bug A limited wild card. See main article: bug. Compare to wild card. bully A player who raises frequently to force out more cautious players, especially one with a large stack for the size of the game (a "big stack" bully). burn card, burn A card that is removed from the deal to prevent cheating. See main article: burn card. busted 1.Not complete, such as four cards to a straight that never gets the fifth card to complete it. Out of chips. To "bust out" is to lose all of one's chips. button Most commonly a marker that indicates the dealer position at the table, but other specialized buttons exist. See main article: button. Also "buck" or "hat".
buy-in The minimum required amount of chips that must be "bought" to become involved in a game (or tournament). For example, a $4-$8 fixed limit game might require a player to buy at least $40 worth of chips. This is typically far less than an average player would expect to play with for any amount of time, but large enough that the player can play a number of hands without buying more, so the game isn't slowed down by constant chip-buying. buy short To buy into a game for an amount smaller than the normal buy-in. Some casinos allow this under certain circumstances, such as after having lost a full buy-in, or if all players agree to allow it. buy the button 1.A rule originating in northern California casinos in games played with blinds, in which a new player sitting down with the button to his right (who would normally be required to sit out a hand as the button passed him, then post to come in) may choose to pay the amount of both blinds for this one hand (the amount of the large blind playing as a live blind, and the amount of the small blind as dead money), play this hand, and then receive the button on the next hand as if he had been playing all along. See public cardroom rules. 2.A tactic most often used by late-position players: a raise to encourage the later and