Poker jargon – J
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jack it up To raise. jackpot A game of “jackpot poker” or “jackpots”, which is a variant of five-card draw with an ante from each player, no blinds, and an opening requirement of a pair of jacks or better. A … Read More

Fraudulent online casino behavior
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Fraudulent behavior on the part of online casinos has been documented. The most commonly reported behaviors are refusal to pay withdrawals or cheating software. Online casinos who have multiple confirmed cases of fraudulent behavior are often called “rogues” or rogue … Read More

Progressive jackpot
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A progressive jackpot is a jackpot (highest payoff) for a gaming machine (usually a slot machine or video poker machine) where the value of the jackpot increases a small amount for every game played. Normally multiple machines are “linked” together … Read More

Beginner’s luck
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When someone with limited experience achieves better than expected results it is referred to as beginner’s luck. The term is most often used in reference to a first attempt in sport or gambling. For example, if Mike beats veteran golf … Read More

Poker bad beat
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In poker, a bad beat occurs when a hand, which was at one time a big favourite to win, loses. Typically the term is only applied in this way when the player holding the eventual winning hand misplayed it spectacularly.Alternatively, … Read More