Poker Terms

Here's a few of the more common poker terms you may hear at the tables.

Poker Terms - Play Online

3rd Street - In a Seven Card Stud game, this is the first round of betting after the first three cards are dealt.

4th Street - The fourth card dealt after the initial round of betting.

5th Street - Final card in 5 card games. In 7 card games the third round of betting.

Sixth Street - In Seven-card Stud games (regular or Hi/Lo), this is the fourth "up" card dealt to the player and the 4th round of betting.

Seventh Street - In Seven-card Stud games, this is the final card dealt and last round of betting.

Ante - The money players put in the pot before the hand is begun.

Bet - To place chips into the pot.

Blind - A required ante made by a player on the table, either sitting left of the dealer or 2 spots left of the dealer (there is both a small and big blind.)

Small Blind - The required ante made by the person immediately to the left of the dealer prior to the cards being dealt.

Big Blind - The required ante made by the player sitting to the second left of the dealer, before any cards are dealt.

Poker Terms - Play Online

Boardcards - The cards that are dealt face up in a poker game for all players to see.

Call - When a player chooses to match the previous bet without raising additional money.

Check - When it's a player's turn to act and there has been no bets to call, a 'check' signifies the player does not wish to make a bet.

Community Cards - Cards that are face up and used by all players in a hand.

Door Card - This is the first card dealt face up to a player's hand in Stud games (5 or 7 card).

Down Card - Hole cards. Cards that are dealt face down as to not be seen by other players.

Flop - In Texas Hold'em and Omaha games, the first three community cards that are dealt face up in the center of the table all at one time.

Fold - To drop out of a hand and not contribute additional money to the pot.

Hand - A player best five cards. In 7 card games a hand is still made up of each players best 5 cards. In a Hi/Lo game, the low hand wins half the pot - in which case a hand may be made up of a players 'worst' 5 cards.

Poker Terms - Play Online

Hole Cards -These are the 'Down Cards' dealt to players.

Pocket - A term referring to all of players’ hole/down cards.

Pot - All the money/chips in the center of a table that players contribute to with raises and ante, and try to win with a best hand.

Raise - To increase a bet made by a player earlier in a betting round.

Rake - A small percentage of chips taken from the pot by the poker room.

River Card - This is the last card dealt in a game. In Hold'em and Omaha, it is also known as 5th street. In Stud games, it is also known as 7th street.

Showdown - At the end of the final betting round when all remaining players turn their cards face up to see who has won the pot it is referred to as a 'showdown'.

Turn - In flop games such as Ohmaha and Hold'em this is the fourth card dealt and the third round of betting.

Up Card - A card that is dealt face up for all players to see.