The basic terminology to be known to play in a mess

Playing consciously in online casinos also means knowing the most common terms and expressions used to describe the various aspects of this activity.

Our glossary does not aim to collect all the words that can be connected in some way to the theme dealt with as a dictionary, it would be a waste of time for both our staff and for our readers.

Instead, we focused on what are the expressions whose meaning has a fundamental importance to understand the various aspects of gaming on the web.

A very simple and rapid consultation of the terms that meet more frequently in the world of online casinos.

General terms

  • AAMS: Autonomous Administration of State Monopolies, among other things, deals with managing regulation about gambling in USA.
  • Bankroll: represents the amount of money available to the player, in the form of tokens, chips, or balance of the gaming account.
  • bonus: economic offer for players in the form of "extra" money credit, play free or reimbursements. More information on bonuses.
  • Live casino (live): game mode that allows players to connect in streaming to real game tables instead of virtual. Here a list.
  • Chips (tokens): coin used inside the game rooms instead of money.
  • Dealer (croupier): the operator who manages the game table, distributes the cards, etc. is virtual in online casino games, real in live ones.
  • Deposit (payment, top -up): operation with which players can increase the balance available on the game account in the casino, using electronic payment methods.
  • High Roller: indicates a player who deposits and bets very high amount, usually over 1000 $.
  • Jackpot: cash prize that increases every time a player makes a bet. It is randomly released to a single lucky player.
  • Lobby: indicates the first screen that opens after accessing the program of an online casino installed on PC. Is equivalent to the homepage of a website.
  • Payout (RTP): percentage of collection returned to players in win. It is a percentage that indicates in a statistical way "how much pays" a specific game.
  • Playthrough (betting or game volume, wagkering): total amount bet by a player in all casino games, regardless of the positive or negative outcome of the episodes. It is used to indicate the bonus unlock requirements.
  • Withdrawal: operation with which players can collect the money available on the game account through different payment methods.
  • Doubling: Action allowed only in some games (slot machines, video poker) that allows the player to try to double the winnings obtained. Either it doubles or lose everything. In some variants the means of doubling is possible.
  • RNG: Random Number Generator, the heart of the software that manages the online casinos, aims to randomly create the possible rehabilitates of a play in virtual games.
  • Contribution table: table used to indicate with what percentage the various games of a casino contribute to the calculation of the game volume.
  • Skill games: casino games not only linked to luck but also in part also to the "skills", that is, to the player's skills.

Terms related to slot machines

  • Winning lines: The number of lines on the slot panel on which series of equal symbols give rise to a win. They can vary from 1 to 243 in the 5 rollers slots each containing 3 symbols (the most common).
  • Roll: represent the lines on which the symbols of the slot machines vertically flow.
  • Free spin (free play): free-set to play as well as bonus game when special symbols appear in certain positions. During these play the winnings are paid but credit is not climbed by the player's balance.
  • Re-spin: particular type of free-spin, the re-Spins are won with particular combinations of symbols and have special functions.
  • Wild: Jolly symbol, replaces all the other symbols except special ones in a combination.
  • Scatter: special symbol, the winning is associated in this case in the presence of multiple symbols runs in any position on the rollers, even if not on an active win line. Usually these symbols are also linked to the start of bonus or free spin games.
  • Winning multiplier: in some cases it is possible to obtain multipliers that increase the value of the winnings obtained.
  • Episode by line: the cash episode on each line. The total bet is given by the product between the episode per line and the number of lines.