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Add-On
In Multi-Table Tournaments, this is a feature that enables Players to purchases more chips during the tournament.
Alias
This is the name that other Players in the Multi-Player environment know you by.

Note: Aliases can be composed of upper and lower case characters (a to z), the numbers 0 to 9, the (–) character and the(_) character. The Alias must be a minimum length of 3 characters and a max length of 12 characters.
All-In
This is when a Player does not have enough chips to cover the full bet amount, and places their remaining chips into the pot. The Player then contends for the pot in an amount proportional to what they contributed. The game play that continues among other Players is put into a side pot. The All-In Player has no share in this pot. Players may be considered All-In when they are disconnected from the Multi-Player Casino during the play of a hand, depending on certain criteria. This is to ensure that they are not penalized when disconnected.
All-In Protection
This is the protection afforded to you when you are disconnected from the Multi-Player Casino. When you return to the game, you contend for the pot in an amount proportional to what you contributed. All-In protection for disconnection is limited to prevent abuse.

Note:
There is no All-In protection in Pot-Limit and No-Limit games.
Announced
This is the status of a Scheduled Tournament, when the tournament is open for registration.
Ante
This is the first bet posted by each Player before cards are dealt. Antes are set by the House and vary with the game stakes.

Note:This is only applicable to the following games:
  • Five-Card Stud
  • Five-Card Draw
  • Seven-Card Stud
Bad Beat Hand Promotion
This occurs when a Player with a good hand is beaten by a higher ranking hand. For example, Player A has Four of a Kind and is beaten by Player B who has a Straight Flush. Player A has the Bad Beat hand .

Important: The Bad Beat Jackpot is available in Texas Hold 'em only.
Bad Beat Jackpot
This is a prize paid to the Player with a Bad Beat hand.

Important: The Bad Beat Jackpot is available in Texas Hold 'em only.
Bad Beat Limit
This is the minimum ranking hand that can be beaten by a higher ranking hand in the Bad Beat Jackpot promotion. For example, the Bad Beat Limit is Four of a Kind and is considered a Bad Beat hand if beaten by a higher ranking Four of a Kind or better.

Note:The Bad Beat Limit is determined by the House.
Important: The Bad Beat Jackpot is available in Texas Hold 'em only.
Bet Limits
Bet limits establish the minimum and maximum amounts of chips that Players can bet. For example, in a $10 / $20 game, the minimum bet limit is $10 and the maximum bet limit is $20.
Big Blind
This is the first bet posted by the Player to the left of the Player that posts the small blind. It is a forced bet. The big blind bet amount is equal to the minimum bet limit. For example, in a $10 - $20 game, the big blind is $10.

Note:This is only applicable to the following games:
  • Texas Hold 'em
  • Omaha
  • Omaha Hi-Lo
Big Pair
This is a Pair with a value of 10 or greater.
Blind Bet
This is the first bet placed by each Player. It is a forced bet and is placed before any cards are dealt. It is considered a live bet for the first round of betting. There are big blind and small blind bets in the first round of betting.

Note:This is only applicable to the following games:
  • Texas Hold 'em
  • Omaha
  • Omaha Hi-Lo
Blinded-off
This occurs when Players leave the table during a tournament game. In their absence they are still charged the blind bet amount for each round of betting.
Bonus Hand Promotion
This is a specific poker hand number that has a bonus prize linked to it.

Note:The Bonus Hand is not available in Tournaments.
Bounty Tournament
A tournament where prizes are awarded for eliminating other Players.

Note:A Player is considered eliminated if they go all-in and lose.
Bring-in
This is a mandatory bet made by the Player with the lowest card by value showing in the first betting round of Stud games.

Note:
If there is more than one Player with the same card value the Lowest Card rule applies.
Buy-in
This is the number of chips required to join a game or tournament.
Call
This is when you place a number of chips in the pot equal to another Player's bet.
Cap
This is the limit for bets and raises in Fixed-Limit games. For most games the cap is one bet and three raises - a total of four bets.

