A ring game, especially one in which no player is bankrolled by the house; a game in which every chip is live.
EXAMPLE: "I typically play in live games. I try to avoid house players, and I just don?t enjoy tournament play as much."
APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues
A game occurring in a land-based setting rather than online.
EXAMPLE: "I've been playing in online real money games for a few months, and am starting to get confident enough in my skills that I might take a trip to the nearest cardroom to finally try a live game."
APPLIES TO: Land-based Venues
A game in which players are particularly loose and aggressive; a game in which there is a lot of betting, raising, and reraising.
EXAMPLE: "I just picked the first table with an open seat and joined in. It turns out it was really a rock garden, so I left in search of a live game."