Terms Starting with J

terms are listed in alphabetical order

J.C. Alvarado

J.C. Alvarado is a pro poker player from Mexico City and a sponsored pro of Team PokerStars Pro. His career highlights include a handful of top 20 finishes. (read more)

J.C. Tran

Justin Cuong 'J.C.' Tran is one of the best poker tournament players in the world, with remarkably consistent and voluminous results over the years. (read more)


The jack, otherwise known as the knave, is the fourth highest ranking card in a deck. (read more)

Jack McClelland

Jack McClelland is an esteemed tournament director, currently in charge of the Bellagio's poker tournaments. He has previously headed the WSOP. (read more)

Jack Strauss

Jack Strauss (died 1988) was a professional poker player with 2 WSOP bracelets including a Main Event victory in 1982. (read more)


A jackpot is also earned for suffering a bad beat in a casino. Often called the (read more)

Jackson Five

Jackson Five is a good example of the sort of annoying nicknames Vince Van Patten assigned to random poker hands in his capacity as WPT commentator. (read more)


When a player moves in all of his chips to go (read more)

James McManus

James McManus made history upon reaching the WSOP final table in 2000, taking 5th place for over $240K after being sent on a writing assignment for Harpers. (read more)

James Obst

James Obst is an Australian online poker pro who has wins in the WCOOP and SCOOP. (read more)

James Woods

James Woods is a renowned actor who also makes regular appearances at various poker games and events in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. (read more)

Jamie Gold

Jamie Gold, a resident of Malibu, CA, won the World Series of Poker in 2006, but not without earning a fair amount of negative publicity. (read more)

January Sale

The January Sale at the PokerStars VIP club discounted special items from the store, one item per day, for purchase. (read more)

Jason Mercier

Jason Mercier is a pro poker player and member of Team PokerStars Pro who has made over $2.7 million in live tournament winnings. (read more)

Jay Rosenkrantz

Jay Rosenkrantz plays by the name 'pr1nnyraid' online and is one of the biggest winners in online poker. He stars on the show 2 Months 2 Million. (read more)

Jeff Shulman

Jeff Shulman is the president of Card Player magazine, the most well-established magazine devoted to covering the poker industry. (read more)

Jennifer Harman

Jennifer Harman is a two time WSOP bracelet winner and high stakes cash game player who has gained over $2,200,000 in live tournament winnings. (read more)

Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer Tilly is an accomplished actress who is also a regular on the poker tournament circuit and Phil Laak's girlfriend. (read more)

Jeremy Enke

Jeremy Enke is a well-known poker affiliate and blogger who has embarked on several successfull business ventures. He's also widely considered a (read more)

Jerry Buss

Jerry Buss is the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers as well as a fixture in the poker world. He has appeared on High Stakes Poker and other poker shows. (read more)

Jerry Yang

Jerry Yang won the 2007 World Series of Poker for over $8M. He is known for paying lip-service to Jesus and mostly dropping out of poker after winning. (read more)


JJProdigy is the online moniker for Josh Field, the most notorious and crafty cheater in the history of online poker tournaments. (read more)

Joanna Krupa

Joanna Krupa is a model who has appeared in magazines such as FHM and Maxim. She was recently named hostess for upcoming PokerStars broadcasts. (read more)

Joe Beevers

Joe Beevers is one of the four founding members of the British poker posse, the Hendon Mob. His lifetime tournament cashes exceed $2.4M. (read more)

Joe Cada

Joe Cada is a 21 year old professional poker player who won the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event, cashing for $8.5 million. (read more)

Joe Hachem

Joe Hachem won the World Series of Poker in 2005. Then he won another major tournament at the Bellagio. He was born in Lebanon and now resides in Australia. (read more)

Joe Ingram

Joe Ingram is known on the TwoPlusTwo forums as ChicagoJoey and has a screen name of JoeIngram1 on PokerStars. (read more)

Joe Sebok

Joe Sebok is a professional poker player, the stepson of Barry Greenstein, and the co-founder of PokerRoad.com. (read more)

Joey Knish

Joey Knish is the character played by John Turturro and based on a real NYC player known as 'Joey Bagels.' In the movie, he serves as a sort of father figure. (read more)

John Cernuto

John Cernuto, nicknamed "Miami" is a pro player whose best game is Omaha Hi/Lo tournaments and has three WSOP bracelets to his name. (read more)

John Juanda

John Juanda is a four time WSOP bracelet winner and won the prestigious Cardplayer Magazine Player of the Year award two times. (read more)

Johnny Chan

Johnny Chan is one of the most recognizable and successful poker players of all time. (read more)

Johnny Lodden

Johnny Lodden is a member of Team Pokerstars Pro under the screen name of 'bad_ip' and 'Lars-Magne' and has played some of the highest online stakes cash games. (read more)


JokerStars is a nickname given to PokerStars by online poker players. It's commonly used as a way to refer to the site after taking a bad beat. (read more)

Jordan Morgan

Jordan Morgan is a professional poker player who plays both tournaments and cash games and is a Red Pro on Full Tilt Poker. (read more)


Juice is synonymous with other terms like 'rake' and 'vig' and refers to the amount of money a gambling operator withholds from the amount being wagered. (read more)


Juicy refers to a gambling scenario that has an exceedingly high positive expected value. It is also a song by the Notorious B.I.G. about success. (read more)

Justin Bonomo

Justin Bonomo is a well known online poker player, ZeeJustin, who is a sponsored pro at Bodog who has over $1,400,000 in live tournament earnings. (read more)