This is a discussion on Declaring a raise within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; Hi, I'm looking for clarification on etiquette in live games.
When declaring a raise do you say 'raise [amount of chips you are betting]' or
Hi, I'm looking for clarification on etiquette in live games.
When declaring a raise do you say 'raise [amount of chips you are betting]' or do you say 'raise [amount of chips you are betting above the previous bets/raises]'.
For example. Say blinds are 10/20. Player under the gun bets 60. You are next to act and you want to raise to 120. Do you say 'raise 120' or do you say 'raise 60'?
And if you are re-raised and want to raise again? So in the above example everyone folds to player under the gun who wants to bet a total of 220 chips. Does player under the gun say 'raise 220' or 'raise 100' (calling 120 + raising 100 but not saying this because of the rules against string betting).
Any help appreciated.
12th April 2015, 8:40 PM
Online Poker at: NLOP
First, you do not have to announce the amount. You can just put in the number of chips you are betting. However, it may be a good idea to say "raise". I have played at a couple casinos where if the bet was $50 and you put out a $100 chips (but didn't say "raise"), they assume it's a call.
But, if I am going to announce the amount, I like to be clear. I would say something like "60 more" or "120 total".
12th April 2015, 8:51 PM
Becky Eubanks 
Poker at: Full Flush
Game: all 3
re: Poker & Declaring a raise
Bob is right, you must say "raise" before you move your chips then just put your chips out there.
13th April 2015, 6:07 AM
Raise then the number you are raising to.
In your example "Raise, 120". Or you can simply say "Raise" and put in the amount of chips.