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  1. Verb

    To place a distinguishing feature on the back of a playing card, especially for the purpose of identifying that card at a later point in the game.

    EXAMPLE: "Casinos change decks regularly as a security precaution against cheaters who might mark the cards."

    APPLIES TO: Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Daub

    RELATED TERMS: Cosmetics

  2. Noun

    Any feature on the back of a playing card that distinguishes it from other cards in the deck.

    EXAMPLE: "I noticed a mark on one of the cards, and then started watching more carefully to try and detect who was cheating."

    APPLIES TO: Land-based Venues

    RELATED TERMS: Cosmetics, Daub

  3. Noun

    The target of a cheater or of a highly-skilled player; sucker.

    EXAMPLE: "If you can't spot the mark at the table, it's you."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Fish, Live One

    ANTONYMS: Shark

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