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  • September 18, 2020

What is Rabbit Hunting?

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Rabbit hunting is poker slang that’s used to describe running out the rest of the hand even though the actual hand has concluded. Players generally ‘rabbit hunt’ to see if they would have made a particular hand or not.
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Verb
In a shared card game, to ask to see the remaining community cards when a hand ends before they are dealt.
For example: In a game of pot limit Omaha, one player quickly makes a pot-sized bet after the flop is revealed. The remaining players fold. If any player asked that the turn and river be shown, making that request is considered rabbit hunting.
Rabbit hunting is generally frowned upon in live casinos, as it slows down the game and can discourage action. The practice is fairly common in home games, and is almost non-existent online.
Reason it is Not Allowed
In addition to being lame and worthy of public ridicule, the primary reason rabbit hunting is not allowed in poker is because it may reveal otherwise private and protected information to the hunters.
 
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