word type: verb

  1. To make a move in a hand

Popular Uses

I raised pre-flop, and since I was first to act after the flop, I decided to throw out a continuation bet to see where I stood, even though I didn't hit anything. -Unknown

You Should Also Know...

Strategy can change depending on when you act in a hand. If you act last, you have the advantage of knowing what your opponents have already done, so you will typically have more opportunity to play aggressively. If you act first, it is more difficult to be aggressive with marginal hands, as there are still players left to act, players who could potentially raise you out of your shoes.

World Series of Poker

Even champions flake out sometimes. Witness the following from the 2003 World Series of Poker:

Related Terms

Bet, Raise, Fold, Check, Call