All Gambling Terms Dictionary

 G 
G [Baseball]
Number of Games at Position
  
G-Force [Motor Sports]
The force exerted upon drivers as they go through various areas of a racetrack. High-speed corners exert more G-force on drivers than do slower corners. One "G" is equal to the force of gravity. Open-wheel drivers often endure up to five "G's."
  
G-Forces [Luge]
Gravitational forces exerted on the sled and the slider by acceleration, deceleration, and changes in direction. These forces typically reach as high as 3 gs, where g represents the force of normal gravity, and can approach 5 gs on some runs.
  
G-Note [Poker]
A one thousand dollar bill.
  
G.P.B.D. [Horse Racing]
Group Preferential Barrier Draw: Indicates the computer shall divide the field in half and then apply N.P.D. to each half of the field.
  
G.T. [Motor Sports]
Grand Touring From the Italian Gran Turismo. A car combining sedan and sports car features in which engineering is the dominant feature. Combines excellent road handling qualities with relative comfort. Made in two- and four-seaters with the rear seats always cramped.
  
G.T.I. [Bingo]
An electronic dauber system used to play multiple packs at once. These usually require a rental fee and only one is allowed per player
  
G/F [Baseball]
Ratio of Grounders to Fly Balls
  
Gaff [Poker]
1) A cheating device or method, such as a holdout machine or marking the cards. 2) To use such a device or method. To gaff the cards could mean to mark them by any of several means.
  
Gaff Rigged [Sailing]
A type of traditional working boat using four sided gaff sails that are hoisted on gaffs.
  
Gaff Sail [Sailing]
A four sided sail used instead of a triangular main sail. Used on gaff rigged boats.
  
Gaffe [Archery]
See goat's foot lever.
  
Gaffed Wheel [Roulette]
A wheel that has been rigged (by either player or the casino).
  
Gagaku [Martial Arts]
(Japanese) Music for the court of the Emperor. Gagaku was the traditional form of dance and music which was authorized only in the court of the Emperor.
  
Gain Line [Rugby]
An imaginary line across the field at the point where the ball became dead. See dead ball.
  
Gait [Greyhound Racing]
Harness horses are divided into two distinct groups, pacers or trotters, depending on their gait when racing. The gait is the manner in that a horse moves its legs when running. The pacer is a horse with a lateral gait, whereas a trotter or square-gaiter has a diagonal gait.
  
Gaiwan [Martial Arts]
External part of the forearm
  
Gake [Martial Arts]
Hooking action used in some ankle and sacrifice throws.
  
Gakko [Martial Arts]
School.
  
Gale [Sailing]
A storm with a wind speed between 34 to 40 knots.
  
Gale Force Winds [Sailing]
Wind speeds strong enough to qualify the storm as a gale.
  
Gallery [Poker]
1) Watchers; onlookers; spectators on the rail observing the action at a particular table or at a tournament. 2) Any hand having lots of picture cards.
  
Galley [Sailing]
The kitchen area on a boat.
  
Gallop [Horse Racing]
A horse's fastest gait. This term is also used to refer to a workout. In slang terms it refers to an easy race or workout, compared with one in which the horse is urged ("My horse in the second race just galloped!")
  
Gallows Frame [Sailing]
A frame used to support the boom.
  
Gamble [Poker]
1) Loose play, or the desire to play other than tight. "He must have a lot of gamble in him, because he never lets any of it out." Also, bounce, jump.2) Play loosely. Note : This word has special meaning among poker players, and is different from the more generalized definition of the word as found in most dictionaries.
  
Gambler [Poker]
One who takes chances in a poker game. According to Doyle Brunson, in his Super System, this term "... is often used to describe the class (that is, the quality) of a poker player. When the word is used this way it describes the highest class of player--which actually means that the player is not really a gambler at all, but a highly skilled player."
  
Gambling Stake [Roulette]
Amount of money reserved for gambling. Same as Bankroll.
  
Game [Poker]
1) A specific poker game, in the sense of a table full of players (not in the sense of a variety of poker). "Good game on table three." 2) The specific form of poker being played; sometimes the size of a game. "Table 4 is a an Omaha game." "This is a 6-12 game." 3) A reference to the locale or format of a poker game, as a home game or private game.
  
