Definition of floor

The expression is Anglophone. How often you will hear it will depend on the casino you are in. In French, it would probably mean the manager of the tournament room. The expression "appeler le floor" means "to call the management of the casino or gaming room". When you play indoor poker, you call floor when you have a conflict. Usually, players can get along with each other. If not, the dealer can always decide, but in really difficult situations, the floor will be called, which is the ultimate authority. The floor tries as much as possible to be fair and impartial.

An example where you can call the flop

You are on the river and an opponent is betting big. You are really hesitating; should you call the bet or fold? You're thinking about it. Suddenly you make a gesture that could make it look like you're putting your hand down. Instantly your opponent calls your bluff. You let them know you haven't folded yet and call the bet. Your opponent disagrees and assures you that your hand was folded. Sometimes it can be hard to tell who is right. In such a situation, you call the floor.


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