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  Pot odds –

  The ratio of the amount of money in the pot to the amount of money that a player wouldhave to contribute to compete for the pot. For instance, if you were to call a $10 bet to compete for a $50 pot, the pot odds would be 5 to 1.

  Proposition player –

  Also referred to as a prop player, would be a person paid by the house to play. The purpose would be to have players available to start games or keep-a game going.

  Proposition players would play with their own money, so they would have to be good enough to at least break even at the table, or their pay would not cover their losses.

  Raise –

  Matching an increasing a bet that would be made by another player.

  Rake –

  A fraction of each pot that would be taken by the casino as a charge for running a game.

  River card –

  The fifth and final community card that would be dealt in Hold’em.

  Royal flush –

  The highest ranked hand in poker Ace, King, Queen, Jack, ten, all in the same suit.

  Scoop –

  Winning the entire pot in a high/low split pot game.

  Semi-bluffing –

  Having bet on a weak hand that would have a good chance of winning.

  Set –

  Three cards of the same rank (also referred to as trips).

  Seven-Card Stud –

  A popular poker game where each player would receive seven cards and use five to form their hand. Each player would receive three cards initially – two face down and one face up.The next three cards would be dealt face-up and the final card would be face down. In contrast to Hold’em, there would be no shared cards in a Stud game. Players would only be allowed to use the cards they receive.

  Showdown –

  The act of showing cards to determine the winner of a hand.

  Side pot –

  A separate pot that would be created after one player would go ‘all in.’ Additional money would be wagered by the players who would not be all in would go into the side pot. The person who would be going all in couldn’t compete for the side pot (see all in).

  Slow-play –

  To represent a strong hand as weak by not betting in order to disguise the strength. The opposite of bluffing.

  Small blind –

  The person who would be sitting to the immediate left of the person on the button. The small blind would be required to place one half a pre-flop bet before receiving their pocket cards. To see the flop, the small blind would have to later match the big blind’s bet plus any raises (see big blind). The small blind would have the option of raising.

  Splashing the pot –

  To throw chips into the pot in such a way that the dealer would be unable to count them. Splashing the pot would be forbidden in cardroom play.

  Spread-limit Hold’em

a variation where bets and raises would not be in fixed increments but would be any amount up to the specified limit.

  String bet

  – to place a bet, then reaching for more chips in order to raise. String bets would be forbidden in cardroom play.

  Table stakes –

  A rule that would require that all money put in play during a hand would have to be on the table before the hand would begin.

  Tapped out –

  To lose all the money placed on the table.

  Tell –

  A characteristic mannerism or behavior that would indicate a player’s thinking.

  Trips –

  Three cards of the same rank (also referred to as a set).

  Turn card –

  The fourth community card to be dealt in Hold’em.

  Wheel –

  A five-high straight Ace, 2,3,4,5 of mixed suits.