In the context of gambling, the term house is used to refer to the gaming venue, regardless of whether it is a land-based gambling venue or an online casino. The casino staff (e.g. the dealers and the floormen) can also be referred to as the house.
The word house serves as the base of several other terms. For instance, “house rules” are the specific rules in force in a certain casino and the «house edge» is the percentage of money that a gambling venue keeps after paying out its players.
- A term used to refer to the online casino or land-based gambling venue.