What is ‘Cash In’?
To cash in at a casino can have several different meanings. Most commonly, the term is used to describe the moment at which a player swaps their poker chips for cash, upon which they have called it quits. If a player is cashing in their chips in order to exchange their current chips for those of a higher denomination, this can also be referred to as coloring up.
‘Cash In’ Explained
When a player is cashing in, it can mean a variety of different things. Most predominantly, it means that a player either withdraws cash from their account, or has their remaining chips exchanged for cash. For example, if a player experiences a losing streak, they can choose to cash in, swap their chips for money, and leave.
Alternatively, to cash in can mean that a player has decided to swap one type of chip for another type of chip of a different denomination. So, an example of this would be that a player is doing well, and they choose to exchange, or cash in, a pile of $5 chips for some $25 ones.
To cash in can also simply mean to leave a game, cardroom, or casino (or other gambling establishment). Thus, if a player decides to cash in, they have decided to leave.
Least commonly, the term cash in can be applied to the choice a player makes when they decide to play a game in order to take advantage of, and make a profit from, the poor skill of their opponents. An example of this would be: “I was watching the game, and some of the players were so bad that I chose to cash in on it”.