word type: verb
- 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.
- A bet of more than the minimum after a bet has been made.
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.