Category: Gambling Terms Explained

What does breaking the bank mean?

Breaking the bank means that a gambler, or group of gamblers, wins more chips than a casino has at hand at a table. In the most extreme usages of the phrase, it means that the players or player actually win more money than the casino has! In this case, it can cause the casino to go under.

Fears of breaking the bank lead to some of the toughest security and anti-cheating methods of any industry.