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Poker Glossary - R

Poker Glossary - 'R'

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Card / Hand Nicknames


Term Description
Rack A tray that holds 100 playing chips.
Rag A card that has no impact on a hand.
Railbird A spectator or watcher of a poker game.
Rainbow A flop containing cards of three different suits.
Raise To increase the previous bet.
Rake The money taken from the pot at the end of the hand by the house. This money is a form of payment for running the game.
Rank The value of a card - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King or Ace.
Rap When a player knocks the table to indicate they have checked.
Ratholing A player illegally taking their own money off the table.
Razz A variation of Seven Card Stud where the lowest five cards win.
Read To guess what down cards another player has.
Rebuy The option to buy back in to certain tournaments after a player has lost all their chips.
Represent To bet as if to indicate that you hold a certain hand.
Re-raise To raise after a raise has already been made.
Ring Game A cash game opposed to tournaments.
River The final card dealt.
Rock A player who plays very few strong hands.
Rolled Up Three of a kind with the first three cards in Seven Card Stud.
Rough The highest lowball hand of a given rank.
Round of Betting A portion of the hand where the plays fold, check, bet or raise.
Royal Flush An straight consisting of Ace, King, Queen, jack and Ten of the same suit. The best possible high hand.
Runner-Runner A hand made with the last two cards dealt.
Rush A prolonged winning streak.