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Poker Terms

At the online casinos, these terms are very importantÂ… so, before playing internet poker you should familiarized your self with them.

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Term Definition
Call
To put in the pot an amount of money equal to an opponent's bet or raise.
Call a raise cold
To call a double bet-that is a bet and a raise.
Caller
A person who calls a bet or raise.
Card room
The area in a casino where poker (and sometimes panguingue) are played.
Chase
To continue in a hand trying to outdraw an opponent's hand you are quite sure is better than yours.
Check
To decline to bet when it is your turn.
Check-raise
To check and then raise after an opponent bets.
Chip
A round token in various denominations representing money. Among many professional gamblers it is also called a check.
Cinch
The best possible hand, given the cards on board, when all the cards are out.
Closed hand
A hand in which all the cards are concealed from one's opponents.
Come hand
A hand that has not yet been made, with more cards still to be dealt. Thus, a four card flush would be a come hand.
Crying call
A call with a hand you think has a small chance of winning.
Cut the pot
To take a percentage from each pot as the profits for the person or the casino running the games.