Omaha hold ’em

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Omaha hold ’em (or Omaha holdem or simply Omaha) is a community card poker game (“flop game”) similar to Texas hold ’em, where each player is dealt four cards and must make his best hand using exactly two of them, … Read More

Poker “home” games

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Although some of these games (notably Chowaha and Tic tac toe) have been played in formal casino settings, they are generally better suited to less serious low-stakes home games. They also lend themselves to ad-hoc variation, since the games themselves … Read More

All in

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When a player is faced with a current bet amount that he has insufficient remaining stake to call and he wishes to call (he may of course fold without the need of special rules), he bets the remainder of his … Read More

Vigorish

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Vigorish, or simply “vig“, or “juice“, is the amount charged by a bookmaker for his services. The term is Yiddish slang originating from the Russian word for “winnings,” vyigrysh. The concept is also known as the overround. Bookmakers use this … Read More

Poker table stakes rules

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All casinos and many home games play poker by what are called table stakes rules, which state that each player starts each deal with a certain stake, and plays that deal with that stake. A player may not remove money … Read More

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. … Read More

Chicago poker

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The poker game called Chicago is one of the most popular card games in Sweden today. Relying on the keeping of score instead of the placing of bets, it is suitable even for environments such as schools, where gambling is … Read More

Aggression

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In the game of poker, opens and raises are considered aggressive plays, while calls and checks are considered passive (though a check-raise would be considered a very aggressive play). It is said that “aggression has its own value”, meaning that … Read More

Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker

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Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker is a gambling card game is owned and licensed by Mikohn Gaming/Progressive Gaming International Corporation. The game is based on traditional multi-player Texas Hold’em poker. Rules The game is played with a standard 52 card deck. … Read More

Twist

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Twist is poker jargon for a round with specific rules which is sometimes used in the poker variant stud poker. One can replace any round of (or add a round to) a stud poker game with a twist round, in … Read More

888 poker

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You can win a lot of great things at the game of poker for minimal work. Especially online poker, sitting at your desk chair at home, in front of the computer. On the train with your wireless connected to your … Read More

Lowball

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Some forms of poker, often called lowball, sometimes called “low poker,” reward poor poker hands (in the traditional sense). There are three common variations on this idea, differing in whether aces are treated as high cards or low cards, and … Read More

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