Terms Starting with L

terms are listed in alphabetical order

Lacey Jones

Lacey Jones is a former model who was named the hottest woman in poker. (read more)

Ladies Poker Association

The Ladies Poker Association is an organization established to recognize women in poker and expand opportunities for women in poker. (read more)


LAG is the way to describe a style of playing poker that is 'loose' and 'aggressive.' It is the root word for 'lagtard.' (read more)


LAPC is the acronym for the Los Angeles Poker Classic, the largest tournament series at the Commerce Casino, culminating in a $10K buyin WPT event.. (read more)


The LAPT is a series of poker tournaments that take place in Central America and South America. The tour is sponsored by PokerStars, an online poker site. (read more)

Las Vegas

Las Vegas is the gambling capital of the world, home of the World Series of Poker. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. (read more)

Last Longer

Last Longer bets pit two or more players against each other in an effort to outlast the others. The last participant with chips wins the bet. (read more)

Last of the Mohicans

Last of the Mohicans is a phrase used to describe the very last tournament that a poker player is alive in after a full Sunday circuit schedule. (read more)


Laydown describes the act of folding a poker hand, usually used to indicate a very difficult fold or a very easy fold. (read more)

Layne Flack

Layne Flack is a top tournament pro with six WSOP bracelets and one WPT event victory. (read more)


LDO is an acronym popular on community forums on the internet meaning 'Like, Duh, Obviously'. (read more)


To lead describes the action of initiating the betting action in a hand, as in 'lead at the pot.' It may also describe having the best hand. (read more)


A leak refers to a weakness or flaw in a poker game. Plugging the leak involves practicing and playing, consciously working to improve that particular area. (read more)

Learn, Chat and Play With the Pros

Learn, Chat and Play With the Pros is the marketing catchphrase used to promote the online website Full Tilt Poker. (read more)

Lee Jones

Lee Jones is a name that has been associated with everything from instruction on low stakes limit hold 'em to the very essence of luck itself! (read more)


A level can refer to two unrelated things in the poker lexicon: Either a unit of time in a poker tournament or a meme meant to identify facetious remarks. (read more)

Liar's Poker

Liar's Poker is a bar game in which two or more players try to outbid each other using the serial numbers from currency to score the game. (read more)

Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts

Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts is a song from Bob Dylan's 1975 album 'Blood on the Tracks.' It contains numerous references to card playing. (read more)


To limp in poker means just paying the big blind. Limping is a strategy for trying to see a cheap flop holding hands like suited connectors. (read more)


Playing poker live means being at a poker table in a brick and mortar casino. It's also associated with a live straddle when a player bets twice the big blind. (read more)

Live Ace

A live ace is a type of qualifying low hand in omaha eight-or-better that involves a hole card being duplicated on the board. (read more)

Live Cards

Live Cards describe a situation where a player is behind in the hand but has outs to both of his cards and is not dominated by his opponent.'s hand. (read more)

Live One

'Live one' is an old-fashioned expression for the fish, the donk, the donator, in a poker game. As a poker term, it is somewhat antiquated. (read more)


The lobby is the main area where players log-in, check their account balance and search for tables to play within. (read more)


A lock is an unbeatable poker hand or, in other forms of gambling, a proposition or wager that is guaranteed to win. (read more)

Lock Lock

'Lock lock' is a term that is used most often in games of Omaha eight-or-better when someone has the best possible low and the best possible high hand. (read more)

LOL Donkaments

LOL Donkaments, popularized by the 2+2 Poker Forum, is a commonly used poker term in today's online culture. (read more)


The term longhanded refers to a poker game played with seven or more (usually 9 or 10) players sitting at the table. (read more)


Loose refers to a poker player who has wider standards for playing pots than his 'tight' counterparts. 'Loose players' are often considered sloppy or 'LAG.' (read more)


Loser can have several meanings: It can mean a poker hand that does not win. It can mean a person who has failed in life. It is also a Grateful Dead song. (read more)


A luckbox is a poker player that has received a ridiculous amount of good luck to win consistantly. (read more)

Lucky You

Lucky You is a major motion picture that was released in 2007 and directed by accomplished director Curits Hansen. However, the movie was a stinker. (read more)