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  1. Noun

    A line of credit extended by a casino or cardroom.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Policies vary from casino to casino concerning the requirements for being granted a marker, the amount granted, and the timeframe in which it must be repaid.

    EXAMPLE: "I play fairly high stakes games and have a $25,000 marker at the poker room I play at most often."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

  2. Noun

    A small object placed on top of a player's hand for the purpose of preventing it from being mucked or fouled.

    EXAMPLE: "I used a peppermint pattie as a marker one time. The other players got a kick out of it."

    APPLIES TO: Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Card Protector

    RELATED TERMS: Foul, Muck, Protect

  3. Noun

    A plastic device used to denote who is in the dealer's position.

    EXAMPLE: "I was just the small blind. Can you pass the marker?"

    APPLIES TO: Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Button

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