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Cage The cashier, where you exchange cash for chips and vice versa.
Call To match, rather than raise, the previous bet.
Call Cold To call a bet and raise at once.
Calling Station A player who invariably calls, and is therefore hard to bluff out.
Cap In limit games, the limit on the number of raises in a round of betting.
Card Room The room or area in a casino where poker is played.
Case Card The last card of a denomination or suit, when the rest have already been seen.
Case Chips A player's last chips.
Cash In To leave the game and convert one's chips to cash, either with the dealer or at the cage.
Cash Out To leave a game and cash in one's chips at the cage.
Caught Speeding Slang for caught bluffing.
Chase To stay in against an apparently stronger hand, usually in the hope of filling a straight or flush.
Check To abstain from betting, reserving the right to call or raise if another player bets. Also another name for a chip.
Check-Raise To check and raise in a betting round.
Check In The Dark To check before looking at the card or cards just dealt.
Cheese A very substandard starting hand.
Chip Race As the limits increase in tournaments, lower denomination chips are taken out of circulation. Rather than rounding odd chips up or down for each player, the players are dealt a card for each odd chip. The player with the highest card is given all the odd chips, which are then colored up.
Chop To return the blinds to the players who posted them and move on to the next hand, if nobody calls the blind.
Cinch Hand An unbeatable hand; nuts.
Closed Hand A hand in which all cards are concealed from the opponents.
Closed Poker Games in which all of the cards are dealt face down.
Coffee Housing An attempt to mislead opponents about one's hand by means of devious speech or behavior.
Cold If a player says his cards have "gone cold," he's having a bad streak.
Cold Call To call a raise without having already put the initial bet into the pot.
Cold Deck A fixed deck.
Color Up To exchange one's chips for chips of higher value, usually to reduce the number of chips one has on the table.
Come Playing a worthless hand in the hope of improving it is called "playing on the come."
Come Hand A hand that has not yet been made, requiring one or more cards from the draw to complete it.
Come Over The Top To raise or reraise an opponent's bet.
Commit Fully To put in as many chips as necessary to play your hand to the river, even if they're your case chips.
Community Cards In flop games and similar games, the cards dealt face up in the center of the table that are shared by all active players.
Connectors Consecutive cards which might make a straight.
Counterfeit In Omaha Hi/Lo, when the board pairs your key low card, demoting the value of your hand.
Cowboy Slang for a King.
Crack To beat a powerful hand.
Crying Call A call with a hand you think has a small chance of winning.
Cut It Up To split the pot after a tie.
Cut The Pot To take a percentage of each pot for the casino running the game.

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