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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Fri, April 30th, 2010

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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.
  • LAY ODDS - To give favorable odds to an opponent.
  • SPLIT [THE POT] - To split the pot between two or more players. Related term: QUARTER.
  • TOURNAMENT - A highly structured game involving potentially dozens of tables where all participants pay an entry fee and obtain a fixed number of chips. Once a tournament has started, additional players may not enter. As the game progresses players bust out and are eliminated until only one winner remains.
  • ON THE COME - A situation where the player does not have a complete hand but hopes to make one if the right cards come up.
  • KICKER - In hands containing pairs and trips, the highest card not matched. In draw games, sometimes a card kept for deception purposes.
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