word type: noun

  1. An especially weak opponent in a poker game.
  2. An advantage, or handicap, offered from one competitor to another.

Common Spots

A high stakes live poker player who perceives himself to have a big edge over prospective opponents will sometimes offer a spot in order to induce the weaker competition into playing.

Some examples of spots in a poker game might be:

  • Offering an hourly wage to the opponent (usually equivalent to one or more big bets in the game)
  • Offering an opponent five cards in a game of PLO
  • Offering an opponent the ability to play on the button more than 50% of the time