hole cam A camera that displays a player's face-down cards ("hole cards") to television viewers. Also "pocket cam" or "lipstick cam". home game A game played at a private venue (usually the home of one of the players), as opposed to a casino or public cardroom.
horse A player financially backed by someone else. I lost today, but Larry was my horse in the stud game, and he won big. Compare with "bankroll" and "staking". H.O.R.S.E. See main article: H.O.R.S.E.. Iignorant end, idiot end In flop games, a player drawing to, or even flopping, a straight with undercards to the flop has the idiot end of it. A player with 8-9 betting on a flop of A-T-J puts himself at great risk, because many of the cards that complete his straight give credible opponents higher ones.