Judge won’t block video poker law
RALEIGH — A Superior Court judge denied a request Thursday from video poker operators to temporarily block the first phase of a state ban on the machines from taking effect this weekend.
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- POT LIMIT - A game where the maximum bet is determined by the size of the pot at the time. Note that a player wanting to raise first calls the bet, then totals the pot to determine the maximum amount he can raise.
- SEVENTH STREET - The seventh card dealt in 7-card stud.
- TIGHT -  A style of play that entails playing fewer hands than average. Antonym: LOOSE.  A FULL HOUSE.
- SPLIT [OPENERS] - In draw poker, to discard one or more openers, usually to draw to a straight or flush. Normally requires the opener to declare the act and retain the discards so that the act of opening can later be validated.
- BIG BOBTAIL - An open-ended 4-card straight flush.
- FULL OF - Describes a full house. "Fives full of queens" is 5-5-5-Q-Q.