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Glossary

A

All-in

This is when you do not have enough money to cover the full bet amount, and place your remaining money into the pot. You then contend for the pot in an amount proportional to what you contributed.

Note: You are considered all-in when you are disconnected from the Multi-Player Poker system during the play of a hand. This is to ensure that you are not penalised when disconnected.

Ante

This is the minimum bet that each Player must place into the pot before betting begins. The ante is placed before any cards are dealt.

B

Big Blind

This is the first bet posted by the Player to the left of the Player who posts the small blind. It is a forced bet. The big blind bet amount is equal to the lower bet. For example, in a $10 - $20 game, the big blind is $10.

Big Pair

A Pair with a value of 10 or greater.

Blind Bet

This is applicable to the following games:

  • Texas Hold'em
  • Omaha
  • Omaha Hi-lo
  • 1-on-1

This is the first bet placed by each Player. It is a forced bet and is placed before any cards are dealt. It is considered a live bet for the first round of betting. You have big blind and small blind bets in the first round of betting.

Bring-in

This is a mandatory bet made by the Player with the lowest card in the Third Street, the first round of betting.

Buy-in Amount

This is the amount you must bring into a game.

Buy-in Limit

This is applicable to 1-on-1 Poker.
This is the minimum amount you must bring into a 1-on-1 game.

C

Call

This is when you place a bet equal to the previous bet.

Cap

The limit used to describe the third raise in a round. Betting is then capped and Players can only call or fold. This is when you place a bet equal to the previous bet.

Check

This is when you want to stay in the game but not place a bet. You can only check if no other bets have been placed in the betting round.

Coffeehousing

This is when Players chat about a hand they are involved in, with the intent of misleading or manipulating other Players.

Community Cards

These are cards that are dealt to the table. All Players can use these cards to complete a five-card hand.

D

Dealer-button

This is a flat disk that is used to signify the Dealer's position on the table. The disk is marked with a D.

E

Equalized

When all Players have contributed the same amount of credits to the pot.

F

Fifth Street

This is applicable to Seven Card Stud Poker. This is the third round of betting and is called Fifth Street because the Players have five cards each.

The following applies to the Fifth Street:

  • Bet amounts are at the high limit.

Note: Betting limits are set by the card room.

The Player with the highest ranking hand begins the next round of betting.
Flop

This is applicable to the following games:

  • Texas Hold'em
  • Omaha
  • Omaha Hi-lo

This is the first three community cards dealt to the table.

Fold

This is when Players throw in their cards. They give up any claim on the pot in exchange for not having to contribute more money to the pot.

Fourth Street

This is applicable to Seven Card Stud Poker. This is the second round of betting and is called Fourth Street because the Players have four cards each.

The following applies to the Fourth Street:

  • The Player with the highest ranking hand begins the next round of betting.
  • Players can Fold, Call, Raise or Check.

Note: If the highest ranking hand is a Pair, the first Player to bet has the option to bet either the low or high betting limit. This becomes the raise amount for the rest of the game. The other Players must follow this amount when they raise.

L

Live Blinds

These are blind bets that are in play.

Example: Player A posts a small blind bet. Player B joins the game and posts a big blind bet. Player A must now equalize the betting as the big blind bet is in play and is live.

Lower Limit

The lower bet limit in a stakes game.

Example:
In a $3/$6 game, the lower limit is $3.

Lowest Card

This is the card that has the lowest value. Aces are high. If two Players have the same lowest card, the value is determined by suit. Suits are arranged in alphabetical order from lowest to highest value - Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts and Spades.

M

Muck

This is when you do not want to show your losing hand to the table. The hand is discarded without being displayed to the table.

P

Pocket Cards

These are cards dealt face down to each Player.

Post Now

This is a choice given to new Players joining a game. They can either post now or wait for the big blind bet. If they decide to post now, they bet the equivalent of a big blind bet and receive cards immediately.

Pot

This is the pile of chips that accumulate as each Player Antes, Bets and Raises. The pot goes to the winner of the hand.

Q

Quartered

This is applicable to Omaha Hi-Lo Poker. This is when Players tie with either a high or a low hand and earn a quarter of the pot.

R

Raise

This is when you match your previous bet and then increase your bet. This increases the stakes for remaining Players.

Raked Hand

Any player that is dealt cards in a hand and the pot is raked a minimum of 25c.

The River

The final stage in Seven Card Stud Poker. Also known as Seventh Street.

River Card

The final community card dealt.

Runs

These are betting cycles around the table. A cycle from the first Player to the last Player is considered one run.

S

Seventh Street

This is applicable to Seven Card Stud Poker. This is the fifth and final round of betting, and is called Seventh Street because the Players have seven cards each.

The following applies to the Seventh Street:

  • The river card is dealt face down.
  • The Player that played first on the Sixth Street plays first
  • If there is more than one Player left in the game after another round of betting, the game is resolved by means of a showdown.
  • You expose the best five-card hand possible.
  • The winner is awarded the pot.
Showdown

After the last betting round, the seventh street, the remaining Players compare hands to determine the winner. The Player with the highest value hand wins the pot.

Sitting Out

Decision taken by a Player to leave a table for a few hands.

Note: If you sit out for more than fifteen minutes, or have missed two rounds of blinds, you are removed from the table.

Sixth Street

This is applicable to Seven Card Stud Poker. This is the fourth round of betting and is called Sixth Street because the Players have six cards each.

The following applies to the Sixth Street:

  • Bet amounts are at the high limit.
  • The Player with the highest ranking hand begins the next round of betting.

Note: Betting limits are set by the card room.

Small Blind

This is the first bet posted by the Player to the Dealer's left. It is a forced bet. The small blind bet amount is equal to half of the lower bet. For example, in a $10 - $20 game, the small blind is $5.

Street

This is applicable to Seven Card Stud Poker. This is the term assigned to the various stages of betting. Betting begins on the Third Street, and continues to the Seventh Street. This is five rounds of betting.

T

Third Street

This is applicable to Seven Card Stud Poker. This is the first round of betting and is called Third Street because the Players have three cards each. The Player with the lowest card displayed brings-in the betting in this round.

Turn

This is applicable to the following games:

  • Texas Hold'em
  • Omaha
  • Omaha Hi-lo

This is the fourth community card dealt.

V

Visible Cards

These are cards dealt face up to each Player. Players then use these cards to complete a five-card combination