word type: noun
- Acronym for Heads Up Display
- Overlay software to display statistics directly onto an online poker table.
HUDs are generated by database mining utilities for online poker such as PokerTracker 3, Hold'em Manager, or Poker Co-Pilot. These programs import hand history files into a database and display the stats on an online poker table.
Typical HUD Stats
Typically there are major statistics that all players who use a HUD employ. These include:
VPIP: Voluntarily Put Money into the Pot
PFR: Preflop Raise %
AF: Aggression Factor
Steal: % of time stealing the blinds
3bet: % of the time a player makes a 3bet
These are only the core basics and many players often have as many as 12-20 different stats live on every player.
Poker Rooms That Accept HUDs
HUD programs are acceptable to use at many of the major online poker rooms. These accepted locations include: PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Party Poker, Absolute Poker, Microgaming Network, iPoker, Bodog, UltimateBet, and the Ongame Network.