Vintage 1874 photo of men gambling in Ohio.
Whether a gambler is playing in a small game like this one in Ohio in 1874, or playing on the professional tables of Las Vegas, knowing gambling lingo
, is going to give him or her an edge:
Here are just a few: Aces Up:
Two pair, a pair of Aces and any other pair. Action:
Any action in the game, including a fold, check, call, bet, or raise. Check
: To waive the right to initiate the betting in a round, but to retain the right to act if another player initiates the betting. Rainbow:
A flop that contains three different suits, thus no flush can be made on the turn. Can also mean a complete five card board that has no more than two of any suit, thus no flush is possible.
To see the full list of poker lingo
, see HERE!
Vintage photo restored by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.