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Pot Limit Omaha

Pot-limit Omaha is a variation of the popular poker game known as Omaha Hold ’em. Sometimes referred to as PLO, the game has enjoyed a recent boost in popularity in Europe, the United States and online. The term “pot limit” refers to the fact that the size of any bet cannot exceed the total pot size.

Although similar to the popular poker variant of Texas Hold ‘em, Pot Limit Omaha requires a different strategical approach, with only the best hands likely to win. Players are dealt four cards in the hole instead of two but can only use two of them to make a hand. This changes the dynamic of the game when the next cards are revealed, as there is a higher number of possible hands available. It also means that players tend to stay in the game until the flop more often, prompting big increases in the pot size. Continue reading →

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Video Poker

Video poker is an online version of the popular card game based on traditional five-card draw poker. It is played on a console that looks similar to a traditional slot machine with a display screen connected to an internal processor.

The game is very popular today and can be found in prominent positions throughout casinos and online platforms.

Players must begin by placing a bet. They are then dealt a hand just like in a five-card draw game and can discard one or more in exchange for new ones. If the hand matches one or more of the winning combinations listed in a paytable, the machine pays out. Continue reading →

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Starting Hand

The “starting hand” are the initial two hole cards that you and your opponents are dealt in Texas Holdem.

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When a player “folds” their cards, it means they give up.

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Alligator Blood

Alligator blood is one of the oldest poker terms, originating from the Deep South of the USA. The term refers to the tenacity and resilience of alligators to take the big blows and still keep fighting on. A player with alligator blood is one who refuses to give up, whether they are winning or losing. They fight on in the face of defeat when they are down and ceaselessly attack their opponents when they are up.

Poker games packed with alligator blood can be some of the most competitive and cutthroat of them all. Players with alligator blood can wear down the opposition, even when the cards are against them, and frustrate other players with their ‘never say die’ attitude. ‘Alligator blood’ is a strong idiom that is not only inspired by the reality of the prehistoric swamp-dwellers, but also has some solid science behind it. Continue reading →

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Top Two

The best two pair possibility with the board showing.

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Gambler’s Fallacy

The belief that past events influence future events. This is commonly seen in the gambling world - hence its name.

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Late Position

At a poker table, the last three positions are called late position.

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Middle Position

At a poker table, the fourth to seventh positions to the left of the button is called middle position.

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Stands for Random Number Generator.

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