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I think we have some changes coming and these will be added soonTM*. This is more of a PCF Glossary Add

Pumpkin = $1k chip
Flag = $5k chip with a white base color and red and blue edgespots
Cranberry = $25k chips at Bellagio and Aria (idk about other casinos)
 

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Don’t know if this translates well but we say:

”Upp på rygg” = ”on your back”, meaning you’ve been called, show your cards.

”Rufsa” = ”tousle/rough up” [the cards], meaning shuffle the cards
@Eriks - This might be my favorite thing to come out of all of this; I am so excited to learn about this, please find us more and encourage others to do so as well!
 

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@Eriks - This might be my favorite thing to come out of all of this; I am so excited to learn about this, please find us more and encourage others to do so as well!
Cool! I’ll try to think of more. Most of the expressions we use are directly translated from the English ones though
 

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@FordPickup92 / @CrazyEddie / @Bill_Man618 / @Hot Nuts / @ekricket / @Anthony Martino

These are all great adds, I can't wait to get these in. I'm going to try to categorize the types of entries and have a way to define what they are, so we can build an easy way to add to it, as well as search and define them.

Its been all of 2 hours since I've been parsing this, here is kinda what I'm thinking, but I will also need to work with Tommy on what is possible to build out for the website.

I absolutely love the Non English terms and want to build a special section at the top for it, here are some of the types from the responses I've seen

#NonEnglish (Rufsa)
#OldSchool (UTG, Nit)
#NewAge (Orbit, SPR, EV)
#HandNick (Gay Waiter, Dinner for 2)
#Slang (High Society)

Also I plan to keep a thread a live and as people post we can keep adding to the Poker Term Glossary over time.
 

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Thought of a couple more:

[att=to] ”gula” (gul=yellow, adding the ”a” at the end makes the noun a verb). Means losing all of your money, or at least all money allocated to poker. No idea why we say that, but it shouldn’t have English origin since being yellow means being a coward (right?) and has nothing to do with being cleaned out.

”Tomte” = santa (or probably more like one of santa’s helpers and not santa claus himself). Means the same as ”fish” at the table. Again, no idea why we use that.
 

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Thought of a couple more:

[att=to] ”gula” (gul=yellow, adding the ”a” at the end makes the noun a verb). Means losing all of your money, or at least all money allocated to poker. No idea why we say that, but it shouldn’t have English origin since being yellow means being a coward (right?) and has nothing to do with being cleaned out.
In the English language, at least American Slang, yes 'being yella or yellow', does mean cowardly, used in context. You can see this in old American westerns, but by today's standards 'yellow' isn't really used in this manner, and I think there is an inference of racisms towards the Asian population if use in a particular way. So while you'll see reference to White or Black people, no one really uses Yellow people, it would be considered rude at best, and it relates back to the yella being related to cowardly.

Not to derail the thread, and I think this is on topic, the term 'queer' has / had two meanings - 1) odd, or against the grain 2) meaning gay.

1) This is the usage in poker, where you have two pair, but the board pairs and 'queers' or disqualifies your hand in some way - example:

V: Q3 H: AA

B: Q 3 4 10 4

The Villain flopped 2 pair but got queered.

The second usage use to be derogatory and can still be used that way via inflection or implied, but is used just as much or more used today to define a specific type of gay, as I understand it.

Disclaimer, none of this is meant to be political or rude or offend anyone, just discussion and educational purposes.
 

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Busto: Broke

Robusto: the exact opposite of busto. "After binking the $40 buyin $2 million gtd tournament he went from Busto to Robusto"
 

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In the English language, at least American Slang, yes 'being yella or yellow', does mean cowardly, used in context. You can see this in old American westerns, but by today's standards 'yellow' isn't really used in this manner, and I think there is an inference of racisms towards the Asian population if use in a particular way. So while you'll see reference to White or Black people, no one really uses Yellow people, it would be considered rude at best, and it relates back to the yella being related to cowardly.

Not to derail the thread, and I think this is on topic, the term 'queer' has / had two meanings - 1) odd, or against the grain 2) meaning gay.

1) This is the usage in poker, where you have two pair, but the board pairs and 'queers' or disqualifies your hand in some way - example:

V: Q3 H: AA

B: Q 3 4 10 4

The Villain flopped 2 pair but got queered.

The second usage use to be derogatory and can still be used that way via inflection or implied, but is used just as much or more used today to define a specific type of gay, as I understand it.

Disclaimer, none of this is meant to be political or rude or offend anyone, just discussion and educational purposes.
Most places that’s called getting counterfeited.
 

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I don’t know if the term ”gula” has any racial connotations in Swedish. I know yellow is a derogatory term for Asian, I just don’t see what the racial stereotype would be in this example. Will see what I can find on the origin of the use of that word.
 

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I don’t know if the term ”gula” has any racial connotations in Swedish. I know yellow is a derogatory term for Asian, I just don’t see what the racial stereotype would be in this example. Will see what I can find on the origin of the use of that word.
Scared Money
 

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I found someone claiming it’s an old slang originating in certain parts of Stockholm. Södermalm to be exact, you’ve been there @ekricket :D

And then introduced to poker via a Stockholm based underground poker club in the 70-80s
 

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Do we have a Glossary of Abbreviations? I think for many people there are many abbreviations like ESPT and BOH that are uniquely obtuse that you would only have an idea what they meant if you'd been on here a while. Just from a quick look through the classifieds:

