A proposition player; a cardroom employee who is paid a predetermined amount to play in shorthanded games but whose bankroll is not supplied by the house; a house player who risks one's own money and is compensated based on amount of play; prop.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The purpose of a proposition player is to ensure a sufficient number of players in a given game so that it is able to begin or continue. Rules about the use of proposition players vary. They are typically not permitted to stay at a full table. Some locations require them to be readily identified, some permit silent props, and others disallow their use entirely. Proposition players are typically paid an hourly rate, but in some instances the pay is based on the number of hands played or is a salary.
EXAMPLE: "I never imagine getting good enough at the game to win one of the multi-million dollar tournaments, but I'd like to learn enough that I could made a decent living as a prop player."
APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues