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  1. Adverb

    Involving large or frequent increases in the amount of money wagered.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Playing fast is typically done as a bluff or to avoid the potential for an opponent to outdraw a strong hand. When used to describe a particular play rather than play in general, the term often implies that the betting and raising occurred early in the hand.

    EXAMPLE: "I used to play loose and fast, but that ended up costing me a lot. I've gotten tighter in my hand selection, but I still play pretty aggressively when I'm in a pot."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes game play.

    SYNONYMS: Aggressive

    ANTONYMS: Passive, Slow, Weak

    RELATED TERMS: Caught Speeding, Loose, Outdraw, Slowplay, Speed, Tight

  2. Adjective

    That occurs quickly; that has an accelerated pace or a shortened time limit.

    EXAMPLE: "I like playing in fast games. I tend to get bored when I don't get to see a lot of hands, and that boredom it makes it more tempting to play weak or marginal hands."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes an action, table, game, or player.

    ANTONYMS: Slow

    RELATED TERMS: Time Bank

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