word type: poker slang
- A raise that occurs in relation to an initial raise, not merely in reaction to a single bet.
Sometimes an amateur or non-detail-oriented poker player will describe a hand in the following way:
"So, the big blind bets, I decide to re-raise with my open-ended draw."
What this person meant to say is simply that he raised the big blind's bet.
An Actual Re-Raise
The big blind bets, a player in middle position raises. Now, any other increase in the betting amount would constitute a re-raise.