Poker Terms Made Easy
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Sample Poker Terms and Meanings
7-Card Stud: Every player at the table is dealt two cards face down and one face up. Bets go down before a 4th card is given each player. Bets all around. Again.
Board Games: This poker hybrid is unique in that cards aren’t shared. Only the receiving player gets both face-up and face-down cards. The name of the game comes from popular seven-card games like Seven-card stud, Razz and Seven-Card Stud High-Low.
Omaha: Sure, it’s a city in Kansas, but when you sit down to play this game – a close relative of Texas Hold-em – you won’t need a realtor to explain that Omaha players aren’t allowed to play four or five community cards as the game progresses.
Omaha High-low: Expect a split-pot game where eight-or-better is the name of the game. Straights and flushes don’t count when the low hand is determined, so keep your expectations in check.
Online Poker Room: A regulated and licensed website that exists solely for the purpose of providing casino and gambling experiences to consumers. All facets of play – from rolling out games to collecting funds and posting rules of engagement – must legally be posted on the site.
Poker Interfaces: Online casinos offer gaming experiences that require a software download and/or the no-download option. Either a PC or Mac platform plus a reliable search engine are necessary to set up a computer for online poker.
Rake backs: Exclusive to poker, rake backs are monies or a percentage of monies collected by the casino so the site makes a profit without taking away from winnings.
Texas Hold-em: Called the most popular poker game in the world, pocket and community cards are played knocking players off until the victor with the best hand gets bragging rights.
Tournament: A popular way for players to pit their skills against others while determining one or more winners at the end in which the person holding all of the chips is declared the victor.
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