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Rack A tray that holds 100 poker chips in five stacks of twenty chips each.

Rail The rim of a poker table or a barrier outside a poker area.

Railbird Someone who hangs around a poker room who watches the games and/or is looking to get into action.

Raise To increase the previous bet.

Rake Chips taken from the pot by the cardroom for compensation for hosting the game.

Rank The value of each card and hand.

Rap When a player knocks on the table indicating that he/she has checked.

Razz Seven Card Stud where the lowest five cards win the pot.

Re-buy The amount of money a player pays to add a fixed number of chips to his/her stack in a tournament.

Re-raise To raise a raise.

Ring Game A “live” game that is not a tournament.

River This is the last card given in all games. In Hold’em and Omaha, it is also known as 5th street. In Stud games, it is also known as 7th street.

Round of Betting This is when players have the opportunity to bet, check or raise. Each round of betting ends when the last bet or raise has been called.

Rounders Guys who hustle for a living. This is also the name of a popular poker movie starring Matt Damon and Ed Norton.

Royal Flush This is an Ace high straight (A-K-Q-J-10) of the same suit. It is the best possible hand in poker.


Satellite It is a mini-tournament to gain an entry into a larger tournament.

Scoop To win the entire pot.

Seating List A waiting list. A player would put his or her name on this list if there were no seats at the table at which they wish to play.

Second Pair In flop games, when you pair the second highest card on the board.

See To call.

Seven-card Stud A well-known poker game in which players get three down cards and four up cards. You play the best five of those seven cards. Click here for information on Seven-card Stud.

Seventh Street This is the final round of betting in Seven Card Stud and Stud 8 or Better.

Shills Shills are paid props who help start and maintain poker games.

Showdown At the end of the final betting round, it’s when all active players turn their cards face-up to see who has won the pot.

Side Pot A separate pot(s) which is contested by remaining active players when one or more players are all-in.

Sixth Street In Seven-card Stud, this is the fourth “up” card dealt to the player (their 6th card). It is also the 4th round of betting.

Solid A fairly tight player (and reasonably good).

Small Blind The amount put in the pot by the person immediately to the left of the dealer “button” prior to the cards being dealt.

Speed Limit A pair of fives.

Split Tie.

Stack A pile of chips.

Stay When a player remains in the game by calling rather than raising.

Steel Wheel A five high straight (A-2-3-4-5) of the same suit.

Straddle A straddle is a Blind bet which is usually double the size of the Big Blind\ (and that player may raise when the action gets to him).

Straight Five consecutive cards of any suit..Straight Flush Five consecutive cards of the same suit.

Structure The limits put on the blinds/ante, bets, and raises in any particular game.

Stud Games Games in which players get down cards and up cards.

Stuck A player who is losing in a game.


Texas Hold’em This is also the name for Hold’em, the most popular form of poker.

Third Street In Seven Card Stud and Seven Card Stud 8 or Better, this is the first betting round on the first three cards.

Thirty Miles Three tens.

Three of a Kind Three cards of the same number or face value (“trips”).

Tight A player who doesn’t play many pots. A tight game is one that doesn’t have much action.

TOC Tournament of Champions.

Top Pair In flop games, when the player pairs one of his down cards with the highest card on board.

Treys A pair of threes.

Trips Three of a kind.

Turn In flop games, this is the fourth card dealt. It is the third round of betting.

Two Pair A hand consisting of two different pairs.


Up Card A card that is dealt face-up.


Walking Sticks A pair of sevens.

Wild Card A card that can be played as any value..Worst Hand A losing hand.

WSOP World Series of Poker.

The previous part of the glossary is here: /talking-poker-a-h/