Casino Periodic Table

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Chemical Element-Symbol-Number-Casino Term Description



An Ace is a playing card that features a single spot on it; it also appears in each four suits. The Ace is important when it comes to casino card games the Ace is the highest ranked card in the deck.

Aluminium-Al-13-All In

To go all in is to put all of your chips at stake in a particular hand. If one player does go all-in it does not prevent future action for other players. This term applies to both online and land-based casinos.


This applies if you have placed single bet that then links together two or more of your individual wagers. To win you also need all other bets to succeed, and if you do win the payoff is much higher.

Antimony-Sb-51-Second Screen Bonus

When you play video slots there may be some that offer bonus features, which will be a second screen bonus. To activate the second screen bonus you will need to have certain random winning combinations.

Argon- Ar-18-Arbitrage

This is a certain type of betting, when conditions are allowed, you can place one bet per each outcome with different betting companies. These bets are incredibly fast-paced but the bettor can usually make profit regardless of the outcome.

Arsenic-As-33-Across The Board

This is a bet of equal stakes on each outcome; also across the board. This is particularly used for horse racing where the bettor places three separate bets to win, place or show.


This term is generally used in stud poker, though it may sometimes be required in addition to blinds. It is a mandatory bet for all players, that is paid before any cards are dealt or vied in a card game.

Barium-Ba-56-Bad Beat

This term is used in a situation in which a hand with a negative expected value stayed in the pot and won. It is an unlucky win especially when a strong hand has been beaten by a hand that was stronger only due to the final card dealt.

Berkelium-Bk-97-Big Slick

This is used for both online and bricks and mortar casinos and can be found in many card games. The term refers to pocket cards, which will be an Ace and a King, either suited or off suit.


This is typically used by player and it means a strong selection. It means an almost guaranteed winner. It also means in permutation bets the banker is a selection that must win to guarantee any returns.


This is a mandatory bet made before any cards have been dealt, either in addition to or instead of an ante. This is mostly used in community card games. It is different than an ante as it is only required by certain players.

Bohrium-Bh-107-Black Chip

This is a token used in casinos, both online and offline. The black chip represents a significant amount of money or points. A chip of a specific high demonization, which most commonly represents £100 in regular play and £1,000 in high-stakes.


If you bluff in a game then you aggressively wager with the intent of causing all your opponents to fold. This is done while holding a hand that has almost no chance of winning in a showdown; you have a weak hand and play as though it was strong.


Burning is done to prevent cheating in games. The dealer intentionally flashes the top card to a player. It means to discard the top card from the deck prior to dealing the cards for a particular round.

Cadmium-Cd-48-Card Counting

This is a strategy used commonly in blackjack to determine what the next hand is likely to be. It is used by advance players in order to gain a house-edge over the casino. It isn't illegal but very frowned upon in casinos.

Calcium-Ca-20-Cash In

This term means several things. To have one's chips converted into chips. To leave a table, and to cash in your winnings. Lastly to play in a lucrative game and make a profit from other player's weaknesses.


This is where three or more competitor in a game shares the exact same statistics as the favourite. This also means that they have the lowest odds. It applies to many different games and bets.


This casino term is slang which is primarily used in the United Kingdom. It means that the bet has odds of three to one. It is also commonly known as ‘tres' or even ‘gimmel' to some people.


This term is for players who use slot machines. Credits are what your coins are converted into once they are in the slot machines. If you were to have a nickel slot, and enter a dollar you would then have twenty credits to use.


This is a person who uses their skills to win at different games from poker to many other card games. They use methods of deception in order to win. If you can avoid these people in casinos then you are far better off.

Chlorine-Cl-17-Colour Up

This means to exchange many smaller denomination ships for a few large domination chips. This may be done when a player is preparing to leave and they may have too many chips to handle easily, which could affect their game play.


This is a popular dice game played in both online and land-based casinos, in which players make wagers on the outcome of the roll. Or even series of roll of a pair of dice. Players often wager money against each offer.


