If you’ve ever read an online casino or bingo page and then checked the language option was correct because you didn’t recognise half the words, don’t worry. You’re not alone.
The often-colourful, ever-present gaming jargon can come as quite a shock to new players, and getting to grips with it can feel like learning another language. To get you started, we here at Giggle Bingo put together this handy glossary of some of the more important terms you’ll need to know as you play for those potentially life-changing jackpots.
Glossary and Bingo Terms
Ante: Best known from its use in poker games, the ante is not your father or mother’s sister. Instead, it’s a game’s required minimum opening bet.
Betting Limits: A game or casino’s betting limits are the maximum and minimum bets that can be placed by players.
Chase: To chase is to place another bet after losing the previous bet, in the hope of recovering your loss.
Dabber or Dauber: Dabbers, also known as daubers, are glorified felt-tip pens used to mark bingo tickets. Our bingo games have auto-dabbing software, so you don’t need to worry about colouring in your tickets.
En Prison: A French term that means “in prison”. It’s a French roulette rule that sees your bet kept if you lose a spin of the wheel, and returned to you if the next bet you place results in a win.
Flop: A recent remake of a 1980s cult movie about a team of ghost hunters. Also, the initial three community cards dealt face-up in poker games.
Grind: To grind is to place planned bets consistently at games tables. This is usually done by players who are very familiar with specific games and their various probabilities.
House Edge: The house edge is the online casino’s chances of winning a game.
Jackpot: A guaranteed or big prize that could be won by a player.
Progressive Jackpot: A progressive jackpot is a jackpot that is fed with a portion of every real money bet placed in that game.
Random Number Generator or RNG: An algorithm-driven computer programme that determines fair and accurate results in online bingo and casino games. Giggle Bingo uses one, so you can play with us and not worry about being ripped off.
Tournament: A multi-player event hosted by an online casino. You can participate in slots, poker, blackjack, roulette, and other tournaments.
Now you know Bingo lingo, you can get playing and speak the same language as all the other players!
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