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The 'lingo; used in Texas Holdem is:
Action Spot - This is the table area
where the betting is occurring.
Active Player - It is a player who is
competing for a pot.
Big slick - It is when, in Texas Hold'em,
hole cards of A-K, suited or not.
Bluff - Means to make a bet or raise
with a poor hand, in hope that the remaining active player(s)
Board - The opened cards in Hold'em
Cap - To take the last of the maximum
sum of raises allowed per round of betting.
Cardroom - The room or place in a casino
where poker is played.
Discard pile - It is also known as deadwood.
A stack of discarded cards, usually those, folded or discarded
Draw - In draw poker, cards dealt from
the stock after termination of the first round of betting.
Edge - It is either a specific or subjective
advantage over an opponent.
End Bets - Final-round wagers.
End Strippers - Cards tapered along
the ends for fooling.
Farm System - A few poker games at different
stakes under control of a good player.
Filling - It means to draw and then
to catch a full house, flush, or straight.
Fin - It draws five dollars.
Good Player - A player who gets maximum
money from the game.
Grand - It draws a thousand dollars.
Gravy - Player's winnings.
Hole Cards - In Stud and Hold'em, these
are the face-down cards dealt to each player.
Hook - It is named a Jack because the
"J" resembles a hook.
Lead - The first player who makes a
bet into a pot.
Live One - A not so bright player who
plays a lot of hands.
Long Shot - When making a hand despite
having few outs and/or poor probabilities.
Open Card - This is when a card is faced
Open Pair - Two cards of the same cost
that are dealt face-up.
Packet - A share of the pack.
Paint - A card that is faced in a lowball
Pair - Two cards of the same cost.
Rake - In casino poker this is the sum
the house keeps from a pot.
Royalties - It is also known as a Bonus
and means an extra payment for having a strong hand such
as a straight flush or royal flush.
Showdown - After the last round of betting,
the players cards are turned face-up to see who won.
Small Blind - The forced wager that
is made by the person sitting one seat to the left of
the button. Such a bet is half the size of the big blind.
Talon - The rest of the deck after the
Tap - To wager all one's money in table
Wild card - It is usually the joker
in a pack, or two. This card can have any value that a
player wants it to have.