Even more online gambling terms you need to know

Gambling onlineOn our blog, we like to keep you up-to-date with the latest news and developments from the world of online gambling and casinos. However, we also think it’s a good idea to give our loyal readers and players a few tips for when they’re playing online, and we like to help newcomers adjust as quickly as possible. We’ve already given you two blog posts about online gambling terms you need to know. But as there are so many words and phrases specific to gambling online, here are another three terms that you need to know, starting with ‘no action’.

No action

No action is a term that some experienced gamblers may be familiar with, but lots of people will have never come across it and so won’t know what it means. Essentially, no action is a term used to describe a bet where no money is either made or lost; for example, if you get back the total stake for your bet – no more, no less.

Special bets

A special bet is a bet that is only available as a special offer by a casino. In the case of gambling online, special bets usually refer to improved odds or free bets that come with placing an initial bet. In addition, it can also mean the addition of new ways to bet on games, like side quests, betting on different aspects of the game in sports, or slots machines that are only available for a limited amount of time.

Minimum bet

This means the minimum amount that you are required to bet before you are able to cash out your winnings. This can really affect your winnings, so it’s good to check the minimum bet before you sign up to a new online casino.


Whilst this may seem an odd inclusion here, encryption is actually a very important part of using online casinos, although you wouldn’t know it exists. Encryption is used by online casinos to keep your details and information safe when you’re playing online, and you might see it mentioned in the terms and conditions when signing up to new casinos – and now you’ll know what it means!

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