Terms Starting with V

terms are listed in alphabetical order


To make a value bet means betting a small amount relative to the size of the pot in order to induce a call from an opponent. (read more)

Value Bet

Value bets in poker are made with the intention of getting paid-off by a worse hand. In essence, it is the opposite of bluffing. (read more)


Valuetown is a mythical place in the poker world. It's commonly used when a poker player makes a value-bet and gets called. (read more)

Vanessa Rousso

Vanessa Rousso is a professional poker player with 11 in the money finishes at the WSOP and is sponsored by both PokerStars and GoDaddy. (read more)

Vanessa Selbst

Vanessa Selbst is a high stakes Omaha player who won a 2008 WSOP bracelet in Pot Limit Omaha and is also a noted poker coach. (read more)


Variance is a mathematical term that is used to describe the distribution of results around an expected value. In poker, it also refers to cash fluctuations. (read more)

Vegas and the Fuckin' Mirage

Vegas and the fuckin' Mirage is what Mike McDermott says he is thinking about when he wants his opponent to think Mike is 'pondering a call.' (read more)

Vegas Poker Academy

The Vegas Poker Academy promotion at Absolute Poker is an intensive 3 day poker training school aimed at teaching a player how to win a WSOP tournament. (read more)


VHFU is an acronym usually used to sarcastically state a feeling of being happy for someone in a banal or standard poker situation. (read more)

Victor Ramdin

Victor Ramdin is a professional poker player sponsored by PokerStars who has a WPT title to his credit. (read more)

Video Poker

Video poker is most similar to a slot machine as far as gambling games go, although the outcome is displayed in the form of poker hands. (read more)

Vince Van Patten

Vince Van Patten is an actor and tennis player, whose current job is commentator and co-host for the World Poker Tour with Mike Sexton. (read more)

VIP Stellar Rewards

The VIP Stellar Rewards program allows players to receive an automatic cash reward on their way to SuperNova status all year long, worth $1,000 in cash. (read more)


At a poker table when a player uses the acronym VNH it means 'Very Nice Hand'. (read more)


Volume is a term used to indicate how much poker someone plays; it can be applied to individual sessions or overall output. (read more)


VPIP, also written as VP$IP, is a term popularized by the PokerTracker hand tracking database program. It says the % of the time players put money in preflop. (read more)