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Sawdust Joint - A non-luxury gambling environment. Opposite of Carpet Joint. Slang.

Sawbuck - Ten dollars.

Scared Money - Money a player cannot afford to lose. Slang.

Session - Any period of gambling.

Set - In Pai Gow Poker, the name of process of splitting their seven-card hand into two hands of five and two, respectively.

Seven-Out - In Craps, roll a seven when the Point has been set.

Seventh Street - In seven-card stud poker, the fifth (and last) round of betting. Called Seventh Street because players have seven cards.

Shark - A cheater, or an extremely skilled card player. Slang.

Shill - A person employed by the casino to begin a game, or to fill empty seats at a table.

Shiner - A mirror or other reflecting object used illegally to see hidden cards.

Shoe - A wooden box which holds and dispenses cards at a table.

Shooter - In Craps, the person rolling the dice.

Short Run - A short series of bets or events in any game.

Showdown - In Poker, the name of the conclusion of a game when players show their cards to determine a winner.

Shuffle Tracking - An illegal form of observation used primarily in Blackjack. See Counting Cards.

Shuffle Up - Premature shuffling.

Shuffling - Mixing cards to ensure fairness. The term encompasses numerous shuffling techniques.

Shutter - In Bingo, the name of the flap on a Bingo card used to mark each number as it is called.

Silver Mining - Looking for coins left in slot machines.

Single - A simple bet on only one event or selection. Also called a Straight 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. Called Sixth Street because players have six cards.

Skin - One dollar.

Skin Game - In Poker, a game involving more than one cheater.

Skinning the Hand - Technique used by a cheater in Poker to get rid of extra cards.

Skoon - One dollar.

Slot Club Member - A frequent gambler who is given a card to use on slot machines.

Snake Eyes - In Craps, a roll of the dice producing a two.

Soft Count - Counting the contents of a Drop Box.

Soft Count Room - The room in which a Soft Count is administered.

Soft Hand - In Blackjack, any hand containing an ace that is counted as eleven.

Spinner - A winning streak.

Spooking - Form of cheating in which two players work together to cheat the house. Usually used in Blackjack, one player attempts to see the dealer's Hole Card and then secretly passes this information to his partner sitting at the table.

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.

Stand - To not accept any more cards. To Stay.

Standing Hand - In Blackjack, a hand totalling 17 or more, but which is likely to bust if the player hits once more. See Pat.

Stay - To not accept any more cards. To Stand.

Steaming - A Blackjack synonym for On Tilt. A period of poor judgement by a gambler following a series of losses.

Stick Man - In Craps, the casino employee who calls the rolled numbers and controls the stick.

Stiff Hand - In Blackjack, a hand that is not Pat or Standing. A hand totalling between 12 and 16, which COULD bust.

Straight Keno - Traditional Keno, played by marking numbers on a Keno ticket.

Streak Betting - Betting on recent trends or streaks. In streak betting, players increase their bets as a result of what is going on in the game. Sometimes called Progressive Betting.

Stripping - A shuffling technique which reverses the order of the deck, from the first card to the last.

Stud Poker - Form of Poker played with a combination of exposed cards and face down cards. Opposite of Draw Poker.

Suit - Any of the four types of cards in a deck: Clubs, Hearts, Spades or Diamonds.

Surrender - To give up a wager before the hand is finished.

System - A method of betting based on mathematics used in the hopes of getting an advantage.

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