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Las Vegas Lingo
Every part of the world has its own language and Las Vegas is
no exception. Here are some hints to make the local lingo more
- No show; as in Dark Sundays means no shows on Sunday.
- Same as a toke.
- Same as a gratuity.
- Short for free or complimentary.
- RFB comp
- The casino is impressed with a credit rating and
has ordered that a customer be given free room, food and beverage
(RFB) during a hotel stay.
- In red
- A comped customer's name usually appears "in red" on
a maitre d's reservation chart.
- High roller
- A customer with the reputation of wagering
large sums of money in the casino.
- An IOU owed the casino by a gambler allowed by the
hotel to play on credit.
- Redeemable for nearly everything from a free meal
to a free pull on a slot machine. (Ask the hotel whether it has a
- A gambler who is rolling the dice on a craps table.
- A container from which several decks of cards are
dealt on the Baccarat and blackjack tables which prevents the
dealer from holding cards.
- The dealer who moves the dice around on a craps
table with a hook-shaped stick.
- Drop box
- A locked box located on live gambling tables where
dealers deposit paper money.
- The craps table dealer who sits over the drop box
and supervises bets and payoffs.
- Pit boss
- A casino boss who oversees numerous table dealers.
- The least or maximum bet accepted at a gambling
- One device used by slot machine cheaters.
- Hit me
- A phrase used by blackjack players who want another
card from the dealer. Usually used in connection with a hand
- Eye in the sky
- A one-way mirror surveillance in the casino
area. Be sure to smile! Mirrors or dark glass that circles casino
ceilings conceals people who are assigned to watch the casino
action to prevent cheating by players or dealers. There are also
cameras behind the decorative looking glass.