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Casino Terminology

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Affiliate A company or an individual that is paid for getting people to join a particular casino.
Bankroll The amount of money a player has at their disposal.
Betting limits The maximum and minimum amounts that a bet placed by a player can hold.
Bonuses Rewards that are given to a player for playing a particular game or completing an action.
Casino Bonus / Welcome bonus This is an incentive that an online casino will provide to a customer who’s just signed up.
Casino tournament A set of games organized by an online casino, in which a number of players from all over the world can participate. The winner of the tournament wins a huge prize. Many popular tournaments have turned into highly anticipated events and acquired a global following.
Cryptocurrency Virtual, but rather volatile, money a gamer can use during gameplay (if offered by that particular game). Winnings can be exchanged for making purchases within the game or levelling up. Sometimes, cryptocurrency can be exchanged for real money. Bitcoin is an example of a popular cryptocurrency that currently holds quite a bit of value.
Deposit Player needs to make a deposit onto an online casino account to play.  
Free Spin Usually offered as a bonus feature on slot games.
High roller An experienced gambler who enjoys playing high-stakes games involving huge amounts of money and dangerous risks.
House edge The chance a casino always has of making a profit over its players.
Jackpot The amount of prize money a player can get by winning a game. Jackpots can be fixed or progressive. Fixed jackpots offer a set amount of prize money. A progressive jackpot grows gradually by contributions from a number of both in-house players and those gambling at other casinos.
Odds The probability that an outcome a player has bet on has of occurring.
RTP (Return to Player) A term that is used to describe the percentage of any wagered money that will be paid back to a player over time from slot machine games. The higher the percentage, the better it is for the player.
Payline A sequence of positions on a reel that read from left to right. When playing an online slot game, the player is usually betting on a number of paylines. If a winning combination of symbols form on the payline, the player will receive a payout.
Payment method The way a gamer can make deposits at an online casino. Casinos can offer a variety of options such as payments by credit and debit cards, bank transfer, and e-wallets.
Slot/Slot machine/Fruit machine A slot is a type of casino game based on the classic fruit machine so popular in brick-and-mortar casinos. Online slots – better known as video slots – have evolved into a replica far removed from the old favourites, with apt game designers able to come up with a plethora of fantastic themes, gorgeous sound and graphics, and add innumerable features. Slots are usually the prevalent type of games in most online casino games library. Their main objective is to line up a number of identical symbols on a payline to win a prize, trigger a bonus or in-game bonus round. Information about the function of each symbol, number of paylines, etc. can be found in the slot paytable.
Software provider A company that supplies casinos with games. The more software providers a casino has, the greater the variety of games it can offer to its players. Examples of leading software providers include Microgaming and NetEnt.
Wagering requirements Online casinos use wagering (or playthrough) requirements to protect the bonuses they give away. Usually cash bonuses or free spins have to be played through a number of times before they are cashable. A wagering requirement is displayed with a number followed by an ‘x’ (for example, if the bonus must be played through 25 times, write this as 25x)
Withdrawal When a player requests to withdraw money from his online casino account.
Withdrawal methods The options available for a player to collect their winnings.

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