Sustainable Rate

word type: poker slang

  1. A phrase used in poker circles when discussing the ability or inability of a player to maintain a win-rate over a long period of time.


Many players will experience what is called a heater and believe that the winrate is sustainable in the long term. However, many poker players will then counter with an argument that this isn't the "sustainable rate" at the stakes a player is playing at based on the experiences and histories of the collective whole.