Boxman — The
craps table dealer who sits over the drop box and
supervises bets and payoffs.
Casino boss — The person who
oversees the entire casino.
Comp — Short for complimentary,
or free. High-rollers get “comped” on
drinks, dinner, suites and more.
Coupons — Redeemable for nearly
everything from a free meal to a free pull on a
slot machine. (Ask the hotel whether it has a coupon
Drop box — A locked box located
on live gambling tables where dealers deposit paper
Eye in the sky — You may remember
this from the Barry Levinson film, Rain Man, in
which the brothers played by Tom Cruise and Dustin
Hoffman are accused of "counting cards."
Every casino has a one-way surveillance system,
with mirrors or dark glass concealing people assigned
to watch the casino action to prevent cheating by
players or dealers. There also are cameras behind
the one-way mirrors that record action at the gaming
High roller or whale — A customer
with the reputation of wagering large sums of money
in the casino.
In red — A comped customer's
name usually appears "in red" on a maître
d's reservation chart.
Limit — The minimum or maximum
bet accepted at a gambling table, established by
Marker — An IOU owed the casino
by a gambler allowed by the hotel to play on credit.
Pit Boss — The person who oversees
the dealers at numerous tables.
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.
Shoe — A container from which
several decks of cards are dealt on the baccarat
and blackjack tables, meaning the dealer slides
the cards out of the shoe.
Shooter — A gambler who is
rolling the dice on a craps table.
Spoon — A device used by slot
Stickman — The dealer who moves
the dice around a craps table with a hook-shaped