Steamer - A player who will
only bet big when losing.
Stickman - The dice dealer who
calls the numbers rolled and controls the stick.
Stiff - In Blackjack, a hand
that is not pat and that may bust if hit once. Stiffs include hard
twelve through sixteen.
Still Up - What the dealer says
to remind players that a wager is still in play.
Store - An establishment that
caters to small play.
Straight - In poker, a hand
consisting of five cards of consecutive ranks, but not of the same suit.
Straight Flush - In poker, a
hand consisting of five cards of consecutive ranks of the same suit.
Straight Keno - The basic keno
game, played by marking individual numbers on a keno ticket.
Straight Up Bet - A Straight
bet on one selection.
Stripping - Card shuffling
Stuck - Losing.
Stud Poker - A poker game with
Suit - Any one of the four
types of cards: clubs, diamonds, hearts or spades.
Surrender - In Blackjack, to
give up half one's wager before the hand is complete, for the privilege
of not playing out a hand, thus saving half the wager. In roulette, one
effectively loses only half the wager on an even money bet when the
ball lands on 0.
System - A method of betting.
Table Odds - The multiple a
player may bet behind the original flat bet to get true odds of the
Table Stakes- When the amount of money wagered is limited to the
amount of money on the Poker table.
Tap Out - To bet and lose one's
- Adding a bet to an original Pass Line or Come Bet that pays on the
true odds of the dice.
Third Base - In Blackjack, the
spot nearest the dealer's right hand, which will be played last before
the dealer's hand is played.
Third Street - In 7 card stud,
the first round of betting is called third street because the players
have three cards.
Three Of A Kind - Three cards
of the same rank.
Ticket - A card.
Tidy the Bowl - When the
stickperson keeps the extra dice in the bowl in a neat row.
Tight Slots - Tight slots have
a lower payout over a period of time and thus have a higher advantage
over the player.