What is ‘Rush’?
‘Rush’ is a term which describes a successful streak in gambling. Players might say that they are ‘on a rush’, meaning they have picked up a series of wins recently. Other terms include a ‘hot streak‘ or a ‘lucky streak’, or being ‘on a roll’. A game might also be said to be ‘on a rush’ if it is paying out often – sometimes heard in the context of slot games. Players are also said to ‘chase the rush’ – a phrase with dual meaning which refers to seeking a winning streak, but also the euphoric feeling that comes with gambling and winning.
In gambling, players experience natural fluctuations of luck over time and there may be some patterns that form along the way. A player might find themselves having a lot of losses over a short period of time, or it might seem that the tables have turned in their favour. While each turn is as random as the last in the majority of gambling games, there is still a belief among many players that luck – good or bad – comes in ‘runs’ and can be affected by a wide number of factors.
If a player says that they are ‘on a rush’ or refers to having experienced a ‘rush’, they mean that their luck has been particularly good lately. A rush is a winning streak, and the phrase is used similarly to being ‘on a roll’. Though the games are random and so are the results, players often believe that a few good wins are a sign that their luck has come in, and they will adjust their betting strategy accordingly. Players can also find themselves experiencing a series of losses, which is usually referred to as a ‘cold streak’ or a ‘losing streak’. They might change game to try and get their ‘rush’ back, or quit for a while and come back later when their luck might have changed.