Poker Terms and Definitions

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

Monster

The word Monster in poker can be used with regards to either a hand or a pot. A Monster hand is a ve...

Minraise

A Minraise is a poker bet that is of the minimum amount specified at each particular table/tournamen...

Misdeal

A misdeal is a deal where a mistake has occurred, meaning the cards must be handed back to the deale...

Muck

A Muck is the term given to the pile of cards that have been discarded throughout a hand. ...

Made hand

As opposed to a drawing hand; a made hand is a completed hand, regardless of its strength. If y...

Maniac

A player who plays very aggressive, reckless and unpredictable style.

Marked cards

Cards that were secretly marked in such a way as to enable a cheater to recognize certain cards...

Mechanic

Different name for a cheater, someone who uses tricks and skills with his hands to cheat other players.

Middle position

Positions between the early position and the late position. At a nine-handed table, these are t...

Multi-way pot

A pot that has more than two players involved.

Money plays

Although few casinos still allow this, the expression money plays refers to a player who doesn'...

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