Monday, May 11, 2009

How to sound knowledgable at your casino party


Its heating up in SoCal, which means global warming is getting worse and we are doomed to a human barbeque???? Ok scratch that, more likely summer barbecue season is quickly approaching. So what are the fundamentals of a good barbecue?

1) Food

2) Drinks

3) Pool

4) Entertainment

I'm afraid its true, people get bored without some form of extra entertainment. That is why D&E Casino Services always experiences a significant increase in business around this time. The next question, what if my guests don't usually play casino games? The answer: teaching the games is half of our dealers jobs. Even daunting games like craps and let-it ride are easily mastered with the help of our friendly and fun dealers. Looking to get a head-start before the party? Done! Here is a list of commonly used casino jargon:

  • Bones: Another term for dice
  • Color up: Trading in smaller denomination chips for larger value chips, usually when ending a session at a table
  • Deuce: In dice, a pair of ones, also known as "snake eyes."
  • First base: In poker, first base is the player on the far left of the dealer. This player is the first to receive cards as they're dealt
  • Hard Hand - In blackjack, any hand that does not contain an Ace valued at 11
  • Hit: Taking another card in blackjack, as in "Hit me."
  • Let it ride: Letting the winnings on a bet roll over to the next bet. See also "pressing a bet."
  • Natural - In blackjack, a natural is a two-card hand of twenty-one points. In baccarat a natural is a two-card total of eight, or nine.
  • Paint: A face card
  • Pocket Cards - In poker where some of the player's cards are dealt to them face down. These cards are called pocket cards
  • Push - A tie hand between a dealer and a player. A round of play where neither the player nor the casino wins
  • River - In poker, the final card dealt in a hand of stud or hold‘em. In seven-card stud, staying in until the fifth and final round of betting is called going to the river
  • Third base: In blackjack, the player sitting just to the dealer's right. This player is considered important on the table because they are the last to play before the dealer plays their hand.
  • Whale - A player who makes extremely large wagers. Unlike high rollers who consistently wager $100 or more per round, whales are typically those who make wagers amounting to thousands if not tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars per round.
Hope that helps impress your friends and family. Until next Monday, have a lucky day!

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