Terms Starting with O

terms are listed in alphabetical order


An observer is someone who is watching an online poker game but is not seated at the table, otherwise known as a railbird. (read more)


Obv is an oft-used expression that is used in place of obviously by poker players on poker forums and in chat. Some say it when they are talking to others. (read more)

Oceans 11 Casino

The Oceans 11 Casino and Poker Room in Oceanside, California is a popular Southern California destination for poker players looking for easy action. (read more)


Ocrowe is the online handle for Owen Crowe, an accomplished tounrmanet player from Halifax, Canada who has made the final two tables of some major events. (read more)


OESD is an acronym for 'open-ended straight draw,' a four-straight in poker that can be completed with eight cards from the deck. (read more)


OESFD stands for 'open-ended straight flush draw,' and it represents one of the most powerful 'unmade' drawing hands in poker. (read more)


OFC is an acronym used in chat and on poker forums that stands for Of Course. (read more)


Two cards are offsuit when they are of different suits. Offsuit is most often used to describe cards in a player's pocket. (read more)


OKG stands for 'OK, great' something that is commonly heard in customer service situations and appropriated for poker situations to punctuate awkward moments. (read more)


Omaha is played with four hole cards and five board cards. A 5-card poker hand must be made using two cards from the hole cards and three from the board. (read more)

Omaha Manager

Omaha Manager is a hand history import tool for tracking and analysis purposes and works with any Omaha game and comes with a working HUD. (read more)


Omahahahahaha is a slang term for the poker game Omaha. (read more)


The acronym 'OMG' is one used often in poker chat boxes at the tables or on forums meaning Oh My God. (read more)

One Chip Rule

The one chip rule applies to live poker and states that if a player puts out one chip into the pot after a bet, it is considered a call. (read more)

One Eyed Jack

A one eyed jack is a nickname for the jack of spades and the jack of hearts, which only have one eye showing. (read more)

One Outer

Hitting a one outer in poker is very lucky. A one-outer is when there's only one card for you to catch in order to win the pot -- and you catch it. (read more)

One Player to a Hand

The one player to a hand rule is meant to define self-interested play in poker games. It is a standard for live poker and exists in a gray area online. (read more)

One Time

One time is a quasi-lame expression that is often uttered at the poker table to indicate someone wants the outcome of the hand to result in his favor. (read more)

Online Poker

Online poker is the term used to designate poker action that is played on websites operating on the world wide web, as opposed to in B and M casinos. (read more)


The acronym OOP in poker circles stands for Out Of Position. (read more)


Opening refers to the act of initiating the betting in a poker game, genereally indicating the first bet made in a poker hand after the blinds. (read more)

Open Limp

The term open limp applies to a player who is first to act into the pot and just makes a call. (read more)

Open Shove

The move Open Shove refers to when a player acts first in a hand and shoves all of their chips in (all in) to raise. (read more)


Open-ended straight draws, aka 'up-and-down straight draws,' are identical in strength to 'double-gutters' and refer to a straight draw that has eight outs. (read more)


Option is the choice given to a player in the big blind (or straddle) to raise the action or check the action during a poker hand. (read more)


Orbit is the term used to describe a full rotation of the button around a poker table. An orbit is complete after every player has paid his blinds. (read more)


The acronym OTB stands for On The Button, meaning that they are referring to a time that they have the dealer button. (read more)


Outs are cards a player can catch in order to make a winning hand. They are used in conjunction with calculating pot odds and implied odds in poker. (read more)


An overbet is a bet that is larger than the size of the pot in a poker game. E.g. If the pot has one hundred dollars in it and someone bets a hundred and fifty. (read more)


Overcalling is the term used to describe a call that is made after heavy action in a poker hand, often indicating that he caller has a strong hand. (read more)


An overcard is one that is higher than rank to those on the board and is often used in conjunction with the poker term overpair. (read more)


An overlay occurs when a poker room has to add money into the prize pool for a tournament because not enough players entered to meet the guarantee. (read more)


An overpair is a pocket pair that is higher in rank than any card on the board in a game of poker. Overpairs represent strong hands that players can slowplay. (read more)


Overs refers to two things in poker situations. First, it is a way of playing higher stakes within a given game. Second, it is slang for 'overcards.' (read more)

Owning Mahowny

Owning Mahowny is a 2003 movie about gambling addiction, degeneracy, and embezzlement. It is based on a true story and stars Philip Seymour Hoffman. (read more)