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What's Luck Got to Do with It? by Joseph Mazur

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Glossary of Gambling TermsUsed in This Book

aggie: A marble made of agate.

box: In backgammon chouette, the person who plays alone against all the others.

breakage: The rounding out of the last cent digit on a $2 pari-mutuel race ticket.

bucket shop: A small-time betting shop, often within a coffeehouse, drugstore, or hotel.

bust: In blackjack, what occurs when a player’s total card count is greater than 21.

call: To put into the pot the amount equal to the last bet.

captain: In backgammon chouette, the leader of the team playing against ...

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