Casino Terms Beginning with H


Refers to the cards that you hold, or to everything that happens in a card game between shuffles of the deck.

Hard Hand

In blackjack, any hand that does not contain an ace valued at eleven.

Hard Way Bet

In Craps, making a hard way bet means going for the total of the two dice on doubles. Say you wanted to go for a hard six, the only way to do it is with two threes. It is called the hard way because it is not easy to hit.

High Roller

A big bettor.


In blackjack, to hit is to take another card. The card that is received by a player is also called a hit.

Hole Card

In Blackjack, the facedown card that the dealer gets. In stud and Hold’Em poker, the facedown cards dealt to each player.

Horn Bets

In Craps, a bet strategy where chips are placed with an equal amount on the following numbers: 2, 3, 11, and 12.  A horn bet is a one roll wager that wins if any of these numbers is subsequently thrown.


A player who is on a winning streak, or a slot machine that is paying out.

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