Game Board [Bingo]
An electronic display board, usually attached next to the "Bingo Board" that looks like a bingo card and shows what variation of bingo you are playing on that particular game on the program. For example, "Four Corners," "Chevron," "Regular," "Blackout," etc. See diagrams below for more examples of bingo patterns.
  
Game Clock [Basketball]
Shows how much time remains in each of the four 12-minute quarters of an NBA game or two 20-minute halves of a college game.
  
Game Family [Bingo]
The sum of all games of the same ticket type and same name.
  
Game Misconduct [Ice Hockey]
A penalty on which a player is ejected for the rest of the game, assessed for a serious violation such as instigating a fight, continuing a fight after being separated by a linesman, or being the third party to join in a fight. The team doesn't have to play short-handed. Compare match penalty.
  
Game Point [Tennis]
The point needed to win a game.
  
Game Room [Bingo]
Some online games divide the players into game rooms.
  
Game Score [Baseball]
A pitcher's Game Score is determined as follows: (1)Start with 50. (2)Add 1 point for eachout recorded by the starting pitcher. (3)Add 2 points for each inning the pitcher completes after the fourth inning. (4)Add one point for each strikeout.(5)Subtract 2 points for each hit allowed. (6)Subtract 4 points for each earned run allowed.(7)Subtract 2 points for an unearned run.(8)Subtract 1 point for a walk. If the starting pitcher scores over 50 and loses, it is a Tough Loss. If he wins with a game score under 50, it's a Cheap Win.
  
Game Starter [Poker]
A card room employee who plays with House money, and does not share in any of his (her) winnings or losses. Shills are used to facilitate starting games, and keeping them going.
  
Game Theory [Poker]
Betting or calling in a certain way when you don't know how an opponent plays so as to prevent the opponent from obtaining an edge by his own betting or calling. Against an opponent whose play you are familiar with, you bluff more or less often depending on what you know of his calling habits. Against one whose habits you don't know, though, you use game theory. For example, if there are five bets in the pot and you have a hand that can win only by bluffing, if you can get away with a (one-bet) bluff more than one-fifth of the time, you profit by this use of game theory.
  
Game Timekeeper [Ice Hockey]
An official who is responsible for everything involved in timing the game: operating the scoreboard clock, sounding the buzzer that indicates the end of a period, and announcing, after 19 minutes have passed, that one minute remains in the period, among others tasks.
  
Game-Ending Home Runs [Baseball]
Junior shortstop Alec Porzel has made a name for himself when it comes to game-ending home runs. In addition to his 10th-inning blast vs. Pittsburgh (11-8) on May 7, 2000, Porzel also beat the Panthers with a first-pitch, walkoff home run to cap the '99 Pittsburgh series (3-2, in the ninth). As a freshman, he ended the longest game in Eck Stadium history with a 15th-inning homer vs. West Virginia (5-3). Most recently, Porzel's first career grand slam broke an 7-7 tie in the eighth inning of the 15-7 BIG EAST Tournament win over Pittsburgh. HERING - Frank Hering was the first baseball coach at Notre Dame (1897-99) and the first paid football coach. More importantly, he unknowingly helped launch many a greeting card company by proposing an annual "Mother's Day" at his lodge in 1904. President Woodrow Wilson eventually made Mother's Day part of the nation's calendar, and it was adopted officially by Congress a few years later.
  
Gamed [Wrestling]
Refers to a type of fed where some kind of game is used to resolve matches. In other words, a non-booked fed. Diced and simmed feds are both gamed, as are rules sets that depend on limited knowledge, or guessing games. Contrast with booked. Compare with diced or simmed.
  
Gamely [Golf]
Hung on to win by a narrow margin.
  
Games (G) [Baseball]
Number of games the player has played in.
  
Games Started (Gs) [Baseball]
Number of games a player was in the lineup when the first pitch was thrown.
  
Gangaku [Martial Arts]
Name of a karate kata
  
Ganmen [Martial Arts]
A target area referred to in sport karate. It includes all of the head and face area.
  
