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Casino Terms starting with "A"

Action: The amount of money wagered. In poker action is the placing of money into the pot or pool to be played.

Active Player: An active player is one who is still in the pot. In poker, a small portion of the minimum bet that each player is required to put into the pot before a new hand begins.

Add-on: The buying of more chips to ensure the player of continuous play without wait. This is mainly done in poker tournaments and other card games.

Aggregate Limit: The total purse or win paid out for a tournament or any one game.

All or Nothing: A term used for a player who is going for a quick win usually in small tournaments or a one on one game.

Anchor Man: The last player on the table, mainly in Blackjack is said to be "anchoring the game "and that is the last one to play.

Ante: An automatic bet set by two players before cards are dealt to ensure there is always money to be won in every hand. This is commonly seen in Stud poker and Texas Hold Em.

Any Craps: A bet covering the total of the dice rolled in one turn equaling 2, 3 and 12.

Any Seven: A bet covering the total of the dice rolled in one turn equaling 7.

Arm: This is usually referred to someone that has skill at throwing the dice, as in a game of craps, which seems to be altering the odds of the game.

Audition: A test by a casino given to a dealer prior to receiving a job.

Automatic Payout: The payout from any slot machine to the player without needing any assistance from the casino employee or management.

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