What is a ‘Victory Rip’?
A victory rip, also known as a victory roll, refers to the action of a player in select card games usually, poker or blackjack, laying out their winning hand in a particular manner. The rip is something that less disciplined players will do whenever they win. A player with more class will simply lay down their superior hand and act with more grace and proper manners.
‘A Victory Rip’ Explained
A victory rip will only occur at the end of a game. Within the casino world, the rip can be enacted by the last player who has seen all the final hands and knows that theirs is the strongest, or if they know that they have the strongest possible hand in relation to the specific game type, usually a royal flush will win most card games, prior to seeing the other hands.
While winning any game will fill someone with a sense of pride and accomplishment, it’s just simply not in keeping with casino etiquette to showboat and make your win all the more obvious to players who have lost money and maybe even dedicated hours to the game at hand. Showcasing a victory rip in the first of what could be many games of the night will likely put all the other players ‘on tilt’. Witnessing a display of arrogance will do this to anyone in any situation.
The traditional way to act out a victory rip is to fan out your superior hand in an almost theatrical fashion. This can be followed by any number of cliche phrases, including the classic, read ’em and weep. A smug look will likely grace the face of any player doing such a thing.
It’s advised that any budding player who wishes to further engage in any game does not perform a victory rip, as it will not likely get them invited back to many home games or encourage others to sit in with them on further games in a cardroom.