Online Casino Gambling Glossary - Terms & Expressions
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Online Casino Gambling Glossary

More than 141 gambling terms & expressions

For those of you just starting out online gambling, we have developed this comprehensive online casino gambling glossary to help you understand the most widely used terms and definitions in the online gambling world. Of course, it is not essential to be familiar with all these terms in order to play, but they're still good to know. Have fun.

  • Edge
    An advantage over an opponent (also see House Edge).
  • En Prison (Roulette)
    This is also known as the surrender rule - a kind of bonus offered in some casinos. This rule, as the french name 'en prison' suggests, is mostly applicable in European roulette.

    When the player makes an outside bet (even money, or red/black), and the ball then drops on 0, the player has the option to lose half the bet or retain the money at stake 'en prison', meaning leaving it on the table for the next spin. When a player opts to leave it, the chance or the edge of the house is considerably lowered in the next spin.
  • Encryption
    A software security measure taken by online casinos to ensure that online transactions are safe from hackers.
  • European Roulette
    This roulette style consist of a wheel which has 37 colored compartments with numbers on it ranging from 0 to 36. European roulette provides a lower house edge than american roulette, so the odds of winning in European roulette are greater.
  • Even Bet
    Even Money or Even Money Bet is a bet that will pay you back the same amount that you wagered, plus your original wager. A bet whose odds are 1:1 shown as a ratio of 1:1 (fifty-fifty chance of winning).
  • Even Number Bet [Roulette]
    Wagering that an even number will hit on the next spin.