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Poker Slang

A look at poker terms, lingo, acronyms, and abbreviations, especially as it relates to online Internet poker.

A Comprehensive List of Poker Lingo, Acronyms, and Abbreviations

*Most of our POGs know these terms already but... 

Professional Rakeback has compiled for you a list of poker, sports betting, fantasy sports, casino and general gambling terms as many of these terms overlap in such closely related fields.  There are terms specific to US poker sites and poker rakeback as those happen to be things that we focus on here at PROFRB.  There are also a lot of online poker specific terminology mixed in.  We hope you enjoy this list, and if you have any additions, please contact us and we will be happy to add them in!  Think of this as your own personal poker dictionary and thesaurus.

1-9top
3BA bet, a raise, and then another raise. The third action is a 3-bet
4Bfour bet
6m6-max game. A table with a maximum of 6 participants.
  
Atop
ACAtlantic City
AFAIKAs far As I know
AIall in
AIPFall-in pre flop
APAbsolute Poker
ATCAny Two Cards
Axan Ace with any second card 
  
Btop
B&MBrick & Mortar: A casino or card room.
bbbig blind
BBBig Bet (note the distinction in capitalization)
BB/100Big Bets per 100 hands.  A standard measure of win rate typically used for limit based poker games.
BBLBe Back Later
  
B/Cbet and call a raise
B/Fbet and fold to a raise
BIBring In
BRBank Roll
BRBBe Right Back
BTWBy The Way
BWDIKBut What Do I Know
 
Ctop
CBcontinuation bet
cccheck check
c/ccheck and call any bet
c/fcheck and fold to a bet
CKCheck
COCut Off position immediately to the right of the dealer
CPCardPlayer
C/Rcheck raise
  
Dtop
DPDraw Poker; any of it's various forms.
 
Etop
egexample
EPEarly Position
EPNEquity Poker Network
EVExpected Value (+ or -)
-EVNegative Expected Value
+EVPositive Expected Value
 
Ftop
FAQFrequently Asked Questions
FEFold Equity
FHFull House
FLFixed Limit
FPPFrequent Player Points
FPSFancy Play Syndrome
FTFinal Table
FTFull Table
FT(P)Full Tilt(Poker)
FWFoxwoods Casino
FWIWFor What It's Worth
FYIFor Your Information
  
Gtop
GGGood Game
GLGood Luck
GTDDenoting the guaranteed prize pool of a poker tournament.
 
Htop
HEHold 'Em
  
HHHand History
HJHiJack position (2 seats right of the button)
HLHigh Limit Games
  
HORSEA game that rotates through H - Holdem, O - Omaha hi/lo 8-or-better, R - Razz,
S - Stud (hi only), E - Eight-or-better Stud hi/lo (all limit)
  
HSNLHigh Stakes No Limt (2+2 Forum)
HTHHead To Head
HUHeads Up
HUDHeads Up Display
 
Itop
ICMIndependent Chip Model (advanced MTT concept)
IFYWIf You Wish
IGHNI Go Home Now
IIRCIf I Remember Correctly
IMHOIn My Humble Opinion
IMOIn My Opinion
ISDInside Straight Draw, otherwise known as a gutshot or bellybuster.
ITMIn The Money
IYAMIf You Ask Me
 
Jtop
JATJust A Thought
 
Ktop
KTEKnow Thine Enemy
 
Ltop
LAGLoose aggressive (player)
LAPLoose passive (player)
LCLow Content
LDOLOL, Duh, Obviously or Like Duh, Obviously
LHELimit Hold 'Em
LLLower Limit games
LMAOLaugh My A** Off 
LO8Limit Omaha Hi-Lo
LOLLaughing Out Loud, Lots of Luck
LPLate Position
 
Mtop
MGRMonthly Gross Revenue or Monthly Gross Rake
MHIGMy Hand Is Good
MHINGMy Hand Is No Good
MLMiddle Limit Games
  
MPMid Position
MSNLMid Stakes No Limit (2+2 Forum)
MTTMulti Table Tournament
 
N 
NHNice Hand
NLNo Limit
 NTNice Try
NSFWNot Safe For Work
  
Otop
ooffsuited - A7o would be an Ace and 7 of different suits
O8Omaha Hi-Lo
OESDOpen Ended Straight Draw
OESFDOpen Ended Straight Flush Draw
OMGOh My God!
OOPOut of position
OOTMOut Of The Money
OPPOpponent
OPOriginal Poster
OTOff Topic
OTOHOn The Other Hand
  
Ptop
POGProfessional Online Grinder
PFPre Flop
PFRPre Flop Raiser
PLPot Limit
PLOPot Limit Omaha
PMPrivate Message
POPoker Ofiice
PLO8Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo
POVPoint of View
PPParty Poker
PPPocket Pair
PPMParty Poker Million tournament
PSPoker Stars
PSBPot Sized Bet
PSRPot Sized Raise
PTPoker Tracker
PTLPlayer To My Left
PTRPlayer To My Right
 
Qtop
QFTQuoted For Truth
QOPTWQuestion Of Playing This Way
QOTPWQuestion Of This Player's Win
 
Rtop
rrainbow flop, such as Ac2d9s, often listed as A29r
RRebuy $33+R would an $33 tournament with rebuys available
RBRakeback
R+ARebuy & AddOns $11+R would an $11 tournament with rebuys & add ons available
ROFLRolling on the Floor Laughing
ROIreturn on investment
ROWRest of World, used to describe players outside of the USA/Regulated markets.  i.e. players from unregulated poker markets

 

 

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sSuited - A7s would be an Ace and a 7 of the same suit
scsuited connector
sbsmall blind
SBSmall Bet
SDStandard Deviation
SHShorthanded
SNGSit 'n' Go tournament
SNGPTSit-n-Go Power Tools
SSShort Stack
STFUShut The **** Up
STTSingle table tournament
  
Ttop
T$Tournament dollars, which can be used on a particular site to buy into tournaments
T&CTerms & Conditions
TAGTight aggressive player
TCTerms & Conditions
TL;DRToo long; didn't read
TOP/FTOFundamental Theorem Of Poker; See Theory Of Poker
TPBKTop Pair Best Kicker
TPGKTop Pair Good Kicker
TPNKTop Pair No Kicker
TPWKTop Pair Weak Kicker
  
TWIMCTo Whom It May Concern
TYThank You
 
UVtop
UBUltimate Bet
UTGUnder The Gun.
UTGUnder the gun - first position, to the left of the big blind
UTG+1To the left of UTG
VBValue Bet
VNHVery Nice Hand
VPIP% Voluntarily Put(money) In Pot
 
Wtop
W$Poker Stars Tournament dollars which can be used to buy into Poker Stars tournaments
WA/WBWay Ahead/Way Behind
WCOOPWorld Championship of Online Poker - series of high buy in tournaments held on Poker Stars
WGAFWho Gives A F***
WGAFFWho Gives A Flying F***
WPTWorld Poker Tour
WSOPWorld Series Of Poker
WSOPMEWorld Series Of Poker Main Event
WTFWhat the F***
 
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