word type: noun
- A player who is paid hourly by a casino or cardroom to play poker on his own bankroll.
How it Works
At a casino like Hollywood Park, a certain player at the table might be paid by the card-room to sit in certain games based on certain criteria (like how shorthanded a game is or what time of day it is).
Prop players generally play on their own money and are simply paid an hourly wage by the casino to help bolster a game when the action is slow.