ONLINE POKER TERMS
Typically available at the end of the rebuy period in a tournament, an
Add-on allows players to pay an addition fee to receive another stack
If a player bet all his chips at any point, he is considered as having
gone All-in. This
can happen either when a player don't have enough chips to make a required
or elective bet, or when he bet all his chips as a strategic move
in No Limit games. Having gone All-in gives the player the potential
to win a share of the pot up to and including his last contribution to
pot. Player cannot share in any bets added above and beyond that point.
These bets form a side-pot. The all-in is also used for situations
where a player in a hand loses connection to the server.
An image or figure used in online enviroments represented a person.
In tournaments, you may not "sit
out". Rather, you may be "away-from-table" which means you are dealt into every hand, posting blinds when it's your turn,
and then folded when there is a raise before the flop, or a bet after
the flop. When you are in a tournament and need to leave, time-out, or
lose your connection, you are automatically marked as "away-from-table".
This term refers to a heavy favorite in a hand who loses to an opponent
who was a severe underdog statistically speaking.
Bet the Pot
This term is used in pot limit games. It means your bet matches the current
amount in the pot. If, when your turn to bet, the pot was at $217,
and you bet the pot, your bet is $217.
Big Blind (limit poker)
In games using a blind to put money in play, the big blind is generally
equal to the lower amount of the stakes for that game. In a $5/$10
game, the big blind is $5. The big blind follows the small blind, which
is put up by the first player to the left of the dealer.
This term refers to the required bets, called the small blind and the
big blind used to put money into play. The blinds are mandatory bets
and rotate around the table.
The community cards in Hold'em are collectively known as the board.
In physical poker rooms, the top card of the deck is discarded prior
to each round of dealing. The intent is to minimize the risk of cheating
by knowing the next card. There is no possibility of this happening
in our poker room, therefore we do not burn cards.
A marker, usually disk-shaped, to indicate which player is the virtual
dealer. The button is used in games where position relative to the
dealer is important.
The amount of money required to sit down at a poker game. Tournament
entry fees are considered the "buy-in." At
a ring game, there is a minimum and a maximum buy-in, defining how
much money you can bring to the table.
When a player matches the prior bet on the table, that action is termed
The last permitted raise in a betting round is called the cap. We allow
three raises beyond the initial bet in limit games. The third raise
is the cap.
If there is no bet on the table and you do not wish to place a bet, that
action is termed a check. You may only check when there are no prior
The term for the software that you download to your computer, allowing
you to interact with the poker room's servers.
A form of cheating where two or more players attempt to gain an unfair
advantage by sharing information. We do not tolerate cheating.
Face up cards on the table that are shared by all players are termed
community cards. Texas Hold'em and Omaha always have community cards.
In a situation where you have missed your blinds and wish to re-enter
the game before your turn to post the big blind. You must post both
blinds and the small blind is termed a dead blind, meaning it does
not count towards calling a bet.
A hand no longer in the game.
Cards in oline poker are dealt from the position of Dealer, which rotates clockwise
around the table after each hand. The player designated as Dealer for
a given hand is identified by a round "D" marker
on the table.
A Hold’em Poker Hand consisting of a 10-2
The face-down cards dealt to a player, also termed hole cards.
This describes the situation when a player is trying to draw a card to
complete a hand when there is already a hand that will beat it, even
To drop your hand when you decide not to go further with your hand; to
return your cards to the muck. Same as fold.
The Dealt cards in online poker that are not visible to other players.
In online poker the Dealt cards that are visible to all players.
In Texas Hold'em, the set of 3 face-up community cards or the first three
cards on the board, all dealt at the same time.
Any 5 cards in one hand that are all the same suit.
Withdraw from further participation in the current hand. Also see drop.
A mandatory bet. In certain games, a player is required to bet, having
sat-in the game.
Four of a Kind
One of the greatest hands in online poker.4 cards of one rank.
This term applies to poker tournaments where the entry fee, the stakes,
or both the entry fee and stakes are waived. In some non-freeroll tournaments,
the house may guarantee a minimum prize pool.
A hand in which you have a combination of 3 of a kind, and a pair.
The term for the artwork used to present you with the images of a poker
room, including the table, chairs, avatars, cards, and chips.
A set of 5 cards used by a player during a single round.
A game where only two players remain in contention for the pot.
Head to Head
A game where only two players may participate.
One of the four playing card suits.
The card with the highest rank.
A variation of a game where the pot is split between the best hand and
the worst hand. The worst hand is comprised of the 5 lowest cards.
Most poker rooms, including this one, consider 5, 4, 3, 2, A (the wheel)
as the lowest possible hand, despite it also being a straight.
Also called Texas Hold'em. One of the most popular poker games. Each
player gets 2 down cards and can use 3,4, or 5 of the community cards.
The down cards in a player's hand.
For bringing together the players and providing secure Real Money game
tables and tournaments, all online poker rooms charges a small facilitation
fee (rake) on most pots and a small entry fee on most tournaments.
A term for being an active player; one who has not folded.
The term applied when a player has 4 of 5 cards needed for a straight
with the missing card being inside the sequence rather than at either
end, and gets the missing card. For example, a player holding 3, 4,
5, 7 needs a 6 to complete the straight. Getting that 6 is termed "making
the inside straight."
A bonus opportunity to win under specific circumstances set by the poker
The term for the card used to break ties between two of a kind or between
A forced bet put in by one or more players before any cards are dealt.