AS - Aurora Star (fantasy cruise line)
ASM - Atlantic Standard Molding (defunct clay poke chip manufacturer)
BCC - Blue Chip Company (defunct clay poke chip manufacturer)
CDI - Casino de Isthmus (fantasy casino)
CDM - Casino de Mexico (fantasy casino)
CPC - Classic Poker Chips (current clay poker chip manufacturer)
DDLM - Dios de la Muertos (ceramic chip design from BRPro)
ES - Empress Star (fantasy cruise line)
ESPT - Empress Star Primary Tournament (fantasy cruise line)
ESST - Empress Star Secondary Tournament (fantasy cruise line)
FLV - Fabulous Las Vegas (fantasy casino)
GCR - Grand Card Room
GO - Grand Opening
HSI - Horseshoe Indiana (closed/rebranded casino)
IG - Indiana Grand (closed/rebranded casino)
IOC - Isle of Capri (closed/rebranded casino)
NCV - No Cash Value
OWPS - Old West Poker Supplies (defunct poker chips sales website)
PCA - President Casino Admiral
PNY - President Casino New York
RHC - Right Hand Cane
RPC - Royal Princess Casino (fantasy casino)
RVCL - Royal Venture Cruise Line
THC - Top Hat and Cane
TRK - T.R.King (defunct clay poke chip manufacturer)
VLV - Viva Las Vegas (fantasy casino)
WTHC - World Top Hat and Cane
adding a few more:

ABC -- ABC Gifts & Awards (California-based manufacturer of ceramic poker chips and plaques, also owns BRPro Poker Chips web site)

B&G -- reference to defunct Bourgogne etc Grasset Co. (or their B&G plastic and acrylic poker chips and plaques)

BJ -- reference to defunct Bud Jones Co. (or their plastic Bud Jones poker chips)

CdIC -- correct abbreviation for Casino de Isthmus City fantasy chips

CI -- Chipco International (manufacturer of ceramic poker chips and plaques)

C&J -- reference to defunct Christy & Jones Co. (or various poker chips sold by them)

FHC -- Fat Hat & Cane mold

GPI -- Gaming Partners International (current manufacturer of Paulson, Bourgogne et Grasset, Bud Jones, Blue Chip, and Gemaco brands of poker chips plus various gaming equipment)

ND -- no denomination chips, often mis-identified as NCV

PBBC -- Portland Billiard Ball Company (later renamed to Burt Company, manufacturer of poker chips)

PGI -- Palm Gaming Inc. / Palm Imports (defunct poker chip / plaque seller)
 

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Thank you @BGinGA !

Updated:
ABC -- ABC Gifts & Awards (California-based manufacturer of ceramic poker chips and plaques, also owns BRPro Poker Chips web site)
CdIC -- correct abbreviation for Casino de Isthmus City fantasy chips
CI -- Chipco International (manufacturer of ceramic poker chips and plaques)

Created:
C&J -- reference to defunct Christy & Jones Co. (or various poker chips sold by them)
ND -- no denomination chips, often mis-identified as NCV
PBBC -- Portland Billiard Ball Company (later renamed to Burt Company, manufacturer of poker chips)
 

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USPC or USPCC -- United states Playing Card Company, manufacturers of clay poker chips from the late 1800s through the early 1900s; still in business today but no longer making clay poker chips, as they sold that equipment to The Burt Company in the 1940s.

MSK -- MSK Gaming, Korean manufacturer of plaques and jetons
 

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Thank you @AwesomeEddie (@CrazyEddie)!

Updated:
USPC or USPCC -- United states Playing Card Company, manufacturers of clay poker chips from the late 1800s through the early 1900s; still in business today but no longer making clay poker chips, as they sold that equipment to The Burt Company in the 1940s.

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MSK -- MSK Gaming, Korean manufacturer of plaques and jetons
 

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Some more
LCO - Lac Courte Oreilles
BOH - Barrel of hundreds
VGC - Very good condition
STT - Single Table Tournament
MTT - Multi-Table Tournament
LGK - Large Greek Key

Less common
AQ - Aransas Queen
SY - Santa Ysabel
UB - Ultimate Bet
 

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Added:
BOH - Barrel of hundreds
VGC - Very good condition
STT - Single Table Tournament
MTT - Multi-Table Tournament
LGK - Large Greek Key
 

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DOVETAIL - 1/2 pie chip with characteristics tailshape reminding dovetail joint used in carpentry, clearly seen on hot stamps.
 

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SHEMALE - poker hand consisted of Queen with low dangler (7 or lower), term used in polish poker rooms.
MAROCCAN NUTS - Jack9 (term established by polish pros touring maroccan casinos, according to the folk story it was instant all in by players from Lewant)
 

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I think we have some changes coming and these will be added soonTM*. This is more of a PCF Glossary Add

Pumpkin = $1k chip
Flag = $5k chip with a white base color and red and blue edgespots
Cranberry = $25k chips at Bellagio and Aria (idk about other casinos)
Sorry to nitpick, but pumpkins are called pumpkins because they’re orange, not because they’re worth $1,000. And there are some casinos with $1,000 chips that aren’t orange. And I’d be willing to bet that nobody uses “pumpkins” to refer to those non-orange $1,000 chips.

So I would change the definition of pumpkins to something like - “high value orange chips (usually $1ks.)”
 

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Sorry to nitpick, but pumpkins are called pumpkins because they’re orange, not because they’re worth $1,000. And there are some casinos with $1,000 chips that aren’t orange. And I’d be willing to bet that nobody uses “pumpkins” to refer to those non-orange $1,000 chips.

So I would change the definition of pumpkins to something like - “high value orange chips (usually $1ks.)”
Already accounted for!
Slang term for a chip with an orange base, typically given to a $1k chip
 
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Already accounted for!
Slang term with an orange base, typically given to a $1k chip
I only mention it because I used to play in a cardroom where the T10ks were orange and some of us called then pumpkins.
 
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