If you have a cowboy then that means you have a pair of Kings in the Pocket. The hand for this would be two different Kings; this term applies to both online and land-based venues.


A term used to describe a player, or the way a player players. A conservative player tends to play few hands and will either fold or make the minimum wager that is required to stay in the pot. Conservative players also tend to avoid betting, raising or re-raising even with a strong hand.


This means to separate the deck into two or more portions and place the portions in a new order. You divide and the reorder the deck. The most common way to do so is to take a number of cards on the top deck and place them at the bottom.

Curium-Cm-96-Community Cards

This is when cards are dealt face-up on the table so they are visible to all players, and this may be used by any player, common cards, board cards, widow cards. As opposed to an individual hand or a player's pocket cards.

Darmstadtium-Ds-110-Dealing Seconds

A method of manipulating a deck of cards during a game by dealing the second card rather than the top of the deck. This is usually for the purpose of cheating but Dealing Seconds and bottom dealing are often used in performance magic.

Dubnium-Db-105-Double Down

The option to double your bet once you've been dealt two cards in a game of Blackjack. Best used strategically depending on the cards you've been dealt.

Dysprosium-Dy-66-Daily Double

A betting system in horse or dog racing where the bettor makes one bet on the winner of two races but can only collect if both choices win.

Einsteinium-Es-99-Early Surrender

Surrendering (or folding) allowed before the dealer checks for blackjack.

Erbium-Er-68-En Prison

The opportunity to recover one's stake after a spin of zero, provided one's bet was even-odds.

Europium-Eu-63-European Roulette

A casino game named after the French word meaning 'little wheel'. Players choose to place bets on either a single number or a range of numbers, the colours red or black, or whether the number is odd or even.


A person in a poker room responsible for oversight of the games on the gaming floor. Their duties include seating new players, supervising the dealers and keeping the games running smoothly.


A hand containing five cards of the same suit, such as all diamonds, hearts, spades or clubs.

Francium-Fr-87-Free Ride

A free ride is a hand with many free cards, or a round after which there is a free card; a round or hand in which a player is not required to contribute additional money in order to maintain a stake in the pot.


The MGM Grand Las Vegas is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas strip on Paradise, Nevada. The Grand is the largest single hotel in the USA with 5,044 rooms.


A Goliath consists of 247 bets on eight selections. Such as 28 doubles, 56 trebles, 70 fourfold accumulators, 56 fivefold accumulators, 28 sixfold accumulators, 8 sevenfold accumulators and 1 eightfold accumulators. Two or more selections must be successful to have a return.

Germanium-Ge-32-Games Per Hour

A quota of how many games a croupier is expected to deal every hour. The number differs on the game being played and how many players are at the table.


Computer programmed casino games, such as slot machines. Computer versions of games like poker, blackjack and roulette are usually available in modern casinos. Autoplay games constitute about 70% of the average US's casino's income.

Hafnium-Hf-72-Hit Frequency

Hit Frequency is defined as how often a slot machine will have a winning outcome and it is usually given in a percentage. Almost all casinos, whether online or offline, have either a hit frequency or return to player rate available for player viewing.

Hassium-Hs-108-Hot Slots

Hot Slots are slot machines that are deemed to be highly lucky or favourable, as opposed to cold slots. Although there is no such thing as a hot or cold slot as they are run by random number generators, people's superstitions have deemed them to be hot or cold depending on their success.


Hold'em is a poker variation in which players receive 2 down cards that may be used individually and 5 face-up cards that are shared among all players. Players combine any number of their personal cards with the shared cards to make the highest 5-card hand.


House has a number of meanings. The first is that it is a casino or poker room that provides for operation of the games. This is then used exclusively when the service is provided in exchange for some form of payment. Alternatively, there is the full house – a three of a kind & a pair.

Hydrogen-H-1-Hand For Hand

Hand For Hand is a term used in the late stages of a tournament, a requirement that each table wait to deal the next hand until all tables have finished the current one. This ensures that the number of hands played is equal among all tables.

