Online Poker Legislation Looking Possible for New Jersey
While it is seeming less and less likely that there will be any significant movement on federal legislation to license and regulate online poker in the U.S. this year, one politician believes the next eight months will produce the first state to…
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Useful poker terms:
- MARKED CARDS - Cards that have been (illegally) altered so that their value can be read from the back.
- BLUFF - To make a bet or raise with a poor hand, in hope that the remaining active player(s) will fold.
- MANIAC - A player who bets, raises and reraises without regard to the quality of his hand. Most often found in flop games.
- JOKER - A 53rd card in the deck, distinct from the others, used as a wild card or as a BUG.
- COLD CALL - Calling both a bet and raise at the same time, as opposed to calling a bet then later calling a raise made after the call.
- DEAD MAN'S HAND - Generically: two pair, aces and eights. Specifically: the black aces, black eights and nine of diamonds. The hand Wild Bill Hickok was holding when he was shot to death.