Before gambling the players should figure out some notions, which would be really useful in their future activity connected to blackjack. So, here are some notions and terms.
Bankroll - amount of money, which a player set for gambling session. Sometimes it refers to the money, which is available for betting.
Bar - to forbid a player to come to a certain casino or casinos. It is mostly used when talking about the blackjack card counters.
Basic Strategy - a set of the moves, offered for various hands in blackjack. It is applied in blackjack if the player is not counting cards.
Big Player - the name of the card counting team member, who comes to the table in the beneficial moment to place high bets.
Black Chip - $100 casino chip. It is "black" because of the color it has.
Bust - to have a total count in blackjack, which exceeds 21. It means automatic loss.
Card Counting - blackjack strategy, which provides keeping a track of the cards in the game. A card counter starts making better bet, when his count is high, and stops doing that, when the count drops.
Comp - offered by the casino free of charge food, hotel room, beverages, which are aimed at encouraging the players to play more in the establishment.
Discard - the card, which was already played and was put aside.
Double Deck - blackjack variation, which is played with two decks of cards and all of them are shuffled together.
Double Exposure - blackjack variation, which is played when both dealer's cards are dealt face up. But house keeps its edge and blackjack is paid even money. The players usually lose all the pushes.
Draw - the same as "hit." It means to take more cards in order to have a higher count and draw closer to 21 points.
Even Money - payout, which equals to the player's bet. It means that if the player bets $10, his winning will be $10 as well.
Eye in the Sky - a camera, which is used for watching the casino staff and the players. Usually it is for catching the cheaters. Its zoom can even show the money bill number.
Face Card - card, the classic variant of which had a face on it. Those are kings, queens and jacks.
Flat Betting - betting same money all the time on every hand.
Heads Up - to play with the dealer one on one.
Hi/Lo Counting - one of the card counting systems. The numbers 2-6 and counted as +1 and all the face cards and the aces are -1.