word type: noun

  1. A complimentary gift or service offered by a casino to a gambler.

What's the Sig?

Why is Poker Terms, a website dedicated to defining terms specific to the poker world, posting an entry for a subject that applies more broadly to the gambling world?

The answer is simply that most poker players are degens and will come across comps at some point or another during their gambling career.

How it Works

A casino will evaluate how much money it expects a gambler to lose and then refund a fraction of that value in the form of complimentary items that might include: Tickets to shows, free hotel stays, and free dining.

There is also a certain breed of professional gambler who seeks to make money strictly by breaking even at the game he is playing, but making enough back in the form of comps to make his time worthwhile.