Residents Bet Against Poker At Dog Track

A plan to bring poker to a Central Florida dog track is placed on hold after residents complain.

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Tue, June 16th, 2009

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  • CASE - The fourth card of a particular rank, as in "he folded the case 9" when describing where all the 9s were in a hand. Comes from the game of Faro where an employee of the house, called the "case keeper". kept track of the number of each rank of card remaining.
  • FIRE - To make the first bet in a betting round. Used to emphasize that the player bet when a check was possible, showing strength.
  • INSIDE STRAIGHT - Four cards to a straight, where only one rank will complete the hand. E.g., 4-5-6-8 is an inside straight since only a 7 will fill (i.e., complete) the hand. Often called a GUT-SHOT. Compare: BOBTAIL STRAIGHT, OPEN-ENDED STRAIGHT.
  • FIFTH STREET - In stud poker, the fifth card to be dealt to each player. Sometimes used to refer to the last card dealt in Hold'em, although the more common term for this is RIVER (q.v.).
  • BOARD - The exposed cards in Hold'em and stud. Also BOARD CARDS.
  • FOLD - To decline to call a bet, thus dropping out of a hand.
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