Value Bet

word type: poker slang

  1. A bet made in the hopes of getting paid by a worse hand. The opposite of a bluff.


You have AQ on a board of Q4322, and you make a pot-sized bet. You are doing this because you hope your opponent will call with a hand that can't beat TPTK, as opposed to trying to get your opponent to fold KK (an attempt that would constitute a bluff).


"Things are going well, I am making hands and getting paid off on my value bets all day. Word up."