On of the first things a novice player will notice when playing, Casino Extra or studying, poker is the large number of slang terms the poker world uses. While there are many more past this list, here is a list of many of the most common ones.
Back door: Hitting a lucky hand for the win: usually unintended. Most common example is having a pair versus a better pair or trips, then hitting runner-runner for a flush.
Bad beat: A hand that is a huge favorite to win, but ends up losing (often to a back door)
Bubble: The area of a poker tournament when everyone is close to the cut off point for money, but not quite there.
Bust: Losing everything.
Calling station: A player who calls almost all the time no matter what.
Coin Toss: An all-in situation where both players have about a 50% chance of winning the hand.
Connectors: Pocket cards that connect in rank, for example 7-8 or Ace-King.
Cracked: To have the best starting Texas Hold’Em hand (pocket aces) beaten.
Crap Shoot: A table where the players are aggressive and the action is wild and crazy.
Dealer’s choice: A type of game (almost always a home game) where the seated players take turns deciding what game to play. Choices often include Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha and 7-Card Stud.
Drawing dead: A hand that is so badly beaten that no card or combination of cards can win for that player.
Free roll: A multi-table tournament that has no entry fee but still pays money to the top winners.
Heads up: When only two players are in a pot or game.
Hi/Lo: A game where half the …