Casino Terms Beginning with S

Scared Money

Money that you cannot afford to lose.


A series of plays at any gambling game or the length of time you play.


In pai gow poker, players set their seven cards into two separate hands of two and five cards each. In regular poker, three of a kind.

Seven Out

In Craps, to roll a seven after a point is made.

Seventh Street

In seven-card stud, the fifth and final round of betting is called seventh street because players have seven cards.


In poker, after the last betting round, the players who remain in the pot must show their hands in the showdown to determine the winner.


Before each hand the dealer mixes up the order of the cards.


A window covering a number on a reusable bingo card. The shutter can be pulled down to mark each number as it is called.


In poker, a card that is the only one of its rank.

Sixth Street

In seven-card stud, the fourth round of betting is called sixth street because players have six cards.

Soft Hand

In blackjack, any hand that contains an ace counted as eleven is called a soft hand.

Split Ticket

In Keno, a ticket marked with two or more groups of chosen numbers, then split the ticket by drawing a line separating the numbers into to groups.


In blackjack, to stand is to refrain from taking another card.


In blackjack, a hand that is not pat and that may bust if hit once.


In poker, to win the pot by bluffing.


In poker, a hand consisting of five cards of consecutive ranks.

Straight Flush

In poker, a hand consisting of five cards of consecutive ranks of the same suit.

Straight Keno

The basic keno game, played by marking individual numbers on a keno ticket.


In blackjack, to give up half your bet for the privilege of not playing out a hand. In roulette, you effectively lose only half on an even-money bet when the ball lands on 0.

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