Indium-In-49-In The Money

In The Money is used to describe a player who has won a prize or has made it to a position in a tournament after which one is guaranteed a prize, regardless of whether the tournament is complete. This applies to both online and land based casinos.

Iodine-I-53-Instant Winner

Instant Winner is when a gambling game allows the player to find out whether he or she is a winner immediately. A good example of this include scratch card games, particularly on online casinos, as you scratch the numbers and find out if you have won straight away.


Insurance is an arrangement between the remaining players to end the hand and divide the pot based on an agreed method, made when there are cards remaining to be dealt or revealed in a hand, and at least one player is all in.

Iron-Fe-26-Free Spin

A Free Spin is a common feature on modern slot games, which allow the user to spin the slot machine's reels without getting charged for it. These are either won as a part of a bonus on the game, or are given as part of a promotion by the casino, both online or offline.

Kyrpton-Kr-36-King Ticket

King Ticket is a phrase used in the popular game of keno for a ticket where only one number is circled. It is able to be utilised with additional numbers, and is a very flexible ticket to have in this game.

Lanthanum-La-57-Lay Down

Lay Down is another term similar to that of folding. Lay down is usually used when a decision to fold is difficult, or the hand being folded is particularly strong. Alternatively, a lay down can be to reveal one's cards at the end of a hand in order to determine the winner.

Lawerncium-Lr-103-Late Surrender

Late Surrender is only available after the dealer has looked at his cards to reveal if a blackjack hand was dealt. Some casinos offer this option, alongside an early surrender which takes place before the dealer has looked at his cards.

Lead-Pb-82-Place Bet

A Place Bet is a term that is generally used in horse racing both online and offline. A place bet, is a bet on a horse to win a place in a race, usually first, second or third. This is usually an each-way bet rather than to win.

Lithium-Li-3-Limp In

Limp In is to call the minimum amount required in the first round of betting in order to establish or maintain a stake in the pot; to call the blind or the bring in without raising. This is used mainly in poker, and is the absolute minimum.


Lucky is where you receive good fortune, and is a notable term when it comes to gambling. Gambling and luck have long been intertwined, and some games rely on luck more than they do on strategy. If you're lucky, you usually win a lot of money, or win when the odds are not in your favour.


Martingale is a type of betting system and well known strategy that is used usually in roulette. The strategy means that the gambler doubles his beet after every loss, so that the first win would recover all previous losses and win a profit equal to the original stake.

Manganese-Mn-25-Minor Hand

Minor Hand is a two-card hand used in Pai gow poker. The object of pai gow poker is for the player to create two poker hands out of the seven cards they are dealt – a five card and a two card poker hand. The two card hand is known as the minor hand.

Meitnerium-Mt-109-Match Play

Match Play is a scoring system that is used in golf and darts, where a player or team earns a point for each time they have bested their opponents. In golf, this is opposed to stroke play, where the numbers of strokes are counted over a number of rounds of 18 holes.

Mendelevium-Md-101-Multiple Decks

Multiple Decks is when a game plays with more than one deck of cards. In blackjack, the game can be played with one or more decks of 52 cards, but baccarat is played with multiple decks, equivalent to about eight decks of cards, that are drawn from a shoe.

Mercury-Hg-80-High Roller

High Roller is a person who gambles for large stakes in a casino, and are often described to be someone who gamble rashly or recklessly. They tend to wager large amounts of money, and they often receive lavish comps to lure them onto the gambling floors.

Molybdenum-Mo-42-Money Plays

Money Plays is a rule for table stakes games, where cash may be considered part of the player's table stakes without having to be converted into chips first. This can be used on some tables where they run out of chips.

Neodymium-Nd-60-Nudge Slot

Nudge Slot is a feature usually found on fruit machines or classic slot machines. They use more skill than any other types of slot games, and the nudge is randomly awarded throughout the game. A nudge allows the player to move a symbol into their winning payline.

