Casinos, whether real or for entertainment only, tend to be boisterous, loud spaces. People are laughing, cheering, talking, having fun. Amid all that noise, you want to make sure your message gets across, which makes it handy to know some of the important terminologies ahead of time. Aces Up is here to help. Not only do we offer a premier casino party experience, but we have all the knowledge you need to make the most of it!
We’ll skip obvious things like “place your bets,” but there are some other terms that you should anticipate.
If you’re coming into a game and hear this, that means that any bets you want to put in should be made in a hurry. Otherwise, bets will close and you’ll have to just watch while waiting for the next round.
Is This Table Open?
Most game tables can only support a limited number of players. Other times players arrange to have a limited game between specific people. Common courtesy is to ask if a table is open before taking a seat.
This is used to describe players turning in their low-value chips for higher denomination ones, as the denominations are marked by different colors. This is always good practice before leaving a table, so you don’t have to carry more chips than necessary.
One of the most popular casino and table card games, poker has its own important lingo to know in order to succeed.
A bluff is when a player bets or keeps their hand, even though it’s a bad one, in an effort to trick opponents into backing down.
An action in which the player matches the bet of whoever went before them. This is the minimum bet required, to continue playing a hand.
Checking is allowed for the first person up to bet. They don’t have to make a bet right then, but it will come back around and they’ll have to decide what to do, based on what others have done.
Conceding a hand; a player acknowledges their cards probably can’t win that hand and withdraws, rather than risk more chips.
When a player increases their bet, usually because they’re confident their hand can win, but sometimes as a bluff.
This just covers a few general casino and poker terms, but we’ll be back with more terms for other games. With these in mind, you’re one step closer to a fun-filled night of gambling! Your Aces Up Casino Parties team is ready to help you host the party of a lifetime! We have the perfect entertainment package for your next family or company event! Schedule our services today.