When playing poker, you must have come across some pretty weird terms, especially if you’ve just started playing the game. Well, we’re here to help you understand some of these bizarre terms. When you hear these terms for the first time, they seem completely unrelated to poker. Like the term we have today – Cranberry.
The first thing that may pop in your head when you read cranberry could be the small red berries that are an enjoyable fruit. However, in poker the term usually refers to a person that calls against the pot-odds. This is an unconventional play that many poker newbies are more likely to make. If a player makes this call while playing a game. It might cause other players to refer to them as a cranberry.
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However, it should be noted that while it is an uncommon move it is not a wrong one. This kind of action could also be used by regular players to throw off their opponents. But for the most part try to refrain from making this kind of call when playing poker.
There is also one more place where this term could be used in relation to poker or to be more precise, casinos. The world-famous luxury resort and casino, the Bellagio in Las Vegas is known for its extravagant services and its casino is known to host high stakes poker. The term ‘cranberry’ in this context is a slang used to refer to the $25,000 chips in the casino, due to the maroon colour of the chip that resembles the shade of cranberry.
Not many poker players use this term but at least now if you hear it, you might understand what it means. To know more about interesting poker terms, keep reading GutshotMagazine.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Telegram.
Donna Amo is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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