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Casino Terms starting with "H"

Hand Pay: When a jackpot is won, hand pay is the cash in hand that is paid by a casino attendant to the winner.

Hand: The amount of cards that you are dealt in a game as well as the whole game being played is spoken of as a "hand" in a game.

Hard Count: Counting real money, as opposed to counting chips or tokens.

Hard hand: Any hand in blackjack that does not contain an ace valued at 11.

Hard way bet: A bet made predicting the total of both dice on doubles in craps.

High poker: Basic poker when the highest hand wins as compared to low poker when the lowest hand wins.

High Roller: A term used for a player who has a lot of money to play with and plays High Limit machines or High end Tables.

Hit: A term used in card games for when a player asks for another card.

Hit Frequency: A slot or video machine designed to keep players playing longer by paying out smaller winnings more often.

Hold: The amount the casino wins for every slot and video machine.

Hold'em: A style of poker where players are dealt two cards each then three community cards are dealt to the center of the table then two more cards are dealt to the center of the table one at a time, with betting after each round of cards dealt.

Holding your own: This is when a player leaves with the amount of money he or she came to play with: even after winning or losing throughout the gaming experience.

Hole Card: The face down card the dealer has in blackjack. Also in stud and hold 'em poker, it's the cards dealt to the players.

Hopper: The bin inside the slot machine or gaming system that holds the tokens or bills to be counted and paid out in a timely fashion.

Horn Bet: A one roll bet that combines 2,3,11 and 12 in craps.

Hot: Referring being on a winning streak.

House Edge: The amount that the casino takes from your winnings (usually a small percentage) so that the casino makes money.

House: a term used in referring to the casino, dealer or a banker.

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