Hole Card - The dealer's
facedown card. This card is unseen.
Hook - Player positions 4 and
5, near the corner of each end of the table; often referred to as
"inside hook" and "outside hook"
Hooked - Losing a wager by
exactly half a point.
Hop Bet - A single roll bet on
one particular combination of the dice, such as 2-2 or 4-5.
Horn Bet - A one roll bet that
combines the 2, 3, 11 and 12.
Horn High Bet - A bet on three
of the horn numbers, with two units on the "high" number.
Hot - Said of dice that are
passing or a player on an extended winning streak.
Hot Game - Any game attracting
a lot of action on one side by many players.
House - The operators of the
House Advantage - The casino's
advantage over the player in any game.
House Edge - The percentage of
each bet that you make that the house takes in. Winning bets are
paid off at less than the true odds to generate income for the house.
In The Bag - A sporting event
with a pre-determined outcome.
Inside Bet - A bet in roulette
on a single number including 0 or 00, or any combination of numbers.
Inside Straight - In poker,
four cards of a straight where the straight can only be completed one
Insurance - A side bet in
Blackjack that's offered when the dealer's upcard is an ace. If the
dealer has a Blackjack, the bet is paid 2-1. If the dealer does not,
the insurance bet loses.
Insurance Bet - Making two (or
more) bets at a craps table, one or the other of which is sure to win.
Jackpot - A large win on a slot
Jacks or Better - Draw poker in
which a pair of Jacks is the minimum hand permitted to start the action.
Joker - The 53rd card in a
deck, sometimes used as a wild card.
Juice - The bookmakers
commission for taking a bet.
Keno Board - A large electronic
board that displays the winning keno numbers.
Keno Lounge - The main area
within a casino where keno is played.
Keno Runner - A casino employee
who shuttles a keno bet from wherever the player is to the keno writer,
and also delivers payment for winning tickets.
Kibitzer - A spectator at any
game who usually dispenses unwanted advice.
Kick - One's own pocket.