Online Poker game is full of weird and uncommon words that only professionals know and use. If you want to sound like a pro, or just make sense of what other poker players are saying, then you must familiarize yourself with the poker terms and poker terminology found on Freeroll Poker Tournament. There are several terms that you may not be familiar with. The following glossary should help you to speak poker as well as you play it. It might seem daunting at first, especially if you are new to poker, but don't worry, it's easy to pick it up. We're up to covering 400 poker terms so far, but we know there are more out there.
Action Spot - This is the table area where the betting is occurring.
Active Player - It is a player who is competing for a pot.
Advertise: Making a move intended at falsely exposing oneself as a weak or bluffing player.
Ante: A small forced bet sometimes placed by all players before each hand. Common in big tournaments to provoke aggressive play.
Farm System - A few poker games at different stakes under control of a good player.
Filling - It means to draw and then to catch a full house, flush, or straight.
Fin - It draws five dollars.
Good Player - A player who gets maximum money from the game.
Grand - It draws a thousand dollars.
Gravy - Player's winnings.
Hole Cards - In Stud and Hold'em, these are the face-down cards dealt to each player.
Hook - It is named a Jack because the "J" resembles a hook.
Lead - The first player who makes a bet into a pot.
Live One - A not so bright player who plays a lot of hands.
Long Shot - When making a hand despite having few outs and/or poor probabilities.
Open Card - This is when a card is faced up.
Open Pair - Two cards of the same cost that are dealt face-up.
Packet - A share of the pack.
Paint - A card that is faced in a lowball hand.
Pair - Two cards of the same cost.
Rake - In casino poker this is the sum the house keeps from a pot.
Royalties - It is also known as a Bonus and means an extra payment for having a strong hand such as a straight flush or royal flush.
Showdown - After the last round of betting, the players cards are turned face-up to see who won.
Small Blind - The forced wager that is made by the person sitting one seat to the left of the button. Such a bet is half the size of the big blind.
Talon - The rest of the deck after the deal.
Tap - To wager all one's money in table stakes.
Wild card - It is usually the joker in a pack, or two. This card can have any value that a player wants it to have.