Complete Guide to USA Casino Gambling
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Sharker, Sharper, or Cardsharp - A cheater. Sharp - Astute bettor. Shill - A person who actively plays in the game for the house, club, or casino. Usually seen at a Baccarat table to fill empty seats, until more real players join in. Shiner - A tiny mirror or any reflecting device used by a cheater to see unexposed cards.
A reflecting device used to try and glimpse the dealer's hole card. Shoe - Device, usually a wooden box, used for holding and dispensing playing cards to be dealt.
Shoe games are typically composed of six or eight decks of cards. Short Run - A short series of wagers or game events. Showdown - 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.
Shuffle Tracking - A high level blackjack playing strategy used by card counters. Shuffle Up - Premature shuffling of playing cards by the dealer.
Shuffling Card Shuffling - Is a generic term which encompasses all card mixing techniques used to prepare a deck or a shoe for continued play. All casino shuffling processes employ a combination of mixing techniques. These may include 'Stripping' or 'washing' the cards as well as 'riffling', 'boxing', 'plugging', 'cutting' and other off-spring techniques.
All shuffling processes employ multiple riffles of 'clumps', 'picks', or 'grabs' to achieve some level of randomization. The shoe games, which use multiple decks of cards 4, 6, or 8 decks , will often employ the most intricate riffling patterns of all. In these, the picks are riffled together and then re-picked and re-riffled in complex symmetric patterns.
Shutter - A window covering a number on a reusable bingo card. The shutter can be pulled down to mark each number as it is called. Silver Mining - Also called Slot Walking. The practice of looking for coins left in unattended slot machines. Single - A Straight bet on one selection, also known as a straight-up bet. Singleton - 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.
Skin - A dollar. Skin Game - In poker, a game having two or more collusion cheaters. Skinning the Hand - In poker, a cheater's technique to get rid of extra cards. Skoon - A dollar. Slot Club Member - Slot clubs were invented for slot fanatics. By becoming a member you are given a card like a credit card.
The rules, number of points needed to achieve regular club status, and the benefits given to the player are different at every casino. Snake Eyes - When you roll a two in craps, it is called 'Snake Eyes', eyes because they look like eyes, snake because they are bad news for the shooter. Soft Count - To do with gaming machines.
The count of the contents in a drop box, bill validator or video game receipt collection. Soft Count Room - A room where the soft count is carried out. Soft Hand - In blackjack, any hand that contains an ace counted as eleven is called a soft hand.
Spinner - A winning streak. Spooking - Used in blackjack game. The act of standing behind the dealer to peak at the hole card and then secretly convey the information to a partner player sitting at the table. An illegal form of cheating. Spot - Any number from 1 to 80 that a player selects on a keno ticket.
It also refers to the number of numbers that are marked on a ticket. Stack - A stack of chips, usually 20 chips in a column commonly used in Roulette. Standing Hand - In blackjack, meaning a hand which hard-totals to 17 or more, which is very likely to bust if one more card is called and therefore the player is expected to stand. Steaming - A blackjack term where a player has become frustrated with how badly the events of a session of play have turned out.
In either case the player has lost emotional control and is betting more aggressively and often recklessly in an attempt to turn things around. Stiff A Stiff Hand - In blackjack, a hand that is not pat and that may bust if hit once. Stiffs include hard twelve through sixteen. Straight Keno - The basic keno game, played by marking individual numbers on a keno ticket. Streak Betting - Also known as 'Progressive Betting'. A system of raising or lowering the size of one's wager based on what happened on the previous round or rounds.
There are basically two kinds of streak betting systems; negative and positive. In a positive streak betting or positive progression betting system the size of the player's wager is raised on the next round after a winning round.
In a negative streak betting or negative progression betting system you do exactly the opposite by increasing the wager size on each subsequent loss. There is an almost endless number of variations of both negative and positive streak betting progressions, each one distinguished by when the progression is invoked, how much the wagers are raised or lowered, and when the progression is terminated.
