The Las Vegas dialect
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Boxman- The craps table dealer who sits over the drop box and supervises bets and payoffs.
Comp- Short for free or complimentary.
Coupons- Redeemable for nearly everything from a free meal to a free pull on a slot machine. (Ask the hotel whether it has a coupon book.)
Dark- No show; as in Dark Sundays means no shows on Sunday.
Drop box- A locked box located on live gambling tables where dealers deposit paper money.
Eye in the sky- A one-way mirror surveillance in the casino area. Be sure to smile! Mirrors or dark glass that circles casino ceilings conceals people who are assigned to watch the casino action to prevent cheating by players or dealers. There are also cameras behind the
High roller- A customer with the reputation of wagering large sums of money in the casino.
Hit me- A phrase used by blackjack players who want another card from the dealer. Usually used in connection with a hand signal.
In red- A comped customer s name usually appears in red on a maitre d s reservation chart.
Limit- The least or maximum bet accepted at a gambling table.
Marker- An IOU owed the casino by a gambler allowed by the hotel to play on credit.
Pit boss- A casino boss who oversees numerous table dealers.
RFB comp- The casino is impressed with a credit rating and has ordered that a customer be given free room food and beverage (RFB) during a hotel stay.
Shoe- A container from which several decks of cards are dealt on the Baccarat and blackjack tables which prevents the dealer from holding cards.
Shooter- A gambler who is rolling the dice on a craps table.
Spoon- One device used by slot machine cheaters.
Stickman- The dealer who moves the dice around on a craps table with a hook-shaped stick.
Tip- Same as a toke.
Toke- Same as a gratuity.