Poker Dictionary
Friday, April 28, 2017
Browse By Letter
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | View All

Time Bank

  1. Noun

    A reserve pool of additional decision-making time that a player may use in a tournament.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Most tournaments limit the length of time that players may use to take their actions. These limits vary significantly, from a few seconds in turbo tournaments to several minutes in other tournaments. Some tournaments also include a time bank. While time limits reset at each action, the time bank is typically a fixed amount of time that is not restored after it is used.

    EXAMPLE: "I had a reasonably strong hand and there were a lot of chips in the pot. I bet. My opponent hesitated for a moment and then went all-in. If I called, my tournament life would have been on the line, so it was a tough decision. I ended up thinking about it for a while and used part of my time bank. I ended up making the call and I won the hand."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    RELATED TERMS: Fast, Slow, Tournament

  2. Noun

    The total amount of time remaining that a player may use to extend decisions.

    EXAMPLE: "The time bank was 90 seconds, but I'd already used about half of that."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    RELATED TERMS: Fast, Slow




PokerZone is owned by Casino City, an independent directory and information service not affiliated with any casino. Warning: You must ensure you meet all age and other regulatory requirements before entering a casino or placing a wager. There are hundreds of jurisdictions in the world with Internet access and hundreds of different games and gambling opportunities available on the Internet. Do not assume that Internet gaming sites are in compliance with the rules and regulations of every jurisdiction from which they accept players. YOU are responsible for determining if it is legal for YOU to play any particular game or place any particular wager under the laws of the jurisdiction where you are located.