a player employed by the card room to help maintain games and start new games and computer poker games
A poker player that is employed by the house. One who is paid to play in the game to keep it from breading up. A prop player is usually paid hourly to play, and uses his/her own money to play in the poker game.
Sometimes seen in support of a new room launch, this is a player that is paid by the hour to attend a poker room and play at a table. They play with their own money but the salary for making “gameplay” is helpful to their overall table return.