Casino Glossary

  • Number Pool

    Keno

    The range of numbers a player has to choose from, e.g. in keno or bingo.

  • Near Miss

    Slots

    A losing spin where one or more winning symbols are tantalizingly close to a payline.

  • Nudge Slot

    Slots

    A slot feature where a symbol which is just off the payline will move up or down to it, resulting in a payout.

  • Negative Progression

    Casino

    A betting strategy of wagering more after a loss. The Martingale System is the best known example.

  • Noir

    Roulette

    French for "black". In roulette, a bet on a black number.

  • Negative Expectation

    Casino

    A long-term theoretical disadvantage.

  • Non-negotiable Chips

    Casino

    Promotional chips that be played to win real chips, but cannot themselves be cashed out.

  • Net Winnings

    Casino

    Actual profit after deducting what the player wagered of their own money.

  • Numbers

    Craps

    In craps, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10.

  • Natural

    BlackjackCraps

    1) In blackjack, a hand totaling 21 using the first two cards dealt;

    2) In bacarrat, a total of 9 (natural 9) or 8 (natural 8) with two cards;

    3) In craps, a roll of 7 or 11 on the come-out roll.

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