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Poker Glossary

More than 162 Poker terms & expressions

If you are new to the world of online Poker, the wealth of Poker related terminology might be a bit overwhelming at first. For that reason we have compiled this glossary. This list is not exhaustive, but we aim to provide you with a comprehensive reference that explains interesting and colorful internet terminology you are likely to encounter in the online casino world. Although it's not essential for you to be familiar with all these terms in order to play the game, they're still good to know.

  • Scramble
    A thorough shuffling technique whereby the shuffler spreads the cards face down over a large area and scrambles them. This is also known as a wash.
  • Semi-Bluff
    Betting with a mediocre or drawing hand
  • Set
    Three-of-a-kind using a pocket pair that matches a card on the board.
  • Showdown
    The final phase after all betting has ended and players reveal their cards.
  • Side Pot
    Bets made into a new pot after a player has gone all-in.
  • Small Blind
    The smaller of the two blinds posted prior to the dealing of cards, placed by the player sitting directly to the left of the dealer. The smaller of the two forced bets preflop. The person in first position posts the small blind, which is equivalent to half of a small bet.
  • Spades
    The smaller of the two blinds posted prior to the dealing of cards, placed by the player sitting directly to the left of the dealer. The smaller of the two forced bets preflop. The person in first position posts the small blind, which is equivalent to half of a small bet.
  • Split Pot
    When two or more winning hands tie and divide the pot or.
  • Steal Raise
    A raise by someone in late position in an attempt to reduce the number of players and/or steal the pot.
  • Straight
    A poker hand with five sequential cards with mixed suits. In online Texas Holdem Poker, Aces can be high or low.
  • Straight Flush
    An online Poker hand comprised of five sequential cards all of the same suit.
  • Suit
    A characteristic of a playing card. The card being either of Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts, or Spades.
  • Suited
    Cards that are of the same suit.