Gap [Poker]
1) A missing card in a hand, particularly in the middle of an inside straight.2) Empty seat. When a table has one or more empty seats, the dealer or one of the seated players may try to entice a prospective participant this way: "Siddown. There's a gap in the trap for a sap."
  
Gap Insurance/Protection [Motor Sports]
Stands for Guaranteed Auto Protection insurance. Extra insurance for lease customers to cover the difference in the actual value of the vehicle and whatever is owed on the lease. Important if the car is stolen or totaled early in the lease term. It also covers the difference in value between what may be paid by an insurance carrier and what is still owed to the leasing company, including future lease payments.
  
Gaper [Poker]
A cheating device, a mirror or other shiny object, such as a highly-polished cigarette lighter, placed apparently innocently on the table, used to read the reflected faces of the cards while they are being dealt. Also gleamer, shiner, or reflector.
  
Gar Hole [Poker]
A term that describes the situation in which chips are locked up (Pertaining to chips residing in the stack of a very tight player, and thus difficult for any other player to win). "You'll never get any of his chips; they're in a gar hole."
  
Garage [Motor Sports]
Area of race track where cars are housed during an event; work area for car preparation while at a speedway.
  
Garbage [Poker]
1) The discards. "Pass the garbage; my deal next." 2) Poor hand. "Hey, dealer; can't you give me anything but garbage?"
  
Garbage Hand [Video Poker]
A bad hand which will let you win nothing.
  
Garbage Hit/Strike [Bowling]
Any hit that produces a strike when it shouldn't, as when it misses the pocket.
  
Garbage Pile [Poker]
Discard pile in which all cards are dead.
  
Garden Gate [Bingo]
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Gardena Miracle [Poker]
An extremely lucky draw, usually greatly defying probability, and often in such a way as to defeat a hand that has considerably the best of it. If, in lowball, you have a pat 6-4, and I make the blind good and draw three cards and make a wheel, you will be justified in accusing me of having been blessed with a Gardena miracle. In draw poker, you can also draw three cards to two cards of the same suit and make a flush and also be considered to have made a Gardena miracle. Many players consider drawing two and making a straight flush or even a flush also to fall into the class of Gardena miracle, but that is more correctly called a cat hop. Also, freak draw. Named after the city of Gardena, in Southern California, which was once known as the poker-playing capital of America.
  
Gardena Razz [Poker]
A form of lowball draw that used to be popular in Gardena, played as winner blind. This form of lowball is no longer very common, and the term razz usually refers to seven-card stud lowball
  
Gardena-Style [Poker]
Pertaining to double-limit games; so called because these games originated in the Gardena area.
  
Garlands [Skiing]
A combination of side-slipping and traversing, used as a practice exercise, often used by Alpine ski instructors.
  
Garrison Finish [Horse Racing]
Drawing a fine finish on a winner, usually coming from off the pace, Derived from "Snapper" Garrison, old-time rider given to that practice.
  
Garryowen [Rugby]
Same as up and under.
  
Gas can [Motor Sports]
Large steel can used to fill the tank of NASCAR racers during a pit stop. A car usually holds two 10 gallon cans of fuel.
  
Gas Cans [Motor Sports]
The fuel cans a pit crew member wields to refuel a stock car weigh about 100 pounds each when full. Typically the gas man empties two fuel cans during a pit stop.
  
Gas Catcher [Motor Sports]
The person on a NASCAR pit crew that uses a small catch can to catch the overflow of gas from a rear pipe as the tank is filled on a pit stop.
  
Gas Man [Motor Sports]
The person on a pit crew with the job of filling the car with fuel from either a can (NASCAR venue) or from a filler hose (IRL, CART or F1)
  
Gas Turbine [Motor Sports]
An internal-combustion rotating engine with one main moving part: the rotor with pinwheel-like blades attached. Air is compressed by the first rows of blades and delivered to the combustion chambers, from which the exhaust is directed to pass the remaining blades and to generate the power. Power is extremely smooth due to the absence of explosions and reciprocating parts.
  
Gas-Charged Shocks [Motor Sports]
Also called gas-filled shocks. They are shock absorbers filled with a low-pressure gas to smooth the vehicle's ride during up-and-down movement.
  
