Useless Infographic: Gambling Terms That Sound Dirty But Aren’t
Come to find out, you aren’t the only one who thinks these gambling terms sound dirty.
If you’re not familiar with these terms, let’s do something about that.
“Go all in” means to bet all the money you have on the table, especially in poker.
“Stud Poker” is a game, a variation of poker, and not just because we like saying the word “poker” over and over, we swear. Poker.
“Third base” is a seating position at a blackjack table. This is the player who is the last to play before the dealer. Careful about sitting in this position if you’re beginner. Third base players often take the heat if things go awry.
“Hard six” is a pair of threes in craps. We think “hard eight” sounds dirtier, but we didn’t have a photo of a hard eight.
“Loose slots” are slots thought to put out jackpots more generously. Which sounds a little dirty, too, come to think of it.
A “lay” bet in craps means you’re betting a player sevens out before a given number is hit. Lay bets are used by “wrong bettors,” or those betting against the shooter (and often the table). If the player bets the “Don’t Come,” they can also lay odds on that don’t come bet. A “maximum lay” is the dirty version of saying “the maximum odds you can lay on your don’t come bet.” Got all that?
“They’re coming out” is another craps term, meaning the first roll of the dice or the first roll after a point has been made. Yes, craps has a lot of terms that sound dirty. Don’t even get us started on “short-sticking.”
Now you know!