Poker Dictionary
Friday, April 12, 2024
Browse By Letter
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | View All


  1. Verb

    To violate an agreed-upon rule such that a given player's hand is disqualified.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Hands may be disqualified for a number of reasons, such as being dealt an incorrect number of cards, touching the discard pile, touching another active player's cards, or being removed from sight.

    EXAMPLE: "I fouled my hand when I accidentally dealt myself an extra card."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

  2. Adjective

    That has been or should be disqualified; that violates agreed-upon rules.

    EXAMPLE: "Since removing cards from sight can help cheaters, the dealer declared my hand a foul hand when I accidentally dropped my cards on the floor."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a hand.

    SYNONYMS: Dead

    ANTONYMS: Live

  3. Noun

    An error that causes a hand to be disqualified from a particular pot.

    EXAMPLE: "I made a foul when I accidentally knocked my cards against the muck."

    APPLIES TO: Land-based Venues

PokerZone is owned by Casino City, an independent directory and information service not affiliated with any casino. Warning: You must ensure you meet all age and other regulatory requirements before entering a casino or placing a wager. There are hundreds of jurisdictions in the world with Internet access and hundreds of different games and gambling opportunities available on the Internet. Do not assume that Internet gaming sites are in compliance with the rules and regulations of every jurisdiction from which they accept players. YOU are responsible for determining if it is legal for YOU to play any particular game or place any particular wager under the laws of the jurisdiction where you are located.