Definition: PROP [n.]

January 6, 2007

prop 1 Pronunciation (prp)

n.

1. An object placed beneath or against a structure to keep it from falling or shaking; a support.

2. One that serves as a means of support or assistance.

tr.v. propped, prop·ping, props

Definitions from which PROP Clothing is inspired:

3.  short for, proposition player. This is someone who is paid by the house to play poker. However, the player plays with his own money; the house merely pays him or her an hourly wage to play poker in order to keep the games going.

4. short for, a proposition bet, or a sidebet related to the game being played generally involving cards in play but is a constant separate running bet from the regular game…

For example, if you’re playing Texas Hold’em, you can play props like “Red or Black”, you and one opponent look at the flop and if it’s majority red, you would win a dollar (or whatever running bet) from your opponent.

There’s an infinite number of props you could play for any game…. Another example is picking a three-card-combo in hold’em and going against someone who picks their own combo… like 5-6-7 for you and 2-4-6 or whatever combo for them.

From Daniel Nereanu’s Poker blog– listen to this guy gamble and talk about PROP poker:

…At this point I was only playing props heads up, when I hit my dream flop: 5-5-5. That flop pays me out huge since… Read the rest of this entry »