A line of credit extended by a casino or cardroom.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Policies vary from casino to casino concerning the requirements for being granted a marker, the amount granted, and the timeframe in which it must be repaid.
EXAMPLE: "I play fairly high stakes games and have a $25,000 marker at the poker room I play at most often."
APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues
A small object placed on top of a player's hand for the purpose of preventing it from being mucked or fouled.
EXAMPLE: "I used a peppermint pattie as a marker one time. The other players got a kick out of it."
APPLIES TO: Land-based Venues
SYNONYMS: Card Protector
RELATED TERMS: Foul, Muck, Protect
A plastic device used to denote who is in the dealer's position.
EXAMPLE: "I was just the small blind. Can you pass the marker?"