Saturday, June 20, 2015

Las Vegas Local Lingo

Enjoy all-you-can-eat buffets, get married in a blink of an eye at any Vegas wedding drive thru, even smoke marijuana and do anything you want to. Just kidding. Not everything is OK. In case you don't know, prostitution is illegal in Vegas, but almost everything else is OK, like lap dance, a economy booster according to the former Mayor Oscar Goodman "...in order to revive the economy here, every man should get a lap dance."  ... and I say "every woman should go to a male strip club". But before you come 2 Vegas, be familiar with the local lingo. 

You can be in red and  get a huge comp or maybe even a RFB if you are a whale but not a grinder. But if you are not a whale with issued markers or cannot say hit me to the stickman again, because you were stripped by the machines, you can leave your watch at the bank, fill up your bankroll then head up to the cage to get a black and get ready for the action again. Remember, don't go to the casinos on a dark day before leaving town.

Head up to a nightclub wearing your skin-tight galaxy-print crop-tops, LEGO your cohort/twerk team and get a bottle but please keep the fist-pumping to a minimum, so you don't look like a d-bag. Just #turnup and be part of a turnip farm, and be ready for the epic.
Are you a fish? Be a good shooter or even a swingin' but never use a spoon, cause if you do, you will 86'd. Watch up, be aware of the boxman, the pit boss and also the eyes in the sky.  Last but not least, don't be a stiff turkey, be a George and before leaving, give some tokens to the dealer's drop box, so next time, you can tell to a croupier "color me up".

86'd (eighty-sixed) - getting booted from a casino, usually for cheating.
7-Up Factory - a strip club where all the dancers are particularly attractive, i.e., they rank seven or better on a 1-10 scale.
Action - sum total of your winnings.
Air Dance - An “air dance” is used to describe a lap dance without contact. It’s not a compliment to the dancer.
ATF -  “all-time favorite,” meaning a customer’s preferred dancer.
Bank - pawn shop.
Bankroll - amount of money an individual has to gamble with.
Beater - dancer who, while onstage, can’t keep to the beat of the music.
Black - $100 casino chip.
Bird Dog - bouncer who monitors the private dance room, often called the Champagne Room.
Blind lap - getting a lap dance before seeing the dancer give someone else a lap dance.
Bolt-Ons - breast implants.
Bottle - a bottle means table at nightclubs.
Boxman - craps dealer who sits over the drop box and supervises bets and payoffs.
Cage - main casino cashier.
Carpet joint - a casino catering to high rollers.
Check - casino chips.
Chum the waters - tipping generously onto a stage to receive more attention from dancers. 
Civilian - woman at a strip club who doesn’t work there.
Croupier - dealer
Crossroader - a casino cheat.
Comp - short for complimentary.
Drop - total cash traded for chips at the gambling table.
Drop box - rectangle shaped locked box located on gambling tables where dealers deposit paper money.
Eyes in the sky -  surveillance cameras in the casino area.
Extras - acts related to prostitution in a strip club.
Fish - a novice gambler
George - casino patron who is a big tipper. 
Green chips, Greens, Greenys - $25 casino chip.
Grinder - low roller.
Grind or Sawdust Joint  - casino that caters to low rollers.
Guest list - free nightclub cover/admission.
Hard count - counting the change from slot machines.
High roller - customer with the reputation of wagering large sums of money in the casino.
Hold- casino profit from all the wagers.
House fee - fee dancers have to pay to work in a strip club on a given night.
Hurl story - manufactured sob story told by a stripper to elicit a more generous tip, sometimes called a “mercy tip.”
In red - A comped customer's name usually appears "in red" on a maitre d's reservation chart.
Hit me - phrase used by blackjack players who want another card from the dealer. 
Juice -  you have to juice to get the high roller suite. 
Juice Bar - strip clubs that serve no alcohol, just soft drinks.
Junket - group of high rollers flown in on a chartered plane by the casino.
Ladderman - baccarat supervisor.
Light the candle -  the light on top of a slot machine that signals a jackpot has been won. 
Low roller - player who makes small bets; a grinder.
Markers - casino issues checks used by high rollers.
Marryin' Sam - wedding chapel minister.
McDance - dance done with an extreme lack of enthusiasm or imagination.
Mileage - how much bang you get for your buck in strip clubs. 
Off-Stage Fee - the fee a dancer pays the strip club to skip dancing onstage and dance in VIP rooms.
Pastposting - increasing or decreasing your bet after the spin has completed.
Peeler - stripper.
The pencil - pit bosses have the pencil to grant players free rooms and authorize markers.
Pigeon, plunger or steamer - gambler who chases his/her losses. 
RFB Comp - room, food and beverage complimentary from the hotel.
Rack - the device that holds the chips on gaming tables.
Raincoater -  stripper slang for a customer that’s not particularly discerning about a dancer’s looks; he’s more into lots of physical contact.
Red-bottoms - shoe with a red sole on the bottom 
Rock or gawker - a customer who nurses his drinks, doesn’t tip dancers onstage and doesn’t get lap dances. 
Shoe- container from which several decks of cards are dealt on the Baccarat and blackjack tables.
Shooter - gambler who is rolling the dice on a craps table.
Snaking - the practice of watching a lap dance someone else is getting.
Spiff - fee a cabbie gets for delivering a customer to a strip club. 
Spoon - device used by slot machine cheaters.
Stickmandealer who handles the dices with a hook-shaped stick on craps tables.
Stiff - casino player who never tips or tokes regardless of how much they win.
Tip rail - also known as “pervert row” or “sniffer’s row,” is the row of seats around a strip club’s stage, where you’re expected to tip frequently.
Toke/token - tip.
Turkey - gambler who is unpleasant to the dealer.
Vulture - stripper who hovers near the door of a strip club waiting to pounce on new arrivals.
Whales - gamblers who are so wealthy that they routinely lose millions without in a blink. 
White knight - pejorative slang term used by dancers when a customer thinks they can “save” the dancer from their life as a stripper.
Zoned - trance-like state some dancers go into when they’re working, typically results from  drugs or boredom.
Location: Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV, USA

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