Neon-Ne-10-Net Winnings

Net Winnings are what you would earn from a wining bet, after any entry fees and other expenses are subtracted from the total. For example, if you played ten competitions that all have an entry fee of £3, and won five of them for £10 each, your Net Winnings would be £35.

Neptunium-Np-93-Number Pool

Number Pool is a form of gambling that is a variant of pari-mutuel betting, influenced by lotteries, where gamblers pay a fixed price into a pool, and then make a selection on an outcome. This is usually involving sport games.


Nina is craps slang for rolling a total of nine, or the number nine. This can also be referred to a a number of other names including just Nina Ross, Nina from Pasadena and Nina at the Marina. This is used in both online casinos and land based casinos.

Niobium-Nb-41-Non-Negotiable Chips

Non-Negotiable Chips are chips that can only be used for promotional purposes, and cannot be exchanged for cash. They are usually issued by a casino to VIP room Gaming Promoters for wagering in their respective VIP rooms.


The Nut hand is the strongest possible hand in a given situation, and a player cannot lose. This is used mostly in community card poker games such as Texas hold'em. If a board is 5♠ 6♠ A♣ 9♠ 5♥ the player holding the 7♠ 8♠ has the nut hand.

Nobelium-No-102-No Action

A No Actions bet is used in sports betting and wagering, and refers to a bet that is deemed to not be valid after it is made. This means that the bet acts as though it was never made, and has no effect on the face.

Osmium-Os-76-Cash Outs

Cash outs are a revolutionary feature on many online casinos that allow players to lock in a profit or cut losses during a match/event/race, instead of waiting until it's finished to take any winnings.


Odds is the ratio between the amounts that are staked by the parties to a bet, based on the expected probability either way. Favourites in a race or game usually have the lowest odds, as they are more likely to win.


A Point Spread is a number odds maker's use as a median between two teams to grow interest. Spread betting is any type of wager on the outcome of an event where the pay-off is based on the accuracy of the wager such as fixed odds.


Pass is where you decline a bet, but not the same as check. You can decline to call a bet with a pass, at which point you must throw your cards away, as you have no further interest in the pot.


Position can be where a player sits in relation to others at the table. Position could be where the player sits in relation to the dealer. In horse-racing the position could be where the horse has finished. In football, a position could be where a player plays for example a striker. 


Push has a number of meanings. 1) Certain forms of stud played in private games; a push is when a card is offered to the left. 2) When someone bets too often or too much. 3) A split pot.


The Pot has a number of different meanings depending on the game. 1) The name of the chips that are in play on a particular hand. 2) Portion of the table in which the pots in play on a particular hand go. 3) The time from the deal of cards until the last hand.


A King is the name of a face card that ranks between the queen and the ace. It tends to have a picture of a crown, or a man with a crown on, and is one of the highest scoring cards in some games, and lowest in others.

Praseodymium-Pr-59-Pocket Rockets

Pocket Rockets is a slang term used in a game of poker usually, but also any other card game to describe a pair of aces in a hand A-A. This can be used in either land based or online casinos.


Permutations is a horserace betting methods using a statistical or systematic approach. It is a type of combination betting that is similar to betting accumulators and multiples, because it involves placing wagers on multiple selections, however you don't need all selections to be correct to get a return.


A pair is a hand that contains two cards of the same value such as Q-Q-4-J-7. The hand ranking immediately below a two pair and immediately above a high card. When multiple players have a pair, the winner is the one with the highest card value.


A Raise is a term used to increase the size of a previous bet. The act includes a call of the previous bet so that it would be redundant to call and raise separately. In some games, there are certain conditions in order to raise.

Radon-Rn-86-Round Robin

A Round Robin is a type of bet that includes a three selection wager. Within the wager, there are 10 bets – 3 doubles, 1 treble and 3 up-and-down single stakes. One or more winning selections will guarantee a return from a Round Robin.


