When a player in poker is said to have slow rolled someone it means they have acted
at the showdown of a hand like they have the worst cards and are beat, making the
other person believe they’ve won the pot only to then turn over the winning hand.
This is considered to be one of the worst things you can do in terms of poker etiquette
and will most likely infuriate the player on the receiving end.
There’s a big difference between slow rolling an opponent like this and slow playing
strong cards during a hand. While the hand is still in progress you may well act
weak in order to get your opponent to bet or call more money but once all the betting
has finished you have nothing extra to gain from pretending your weak. When you are
at the showdown and you know you have or almost certainly have the best hand, good
poker etiquette dictates that you turn your cards over or verbally declare you have
them beat as quickly as possible. Slow rolling is really designed to needle and perhaps
even humiliate a player and will probably send them on super tilt, if you want to
be respected as a player the slowroll is a big fopa to be avoided.