There are many different characters in the game. Here is a look at a list of some:
Single player – player who plays by himself and is not associated with any house or union.
Banker – the dealer or anyone who sells chips in a casino . Also, any participant in a game that handles the money.
Low dealer – card cheat that specializes in dealing with the cover fund.
Bindle-stiff – a rube. An inexperienced player.
Boxman – In craps, the employee of the casino who oversees the game.
Insect – a player or inveterate who is bitten by the game bug.
Mechanic of the card – actuator, an expert in the handling of the cards.
Bettor Chalk – To horse bettor who always bets on the favorite.
Check copper – someone who steals chips from the gambling table when the croupier is not watching.
The chilled man – the member of a crooked ring game or confidence crowd that is hanging around then and calming down the mark, hopefully making sure he will not go to the police.
Counter – in blackjack, someone who keeps tabs on each game card, usually as part of a total system.
Cowboy – tall, wild bettor. An unpredictable player who throws his money around and makes extravagant bets.
Croupier – casino employee who operates the games, pays and collects in bets, and deals from time to time.
Dead-head – someone who is not playing, usually because he has lost all his money.
The dice detective – employee of the casino job that is to take the dice that have fallen to the floor.
Mechanic of the dice – actuator, one skilled in the use of dice.
Dizzy-izzy – a player of the systems.
Easy pigeon – a piglet.
The oldest hand – the player to the left of the dealer.