Poker Terms and Definitions

Full A-Z of poker terms and poker lingo, So you'll never look like the fish at the table!

Joe Cada

Joe Cada is a professional poker player who, at age 21, is the youngest player to have ever won a Wo...

J-boy

This is not used very often but it is another way of saying "Jack" as in the card. Ben th...

Jackpot poker

Jackpot Poker takes place at some poker rooms and refers to programs that pay off when players hit a...

Jacks or better

Jacks or better is used in draw poker and it means that a pair of jacks (in someone's hand) is the m...

Jam

This is a common slang word for a pot in which several players are raising and re-raising. It can al...

Jammed pot

This refers to a poker pot has been raised its maximum allowable times. It can also refer to a pot ...

Joker

The Joker is the fifty-third card in a standard deck of cards. It is most often used as a wild card ...

J.C. Alvarado

J.C. Alvarado is a well-known professional poker player who comes from Mexico City. He has been in m...

J.C. Tran

Justin Cuong 'J.C.' Tran is known around the world as one of the best players on the circuit. His ac...

Jackson five

Jackson Five is a way of saying a player has Jacks and Fives. It is thought to have originated with ...

James Obst

James Obst is a fairly well-know Australian online poker pro. James Obst has won in the WCOOP and SC...

James Woods

James Woods is best known as being a renowned actor. But he is also an avid poker player who makes r...

Jamie Gold

In 2006, Jamie Gold, who lives in Malibu, CA, won the World Series of Poker. While his win was impre...

Jeff Shulman

Jeff Shulman is very well known in poker circles. He is the president of Card Player magazine, which...

Jennifer Harman

Jennifer Harman has been able to earn over $2 million in tournament winnings. She is also a two-time...

Jennifer Tilly

Most people know Jennifer Tilly as an accomplished and experienced actress, but she is also a very g...

Jeremy Enke

Jeremy Enke is not that well known except to those who follow his blogs. He has been able to make a ...

Jerry Buss

Jerry Buss owns the Los Angeles Lakers but he is also well-known in the poker industry. Over the yea...

Jerry Yang

Jerry Yang was the winner of the 2007 World Series of Poker and took home over $8 million. He has si...

JJProdigy

JJProdigy is really the online name for Josh Field, who some say is the most notorious and cunning c...

Joanna Krupa

Gorgeous model Joanna Krupa has appeared in a variety of magazines such as Maxim and FHM. She was al...

Joe Beevers

Joe Beevers is known as being one of the four founding members of the Hendon Mob, a British poker po...

Joe Hachem

In 2005, Joe Hachem won the World Series of Poker. A short time later, he won at the Bellagio. Joe w...

Joe Sebok

Joe Sebok is a well known professional poker player. He is also the stepson of Barry Greenstein, ano...

John Cernuto

Most people do not follow Omaha Hi/Lo tournaments, but those that do know John Cernuto, whose nickna...

John Juanda

John Juanda is well-known and well-liked on the poker circuit. He is a four time WSOP bracelet winne...

Johnny Chan

Anyone who has watched televised poker over the years knows Johnny Chan. He is one of the most respe...

JokerStars

JokerStars is a nickname sometimes used by online players that refers to PokerStars. They usually sa...

Juice

Juice is another way of saying terms such as 'rake' and 'vig'. It refers to the amount of money the ...

Justin Bonomo

Justin Bonomo is a well-respected online poker player who goes by the name, ZeeJustin. He has more t...

Jacks and back

This is a type of jackpot poker that will revert to low-ball in the event no one can open. It is als...

Jack up

Jack Up is a term that is not used very often anymore but it means to raise. It has nothing to do wi...

Jagging

Jagging is a tried and true way for a cheater to mark cards by using his fingernail or some other ki...

Jinx

Jinx is a word that poker players have been using for hundreds of years. It means a person (or objec...

Jog

A jog is not the same as a jag, but both are used by card cheaters. A jog is a deck of cards that ha...

Joker poker

Joker Poker is a broad term and it can be used with any poker game that is using the Joker as a wild...

Jonah

A Jonah is any player who is having a streak of bad luck. Basically, an unlucky player who is being ...

Jason Mercier

Jason Mercier is a professional poker player. His poker earnings have topped $2.7 million in live to...

Junk

Real weak holdings / bad starting hand.

Jackpot drop

Some live and online casinos take a percentage of the rake at the tables and put it into a 'jac...

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