Rakeback is usually only available in online cardrooms, and this is a promotional offer in which a percentage of the payments taken by a casino or cardroom are refunded to the player.

Rhodium-Rh-45-Right Price

The Right Price is when the correct pot odds are exact. If the odds against your making a particular hand are 4 to 1, and the pot offers 4 to 1 on current call, you're getting the right price.


A ringer is a term in poker where a player pretends to be a beginner but is actually an expert. These players are sometimes brought into an established private game for the purpose of taking some of the money. 


In a tournament you can re-buy into the game by paying an addition entry fee, begin again, or purchase additional chips after falling below a certain amount. This can only be done in tournaments that allow the re-buy option, and typically a tournament will be limited to a certain number of purchases. 


A roundabout is a form of any to come or if cash bet. The roundabout is a wager on three selections, consisting of three singles and three any to come. The any to come bet are twice the stake.

Rutherfordium-Rf-104-Royal Flush

A royal flush is a hand of cards, which features ace, king, queen, jack and ten all in the same suit, in a row. This is the highest possible hand value in a game of poker, when wild cards are not used, and is a form of a straight flush.

Samarium-Sm-62-Smooth Call

A smooth call is used under circumstances in which a raise would be expected or typical, to match all previous bets without raising; to call when no one would be expected to raise. This applies in both online and land based casinos.


A stack is the way a player has arranged his particular chips. Alternatively, it is a specific number of chips that are all of the same denomination though not necessarily arranged into a pile on the table.


Peter Singleton is a gambling expert in a number of games including poker, racehorses and greyhounds. He has worked with several TV companies, and is considered to be the best and most knowledgeable poker commentator.


A system can encompass a number of things. You can decide a specific way to bet and use a system to keep that consistent or you can decide a bankroll management system, which will help you to choose when to bet and how much to wager.


A suit is the type of symbols that are featured on a card. In a regular deck of cards used in casinos, there are four different suits: Hearts, Diamonds, Spaces and Clubs. These all come in both red and black, and cover all cards from Ace to King.


Age is the player that is sat immediately to the left of the dealer, and who receives the first card dealt. In games in which the best or worst hand acts first, when there are two or more players with hands of equivalent value, age acts first.


A Natural, is a card that is not wild. In a wild-card game, a natural could also be a hand that doesn't contain any wild cards. For example, in deuces wild a natural straight, such as 10-J-Q-K-A, would have no deuces.


A streak is where a player has a run of either good or bad cards. For example, if the player wins multiple hands in a poker game, or loses a number of consecutive games in roulette. These are known as a winning streak and a losing streak.


A shuffle is where a dealer mixes the cards up to make their order as unpredictable as possible. Shuffling happens before every game and it is essential in order to try and avoid cheating on the table. Most casinos have fairly specific rules on how cards should be shuffled.

Tantalum-Ta-73-Tapping Out

Tapping out is a phrase that is used when a player runs out of money.  Alternatively, tapping out is a phrase that can also be used when a player bets all of his chips in a poker game. The phrase is interchangeable between the two scenarios.


A ticket is usually the form of paper that tells you whether you have won or not. Also known as a betting slip, particularly in sports betting. A ticket is also used in lottery, and it is on the ticket that you choose your numbers to select a potential winning combination.


A Tie is an important part of gambling, particularly in baccarat. A tie is a equality in numbers or scores when it comes to a casino, and is an important term for many games. In baccarat, you can bet on the result to be a tie.


A Treble is a bet that consists of three selections, all of which must win in order for the wager to be successful. A treble can also be used as a part of a number of other bets including the Union Jack, Round Robin, Patent, Lucky 15, Heinz, Goliath, Canadian and Yankee.

Thallium-Tl-81-Two Liner

A Two Liner is a reference to a slot machine that has two reels where players line up three symbols and win. If a player can line up six symbols, they are able to win double the original win. This term is used on both online and land based casinos.

Thorium-Th-90-Three Liner

A Three Liner is a term used on a slot machine that consists of three reels. A three liner is where players have to line up three identical symbols in order to win the cash prize, and this can only be found on 3-reel slot machines.

