This is a discussion on History of "Big Slick" within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; We were having a debate the other night in a poker game about the where the term "Big Slick" orginiated from. I searched around on
i think big slick was an old greek term used to desrible a wood ship
20th March 2005, 1:27 PM
Poker at: Ultimate Bet
Here's the definition according to Mike Caro at his site.
Mike Caro: Quote:
(n phrase) In hold 'em, A-K as one's first two cards. Derives from a destructive oil spill off the Santa Barbara coast, the name arising from the more well-known name for the hand, big slick.
This was his definition for a Santa Barbara which is also A/K in the hole. Now all you need to find out is how an oil spill correlates to poker.