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Published on October 1st, 2019 | by Bibhuranjan

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A Beginner’s Guide to Online Casino Terminology

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have likely noticed that the world of online casinos has been experiencing an incredible boom over the past decade or so. More people than ever are making use of high-speed internet, wireless connectivity and mobile devices as they look to enjoy the thrill of casino gaming from their home, on their lunch break or even sitting on the bus home.

It’s difficult to keep up with the rapid growth in popularity and expansion in services that we’re currently seeing across all levels of the online industry. Recent research led by Statista predicts that the total value of the iGaming market is set to hit £60 billion by the end of next year – and a large part of that can be attributed to casino operators. It also makes iGaming one of the fastest-growing sectors of the entire gaming industry.

As such, there’s also more competition than ever between new start-ups and veteran brands as they each look to attract and retain a loyal client base. Even people who have never typically been known to frequent traditional physical casinos are starting to get involved with online entertainment, often having been enticed by the promise of a free bonus or sign-up offer.

If you’re new to online casinos then chances are that you’re going to get a little bit confused by certain words, phrases and terminology that’s specific to casino gaming. But don’t fear! We’re here to help cut through the jargon and walk you through a selection of the most confusing words that you’ll probably see crop up again and again.

Online casino terminology

Roulette table with casino chips” (CC BY 2.0) by Best Free Bets

As you might’ve guessed, there’s plenty of jargon out there in the casino world. However, luckily sites like NetEnt Casino offer guidance and glossaries on different casino terms that are worth taking a look at before you start your online gaming adventure.

With this in mind, let’s take a look at ten of the most common phrases you may come across.

Active Payline: In online slots, a payline is made up of different symbols that must line up for you to hit a jackpot or be rewarded with a prize. An active payline is simply the specific payline that you are betting on. Bear in mind that a payline will only become ‘active’ once you place a bet on it before you spin.

Cashback: When a casino offers ‘cashback’, they usually offer a refund in bonus money or real cash that you will receive following a particular loss. This is usually given as a percentage based on your initial bet.

Deposit: When a player wishes to add funds to their casino account, this is known as a deposit.

House: This is another word for the casino. You might also hear about ‘house advantage’, which refers to the slightly favourable odds that a casino maintains over players in certain games.

Inside Bets: In roulette, an inside bet refers to any bet that’s placed directly within the numbers section of the board.

Limits: This refers to the minimum and maximum single bet that can be placed at a time.

Multiplier: A multiplier is a bonus feature that will multiply the winnings you are due to receive, which is often found in slots games.

Outside Bets: The opposite of inside bets, this refers to any bet that’s placed outside the numbers section of the roulette board.

Progressive Jackpot: In online slots, this is where the value of a jackpot keeps building and getting bigger based on the number of people that play the game and place bets.

Withdrawal: When a player wishes to transfer money from their online casino account to their bank, this is known as a withdrawal. Many casinos now offer a wide range of withdrawal methods.

So, there we have it. Remember to spend some time getting up to speed with the many different key terms and phrases out there and check if you’re unsure of anything. It’ll definitely save you some confusion further down the line!

Cover: Photo by Pixabay from Pexels

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Bibhuranjan

Editorial Officer, technofaq.org I'm an avid tech enthusiast at heart. I like to mug up on new and exciting developments on science and tech and have a deep love for PC gaming. Other hobbies include writing blog posts, music and DIY projects.



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