Glossary of Poker Terms

First amount of money of first chips wagered to the pot during the betting round.

Initial mandatory bet in variants of poker involving a pre-flop. There are two types of blinds: a Small Blind and a Big Blind, where Big Blind is always greater, usually 2x Small Blind. A Small Blind is normally placed just before a pre-flop, and a Big Blind just after the pre-flop.

Bring in
A mandatory bet in Stud poker variants. For example, in the first round of 7 Card Stud poker, a player with the worst upcard must make a bring in bet. Usually the player can either place a minimum bring in amount, which is normally a fraction of a small bet, or the whole small bet.

Also called a Dealer Button - a token used to denote the dealer.