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Bug

  1. Noun

    A partially wild card that may be used as an Ace, used to complete a straight, or used to complete a flush.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: In games with a bug, a Joker is typically added to the deck to act as the bug rather than declaring one of the traditional 52 cards a bug.

    EXAMPLE: "I would love to see someone use the bug and make five Aces at some point during my life. Well, I'd like to see it unless it?s the hand that beats mine!"

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    GAME CATEGORY: Draw Games

    RELATED TERMS: Five of a Kind, Joker, Partially Wild

  2. Noun

    A form of holdout machine that attaches to the bottom of a poker table and is made using a pin and a small spring.

    EXAMPLE: "I play fairly low stakes and an not too worried about cheating. I've never seen a bug in use and never expect to, but I'm find all the inventions people come up with to help cheat really intriguing."

    APPLIES TO: Land-based Venues

    RELATED TERMS: Hold-out Artist, Hold-out Machine, Spider




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