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Pay Off

  1. Verb

    To call a bet or raise despite a belief that one has a high probability of losing the hand.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A player may decide to pay off for any of several reasons, such as having a large pot that makes the small chance of winning worth a small additional call, having doubts about one's read on an opponent's hand, or wanting to see an opponent's cards on the showdown to help inform future play against that opponent.

    EXAMPLE: "My opponent made a small value bet on the river and I paid off."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

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