This term is used in pot Limit games. To "bet the pot" means that the chips you will be betting matches the current amount in the pot. If the pot is currently at $217, when it's your turn to bet and you decide to "bet the pot," your bet will be $217. Big Blind: The Big Blind is a bet put up by the second person left of the dealer. It follows the Small Blind, which is put up by the first player to the left of the dealer. In online poker games using a Blind to put money in play, the Big Blind is generally equal to the lower amount of the stakes for that game. For example, in a $5/$10 game, the Big Blind is $5. Blind: A Blind refers to the obligatory bets called the Small Blind and the Big Blind, used to put money into play. The Blinds are mandatory bets and rotate around the table, among the players.
Also known as: Pot-Sized Bet. To bet an amount of chips approximately equal to the amount of chips in the pot. In Pot Limit games, this is the maximum bet; however, the pot size in Pot-Limit games is calculated in an unintuitive way: All the money in the pot, plus (if you have been raised) the amount you would bet if you reraised.
When a bet is equivalent to the amount already in the pot. If the player is facing a call, the amount of the call counts towards the total value of the pot, which determines the maximum bet in a Pot Limit poker game. Eg, A player facing a call of $10, with the pot at $50, can raise by $60 (therefore putting in a total of $70 = $10 call + $60 raise).