Online Casino Glossary

It is important for Wins88 Casino players to familiarise themselves with commonly-used online casino terms especially if they are new to the online casino scene. Listed below are terms sorted by category that they will most likely encounter on a regular basis as they continue to use our services and play our online casino games:


General Casino Terms

Bankroll: The cash amount available in the account players use to play and bet on games

Bet: To place an amount of money on a game with the expectation of a possible return

Bonus: An additional amount of money that the casino offers players to bet with

Cashback: A loyalty program that reimburses a certain amount of money used on bets to players

Comps: Points gathered by players through various casino activities which can be later exchanged for prizes

Deposit: To add additional funds to a player’s cash account

Even Money: A payout or win amount that is equal to the amount of the bet

High Roller: A player who places big bets and takes big risks in the hopes of winning big

License: A certificate that ensures that all of an online casino’s servcies follow set regulations set by the authority of a jurisdiction which monitors and audits all functions of the casino

Loyalty Program: A incentive scheme that offers promotions according to a player’s wagers and gaming activities

No Deposit Bonus: A bonus that players can claim without depositing funds into their account

Operator: A company that controls and manages all functions of the casino

Payout: The average return that is expected from a game

Promotion: Cash or non-cash incentives offered by the online casino to new or existing players

Session: The duration that a player spends playing a casino game

Sign In: To log in to an account in order to do things such as play games, make deposits or withdraw funds as a real money player

Sign Up: To create a new account and register with the casino

Software Client: A company that develops and supplies online casino games to online casinos

Stake: A single wager amount placed on a casino game

VIP Club: A loyalty program with tier levels set up for loyal players that grant more incentives and benefits the higher the tier

Wagering Requirement: A stipulation attached to a bonus amount that needs to be fulfilled in order to make the bonus cash withdrawable (information on Wins88 Casino’s wagering requirements can be found on our casino bonus page)

Welcome Bonus: A bonus amount offered by the casino when the player makes their first deposit

Withdrawal: To take out funds from the cash account maintained by the player

Slot-Specific Terms

1024 Ways: A slot game with 5 reels and 4 rows where identical symbols on adjacent reels pay

243 Ways: A slot game with 5 reels and 3 rows where identical symbols on adjacent reels pay

3D Slot: A type of slot game that displays 3D images and animations

Bet Level: The number of coins of a set value

Bet Max: Play with the maximum number of coins possible

Bonus Feature: A special pay that slot games offer apart from regular symbol payouts

Bonus Game: A game within a slot game which is triggered by bonus symbols and takes players to a second screen and win bonus credits

Branded Game: A slot game that follows a popular globally-recognised theme, storyline or character where its rights are owned by a third party

Classic Slot: A traditional pub-style 3-reel slot that uses old-skool slot symbols

Coin Value: The denomination of a single coin in a slot game

Credit: The cash balance that is immediately available for a stake

Free Spins: A bonus feature in a slot game that offers free spins for the initially placed bet

Gamble Feature: A bonus feature that allows players to gamble their recent win to double or in some cases quadruple their recent win amount

Jackpot: The biggest single payout available in a particular slot game

Multiplier: A bonus that multiplies a win amount to create the final payout

Paylines: A pattern that runs through the reels on which symbols must land for a payout

Payout: The coins or credits players win after a winning combination forms

Paytable: A table that shows the payouts for each symbol and displays information about the slot game

Progressive: A jackpot that increases in amount as players wager on the selected game

Reels: The columns on the game where symbols spin

Scatter Symbol: A symbol that does not need to land on a specific payline or create a pattern to reward a payout

Spin: To trigger the reels to spin and stop at a random position

Symbols: The icons on the reels that need to appear in specific patterns in order to pay

Theme: The genre that the slot game displays through the title, graphics and sound effects

Video Slot: A slot game that has 5 reels and displays regular 2D graphics

Wild Symbol: A symbol that is able to substitute itself for any other symbol to create a winning combination

Blackjack-Specific Terms

Ante Bet: The initial chip that players stake before the cards are dealt

Blackjack: An initial two-card combination of an Ace and a 10, Jack, Queen or King which leads to an automatic win

Bust: A situation where the player’s card total goes over 21 and they automatically forfeit the hand

Chips: Tokens that are used to place bets on a blackjack table

Dealer: The virtual person who represents the house and deals the cards

Double Down: To place a bet equal to the original stake for an additional card

Face Cards: The Jack, Queen or King card which have a value of 10 in Blackjack

Face Value: The original value of the card

Hit: To force the dealer to deal an additional card

Insurance: A bet that the player has the option to place in case the dealer has an Ace as an Up Card which pays 2:1 if the dealer has a blackjack

Push: A situation where the dealer and the player have the same card total and all bets are reimbursed

Shoe: A device in which cards are shuffled and dealt

Split: An action that creates two independent hands from a single 2 identical card hand

Stand: A command to end a turn and trigger the dealer’s turn

Surrender: To forfeit a player’s hand and subsequently forfeit half their ante bet

Up Card: The dealer’s card that is faced up and can be seen by the player

Other Useful Terms

American Roulette: A roulette game with a total of 38 numbers (00, 0-36) on the roulette wheel

Column Bet: To bet that the ball will land on one of the numbers within one of the three sets of columns on the roulette table

Discard: To reject cards from the first five-hand poker combination and draw new ones

Draw: To replace the held cards in a video poker hand with new cards

European Roulette: A roulette game with a total 37 numbers (0-36) on the roulette wheel

Even/Odd: A bet type in roulette where players bet on whether the ball lands on an even or odd number and the payout is 1:1

French Roulette: A game of roulette in which there are 37 (0-36) numbers on the wheel and which consists of extra bets rather than just inside and outside bets

Inside Bet: The betting area on the roulette table that is covered by numbers

Joker Card: A wild card in video poker that is able to serve as a replacement for any other card

Outside Bet: The betting area on the roulette table that surrounds the numbers and includes categories

Red/Black: A common bet type in roulette where players place bets on whether the ball lands on a red number or black number

Roulette Table: The table on which players place their bets in a roulette game

Roulette Wheel: The wheel on which the croupier drops the ball after all bets are placed on the roulette table

Row Bet: To bet that the ball will land on one of the numbers falling within one of three sets of rows on the roulette table