  • Face Up


    A variation on blackjack where all cards are dealt face up. The rules are somewhat different to compensate for this player advantage.

  • Fruit machines


    Fruit machines. KeyToCasino.

    UK slang for a slot machine. Some slot machines contain fruit images, such as cherries and lemons, on the spinning reels, hence the name. The original slot machines are also called one-armed bandits because they were operated by the lever on the side of the machine, and people lost money to them. Today almost every online casino provides reel slots that look similar to the slot machines. Some software providers even copied the fruit images used in the original fruit machines to make the online gambling experience as close to the traditional game as possible.

    There are pubs in the UK that still offer fruit machines for their customers' entertainment. However, their return is set  around 80% payout, which is lower than 90-95% payout in their online counterparts.


    I like to play fruit machines for their images.

    Yesterday I lost all my money playing fruit machines in the casino.

  • Free Odds Bet


    An additional bet on pass line or come bets. It pays true odds (i.e. no house advantage) and is therefore the best craps bet. Also called simply odds.

  • Finales


    A bet on numbers ending with the same digit, e.g. Finale 1 means bets on 1, 11, 21 and 31.

  • Finale Schnaps


    French term for a bet on the numbers 11, 22 and 33.

    See also: French Roulette (European Roulette)

  • Four Card Royal Flush

    Video Poker

    Four cards of a royal flush, needing one and only one card to complete the hand.

  • Four Card Flush

    Video Poker

    In video poker, four cards of the same suit.

  • Four-Card Straight Flush

    Video Poker

    Four cards that can potentially make a straight, a flush or a straight flush, e.g. J1098 (open ended) or J1087 (inside).

  • Front Line Winner


    A pass line bet won on the come-out roll.

    Synonym: Line Away

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