Glossary for US Gamblers
Actual Hold: Coins-in less coins-out, less manual payouts, less hopper fills. Asset Bank: A chip tray and impress bankroll used by a poker dealer solely for making change for patrons.
Authorized User: A person with the authority of a Tribe to receive, decode, and use for legal purposes the encrypted simulcast signal of racing events.
Bailout: Money given to the gambler to allow him/ her to pay debts without suffering consequences. A form of enabling.
Bank (Bankroll): The inventory of currency, coins, chips, and tokens in the cage, pit area, change booths, and electronic gaming devices and on the playing tables; used to make change and pay winning bets.
Banking Games: A casino game where the player risks money against the money of the casino.Base Jackpot: The fixed minimum amount of a progressive gaming or electronic gaming device payout for a specific combination.
Bet: The amount of money or object that is risked in a wager.
Bill Validator Box: A locked container securely attached to the electronic gaming device for the purpose of collecting bills. The machine and shift number are clearly visible on the box.
Bingo: A game of chance played for prizes, including monetary prizes, with cards bearing numbers or other designations in which the holder of the card covers such numbers or designations when objects, similarly numbered or designated, are drawn or electronically determined, and in which the game is won by the first person covering a previously designated arrangement of numbers or designations of the cards, including (if played in the same location) pull-tabs, lotto, punch boards, tip jars, instant bingo, and other games similar to bingo (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, P. L. 100-497 [S. 555]).
Bookmark: The addresses of a Web page to which you may want to return. Netscape Navigator allows you to maintain a list of bookmarks to make it for you to go back to your favorite Web pages.
Cage: A secure work area within the gaming facility for cashiers and a storage area for the gaming facility bankroll.
Casino: A gambling facility that normally includes all or a combination of the following: slot machines, video games, card games, and other games such as keno, craps, and bingo. Patrons usually must be of a minimum age to be allowed inside.
Cash Count Sheet: The form used to record the contents of the bankroll as they are counted.
Cash Equivalent: A treasury check, personal check, travelers check, wire transfer of funds, money order, certified check, check drawn on the tribal gaming operation payable to the patron or to the tribal gaming operation, or voucher recording cash drawn against a credit card or charge card.
Cash Loads: The initial currency, coins, chips, and tokens issued from a bankroll to a gaming table or an electronic gaming device.
Cashier’s Count Sheet (Check-Out Sheet): An itemized list of the components that make up the cage accountability. Cashier’s Count Sheet Reconciliation: A detailed reconciliation of the beginning to the ending cage accountability.
Chasing: The urgent need to keep gambling, often with larger bets, or the taking of greater risks in order to make up for a loss or a series of losses
Class I Gaming: Social games solely for prizes of minimal value or traditional forms of Indian gaming engaged in by individuals as a part of, or in connection with, tribal ceremonies or celebrations (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, P. L. 100-497 [S. 555]).
Class II Gaming: The game of chance commonly known as bingo (whether or not electronic, computer, or other technologic aids are used in connection therewith), and card games that are explicitly authorized by the law of the State or are not explicitly prohibited by the laws of the State, but only if such card games are played in conformity with the laws and regulations (if any) of the State regarding hours or periods of operation tribal ceremonies and celebrations (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, P. L. 100-497 [S. 555]).
Class III Gaming: All forms of gaming that are not Class I or Class II gaming, such as table games and slot machines (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, Public Law 100-497 [S. 555]).
Client: A computer that uses the services of another computer or server. If a person dials into another system, his or her computer becomes a client of that system.
Client/ Server Model: A division of labor between computers. Computers that provide services that other computers can use are known as servers; the users of those services are clients.
Combined Pari-Mutuel Pools (Combined Pools): The pari-mutuel wagers at one or more off-track wagering facilities being contributed into the pari-mutuel pools of a host association.
Compact, Tribal Compact, or Tribal State Compact: A voluntary agreement between an Indian Tribe and a state that regulates Indian gambling. Compensation: A direct or indirect payment for services performed, such as salary.
Complimentary Services: The free or reduced-price provision of goods or services to a patron of a gambling facility or such patron’s guest, including food, transportation, lodging, and coupons or other representations of money for use in wagering.
Compulsive Gambling: The inability to resist the urge to gamble, often leading to damage to one’s personal life, family, or job. This may be referred to as pathological gambling and is considered a treatable addiction.
Convenience Gambling: The placement of slot machines and video poker terminals in restaurants, bars, drug stores, and other retail businesses meant to attract the business of local residents, as opposed to tourists.
Craps: A game of chance in which a player throws two dice. If the total of the two dice is 7 or 11, then the player wins.
Credit: The smallest unit of value that may be used to play a game on an electronic game of chance or that may be redeemed in currency.
Credit Limit: A term used for the maximum dollar amount of personal checks a patron may cash in a specified period of time.
Customer Deposits: The amounts placed with a cage cashier by customers for the customers’ use at a future time.
Domain Name Server: A computer on the Internet that translates between Internet domain names, such as xuxa. iecc. com, and Internet numerical addresses, such as 140.1286.81.1. Sometimes just called a name server.
Download: To copy a file from a remote computer “down” to your own computer. Drop: In table games, the total amount of cash and chips contained in the drop box. In electronic gaming devices, the drop is the total amount of money removed from the drop bucket and bill validator box.
Drop Box: The metal container attached to a gaming station for deposit of cash drop/ rake and certain documents received at a gaming station as provided by these standards. The game type, table number, and shift are indicated in the box.
Electronic Gaming Device: A microprocessor-controlled electronic device that allows a player to play games of chance, some of which are affected by skill. The device is activated by the insertion of a coin, token, or currency, or by the use of credit, and awards game credits, cash, tokens, replays, or a written statement of the player’s accumulated credits, which is redeemable for cash. A video lottery terminal is an electronic gaming device.
E-Mail: Electronic messages sent via the Internet. Fill: A transaction whereby a supply of chips, coins, and tokens are transferred from a bankroll to a table or an electronic gaming device.
Firewall: A specially programmed computer that connects a local network to the Internet and which for security reasons lets only certain kinds of messages in and out. Fiscal Year: The annual period used by a Tribe for internal accounting for its gaming operations.
Gambling: To bet money on the outcome of a game, contest, or event. Gambler’s Anonymous (GA): A treatment/ support group in which members share their experience, support, and hope in order to help one another to stop gambling. Gam-Anon: A fellowship in which families of compulsive gamblers learn effective ways to cope with the gambling problem by seeking help for themselves and gaining serenity and peace of mind.
Game: In keno, the sale of tickets and the sale of numbers to determine the winner( s), same as race.
Gaming Chips: Chips approved by the Commission for use on the gaming tables of the casino. These chips will represent a monetary value for gaming purposes only. Gaming Facility: Any gaming facility, as defined in the Compact, in which a tribal gaming operation is conducted