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EAGLES: The cards of a fifth suit in a sixty-five-card deck.

EARLY BET: A small bet after the first card in stud or the first two cards in draw.

EDGE: (1) An advantageous position. (2) The dealer or sometimes the Age.

EDGE ODDS: The advantage or disadvantage of a player relative to all other players.

EDGE SHOT: A bet made from an advantageous position.

EIGHT BALL: $800.00

ELDEST HAND: The first player to the dealer's left.

ELIMINATION: Like Cincinnati, but cards matched with table cards are discarded (Weary Willie).

END BET: The last bet of an interval.

END BETS: Last-round bets.

END STRIPPERS: Cards tapered along the ends for cheating.

ENGLISH POKER: Draw played with a blind opening.

ENGLISH STUD: A stud game with a draw.

EQUALIZED: When all players have contributed the same amount of credits to the pot.

EQUITY: Your "rightful" share of a pot. If the pot contains $80, and you have a 50% chance of winning it, you have $40 equityin the pot. This term is somewhat fanciful since you will either win $80 or $0, but it gives you an idea of how much you can "expect" to win.

ETHICS OR ETIQUETTE: The understandings and courtesies of which violations do not constitute cheating.

EXPECTATION: Expectation is the rate of profit/loss you expect to make.

EXPECTATION/EXPECTED VALUE: (1) A term referring to the amount of you expect to gain on average if you make a certain play.

EXPOSED CARD: A card that inadvertently turns face up when it isn't supposed to, such as during the deal in a draw game.

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