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Casino Terms starting with "D"

Deal: The beginning of a card game when the players receive cards.

Dealer: The casino employee that deals out the cards to the players. Also is called the Banker. The dealer shuffles, and passes each player the same amount of cards, usually starting the deal from the right to the left.

Denom: The worth of the token to play a particular machine. Some slot machines take pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, one dollar and so forth.

Designated Dealer: In Texas Hold Em, it refers to the player who has the dealer button. Usually the player to the left of the dealer bets first. Each hand changes designated dealer

Deuce: Another term for a two.

Dice: The dotted cubes used to play craps. A die has dots on each side ranging from 1-6. Two identical die are called dice. Plural form meaning two dies.

Die: A singular term for dice, a six sided cube with the numbers 1-6 on each side.

Dime Bet: A bet placed of $1000.

Discard Tray: The tray used by the dealer to place burn cards and cards that players have discarded.

Dollar Bet: A bet of $100.

Don't Come Bet: A bet place after the Come out Roll in craps.

Don't Come Line: The spot on the table where the don't come bet is placed in craps.

Don't Pass Bet: The bet place prior to the come out roll, betting that a 7 will be rolled prior to the point being repeated in craps.

Double Down: A blackjack term used by a player to double their original bet in exchange for only one more card allowed that hand.

Double Up: When a gambler doubles their bet in order to win back the money lost.

Down Card: A facedown card.

Down to the Felt: A slang term used when a player is out of money.

Draw Button: The button on video poker machines that allow the player to draw up to five new cards.

Draw: The second round of cards dealt in draw poker.

Drop Box: The box that holds cash, markers and chips on a gaming table.

Drop: Term used for when the money is moved from the hoppers to the bucket under the machine. Used for tokens and currency.

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