Poker Words

Guide to common poker words jargon and phrases with their meaning

Poker Words Phrases and Jargon

During your play the following poker words will be used. Below are a description of them with an explanation of the meaning of these poker phrases.

Ante - This is the player's stake which consists of a wee and a big blind which gets the pot started.

Big Blind - Much like the wee blind described below but this is played by the person who is sat two away to the left from the dealer.

Buy In - The buy in is the entry fee to enter a game.

Check - Anyone can call a check when they do not want to raise the stakes but wishes to see the cards to come out of the flop.

Flop - This relates to cards that have been turned over by the playing cards hand or the dealer. Players check the flop against their own dealt cards to try and make a winning hand.

Fold - A fold is called by anyone when he or she thinks his or her hand is not good enough to continue the game and has no chance of winning.

Pot - This is what playing is all about - this is all of the bets played by all the players. It sits in the middle of the table until the pot is won by a player.

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Rake - The small percentage that the website will take from the pot of each game is called the rake. It is a small payment in return for being able to use their secure website with safe payments and payouts.

Tight Player - Someone who is careful, taking little or no risks.

Wee Blind - A token bet which has been placed by the person to the left of the dealer without having seen the hand.

Now that you know the poker jargon why not read our beginners guide.









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