เล่นโป๊กเกอร์ด้วยกันเหอะ

Everybody loves to play Poker (โป๊กเกอร์) but unfortunately as far as I know, it is pretty much illegal in Thailand and your best bet to play it might be in Cambodian casino’s 😀 It might be tough for Farangs to catch up on words related to this fun game so I decided to give a little bit of help here.

If you have a hand (with cards in it lol) and you win with a high card the Thai term would be ไพ่สูง and that is as obvious as it gets. If you would have one pair on the other hand you will call that หนึ่งคู่. สองคู่ would be two pair but now it gets crazy as three of a kind is called ตอง. This also means Banana leaf so here you go 😀
Lets continue with Straight and Flush which are next up in the list. Straight is called สเตรท or เรียง, the first one is just the English word thai-lized and เรียง means “in order, lined up, to order/arrange something”. Next up is Flush and the Thai words for that are either ฟลัช (obvious one) or สี which is the Thai word for color. ฟูลเฮ้าส์ is fullhouse and four of a kind is โฟร์การ์ด which says four card in Thai. สเตรทฟลัช or เรียงสี is Straight Flush and Royal Flush is รอยัลสเตรทฟลัช but I never heard that word in Thai with good reasons ;D

The most popular game in Poker is เท็กซัส โฮลเอ็ม and this just says Texas Holdem.

แบ๊ดบีท is a bad beat. here is some explanation of it I found on the web. Again I am a really lazy writer and I am bad in getting a point across in Thai so here goes:

“คำนี้เป็นศัพท์ที่ใช้หมายถึงตอนที่ท่านมีไพ่ในมือที่ดีมาก แต่ก็ต้องแพ้มือที่ดีกว่า ห้องโป๊กเกอร์บางแห่งให้รางวัลแจ็คพ็อตสำหรับมือแบ๊ดบีทที่ดีที่สุด ซึ่งก็คือมือแพ้ที่ดีที่สุดนั่นเอง””

Lets get to the cards and their names:

Basically the word for cards is ไพ่ and to play cards is called เล่นไพ่. Gambling is called พนัน.

In poker there are a couple of actions you can make. You can either call a bet (สู้), you can fold which is called หมอบ and if you check you can call that ผ่าน. เก is raise a call and เกทับ is to reraise!

The 4 suits of the cards (หน้าไพ่) are as follows:

you have spades (โพดำ), hearts (โพแดง), diamonds (ข้าวหลามตัด) and clubs (ดอกจิก)

Now you can play poker with your thai buddies!

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