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Hold'em

  1. Noun

    A poker variation in which players receive 2 downcards that may be used individually and 5 face-up cards that are shared among all players. Players combine any number of their personal cards with the shared cards to make the highest 5-card hand according to standard hand rankings.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This game is typically played using two blinds rather than an ante, including a Big Blind equal to the lower portion of the betting limits and a Small Blind typically equal to half of that amount.

    EXAMPLE: "Anyone up for a game of Hold'em?"

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    GAME CATEGORY: Shared Card Games

    SYNONYMS: Texas Hold'em

    RELATED TERMS: Big Blind, Blind, Community Cards, Flop, Flop Game, Omaha, Pocket Cards, River, Small Blind, Turn

  2. Noun

    Any variation of poker that is played with community cards.

    EXAMPLE: "I learned how poker by playing 7-card stud with my family, but recently I've really started to enjoy Hold'em games."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    GAME CATEGORY: Shared Card Games

    SYNONYMS: Flop Game

    RELATED TERMS: Omaha, Texas Hold'em




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