Cage - The cashier,
where you exchange cash for chips and vice versa.
Call - To match,
rather than raise, the previous bet.
Call Cold - To call
a bet and raise at once.
Calling Station - A
player who invariably calls, and is therefore hard
to bluff out.
Cap - In limit games,
the limit on the number of raises in a round of
Card Room - The room
or area in a casino where poker is played.
Case Card - The last
card of a denomination or suit, when the rest have
already been seen.
Case - Chips A player's
Cash In - To leave
the game and convert one's chips to cash, either
with the dealer or at the cage.
Cash Out - To leave
a game and cash in one's chips at the cage.
Caught Speeding - Slang
for caught bluffing.
Chase - To stay in
against an apparently stronger hand, usually in
the hope of filling a straight or flush.
Check - To abstain
from betting, reserving the right to call or raise
if another player bets. Also another name for a
Check-Raise - To
check and raise in a betting round.
Check In The Dark - To
check before looking at the card or cards just dealt.
Cheese - A very substandard
Chip Race - As the
limits increase in tournaments, lower denomination
chips are taken out of circulation. Rather than
rounding odd chips up or down for each player, the
players are dealt a card for each odd chip. The
player with the highest card is given all the odd
chips, which are then colored up.
Chop - To return
the blinds to the players who posted them and move
on to the next hand, if nobody calls the blind.
Cinch Hand - An unbeatable
Closed Hand - A hand
in which all cards are concealed from the opponents.
Closed - Poker Games
in which all of the cards are dealt face down.
Coffee Housing - An
attempt to mislead opponents about one's hand by
means of devious speech or behavior.
Cold - If a player
says his cards have "gone cold," he's
having a bad streak.
Cold Call - To call
a raise without having already put the initial bet
into the pot.
Cold Deck - A fixed
Color Up - To exchange
one's chips for chips of higher value, usually to
reduce the number of chips one has on the table.
Come - Playing a
worthless hand in the hope of improving it is called
"playing on the come."
Come Hand - A hand
that has not yet been made, requiring one or more
cards from the draw to complete it.
Come Over The Top - To
raise or reraise an opponent's bet.
Commit Fully - To
put in as many chips as necessary to play your hand
to the river, even if they're your case chips.
Community Cards - In
flop games and similar games, the cards dealt face
up in the center of the table that are shared by
all active players.
Connectors - Consecutive
cards which might make a straight.
Counterfeit - In
Omaha Hi/Lo, when the board pairs your key low card,
demoting the value of your hand.
Cowboy - Slang for
Crack - To beat a
Crying Call - A call
with a hand you think has a small chance of winning.
Cut It Up - To split
the pot after a tie.
Cut The Pot - To
take a percentage of each pot for the casino running
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