Poker has its own set of unique terms and jargon, and more are being added every week as its popularity continues to expand. There are names for particular starting hands, such as pocket rockets and big slick. There are terms describing poker scenarios, such as a bad beat. It would take a week to write them all, but I think the following list will give you a good idea of the terms you will hear used on a regular basis as you play.
- A large reward offered by the casino for a particular set of circumstances such as losing with a Four of a Kind or having the highest hand over a set period of time.
- To stuff the pot with the maximum allowable amount.
- A card not normally in a 52 card deck but added for game variation. Typically used as a wild card.
- 1) The rake.
2) Interest on outstanding debt.