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Rack - A plastic
tray which holds 100 chips in 5 stacks of 20.
Rag Off - To get
a card on the river that doesn't help you.
Ragged Flop - Flop
cards that are of no use to any player's hand.
Rags - Worthless
Rail - The sideline
at a poker table.
Railbird - A non-playing
spectator or kibitzer, often used to describe a
Rainbow - Three or
four cards of different suits.
Raise - To call
and increase the previous bet.
Rake - Chips taken
from the pot by the dealer on behalf of the house.
Rank - The value
of a card. Each card has a suit and a rank.
Rap - To knock the
table, indicating a check.
Razz - Seven-card
stud lowball. Shortened from "razzle dazzle."
Read - To try and
determine your opponent's cards or betting strategy.
Rebuy - To start
again, for an additional entry fee, in tournament
play (where permitted).
Redraw - A draw to
an even better hand when you currently are holding
Represent - To bet
in a way that suggests you are holding a strong
Re-raise - To raise
Odds - The ratio of the amount of money
now in the pot to the amount of money you will have
to call to continue from the present round to the
end of the hand.
Riffle - To shuffle;
or to fidget with your chips.
Ring Game - A non-tournament
River - In flop games,
the last round of betting on the fifth street card;
in stud games, the last round of betting on the
seventh street card.
Rock - A very tight,
Rock Garden - A table
populated with rocks.
Roll - To turn a
Rolled Up - In Seven-Card
Stud, three of a kind on third street (the first
Rough - A lowball
hand that is not perfect.
Round of Betting
- The period during which each active player has
the right to check, bet or raise. It ends when the
last bet or raise has been called by all players
still in the hand.
Rounder - A professional
player who "makes the rounds" of the big
poker games in the country.
Royal Flush - The
best possible poker hand, consisting of the 10 through
the Ace, all the same suit.
Run - A straight,
or a series of good cards.
Run Over - Playing
aggressively in an attempt to control the other
A hand made on the last two cards.
Running - Two needed
cards that come as the last two cards dealt.
Running Bad - On
a losing streak.
Running Good - On
a winning streak.
Running Pair - When
the last two cards on the board make a pair.
Rush - Several winning
hands in a short period of time.
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