A term used in online poker for an image or icon used to represent a person at an online poker table.
A unique feature of Full Tilt Poker was the introduction of animated avatars used to represent players at the table. By right-clicking on the avatar, you can change your emotions to happy, sad, angry or frustrated, depending on how you were feeling.
Although the majority of poker sites allow players to have their own custom avatars, a unique feature of sites like Bovada Poker is their anonymous tables. At these tables, a seat number is used to represent a person, instead of an avatar, as this would identify the player, which would defeat the whole point of playing at anonymous tables.