your money in.
||(U.S) A tough
player is good under pressure.
||A small bet
that everyone at the table is required to pay before each hand (in games with
an ante). e.g. Casino Stud Poker, 7-card stud.
biggest game in the house.
'back door' is one made using both of the last two cards. A back door flush in
Texas hold 'em is about 20-1.
|| Also known as
'roll' or 'wad' (colloq.) This is gambling money or risk money, as
opposed to the money you live on.
dealing from the bottom of the deck.
|| An inside
extremely easy game.
||In flop games,
two bets are usually posted before any cards are dealt. The small blind
by the player to the left of the dealer and the big blind
(double the small blind) by the player to the left of the small
bet, or blind. In flop games it initiates the betting round.
A forced bet in flop games
like Hold 'Em, Omaha.
||A bet with a
weak hand, usually intended to get other players to fold.
||Nickname for a
championship event at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) earns the player a Gold
Bracelet. Highly prized amongst poker professionals.
||The best hand,
also known as 'the nuts.'
|| (U.S) An Ace
||A pair of aces
in the hole.
||To run out of
money. 'Busted out' in competitions where its final.
marker in the shape of an ice-hockey puck the denotes the position of dealer in
house dealt games.
buy a pot is to make a bet large enough that other players would
be unlikely to call.
call a bet is to equal it but not raise it.
||A big card
room with comforts. The opposite of a ceedy joint.
||When the cards
are treating you well, you are said to be catching cards
|| If no one has
bet and it is your turn, you may 'check' to signify passing the initiate to the
next player without risking money. (exception=7 card stud)
are small round discs used instead of money at the poker table.
|| Talking about
a game you are in to misleadiother players, is coffeehousing.
number of cards from the bottom of the deck and place them on the
||In a flop game
poker table the person to the right of the Button (Dealer), a position often
used to raise before the Button gets a chance to try and steal the blinds.
up-card in seven card stud.
|Down to the felt
||Totally out of
Sometimes meaning unscruppulous
||The fifth card
|First to Speak
||In a stud
game, either the high or the low card must make a bet.
||A poor player.
A sucker. A 'pidgeon'.
three communual cards in Hold 'Em, Omaha. (Flop games)
||A hand with
four cards of the same suit.
|Four of a kind
||Four cards of
the same rank.
card dealt in a hand of poker.
||A poker tournament in which
only the initial entry is permitted, i.e. no re-entry once all your chips are
||A five card
hand consisting of 'trips' and a 'pair'.
||(U.S) A poor
|Give the office
||(U.S) To give
a warning regarding cheating.
of the table, against the rules, in a cash game.
or bar that runs a regular card game hidden in a back room.
dealer. A mechanic.
un-ambitious player who only hopes to win a little money each day. Also known
as a 'leather ass.'
||One card that
will complete an inside straight draw.
||A card that
juts out conspicuously when a cheater is dealing.
||A game or a
hand between two players.
traditionally rated hand. (As opposed to Low Ball hands)
||In a flop game
poker table the person to the right of the Cut Off (2 to the right of the
Button), a position often used to raise before the Cut Off gets a chance to try
and steal the blinds, so known as High Jack.
denomination of chips in a card room.
the players have only two cards, both face down. A flop of five communual cards
gives the player a choice of five from seven to make the best possible
||(U.S) See 'Vig'. Money
taken as the rake in a game.
lowball is Low Ball with the ace as high. Best hand is 23457.
||A card that
has not been seen.
||A game with
lots of betting action. A 'loose' game.
||A hand that is
guaranteed to win at least part of the pot.
player, often by marking cards or using false deals.
||The way a
cheater holds a deck to make it easy to deal 'seconds'.
||(U.S) A club
where the house cheats the players, or one that turns a blind eye to cheating
||A game that
allows a player to bet all his chips at any betting round.
||Omaha is a
flop game dealt as Hold ' em but with four down-cards each. A hand is made
using five from a possible nine, but two and only two must be used from the
|On the finger
|| (U.S) Money
given on credit.
tilt' is a bad reaction to an unlucky hand. The result is wild
improving your hand to win the pot.
||A Jack, Queen
or King. Picture card. Face card
||Two cards of
the same rank.
||A variation on
Hold'em where players receive three cards each and are forced to discard one of
them after the flop is dealt. Thus reverting to Hold'em.
|Play on your belly
|| (U.S) Playing
of exactly five cards that constitute a hand according to the accepted list of
slang for poker machines. Anything you can poke a coin into so it also covers
arrangement between two or more of the players to share part of the pots win,
or more precisely, the container into which the shared chips are
|| Four of a
|| Weak players.
wooden or metal tray to place rows of poker chips.
usually a low card, that, when it appears, has no apparent impact on the
||Three or four
cards of different suits. Applied to flops.
of a pot that the house keeps.
||The final (seventh) card
dealt in a poker hand. (the fifth flop card in flop games)
|| A game of
||In Seven Card
Stud, three of a kind with the first three cards is known as being 'rolled
||A round can
refer either to a round of betting or a round of hands.
|| (U.S) A
player who knows all the angles and earns his living at the poker
|Royal Straight flush
||An ace high
|| Cheating by
dealing the second card instead of the top card.
||A bluff where
there is a chance that your hand can make a winning hand.
|Seven Card Stud
variant of stud. Seven cards each, dealt two down, four up, one
habit that means you slowly reveal that you have the winning hand.
||See Big Blind
|| (U.S) A pair
|Splash the pot
|| Loosely put
chips into a pot to obscure the actual amount. Not good.
introduce an acquaintance to an underground poker club.
consecutive cards of the same suit.
|| Tap the table
means to check. Also (U.S) betting all your opponents money, forcing him to go
'all in' if he calls the bet.
|| (U.S) Out of
gesture that reveals information about your hand.
(The usual term)
||Three cards of
the same rank.
||The second to
last, (sixth), card dealt in Hold 'Em. Fouth communial card, also known as "4th
|Under The Gun
abbreviated as UTG meaning the first person to act before the flop. One to the
left of the Big Blind at a poker table.
||When two hands
face off, the underdog is the one that's less likely to win than the other.
||Vig is short
for the word 'vigorish'. Also referred to as 'juice'(US). This can be either;
the tax that the house takes (rake) in each hand of poker or the up-front fee.