coffee housing Talking in an attempt to mislead other players about the strength of a hand. For example a player holding A-A as their first two cards might say "lets gamble here", implying a much weaker holding. Coffee housing is considered bad etiquette in the UK, but not in the USA. This is also called speech play. coin flip A situation where two players have, perhaps wisely, invested all their money in the pot and it's a roughly even chance which of them wins. A-K against a small pair is a common case; the A-K is only a modest dog. Also "race."
cold call To call an amount that represents a sum of bets or raises by more than one player. Alice opened for $10, Bob raised another $20, and Carol cold called the $30. Compare to "flat call", "overcall". cold deck A deck that has been intentionally rigged ('stacked') such that some player or players cannot win. collusion A form of cheating involving cooperation among two or more players. See cheating in poker. color change, color up To exchange small-denomination chips for larger ones.