Common Poker Terms

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Any betting or raising in a poker game. Also refers to a player’s turn to act.

Betting all of your remaining chips on a hand.

A small, forced bet that all players must contribute before a hand begins. Common in tournament play.


Losing a hand despite having a significantly higher chance of winning when the money went into the pot.

A mandatory bet posted by the player two seats to the left of the dealer button in a Hold'em or Omaha game. The amount of the big blind is usually double the small blind.

Betting or raising with a weak hand to deceive opponents into folding stronger hands.

The community cards in the center of the table that are shared by all players in games like Texas Hold'em and Omaha.

A round disc that rotates clockwise around the table to indicate the dealer position.


Matching the current bet made by another player.

Passing the action to the next player without betting, only allowed if no bet has been made in the current round.

Cards dealt face-up in the center of the table and shared by all players, as in Texas Hold'em and Omaha.

The seat to the immediate right of the dealer button, often a prime position for making strategic moves.


The person dealing the cards. In a casino, the dealer is not an active player. The dealer button rotates among players to indicate who would act as the dealer if the game was played at home.

Playing a hand that needs further cards to improve, such as a straight draw or flush draw.


The first three community cards dealt face-up in Hold'em and Omaha.

Discarding your hand and forfeiting interest in the current pot.

A hand consisting of three cards of one rank and two cards of another rank (e.g., three kings and two sevens).


The combination of cards held by a player.

A poker game or situation where only two players are competing for the pot.

The private cards dealt face-down to each player.


An unpaired card in a player's hand that is used to break ties of otherwise equal hands.


A betting structure where the amounts bet and raised are fixed.


Discarding your hand without showing it. Also refers to the pile of discarded cards.


The total amount of money or chips bet in a single hand.

The ratio of the current size of the pot to the cost of a contemplated call, used to determine whether a call is profitable.


Increasing the amount of the current bet.

The fifth and final community card dealt in Hold'em and Omaha.


A mandatory bet posted by the player immediately to the left of the dealer button. It is usually half the size of the big blind.

A pot that is divided between two or more players because they have equivalent hands.

The total amount of chips a player has in play.

A hand consisting of five consecutive cards of different suits (e.g., 5-6-7-8-9).

One of the four categories of cards in a deck: hearts, diamonds, clubs, and spades.


A physical or behavioral clue about an opponent's hand.

Playing recklessly or emotionally due to frustration or a bad beat.

The fourth community card dealt in Hold'em and Omaha.


This glossary covers the basic terminology you need to get started in poker. Familiarity with these terms will help you understand the game better, communicate effectively with other players, and make more informed decisions at the table. As you gain experience, you’ll encounter additional terms and concepts, but these foundational terms will give you a solid start.