RacyPoker logo

Glossary of Poker Terms

Bet
First amount of money of first chips wagered to the pot during the betting round.

Blind
Initial mandatory bet in variants of poker involving a pre-flop. There are two types of blinds: a Small Blind and a Big Blind, where Big Blind is always greater, usually 2x Small Blind. A Small Blind is normally placed just before a pre-flop, and a Big Blind just after the pre-flop.

Bring in
A mandatory bet in Stud poker variants. For example, in the first round of 7 Card Stud poker, a player with the worst upcard must make a bring in bet. Usually the player can either place a minimum bring in amount, which is normally a fraction of a small bet, or the whole small bet.

Button
Also called a Dealer Button - a token used to denote the dealer.