Gasket [Motor Sports]
A thin material, made of paper, metal, silicone, or other synthetic materials, used as a seal between two similar machined metal surfaces such as cylinder heads and the engine block.
  
Gasoline Alley [Motor Sports]
This is the garage area at Indy, where major mechanical work is done on the cars.
  
Gasser [Motor Sports]
A drag racer that runs on gasoline.
  
Gastrapheten [Archery]
A Roman engine based on the crossbow.
  
Gastric Ulcers [Horse Racing]
Ulceration of a horse's stomach. Often causes symptoms of abdominal distress (colic) and general unthriftiness.
  
Gatame [Martial Arts]
Locking or holding.
  
Gate [Horse Racing]
A shortened term referring to the starting gate. It is also used to refer to the physical entrance of the track. Track management will use this term to refer to attendance for the day.
  
Gate Card [Horse Racing]
A card, issued by the starter, stating that a horse is properly schooled in starting gate procedures.
  
Gate Controller [Skiing]
One of several officials who ensure that racers pass the slalom gates correctly.
  
Gateway to Heaven [Bingo]
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Gauge [Motor Sports]
An instrument, usually mounted on the dashboard, used to monitor engine conditions such as fuel pressure, oil pressure and temperature, water pressure and temperature, and RPM (revolutions per minute).
  
Gave Up [Motor Sports]
Drivers use this to describe a mechanical part that fails.
  
Gave Way [Golf]
Tired and fell back rapidly.
  
Gaylord [Gymnastics]
A high bar move that consists of a front giant into a one-and-one half front salto over the bar, followed by a re-grasp. Named for U. S. gymnast Mitch Gaylord, who created it.
  
Gb [Baseball]
Groundballs Hit Against the Pitcher (hits, outs and errors)
  
Gbc [Blackjack]
The acronym for Gambler's Book Club, a bookstore in Las Vegas.
  
Gcb [Blackjack]
The acronym for Gaming Control Board, the Nevada agency that regulates the state's casinos.
  
Gcr [Motor Sports]
General Competition Regulations. Midwestern Council Annual Racing Rule and Information book.
  
Gcw [Wrestling]
Global Championship Wrestling
  
Gdp [Baseball]
Times Grounded into Double Plays
  
Gdp Per Gdp Situation [Baseball]
A GDP situation exists any time there is a man on first with less than two outs. This statistic measures how often a player grounds into a double play in that situation.
  
Gear [Horse Racing]
The equipment carried by trotters and pacers. Gear can generally be split into three categories: pads on the legs to prevent self-inflicted injury; equipment to balance a horse in its stride; and equipment to correct waywardness or erratic behaviour. The equipment also helps a driver maintain control. Some horses are not as well-mannered or gaited as others and may require a lugging pole, shadow roll, headcheck, shin boots and/or knee boots.
  
Gear Box [Motor Sports]
Racing term for a transmission.
  
Gear Effect [Golf]
The effect, caused by face bulge, that tends to cause a ball hit toward the toe or heel side of face center to curve back to the intended target line.
  
Gear Ratio [Motor Sports]
The ratio of engine RPM's to rear wheel RPM's. This determines the how fast the car will run on the race track as well as the fuel efficiency of a racecar. More speed requires more fuel.
  
Gears [Motor Sports]
Wheels with meshing teeth to transmit power between rotating shafts. When the gear wheels are of different sizes, a change in speed ratio occurs. Gears are made of hard steel.
  
Gedan [Martial Arts]
A term often used in karate to pinpoint an area to be attacked. Usually refers to the lower trunk area.
  
Gedan Barai [Martial Arts]
Low block with the forearm
  
Gedan Uke [Martial Arts]
Low block
  
Gedan Zuki [Martial Arts]
Low punch/strike
  
Gekken [Martial Arts]
A name often used in place of Kendo during the Meiji era (1868 - 1912), especially by the military.
  
Gel [Synchro Swimming]
To hold uniform hairstyles in place and to keep their hair out of their eyes, swimmers use a specially formulated waterproof hair gel.
  
Gelding [Horse Racing]
A Gelding is a male that has been castrated to correct behavior that would make them difficult to train for racing, or to encourage bodily growth.
  
