To match all previous bets without raising; when a bet is required in order to maintain eligibility to win the pot, to make the minimum required bet.
EXAMPLE: Player A says "I raise $10." Player B, deciding to stay in that hand, puts $10 in chips in the pot and says "I call."
APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues
The bet made in order to match an opponent's previous bet and to retain eligibility to win the pot.
EXAMPLE: "There weren't any reraises last hand, just a bunch of calls."
A player who has matched all previous bets without raising.
EXAMPLE: "There was a raise and three callers. Even though I didn't think the player who raised had a good hand, I figured with so many callers one of them had to have me beat. I decided to fold."
RELATED TERMS: Crying Call, Flat Call, Raise, Smooth Call