For anyone looking to get involved in the wonderful world of eGambling, one thing that might throw you is the sheer variety of terms. If you want to become a more acute and accurate gambler, we highly recommend that you master the following terms. It’s only going to help you get a much more refined, professional understanding of the gambling terms you read day-in, day-out.
A term used for gaining enough points to earn and extra life/continue.
A series of awards that are available for you to bet on.
Away from keyboard; when someone is not present to actually play.
AI, Artificial Intelligence
The computer controlled opponents in most games.
A tool used to help someone ensure their shots land at the right target.
AoE, Area of effect
An attack used in many games that hits an area, not a target.
An extra award that can be won/achieved by the gamer you have bet on.
Staying in the one spot and never moving; seen as cheap gaming tactics.
The favourite for any particular win or event.
A stopping point within the match which allows gamers to return post-death.
Usually a form of character, with certain abilities or looks unique from other classes.
Playing together, usually known as co-operative play. Very common in eSports.
Keeping a large group of (normally AI) enemies held back from others.
Betting and then re-betting the same money over and over.
Wining by more than the pointspread that was expected.
The amount of money that the casino could lose on a particular event.
Someone who wagers a large sum on one particular event or outcome.
How good a player is currently playing based on their recent performance.
Your win before you take into account things like the expenses involved.
The number of bets taken on that particular day.
The percentage of wins that the house has seen come in for them.
Information given out by someone who seemingly has inside information.
The commission made by any bookmaker who is taking your bets.
Betting the opposite of your first wager to reduce potential losses.
Betting on a player who is unlikely to win, but would make you rich if they did.
A bookmaker of dubious legality – normally illicit or illegal.
When the odds are in favour of you, the punter.
When you bet a larger amount than you would have first intended/expected.
A draw – usually rarely seen in eGambling, but it can happen.
A series of games against one another until everyone plays each other.
Someone who tries to make up the points differences by betting on both sides.
A large bet that often has the house in the wining position or high advantage.
Any kind of tip that is given to the house.
34. Underlay- When the odds are in favour of the house, not the punter.
These basic terms are some you should see related both to gaming and to gambling; keep an eye out for them as you go through your eGambling career.