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River

In stud poker, the river is the name of the stage of the game during which the last community card is dealt.  The term also encompasses the betting round that takes place after this event. The term river is used predominantly in stud poker games, such as Texas Hold’em and Omaha Hold’em.

The two preceding community card-related stages are called the flop and the turn (fourth street). The first three cards are dealt during the flop. The fourth card is dealt during the turn.

Usage Example

As a noun: «The river will decide the outcome of this hand.»

Flop:

  • the stage of the poker game during which the last community card is dealt.

River Card on the poker table

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