Note:
There is no betting cap in Pot-Limit and No Limit games.
Cash Out
This is when you want to take your chips out of the Multi-Player Casino.
Check
This is when you want to stay in a game but do not want to place a bet. You can only check if no other bets have been placed in the betting round.
Check-Raise
This is when a Player checks and then raises in a betting round.
Chip Dumping
This is when a Player deliberately loses hands until all their chips are passed to a partner Player.
Coffeehousing
This is when Players chat about a hand they are involved in, with the intent of misleading or manipulating other Players.
Collusion
This is when Players form partnerships with the intent of defrauding other Players. For example, Players may signal their hand to their partner Players, so that the best hand is played.
Community Cards
These are cards that are dealt to the table. All Players use these cards to complete a five-card hand.
Dealer-Button
This is a flat disk that is used to signify the Dealer's position on the table. The disk is marked with a D.
Deal Making
Deal Making enables Players on the final table to make deals regarding the final prizes. Deal Making is used in Single or Multi-Table Tournaments and enables Players to settle tournaments without playing to the end.
Denomination
The face value on the cards, Ace, King, Queen, Jack and from 2 to 10.
Discard Cards
In Draw Poker, each player has the option to discard one or more cards and replace them with new cards to attempt to get a better hand.
Door Card
The first exposed card in a Player's hand in Stud games.
Eliminated
This is when a Player has lost all their chips and cannot continue to play in a tournament.
Entrance Fee
This is the number of chips Players pay to join a tournament.
Equalized
This is when all Players have contributed the same number of chips to the pot.
Fifth Street
This is the fifth card dealt to each active Player in Stud games.
Fixed-Limit Game
A game with a betting structure where the bet limits do not change, and the amount of each bet is a specific fixed amount. Betting is limited to the table stakes as determined by the game rules.
Flop
This is the first three community cards dealt to the table.

Note:This is only applicable to the following games:
  • Texas Hold 'em
  • Omaha
  • Omaha Hi-Lo
Fold
This is when Players throw in their cards. They give up any claim on the pot in exchange for not having to contribute more chips to the pot.
Fourth Street
This is the fourth card dealt to each active Player in Stud games.
Free-Roll Tournament
Multi-Table Tournaments that do not cost Players any chips to enter, but there is a prize offered.

Note:The House may impose certain requirements to enter a Free-Roll Tournament, such as Raked Hands.
Game Level
A level can either be a number of hands, or a number of minutes. The stakes increase at the end of a level.
Guest Table
Tables where you play as a guest for evaluation purposes only. All bet and win amounts are not in real money.
Heads-Up
This is when there are only two Players in a game.
Heads-Up Multi-Table Tournaments
This is when there are only two Players in a game. Players play each other until one is eliminated. The winner moves to the next round, where they play against another winner from the previous round. This process continues until there are only two people left to play one another.
High Hand
This is a highest hand at the table.
For example, Player A has a Two of Spades, a Three of Diamonds, a Four of Clubs, a Six of Hearts and a Eight of Diamonds and is beaten by Player B who has a Ace of Spades, a Queen of Diamonds, a Nine of Clubs, a Jack of Hearts and a Eight of Diamonds. Player b has the high hand.
Hole Card
A card concealed in a Player's hand, that is not visible to the other Players.
Live Blinds
These are blind bets that are in play.

Note:Players that post live blinds can raise their own blind bet.
Lowest Card
The lowest face-up card is used to determine the Player that must make the bring-in bet in Stud games.

Note:
  • Aces are high
  • If two Players have the same low card, the bring-in bet is determined by suit in alphabetical order from lowest to highest value:
  • Clubs
  • Diamonds
  • Hearts
  • Spades
Low Hand
This is a hand that has 8 or lower. The low hand must have five unpaired cards with the value of 8 or lower.
For example, Player A has a Two of Spades, a Three of Diamonds, a Four of Clubs, a Six of Hearts and a Eight of Diamonds and is beaten by Player B who has a Ace of Spades, a Queen of Diamonds, a Nine of Clubs, a Jack of Hearts and a Eight of Diamonds. Player A has the low hand.
Muck
This is when you do not want to show your losing hand or your uncontested winning hand, to the table. The hand is discarded without being displayed to the table.
Multi-Table Tournament
Tournaments that consist of one or more tables to accommodate each Player that registers for the tournament. The maximum number of Players that can enter the tournament may be limited or not, depending on the tournament.
No-Limit Game
A game with no bet limits, and Players can bet any amount they have, in any round. Each bet or raise must at least equal the previous bet increase in the same round.
Pocket Cards
These are cards dealt face down to each Player.
Post
This is the bet Players place to join a game that is play, when they join the game for the first time, or if the Player sits out and misses one or more rounds of blinds.
Pot
This is the pile of chips that accumulate as each Player antes, bets, calls and raises. The pot goes to the winner of the hand.
Pot-Limit Game
A game with a betting structure where the maximum bet limit is determined by the size of the pot at the time, and the betting totals in front of each Player. When a Player wants to raise, they call the bet and then total the pot to determine the maximum amount they can raise. Each bet or raise must at least equal the previous bet increase in the same round.
Private Tables
Tables Players can set up and invite other Players to sit and play. Only Players with a password, set by the Player that created the Private Table, are able to sit and play.
Prize Pool
This is the cumulative buy-in amount from all Players in the tournament that is offered as prizes. The House may elect to add to the prize pool, at their discretion.
Quartered
This is when Players tie with either a high or a low hand and earn a quarter of the pot.

