Poker Terms and Definitions

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

Rakeback

Rakeback refers to some of the rake a poker player has paid being paid back. Rakeback payments are t...

Reverse implied odds

Refers to our ability to lose money once we’ve hit a hand like a low set, low flush, low end strai...

River

The river is the term given to the fifth and last card on the board in a hand. e.g "I ...

Raise

A raise is where a player makes a bet higher than the amount bet by other players. e.g...

Re-raise

A re-raise is when a player raises a players initial raise during a play. This if often indicative o...

Re-buy

A re-buy is where a player in a tournament can add purchase more chips to add to their stack. Re-buy...

Royal flush

A Royal Flush is a hand which consists of 5 cards between 10 and Ace all of the same suit. It is the...

Runner runner

The term 'Runner Runner' is colloquially given to a hand that a player gets via the turn and river c...

Rivered

Rivered is a colloquial term for when a player, who has been ahead for all of the hand, gets beaten ...

Rock

A rock is a player who is both passive and tight. They usually only play the best starting hands and...

Rake

A Rake is the amount of money a casino takes as commission. This money is taken from the pot and usu...

Rainbow

It is said that a board in which all the cards are of different suits (on the Flop or Turn) or when ...

Run it twice

This is an option given to the players who are all in on a Cash Game hand. It can be found in high s...

Represent

When a player is bluffing, he is just trying to represent a strong hand which he actually does not h...

Railbird

People who are spectators of a game are known as Railbirds. This applies to both Live and Online Pok...

Rabbit hunting

When a player folds his hand, he is often curious to see what would come on turn or the river, ...

Range

When poker players use term 'range', they refer to a group of hands rather than one particular ...

Razz

Low variation of Seven Card Stud: the lowest five-card hand wins the pot. The best possible Raz...

Reverse implied odds

Concept of reverse implied odds is somewhat complicated to pinpoint, but it refers to situation...

ROI

Short for Return on Investment. ROI is calculated using a simple formula: amount won (profit) / amou...

Rounders

Players who spend a lot of time in a casino, mostly playing but also sometimes hustling and loo...

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