Empire Poker Still Popular
Poker giant PartyGaming has its eye on Empire Poker, and profit warnings are being talked about around the Internet, but despite what some would consider bleak prospects, the online poker room Empire Poker is doing just fine. In fact players are still finding it a great place to gamble.
A poker information and statistics provider, Whichpoker.com, reported that Empire Poker is still a very popular choice for online poker players; for the week ending October 30, 2005 Whichpoker.com measured a peak of 5,212 active real money players on Empire Poker, which is the site operated by Empire Online. This despite the schism between them and PartyGaming, which left Empire Poker’s players isolated with no way to connect to PartyPoker.com’s thousands of money players….
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Casino poker language:
- MUCK -  A collection of face-down cards near the dealer composed of discards, i.e., folded hands, burns and discards for drawing purposes.  To throw one's cards into the muck, thus folding.
- STACKED [DECK] - A deck that has been arranged to give one player a huge advantage. Also: RIGGED.
- RIVER - The last card dealt in a hand of stud or Hold'em.
- RAISE - To wager more than the minimum required to call, forcing other players to put in more money as well.
- TRIPS - Three of a kind. In Hold'em the term SET is used when two of the three cards are hole cards.
- CALLER - One who calls. Sometimes used collectively, as in "3 callers".