Thulium-Tm-69-Table Limits

Table Limits are the minimum and maximum bets that a gambler can make at a casino table. No matter what casino table game you choose, they will always have a minimum and maximum bet, and this differs between casinos, games, and specific tables.

Tin-Sn-50-Snake Eyes

In a casino, Snake Eyes is the outcome of rolling the dice in a game, and getting the outcome of one on each die. This resembles a pair of small, beady eyes, and the term snake is attributed to it because of its association with betrayal.

Titanium-Ti-22-Tight Slots

Tight Slots is a term used to describe a slot machine that rarely pays out. Although this is more speculation, tight slots are often said to found in non-casino venues, such as airports. Determining the difference between a loose or tight slot machine can be difficult.


A Win is where you are successful or victorious at a game. Another definition of win is to acquire or secure a prize as a result of a bet, contest, or other endeavour. If you were to acquire the best hand in a game of poker you will win. If you choose the right number/colour/odd or even on a roulette table, you will win.


The up is a term used in a poker to describe the higher pair in a two pair. An example includes: Q-Q-4-4-x, a player may say ‘I've got a Queens up'. The term is used in both online and land-based casinos to describe a card value.

Ununoctium-Uuo-118-Under Dog

Underdog is a term used in both online and land based casinos, and the player who has card odds against winning the hand but who is not drawing dead. Simply, the underdog is someone who is not expected to win but ends up doing so.


Upcard is known as the card that is laid on the table face up. Whether this is in blackjack or another card game, whenever a card is laid face up on the table, it is known as the upcard. This is used in both online casinos and land based casinos.


A qualifier is known as the minimum hand needed to win a hand in poker, or any other gambling game. Although many games are played with the highest or lowest hand, there are many variations that place restrictions on what type can win. The qualifier is the hand that is lowest you can achieve to win.

Ununspetium-Uus-117-Up Swing

An upswing is a way of describing a long term of net positive results from a series of gambling experiences, in particular poker. It is a generic term used by many gamblers, and is used when there's been a prolonged rush of results creating positive monetary gain.


Unit is a popular term in sports betting, and is the measurement of the size of someone's bet. Because people have different sized bankrolls, the unit is a universal term to show your profit or loss on a number of or a single bet.

Uranium-U-92-Union Jack

Union Jack is a type of bet, where a person bets on nine selections of between 8 and 80 bets. There are four different types of Union Jack bet including Union Jack trebles, Union Jack Trixie, Union Jack patent and Union Jack Round Robin.

Vanadium-V-23-Video Slots

Video Slots is a modern form of slot machine, which tends to offer a huge number of paylines across five reels. Video slots come in a huge number of themes and designs, and offer a selection of bonus rounds. Video slots are commonly found online.


Sixainne is the French name for a six line bet in roulette. This bet is used as part of a roulette strategy, and is made on two lines of three numbers that lie next to each other. If any of these six numbers hit, the payoff is 5-1.

Ytterbium-Yb-70- Yule be Rich Slots

Yule Be Rich is a festive slot machine that contains 5 reels and 9 pay lines. In this Christmas themed slot machine, fairies win up to 750x the stake and Santa can gift you with free spins. This is a festive favourite around the holiday season.


A Yankee consists of 11 bets that involve 4 different sports. The bet includes 6 doubles, 4 trebles and a fourfold accumulator, and 2 selections must win in order to get a return. A Yankee involves no single bets whatsoever.

Zinc-Zn-30-Zig ‘N' Zag

The Zig n Zag theory is a betting system that many people use in sports betting; in particular for professional basketball. It is only applicable in the playoffs. The theory is a system that puts users at a 52% chance of being right.


The digit Zero (0) is used in a number of casino games. In Baccarat, the card values of 10, Jack, King and Queen are all zero. In roulette, a roulette wheel in American Roulette, the wheel will have a zero or a double zero – 0/00.