What is ‘On a Rush’?
In casino context, ‘on a rush’ means a being on a winning streak or a run of good luck. A player can say they are ‘on a rush’, or that they ‘had a rush’. The rush is also a colloquial term for the good feeling and the excitement which can come from making a win, or simply from placing a bet. In some casino games, on a rush can refer to a run of successive good wins or a tip of the odds in favour of the player.
‘On a Rush’ Explained
In gambling, players have the same chance of outcome in any given turn as they did on the last one. The fixed odds of games such as roulette and blackjack mean that the player will win around half of the time when betting evens, except that a house edge takes a slight cut of the profits available, so the player loses slightly over time if play is tracked in the long term. However, wins and losses can appear to fall in ‘runs’ or ‘streaks’, where the player has a lot of successive losses or wins in a short space of time. These can lead to the perception that the player is on a ‘hot streak‘, and likely to keep winning – part of the dangerous ‘gamblers’ fallacy‘ which can lead to problem gambling.
However, it is true that players can appear to have a good run of luck – often called a rush – and if they know when to quit and protect their wins, the player can go away in profit. Players who keep playing their winnings will lose over time, but knowing when to call it a day can seriously boost a successful gambler’s bank balance. If a player suspects their rush is coming to an end, they will want to cease play and cash in their chips so they go away happy.