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Poker Terminology

This poker glossary can answer all your questions about the terms and lingo of the game. The information here applies to land based casinos as well as online poker rooms.

 

Poker Glossary

 

Glossary
A - B
Glossary
C - N
Glossary
O - Z

Action A play such as a check, bet, raise, call or fold.
All-In Putting all of your playable chips into the pot during the course of a hand, you are said to be all-in. To run out of chips while betting or calling.
Ante A small amount of money contributed by each player to seed the pot at the beginning of a hand.
Beer Hand

The the worst stating hand in Texas Holdem. It is time for a beer when you are dealt a 2-7 offsuit.

Bet the Pot A bet equal to the total amount in the pot.
Big Blind In a game with more than one blind bet, the largest blind.
Bicycle A straight to the 5 - ace, 2, 3, 4, 5. AKA: Wheel
Blind The blind bet (blind) is a bet that must be made without the player seeing any of his/her cards. Each player would take a turn having to make the blind bet. The blind is used instead of an ante.
Bluff A bluff refers to raising with a weak hand in the hope of driving out players with stronger hands (hope that other players will fold).
Board AKA Community Cards.
Boat A full house. See full house.
Bullets A pair of Aces. AKA: American Airlines, Pocket Rockets
Bump To raise.
Button A plastic disc that used to keep track of where the dealer is. The button player is always the last one to act.
Buy-In The amount of money needed to sit in a game or tournament.

 

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