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Delaware Code Title 28. Sports and Amusements § 1537. Definitions for Texas Hold’em Poker

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The following definitions apply to all the rules of Texas Hold’em Poker:

(1) “All-in” means a player wages all of that player's remaining chips to the pot.

(2) “Ante” means a predetermined contribution to the pot before the first card of the game is dealt.

(3) “Bet” means a player's wager to the pot on any betting round.

(4) “Bet or fold” means the requirement that a player place a wager (i.e., bet) or fold that player's hand.

(5) “Big blind” means the forced bet that is made by the person sitting 2 seats to the left of the button. This is the largest forced bet.

(6) “Blind” means a required bet made before any cards are dealt.

(7) “Blind position” means the player to the left of the button.

(8) “Bookkeeper” or “treasurer” means anyone who receives, collects or counts currency, checks, credit and debit card transactions, prepares banking deposit slips, makes deposits of receipts to a financial institution, posts receipts to a ledger, or reconciles an entity's financial statements.

(9) “Burn” means to place a card down prior to dealing the flop, turn and river.

(10) “Button” means an object which is moved clockwise around the table to denote an imaginary dealer.

(11) “Buy-in” means a purchase of chips by a player prior to play.

(12) “Call” means a bet made equal in amount to the immediately preceding bet.

(13) “Check” means to waive the right to initiate the betting in a round, but to retain the right to call or raise.

(14) “Check and raise” means a raise after a player first checked in a round.

(15) “Chips” means small tokens or disks used to place bets.

(16) “Community cards” means cards dealt or turned face upward which can be used by all players with a live hand to make their best hand.

(17) “Deal” means the distribution of playing cards among the players.

(18) “Dealer” means the person at each table who deals, burns, shuffles and cuts the cards or operates the shuffling device.

(19) “Defective deck” means a deck that is found to have other than the proper cards or number of cards for the game being played or is otherwise found to have a card that is taped, cut, shaved, marked, defaced, bent, crimped or deformed.

(20) “Flop” means the first 3 community cards dealt or turned face up at 1 time.

(21) “Fold” means to discard a hand, forfeiting claim to the pot.

(22) “Hand” means, 1 deal, the cards held by a player, or the best cards a player is holding.

(23) “House rules” means the sponsoring organization set of rules, consistent with this title, governing the operation of the Texas Hold’em Poker tournament.

(24) “Misdeal” means to deal a hand of poker incorrectly.

(25) “Muck” means discards, burn cards and cards from the unused remainder of the deck of cards.

(26) “Opener” means the player who makes the first bet in any round.

(27) “Pot” means the total amount anted and bet by players during a game which is awarded to the winning player or players.

(28) “Rebuy” (also known as an “add-on”) means when a player is allowed to purchase additional chips at a predetermined fee.

(29) “Round” means a cycle of bets made by the players following the deal of the cards.

(30) “Showdown” means the revealing of each player's hand after the last bet to determine the winner or winners of the pot.

(31) “Shuffling device” means a device which shuffles the cards.

(32) “Sit and go” means a single table game comprised of individuals who lost in the multitable tournament.

(33) “Small blind” means the forced bet that is made by the person sitting 1 seat to the left of the button. This bet is 1/2 the size of the big blind.

(34) “Sponsoring organization” means any veterans', religious or charitable organization, volunteer fire company or fraternal society as defined in § 17B, article II of the Constitution of this State.

(35) “Stake” means the funds with which a player enters the game.

(36) “Third-party vendor” or “charitable gaming vendor” means a company or business that contracts with the sponsoring organization to provide the necessary services and/or equipment to conduct a Texas Hold’em Poker tournament.

(37) “Tournament” means a contest involving a number of contestants who compete in a series of elimination Texas Hold’em Poker games.

Cite this article: - Delaware Code Title 28. Sports and Amusements § 1537. Definitions for Texas Hold’em Poker - last updated January 01, 2019 |

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