Continuation Bet

word type: poker slang

  1. When a player in poker bets out after being the raiser during the previous round of betting.


A continuation bet is a standard poker play used in almost all forms of the game. The concept is simple - if you are the raiser from the previous street you have the advantage in the hand and should be leading out during the next round to win the hand.


Phil Laak has KQ suited in the cutoff position and makes a raise to $1,000. He is called by Annie Duke in the Big Blind, and the two of them go to the flop. Annie checks the flop, and Laak makes a continuation bet by betting $1,600.