Poker Terms and Definitions

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

Loose

A loose player in poker is one who plays many hands. A loose player is not necessarily a donkey/fish...

Luckbox

A Luckbox is a term given to a player who has won most or all of their hands due to having good luck...

Laydown

A Laydown is a term given to the act of folding a hand. e.g "Lucy's laydown turned out...

Loose

Playing loose has two meanings in poker. The first is when a player is simply playing more hands tha...

Loose game

In poker, a loose game is one in which there are a lot of players in the pot. These types of hands c...

Lowball

In poker, lowball refers to any type of poker game in which the lowest ranking hand wins the hand. I...

Low card

Low card refers to the lowest valued card that is face up in seven-card stud, which is required to bet.

Ladies Poker Association

The Ladies Poker Association is an organization that was established to recognize women in poker. It...

LAPC

LAPC stands for the Los Angeles Poker Classic. This is currently the largest tournament series that ...

Las Vegas

Las Vegas is in the state of Nevada. It is considered my many to be the gambling capital of the worl...

Last longer

Last Longer bets challenge two or more players who play against each other in an effort to outlast t...

Last of the Mohicans

More of an insider term than anything else, Last of the Mohicans is a phrase that is sometime used t...

Laydown

Laydown refers to folding a poker hand, and the term is used in virtually all poker card games. It c...

LAPT

The LAPT is a series of poker events and tournaments that occur in South America and Central America...

Lag

Lag is a means of describing a particular style of playing poker that is both 'loose' and 'aggressiv...

Limp

A limp is when a player calls the big blind pre-flop. Limping is usually done by confident players, ...

Leak

A flaw in ones game. Some examples of the common leaks in poker are playing too many hands pref...

Limit poker

Unlike in no limit, bets in limit poker are limited, meaning that they have fixed amounts which cann...

Limper

A person entering the pot without a raise, just calling the amount of the big blind (flop games) or ...

Live hand

An active hand, a hand that still participates in action

Live one

Another term for the 'fish'; a person who doesn't have very good odds to win in a certain game....

Loose-aggressive

A playing style, which entails a lot of calling and raising.

Loose-passive

A playing style, which entails a lot of calling, but not much raising.

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