Borgata in Atlantic City features the East Coast’s premiere poker room! Here, you can try your hand at Hold’Em, Stud, Omaha, or any of the many variations of the game. If you’re new to poker and looking to get a quick crash course in poker terminology, you’re in luck. We’ve compiled some of the most frequently used poker terms that you’ll hear while playing the game. Check out our comprehensive list below!
Ace: A card with a single spot to indicate that it’s either highest or lowest in the deck.
Act: Making a poker play when it’s your turn.
All-In: A wager of all of your chips.
Ante: A small amount of money used to “seed” the pot.
Belly Buster: Inside straight draw.
Blank: A card that does not improve a hand.
Bluff: A wager with a hand that is not likely to win if called.
Bump: Another word for “raise.”
Buy In: The minimum amount required to play.
Call: Matching another player’s wager.
Chip Leader: The player with the most chips.
Complete Hand: A hand where the draw has been made.
Cut: To randomly split the deck.
Dominated Hand: A hand that is an underdog to a superior hand.
Draw: Discarding and receiving new cards.
Fill Up: Complete a full house.
Flush: A hand with five cards of the same suit.
Full House: A hand consisting of three of a kind plus a pair.
Lay Down: To throw a hand away.
Live Game: A game with a lot of action.
Move In: To go all in.
Outdraw: To come from behind to win.
Picture Cards: A faces card.
Rags: A small card with little value.
Rank: The value of a card relative to the other cards.
River: The final card delivered in a hand.
Royal Flush: The highest possible hand without wild cards: Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten of the same suit.
Seven Card Stud: A type of game where players are dealt seven cards. They must then make their best five card hand.
Shark: Someone who plays very well.
Showdown: The end of the hand when players show their hands.
Split Pot: A pot with multiple winners.
Straight: A hand of five sequential cards.
Straight Flush: A hand of five sequential suited cards.
Texas Hold’em: Each player is dealt two hole cards, and five community cards are placed face up. Then, players must use the seven cards to make their best five card hand.
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