What Does String Bet Mean?

What does the term "string bet" mean in the world of poker? What is the definition of the term "string bet"?

In poker, a "string bet" occurs when a player doesn't declare the size of their bet and takes more than one motion to put their chips into the middle. A "string bet" is against the rules of poker.

The definition of the term String Bet when it comes to playing poker.

For instance, let's say that I declare that I am going to raise my opponent. Now, under the rules of poker, I can declare "raise" and put in the amount of the original bet, but then I must either verbally declare the size of my raise or put the chips into the middle of the table in one motion.

What I can't do, however, is grab a pile of chips, put them into the middle, then grab another pile of chips and put them into the middle as well IF I don't initially declare the amount of the raise or bet, or state that I am calling the bet.

Otherwise, if the string bet rule was not in place, players could put in small amounts of chips to check the reactions of their opponent. This would result in ridiculously drawn out bets that could take minutes to complete.

In order to avoid placing a string bet, a player must either complete their betting action in one motion or verbally declare the size of their bet/raise ahead of time. I can take four or five motions to put my chips into the middle, provided that I have declared the size of the bet beforehand.

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