Poker Glossary

Poker Glossary Terms

Ante - A small part of the bet required of each player at the start of a poker hand.

Draw - To play a hand that can become stronger when the right cards are drawn.

Fold - To give up and write off a chance to win.

Free roll - A situation in which two players are tied before the last card is dealt, but one player can win the whole pot if he or she gets the right final card.

Jackpot - Money or prize given to a player who loses a very good hand.

Pot limit - A type of poker that allows players to bet only up to the size of the total pot.

Table stakes - A rule that requires players, during a hand, to bet only with money that's in front of them.