Terminology in Poker Games

Alien Card:
A card which does not belong to the deck which is being used in the play

Announce:
In a poker high low game the act of declaring one's hand as the moon, low or high hand

Blind Tiger:
A Draw poker game that has a blind raise and a blind open (Open Blind and Straddle).

Block System:
A game where the blind made by a dealer would contain the first raise, open and an ante automatically

Cosmetics:
The material for preparation used by players for cheating and for marking cards like luminous inks, aniline pencils, waxes, ashes and abrasives (Daub).

Dog:
(1) Any hand which is either a little-dog or a big-dog hand. (2) A hand which is an underdog. Or a Doghouse Cut

Five Card Draw:
Five Card Draw is the most popular poker game in the world

Five of a Kind:
Any five cards which are of a similar value.

Golden Glow:
A very good brand of daub (See Cosmetics)

Heinz:
A Seven-card game stud where the sevens and the fives are used as penalty cards as well as wild cards

Help:
In a draw poker or a stud game, improving a hand by receiving more cards in the game

Iron Duke:
A hand which is unbeatable (Ironclad Hand).

Kibitzer:
A spectator who keeps commenting

Kick-it:
To raise or to bump the pot.

Little Cat:
Five cards which are unpaired from the three to the eight.

Little Dog:
Five cards which are unpaired from the two to the seven.

Make the Pack:
To prepare the cards by shuffling them for the purpose of dealing

Maniac:
A player playing an aggressive and a loose game

Nucleus Players:
The players who are regular and dependable

Omaha8:
Shorthand for the game of high-low split in Omaha

On the Come:
To place a bet before the player has made a nice hand

Position Bet:
A bet which is placed based on the player's position rather than based on the player's hand

Post:
Posting a bet means to place the chips in a pot.

Raise Blind:
(1) To raise on a bet without having a look at the cards. (2) A compulsory raise.

Rake-Off:
Money which is taken by the Casino or the house from the pot (Rake).

Scoot:
Scooting means sending chips to other players after a pot is won

Screwy Louie:
Identical to Anaconda, but cards discarded have to be passed on to the person on left.

Strip Poker:
A game of poker where the one who looses the pot has to remove a clothing article

Stripped Deck:
A deck where a certain cards are intentionally removed like the deuces

Texas Special or Texas Tech:
Refer to Double-Barreled Shotgun

Three of a Kind:
Three cards which are of identical value (Treys, Triplets, Trips)

Three-Card Monte:
A three-card poker game identical to Bragg

Weak:
Play where a player easily folds and very reluctantly raises

Weary Willie:
Refer to Elimination.

Wild Annie:
Refer to Double-Barreled Shotgun.

Wild Card:
A card which the player can change to a card of any suit or value as desired