Lucky Nine

Lucky Nine Dictionary

Bankroll
A player's personal money that he takes to a game.

Commission
A percentage of the winnings that the house takes as their profit.

Dealer
A house employee who takes and pays bets to the players and also takes charge of the cards.

Face Cards
Refers to all the jacks, queens and kings in a 52 card deck.

High Roller
A player who makes large bets.

Hit
The word used by a player to request a third card from the dealer.

House Edge
The advantage that casino or "house" gains depending on the odds.

Natural
A hand that totals 9.

Shills
Young ladies who works for the house, used to lure players to the Lucky Nine table.

Shoe
A tool used by the dealer that holds a number of full decks of cards. The shoe is in the form of a box and the cards are dealt form it.

Shuffle Up
The act of the dealer shuffling the cards before the game begins.

Stand
The decision not to "hit" or draw a third card.

Stand-off
A standoff happens when the dealer and the player have hands with the same total. Also known as a tie.

Streak
A term used to describe a consecutive wins or losses.

VIP
Acronym for Very Important Person, used to describe a high roller.

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