word type: verb

  1. To bet more than the minimum after a bet has been made, therefore increasing the size of the bet required for players to stay in the hand.
  2. A bet of more than the minimum after a bet has been made.

Popular Uses

Hold'em is a game of calculated aggression: If you cards are good enough for your to call a bet, they are good enough to raise with. -Alfred Alvarez

Right now I only play online poker. If I ever play live poker, raise pre-flop with a good hand, get called by someone with a 5-2 who hits a straight, I am walking over to that person to knock out his teeth. Congratulations, you idiot. -Unknown

You Should Also Know...

There are three traditional reasons to raise in a poker game: to force everyone to fold, to narrow the field, and to build the pot. Of course, there is no guarantee that the goal of the raise will actually be met.

Related Terms

Call, Check, Fold, Check-Raise, String Bet