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Blackjack Glossary

121 Blackjack terms & expressions

This Blackjack reference explains terms & expressions used by players and casinos around the world. This list is not intended to be exhaustive, but here you can read up on those expressions that you'll most likely encounter when playing Blackjack. You'll probably find that you can play the game knowing only a handful of the expressions listed here. But if you are interested in knowing a bit more about Blackjack and its interesting and colorful Blackjack terminology, then by all means, read on. Enjoy!

  • Ace [BlackJack]
    In Blackjack an Ace is the only card that can have two values, either 1 or 11 depending on your choice. An Ace is always required for a Blackjack, along with a 10, Jack, Queen or King.
  • Action
    The amount of money wagered (put into action) by a player during an entire playing session.
  • Aggregate Limit
    Total payout liability of a casino during any one game.
  • Aggregate Winnings
    Cumulative or total winnings (your total profit).
  • Anchor [Blackjack]
    The seat to the dealer's right, this is the last player in a blackjack game to be dealt (also referred to as Third Base).