word type: verb
- To match the bet of a player who has already bet.
- The matching of an opponent's bet or raise. (noun)
I already messed this hand up pretty good, so I may as well call. -Chris Ferguson
I could make a crazy call on you... -Sam Farha to Chris Moneymaker during Moneymaker's famous bluff at the final table of the 2003 World Series of Poker.
You Should Also Know...
There are different types of calls in poker parlance:
Cold call - to call a raise without having already put any money in the pot.
Flat or smooth call - to call bet when one would normally raise, in order to play the hand deceptively. This is a type of slow play.
Over call - calling a bet after everybody else still in the hand has called.
Crying call - calling when one thinks he is not going to win the hand.