A spectator behind the rail.
Someone watching a game from the rail.
Someone who loiters around poker tables watching or waiting to get in.
A spectator or watcher of a poker game.
Anyone who watches a poker game is said to be a railbird. The typical railbird is brimming over with advice, guidance, and is cheerful, especially if he is hoping for a stake from one of the seated players. Railbirds who cheer on a specific player are said to "sweat cards", a term that connotes the empathy felt by the railbird as he lives vicariously through a real poker player.
a fan of racing who watches races from the outer rail of the track
A person standing on the rail watching a poker game. Normally this is an ex-player who is now broke.
A person who is not playing poker, but watching a game from the rail. Usually used as a derogatory term.
A railbird is someone who watches poker games. They get their name because generally observers of poker games must stand behind a rail. Sometimes, railbirds are poker players who are broke and want to get back into the action.
Spectator at a poker game. Often someone who is broke and used derogatively.
Someone who hangs around a poker room who watches the games and/or is looking to get into action.
An active spectator of an ongoing poker game waiting to get a seat or happy just to watch and comment about the game. A lot. May be irritating to the players.
A non-playing spectator or kibitzer. The term is often used perjoratively to describe an ex-player who has lost and is now out of the game
A spectator to the table, not playing. Online this refers to someone who chats on a table at which they are not seated.
a non-playing spectator or kibitzer. This term is often used to describe a broke ex-player
Someone who looks on or watches a poker game after he has busted out or canâ€(tm)t afford the stakes. It is bad etiquette to use the chat function in a game if you are a railbird
Someone who watches and comments on a game from the chat facility.
Spectators around the side of the poker room.
Someone who hangs around a poker room and watches the games and/or wishes to get into the action.
Simply put, a railbird is one who stands by the railing. When someone wants to just see a poker game, they are allowed to do so from behind a railing. And someone who constantly does this is called a Railbird.
A person who hangs around a poker game watching or looking to get in on the action.