Stripping Card Stripping - Is a shuffling technique which reverses the sequential order of the cards in the deck. For instance, imagine if a dealer took the first card off the top of a deck and placed it on the table and then took the second card off the top and placed it on top of the first card.
If this process were continued until the 52nd card was placed on top, then the sequential ordering among the cards would have been completely reversed. This characterizes the basic process of striping.
The process described above would be a very fine strip. Often the dealers will speed up the process by rapidly pulling small clumps of cards off the top of the deck rather than a single card at a time. The number of cards in the clumps determine how fine or coarse the striping process is. Stud Poker - One of the two basic forms of poker game the other is draw poker and played with open or exposed cards up cards and with one or more concealed cards known as hole cards down cards.
Suit - Any one of the four types of cards: Sulky - The Sulky The modern harness racing vehicle a driving rig developed from a single-seat.
Earlier racing had used carts. In its final form the sulky is little more than a U-shaped shaft mounted on two wheels with a seat at the end of the U. Tables of the same game are interconnected with other participating casinos, and any player that makes a Royal Flush wins the Jackpot. There are smaller prizes for the top hands such as "four of a kind" and "full house". Surrender - 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. System - A method of betting, usually mathematically based, used by a punter or bettor to try to get an advantage.
A prominent factor in most systems, is the criteria used to determine when the player's wagers should be raised or lowered. See Systems on this site.
The body appointed to regulate off-course betting bets made by people who are not present at the race track. Table Hold - The amount of money won by the casino table game from the players during an eight-hour work shift.
Table Stakes - In poker, stakes in which the betting and raising is limited to the amount of money a player has on the table in front of him. Taking the Odds - There are two fundamental forms of wagering, 'taking the odds' and 'laying the odds'. In most forms of sports betting, some odds are so high in favour of the likely winner that winning wagers get paid an amount less than the amount wagered by some percentage, and this is what is meant by 'laying the odds'.
Tapping Out - Losing one's entire gambling bankroll and thus having to stop playing. Tell Play - Observing the dealer's body language and expressions to determine his hole card. In poker game 'tells' pertain to quirks or readable aspects of a players actions, verbal behavior, or body language that give away information about what cards they are holding.
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By his courage, aggressive leadership and unfaltering devotion to duty at great personal risk, Lieutenant Smith upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. While in the military, Smith carefully observed the procurement and delivery procedures, fine-tuning his dream for an overnight delivery service.
In , Smith purchased the controlling interest in an aircraft maintenance company, Ark Aviation Sales,  and by turned its focus to trading used jets. In , the company began offering service to 25 cities, and it began with small packages and documents and a fleet of 14 Falcon 20 DA jets. His focus was on developing an integrated air-ground system, which had never been done before.
Smith developed FedEx on the business idea of a shipment version of a bank clearing house where one bank clearing house was located in the middle of the representative banks and all their representatives would be sent to the central location to exchange materials. In the early days of FedEx, Smith had to go to great lengths to keep the company afloat. It kept FedEx alive for one more week. Smith has served on the boards of several large public companies, as well as the St.
He served as chairman of the U. He is a member of the Aviation Hall of Fame. Smith also owns or co-owns several entertainment companies, including Dream Image Productions and Alcon Films producers of the Warner Bros. In , Smith made an appearance as himself in the Tom Hanks movie Cast Away , when Tom's character is welcomed back, which was filmed on location at FedEx's home facilities in Memphis, Tennessee. Bush while at Yale, after Bush's election, there was some speculation that Smith might be appointed to the Bush Cabinet as Defense Secretary.
Bush , Smith chose to endorse Bush's re-election in When Bush decided to replace Rumsfeld, Smith was offered the position again, but he declined in order to spend time with his terminally ill daughter. Some had speculated that Smith might have a role as an economic advisor in a theoretical McCain administration. Smith was inducted into the Junior Achievement U. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other people named Fred Smith, see Fred Smith disambiguation. Father of the Overnight Delivery Business".
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