Gambling Terms Quiz
by Gayle Mitchell
can test your knowledge with this Gambling Terms Quiz,
known as Gambling Lingo that is heard often at the tables and
This quiz is designed to increase your gambling vocabulary with the
added benefit of impressing your playing buddies.
Some of these expressions or lingo have a long history and will surely
add some fun to your next casino experience.
Here we go:
Gambling Terms Quiz: Betting and Money
1) What is a Dime?
A. You are betting $1,000.
B. You are betting $100.
C. You are betting $10.
2) What is the Handle?
A. Using the handle of a slot machine
rather than the spin button.
B. Total amount of money bet.
C. Maximum bet at a table that the casino
3) What is the Hold?
A. The vault in a
B. Winnings held by the casino for tax
C. Percentage of monies played that
4) What is the Barber Pole?
A. Referring to the 3 colors at a Red,
White & Blue slot machine.
B. More than one denomination in
a stack of chips.
C. The board that shows the
history of bets at a Roulette table.
5) What is a Sleeper Bet?
A. Table bet without
strategy—a ‘tossed’ bet.
B. A forgotten table
C. Bet with long odds
Gambling Terms Quiz: Sportsbook
6) What is a Straight Bet in
A. Bet with even odds.
B. Bet for $100.
C. One wager, not a
Player who is a Chalkeater
A. Player who bets at
B. Player who bets only
C. Player who hangs around
Sportsbook lounges to gather info. from the pros.
8) What is a Circled
A. Game where the favorite will
likely win—a sure bet.
B. Game where the betting line
has not been established yet.
C. Game where betting
limits are lowered.
Gambling Terms Quiz: Players
9) Player who is a George
A. George is a
B. George is a lurker who
watches a game like blackjack, also known as Curious George
C. George plays craps
10) What is a Dept.
of the Interior
A. Player who
has inside information about the race/bet.
player who has bagged an inside straight.
C. Craps player who makes an
Gambling Terms Quiz Answers:
You are betting $1000. Quite a bit more than B and C, yes?
Handle: Total amount of money bet
at a table game or slot machine.
Hold: percentage of monies played that casinos keep. For
the looser 98% slots hold two dollars while returning 98 dollars to the
Barber Pole: The
colorful name used for more than one denomination
in a chip stack.
Sleeper: A forgotten table bet originally wagered by the player
Straight Bet: One wager, not a parlay. Nothing fancy about this bet.
Chalkeater: A player who bets only
Circled Game: A game where betting limits are lowered, generally on
account of injuries and/or weather.
George: A generous tipper both to table dealers and to other casino
Craps player who
makes an inside bet.
Gambling Terms Quiz is followed by Gambling Terms-Dictionary
to add to your knowledge of casino games and gambling lingo
to Gambling Tips and Strategies
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