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Casino Glossary

  • Impair


    French for a bet on the odd numbers. Pays 1 to 1.

  • Inside Straight/Gutshot/One-Grapper

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    Four cards to a straight with a gap inside, e.g. 7543 (vs 7654, an "open ender" that has double the chance of making the straight).

  • Inside Numbers Bet


    Making place bets on the 5, 6, 8 and 9.

  • Insurance


    A side bet offered when the dealer shows an ace. A player can wager up to half their original bet and win double the second bet if the dealer has a blackjack (thus losing nothing if the dealer does have a blackjack).

  • Inside Bets


    Bets placed on the inside part of the roulette layout, on numbers or combinations of numbers. Outside bets (e.g. black, even) have lower payout odds.

  • Instant play or Flash version


    A browser version of software that doesn't need to be download to enable play in an online casino.

    Synonym: Flash

  • Irregular Playing Patterns


    A vague, catchall term given by casinos for banning players.

  • Instant Winner


    A win paid out on the spot rather than in installments that may stretch out over years (see winner annuity).

  • IVT


    Acronym for Interactive Video Terminals.