The "live" means
those players still have the option of raising when the action gets
back around to them.
The initial pot of money. When one or more players go all-in, a side
pot is created for each all-in player.
As a noun, this refers to the pile of folded cards and discarded cards.
As a verb, at showdown time, the act of returning a losing hand to
the dealer facedown.
Multi-Table Tournament (MTT)
A tournament where players at more than one table compete, starting with
equal numbers of chips, until one player has won all the chips. Prize
payouts are a function of the number of entrants, and are posted on
the tournaments page. Multi-table tournaments have a posted start time,
and require registration in advance.
A variation of the betting rules in which each bet is unlimited up to
the number of chips a player has on the table (NL).
A game in which each player receives 4 facedown cards and shares 5 community
cards. The winning hand must use exactly 2 down cards and 3 community
cards. This game also has a High/Low variant.
This game allows players to compete for a pot split between the highest
and the lowest hands using 2 down cards and 3 community cards. A player
may use different sets of cards to make up the best high and the best
On the button
This term means you are in the dealer position in Texas Hold'em and Omaha
games.A "button" marks
the dealer position with a "D" in the center.
One on One
See head to head.
This is a hand where the player's best hand is made up of 2 cards of
the same rank.
Can be used in place of either check or fold depending on the context.
The chips used for play money games. Play chips have no monetary value.
Playing the Board
Using all the community cards in Hold'em as your best hand.
The term for the two down cards at the start of the hand.
The chips available to be won in any given hand.
A variation on betting where each player may bet up to the current amount
in the pot (PL).
A term describing the information a player may enter about himself/herself
that may be available, at the player's option, to other players in
the poker room. Your profile may include your favourite hobby, favourite
web site, favourite quote, and more.
The act of increasing the amount bet by a prior bettor.
The amount of money, in chips, taken by the house as the service fee
in a ring game when the pot reaches a minimal amount.
A Raked Hand is where any player is dealt cards in ring game play, in
a hand which generates rake. This constitutes one Raked Hand even where
the player folds before the flop. Please note that some Titan Poker
network tournaments with raked hand requirements refer to Raked Hands
where a player has contributed to the pot in a hand which generates
The value of a card. The rank of the 2 of Spades is 2. The rank of the
Queen of Hearts is Queen. Rank value increases from 2 through 10, followed
in order by Jack, Queen, King, and Ace. In High/Low games, the Ace
may be used both for its high rank and as the lowest rank card.
To get more chips during a game but not during a hand that you are in.
This applies to real money and tournament play.
The act of removing chips from a table and returning immediately with
fewer chips. Reducing is considered poor etiquette.
We ask you to select a screen name to serve as your poker room identity,
a password, and to provide a location and email address to create an
account. This is your registration.
The fifth and final community card. This card is also known as Fifth
This refers to the dealing of a set of cards and associated betting.
For example, the dealing of the river and the bets that follow are
The best possible high hand. This is a straight flush from 10 through
to Ace of the same suit.
A preliminary poker tournament awarding seat(s) to a larger, more important
The identity you select by which you are known in the poker room. We
only allow one player per screen name so please understand if the one
you have selected is already taken.
The term used to describe how the file you download from our web site
is automatically installed and configured on your computer when you
double-click on the file.
The computer, or set of computers, providing a service to client computers.
In this case the service is the poker room.
After the final bet, when all players show their hands or muck, is known
as the showdown.
This is a pot created when a player goes all-in. The side pot is the
pot available to those players not all-in at that point. There can,
on occasion, be more than one side pot.
Single Table Tournament (STT)
A poker table at which you may buy-in to a seat. All buy-in money goes
to the prize pool. The prize pool is returned to the top finishers
per the payout table on the tournaments page. A fee is normally required
to play at this table. Players are staked to equal numbers of chips
and play until one player has won all the chips. Single table tournaments
begin as soon as the table has filled.
Sit 'N' Go
A tournament which starts as soon as the required number of poker players
sit down at the table.
We permit you to hold your seat at a table while not participating in
some hands. Under most conditions, we limit the time you may sit out.
In blind games, you may be asked to post the equivalent of the blind
if you return to your seat prior to the blind reaching you. To sit
out you click a check box on the table screen. To return, you unclick
out" check box.
In Hold'em and Omaha, this is the mandatory bet required of the player
to the left of the dealer.
In Limit games, Stakes are the fixed amount for bets and raises.
A hand in which the player has five cards in rank order. Suit does not
A straight all of the same suit.
The generic term for poker games where players receive the first cards
down followed by some up cards where those up cards are exclusively
for the use of that player. There may be a further down card as in
7 Card Stud.
Any of the four sets (Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts, and Spades) in a deck
The poker game where each player gets two down cards followed by five
community cards face-up.
Three of a kind
A hand consisting three cards of the same rank.
The cost to enter a tournament. All buy-in money is returned to the players
via the prize pool.
A small fee the house charges to enter a tournament.
A nickname for three of a kind.
A form of poker play with minimal time to make decisions.
The nickname for the fourth community card in Hold'em and Omaha.
A hand in which the player has two pairs of cards.
This occurs when a player raises a prior bet but has to go all-in to
do so with an amount less than the full raise.
A card dealt face up, so that all players may see it.
A list on which players place their name, in order to play at a Online
A pair of sevens.
A nickname for the best low hand 5, 4, 3, 2, A.
ONLINE POKER GLOSSARY - ONLINE POKER TERMS