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  A poker variant that is found in some casinos where an amount would be taken from each pot to accumulate in a jackpot. To win the jackpot, an unlikely poker event would have to occur. The most common would be the ‘bad beat jackpot’ where a player holding aces-full or higher would lose the hand. ‘Jackpot’ where a player holding aces-full or higher would lose the hand.

  Jackpots in low-limit Hold’em games could accumulate to tens of thousands of dollars and their existence would encourage loser play because players would often stay in hands longer than they ought to in hopes of hitting the jackpot.

  Kicker –

  A card that would be a part of a hand, but not part of a combination. For instance, if you were holding an Ace and king and the board were to show a king, a pair of eights, a three, and a queen, your hand would be a two pair (kings and eights) with an ace kicker. Limit-Hold’em – A common variation where the bets and raises would be limited to fixed amounts in each round of betting. In $5/10 limit Hold’em, bets and raises would be in increments of $5 before and after the flop and $10 after the turn and river cards.

  Monster hand –

  Is a very high-ranked hand. Aces-full four of a kind, any straight flush, would often be referred to as monsters since losses with these kinds of hands would be very infrequent.

  No-limit Hold’em –

  A variation where in any betting round, the players could bet any amount up to what they  have been on the table.

  Nuts –

  The highest possible hand that could be formed with the cards on the board.

  Nut-flush –

  The highest possible flush that could be formed with the cards on the board.

  Nut-straight –

  The highest possible straight that could be formed with the cards on the board.

  Omaha –

  A variation of Hold’em where players would receive four pocket cards.A total of five community cards would appear on the board, but the players would only be allowed to use three of them to form their hand. Players would have to use two of their four pocket cards to make their hand.

  Omaha Eight or Better –

  A variation of Omaha where the high and low hands would split the pot.  Each player would be allowed to form two different hands, one would be using any two of their pocket cards to make the best possible high, and one would be using any two of their pocket cards to make the best possible low. To claim the low hand, there could be no card higher than an eight.Straights and flushes would not count in determining the low.  If no low hand would qualify, the high hand would win the entire pot.

  Outs –

  Cards that would improve a hand. For instance, if you were to have four to a flush, there would be nine outs for making a Players would have to use two of their four pocket cards to  make their hand flush.

  Overcard –

  A community card that would be higher than either of the player’s pocket cards.

  Pineapple –

  A variation of Hold’em, where players would be dealt three pocket cards, but at some point during The hand, would have to discard one card.

  Pocket cards –

  The face down cards, which are dealt to each player at the beginning of a hand.

  Poker tournament –

  An event where players have to pay an entry to form a prize hand. Each participant would be issued playing chips that would have no cash value.  The players, who accumulate all the chips during play, would win the cash prizes.

  Position –

  A player’s turn to act in a hand relative to the other players. A player in an early position would be one of the first to act; a player in a late position would be one of the last. Since late positions would be an advantage, position would rotate one seat after each hand to give players equal turns.

  Post –

  A pre-flop bet would be required when joining a game in a progress or when re-entering a game if a turn in the blind poker position were to be missed.

  Pot –

  The total amount of money that would be wagered on a hand.

  Pot-limit Hold’em –

  A variant where in any betting round, the players could bet any amount up to what would be currently in the pot.