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Baby A small card.
Back Door Flush (or Straight) When the last two cards make a player's hand, even though he or she played on the flop for some other reason.
Back Into A Hand To draw into a hand different from the one you were originally trying to make.
Bad Beat When a strong hand is beaten by a lucky hand; a longshot win.
Bankroll The amount of money you have available to wager.
Behind You're behind if you don't have the best hand before the last cards have been dealt.
Belly Buster A draw to fill an inside straight; a gut shot.
Bet To voluntarily put money or chips into the pot.
Bet For Value Betting in order to raise the amount in the pot, not to make your opponents fold.
Bet Into To bet before a stronger hand, or a player who bet strongly on the previous round.
Bet The Pot To bet the total value of the pot.
Betting Black Betting $100 amounts (black is a common color for $100 chips).
Betting Green Betting $25 amounts (green is a common color for $25 chips).
Betting Red Betting $5 amounts (red is a common color for $5 chips).
Betting White Betting $1 amounts (white is a common color for $1 chips).
Betting Interval The period during which each active player has the right to check, bet or raise; the round of betting. It ends when the last bet or raise has been called by all players still in the hand.
Bicycle The lowest possible hand in lowball: Ace-2-3-4-5. Also called a wheel.
Big Bet Poker Another term for pot-limit and no-limit poker.
Big Blind The forced bet in second position before any cards are dealt. Usually this is a Live Blind, which means that the player in this position can raise if no one else has before the cards are dealt.
Big Slick The Ace-King card combination.
Black Leg Archaic term for crooked card-sharp.
Blank A card that is of no value to a player's hand.
Blind A forced bet that one or more players to the dealer's left must make before any cards are dealt to start the action on the first round of betting.
Blind Raise When a player raises without first looking at his or her cards.
Blow Back To lose back one's profits.
Bluff To bet or raise with a hand that is unlikely to be the best hand.
Board In flop games, the five cards that are turned face up in the center of the table; in Seven-Card Stud, the four cards that are dealt face up to each player.
Boat Another name for full house.
Bottom Pair When you use the lowest card on the flop to make a pair.
Bounty A small amount of cash awarded to a player when he knocks out another player in some tournaments.
Brick A blank.
Bring-In The forced bet made on the first betting round by the player dealt the lowest card showing in Seven-Card Stud and the highest card showing in razz.
Bring It In To start the betting on the first round.
Broadway An ace high straight.
Brush A cardroom employee responsible for managing the seating list.
Buck In all flop games, a small disk used to indicate the dealer, or used to signify the player in the last position if a house dealer is used; a button.
Bug A Joker that can be used to make straights and flushes and can be paired with Aces, but not with any other cards.
Bullet An Ace.
Bullets A pair of Aces.
Bump To raise.
Buried Pair In stud games, a pair in the hole.
Burn To deal off the top card, face down, before dealing out the cards (to prevent cheating); or to set aside a card which has been inadvertently revealed.
Bust A worthless hand that has failed to improve as the player hoped; a busted hand.
Bust a Player To deprive a player of all his chips; in tournament play, to eliminate a player.
Bust Out To be eliminated from a tournament by losing all your chips.
Busted Broke, tapped.
Busted Flush A hand with only four of five cards in a flush.
Button In all flop games, a small disk used to signify the player in the last position if a house dealer is used; a buck.
Buy-In The miniumum amount of money required to sit down in a particular game.

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