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RABBITS: Slang for weak players (see also George).

RACK: A container in which chips are stored while being transported; a tray in front of the dealer, used to hold chips and cards.

RAG: A card, usually a low card, that, when it appears, has no apparent impact on the hand.

RAGGED: A flop (or board) that doesn't appear to help anybody very much. A flop that came down Jd-6h-2c would look ragged.

RAGS: Useless cards - cards that don't improve a hand.

RAILBIRDS: Slang for spectators.

RAILROAD BIBLE: Slang for a deck of cards.

RAINBOW: A flop that contains three different suits, thus no flush can be made on the turn. Can also mean a complete fivecardboard that has no more than two of any suit, thus no flush is possible.

RAISE: When you increase the bet made by a preceding player. This increases the stakes for remaining Players, who now have to match the total amount including the raise.

RAKE: The money taken out of a pot that goes to the house. On the internet this is usually in the 5% area $3 max, in brick and mortar rooms it is usually 10% $4 max.

RANK: The numerical value of a card. Each card has a suit and a rank. The three of spades and the three of hearts havethesame rank. A pair is two cards of the same rank.

RATHOLE: To take money off the table and put it in your pocket or cash it in while you are still playing. This is very poor etiquette.

RAZZ: A seven card stud game where the winner is the player with the lowest hand, unlike seven card stud high/low there is no qualifier and only one winner unless there is a tie for the same hand.

RE-BUY: If you run out of chips in a tournament, and you wish to continue playing, you then re-buy, meaning, you buy morechips. This is only legal in re-buy tournaments. You can only re-buy up until a certain point.

REDRAW: A draw to an even better hand when you currently are holding the nuts.

REPRESENT: To bet in a way that suggests you are holding a strong hand.

RE-RAISE: A second raise after the initial raise in a round. This occurs when a player raises after a raise by another player.

RING GAME : A regular poker game as opposed to a tournament. Also called a live game.

RIVER: The fifth and final community card dealt in flop games, or the last card dealt in non-flop games. Also called Fifth Street in Texas Hold'em.

RIVER CARD: The final community card dealt.

ROAD GANG: A confederacy of cheaters.

ROCK: A player who plays very tight, not very creatively. He raises only with the best hands. A real rock is fairly predictable - if he raises you on the end, you can throw away just about anything but the nuts.

ROCK GARDEN: A game of extremely tight players.

ROLLED UP: In Seven Card Stud, three of a kind on the first three cards are called rolled up X's, where X is the rank of thecards.

ROUND: A betting round begins after a card or several cards are dealt. Each player is given a chance to act, and the round ends when everyone has either folded to or called the last bet or raise. Each round of betting is followed either by further dealing or by a showdown. In Texas Hold'em, there are four betting rounds (pre-flop, post flop, after the turn, and after the river). A round of hands is one full rotation around the table, so, each player would hold the dealer button once, or be the dealer if no pitcher were present.

ROUND OF BETTING: The period during which each active player has the right to check, bet or raise. It ends when the last bet or raise has been called by all players still in the hand.

ROUNDER: A player who knows all the angles and earns his living at the poker table. The absolute opposite of a 'sucker.'

ROYAL FLUSH: The best possible poker hand, consisting of ten, jack, queen king, ace of the same suit.

ROYAL STRAIGHT FLUSH: An ace high straight flush is a royal straight flush, or a royal flush, or just a royal.

RUN: A straight, or a series of good cards.

RUN OVER: Playing aggressively in an attempt to control the other players.

RUNNER-RUNNER: A hand made on the last two cards.

RUNNERS: To catch the turn and river for a winning hand.

RUNNING: Two needed cards that come as the last two cards dealt.

RUNNING BAD: On a losing streak.

RUNNING GOOD: On a winning streak.

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