Note:This is applicable to Omaha Hi-Lo Poker only.
Raise
This is when you increase the amount of a bet made to you.
Rake
The fee that the House charges for each hand of poker. It is a percentage that is taken from the pot after each betting round.

Note: Tournaments do not have rakes, as the entrance fee covers the House charges.
Raked Games
A game where the Player contributed to the pot and a rake for the House was taken.

Note: Tournaments do not have rakes, as the entrance fee covers the House charges.
Raked Hands
Any Player that is dealt cards in a hand and the pot is raked a minimum of 25c. A hand is considered a raked hand when a Player is dealt cards in a hand and the pot is raked a minimum of 25c.

Note:
Raked Hands are accumulated during non-tournament games. Raked Hands qualify you to enter certain tournaments, such as Free-Roll Tournaments.
Rat Holing
To exit a game and return to the same game with less chips than you initially left with.
Real Table
Tables where you play with real money.
Re-Buy
In Multi-Table Tournaments, this is a feature that enables Players to buy back in to a tournament within the Re-Buy Period.
Re-Buy Period
In Multi-Table Tournaments, this is a specified time period that the Re-Buy feature is available.
Refer-A-Friend
A feature that enables Players to refer other Players to the Poker Room.
Referee
A Player that is referred to the Poker Room by another Player using the Refer-a-Friend feature.
Referrer
A Player that refers a Player to the Poker Room using the Refer-a-Friend feature.
River Card
This is the final community card dealt.
Satellite Tournament
A smaller tournament where the prize is an entry into a larger tournament.
Scheduled Tournament
Multi-Table Tournaments where Players must register in advance to play, and the tournament begins at a specified start time.
Seventh Street
This is the seventh and final card dealt face-down to each active Player in Seven-Card Stud.
Showdown
After the last betting round, the remaining Players compare hands to determine the winner. The Player with the highest hand wins the pot.
Single Table Tournament
Tournaments that only require one table, as the tournament limits the number of Players required to start the tournament.
Sit and Go Tournament
Single Table and Multi-Table Tournaments that run continuously, provided that the required number of Players has joined the tournament.
Sit Out
This is a decision taken by a Player to leave a table for a few hands.

Note: Players that sit out for more than two rounds of blinds, may be picked up - removed from the table.
Sixth Street
This is the sixth card dealt to each active Player in Seven-Card Stud. It is the last card dealt face-up.
Slow Play
When a Player is connected to the system but is not responding within the time limit, when it is their turn.
Small Blind
This is the first bet posted by the Player to the Dealer's left. It is a forced bet. The small blind bet amount is equal to half of the minimum bet limit. For example, in a $10 - $20 game, the small blind is $5.

Note: This is only applicable to the following games:
  • Texas Hold 'em
  • Omaha
  • Omaha Hi-Lo
Soft Play
This is when Players play without putting pressure on their opponents by betting aggressively. The Players are not necessarily colluding, but they are not out to get each other's chips either. When they find themselves in a game together they play easy. For example, they may just check each hand to the end of the game.
Stake
The chips that a Player enters a game with.
Street
This is the term assigned to the various stages of betting in Stud games.
Stud Games
Games where Players are dealt some cards face-up and some face-down.
Table Balancing
As Players are eliminated from the tournament, remaining Players are moved and tables are consolidated, until only one table remains in the tournament.
Third Street
This is the second face-up card dealt to each active Player in Five-Card Stud. This is the first face-up card dealt to each active Player in Seven-Card Stud.
Tie
Two or more hands of equal value.

Note: If Players tie at the showdown, they split the pot.
Tournament
A Poker game where Players compete for each other's chips as the blinds or antes increase incrementally. The winner is the Player that has all the chips.
Turn
This is the fourth community card dealt.

Note: This is only applicable to the following games:
  • Texas Hold 'em
  • Omaha
  • Omaha Hi-Lo
Value
Value refers to the numerical value of a card.
 

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