Gelšndesprung [Skiing]
A German word meaning terrain-jump, generally performed with a push off both poles.
  
Gendawa [Archery]
A bow, Java.
  
General Property Taxes [Motor Sports]
Any tax on real estate or personal property.
  
Generator [Motor Sports]
A device that converts rotational energy to DC current. Generators were used in older cars to provide electrical energy for the vehicle.
  
Genin [Martial Arts]
Ninja of the lowest rank who were often responsible for carrying out dangerous assignments.
  
Gennaker [Sailing]
A large sail that is a cross between a spinnaker and a genoa. Hoisted without a pole, the tack is attached at the bottom of the headstay.
  
Genoa [Sailing]
A large jib that overlaps the mast. Also known as a jenny.
  
Genseiryu [Martial Arts]
A style of karate characterized by tumbling and somersaults.
  
Gentleman Jockey [Horse Racing]
Amateur rider, generally in steeplechases.
  
Geographic North [Sailing]
The direction toward the top point of the line about which the earth rotates (between Canada and Russia in the Arctic Ocean.) See also magnetic north.
  
Geographic Position [Sailing]
The position of a boat on a chart.
  
Geometric Apex [Motor Sports]
A point on the inside of the track at a point that bisects the angle of the entering straight and the exit straight. The geometric center of the turn.
  
George [Poker]
Good, great. "Sit down. It's a George game." Opposite of Tom
  
Georgia Hoop. [Poker]
Terrific. When someone says this, you know he's pleased about something.
  
Georgy [Poker]
Good, great. "Sit down. It's a George game." Opposite of Tom
  
Geri [Martial Arts]
Kick.
  
German Rig [Rowing]
The arrangement of an eight so that riggers 4 and 5 are on the same side while the others alternate port and starboard.
  
Get [Horse Racing]
Progeny of sire.
  
Get a Game Down [Poker]
Start a game. A floor person might say, "As soon as we get one more player, we're going to get a 20-40 down."
  
Get a Hand Cracked [Poker]
Have a good hand beaten, usually by an opponent going against the odds.
  
Get Ahead Right Here! [Baseball]
Encouragement to pitcher from fielders.
  
Get Dirty! [Baseball]
Exclamation - emphatic and hysterical instruction to slide or dive back to a base or face the humiliation of being tagged out.
  
Get Down [General]
To make a bet.
  
Get Full Value [Poker]
Betting, raising and re-raising in order to manipulate the size of the pot so that you will be getting maximum pot odds if you win the hand.
  
Get Hit with the Deck [Poker]
Be in a situation of making every hand or having good hands in crucial pots, particularly when large pots are involved.
  
Get into [Horse Racing]
The act of a rider when he takes the whip to the horse and gives him full head.
  
Get it Fixed. [Poker]
"You lose." This is what an uncouth player says about another player's hand when he spreads his own better hand
  
Get on [General]
Have your bet accepted
  
Get One's Feet Wet [Poker]
Get into a pot, probably losing it.
  
Get Out [Poker]
1) Fold. "Two raises to me? I'll get out." 2) Get even. (Win after having been losing, particularly if the period of being behind was lengthy.) "I had to get stuck $2000 before I managed to get out."
  
Get Smooth [Poker]
The point at which a rough lowball hand becomes not-so-rough. For example, in the hand 9-8-3-2-A, which is a rough 9, the hand gets smooth after the 8.
  
Get the Jump [Ice Hockey]
To move fast and thereby get a good start on the opponents.
  
Get the Right Price [Poker]
The pot odds are favorable enough for you to justify calling a bet or a raise with a drawing hand.
  
Get There [Poker]
To make your hand.
  
Get Up and Run [Bingo]
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Get Well [Poker]
1) Win a big pot that puts one even or ahead. "I flopped four sixes and beat two full houses. That pot got me well." 2) Win after having been losing, particularly if the period of being behind was lengthy.
  
Getaway Day [Horse Racing]
The last day of a race meeting.
  
Getting Down [General]
Making a wager.
  
Getting Over [Wrestling]
A wrestler "gets over" when he receives an enthusuastic response from the fans for being either a "babyface" or a "heel".
  
Gf [Baseball]
Ratio of Grounders to Flies
  
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