字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Word Origin 74. The word origin today is jackpot. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. The word jackpot is used to mean a large amount of money won from a slot machine. So we always see it if you went to a casino you know, you if you win one of the really big ones. They go ding ding , ding. You could win a jackpot there. Or the lottery. The lottery definitely uses the word for jackpot, for the big prize , the number one prize. It is also used to mean a large amount of money in a card game or other involving money, especially the number one prize. It can also refer to any other big success or reward. So the meaning kind of stretched into other areas too. Even if it's not gambling. All right. Let's continue. The origin of the word jackpot comes directly from poker. Okay. Remember there is a picture card of a male that is not the king and has a J on it. This is a jack. All right. So if you ever played poker you know that there are three picture cards. There's the one with the younger looking man and has a J on it. He's a jack. Technically I think he's supposed to be a prince and then there is a female picture card with a Q on it. She's the queen and the older looking guy with the K on it, he is supposed to be the king. So those are the picture cards. Yeah. From the playing cards. Okay. Let's continue. Okay. While playing poker all the players must put their money into the center of the table called the pot. So here's where the word pot comes in. One type of poker is called draw poker. Yeah. I've played poker before with draw poker , usually each player is dealt five cards and you know, you look at your cards and I think you can keep like ... you want to keep two of your best cards and usually return three cards . I think there's a rule if you have an ace in your hand you actually get four cards too. Okay. Let's continue. Okay. Sometimes it is played in a way that at least one player must have a hand with the value of a pair of jacks or better to open that hand. Okay. So what does that mean. So that means that of all the players and you're holding your cards you must have at least a pair of jacks. So you can have higher you can have a pair of Queens or a pair kings or aces. That would be okay or something like a straight or anything that's a higher value than a pair of jacks. One of the main reasons they do this sometimes is it helps to build up a pot. Because sometimes you might deal the cards out three or four times and maybe nobody has jacks or better and each time you must put in another bet. So if it happens a number of times, it;s a little bit like the lottery. You know if nobody wins the lottery the next week. The lottery is higher , so that's what happens. That's why they sometimes play that way. All right. Let's continue here. So if no player has a hand of this value, the cards must be returned. So you give them back. Reshuffle. They have to shuffle the deck again and redealt until a player has a hand of at least this value of jacks or better. This is where the term comes from. It was originally called a jackpot because a pair of jacks was required to open the pot. Yeah. You know I played poker many many times and I never really put this together. You know , when you hear the word jackpot you always think why is it called the jackpot ? Why not a John pot? Or a Tom pot ? You know, I didn't actually think that it came from the card. The the, the playing card, the jack. So that's where it actually comes from. Anyway, I hope you ... I hope you enjoyed this. I hope you thought it was informative and if you've ever wondered now you know. Okay anyway, so long, bye-bye.