All in is an expression that is primarily known in poker. But it is also used in gaming. In our article, you will learn what all in means in gaming and when the expression is used.
What does All in mean?
In poker, all in (‘Oll in’ pronounced) means throwing all your chips into the pot at once and betting. In gaming, all in also represents this ‘all or nothing’ attitude. The players put all their eggs in one basket with the hope of winning.
In what situations do people talk about an all in?
Especially when playing against other players, an all in can be talked about. For example, it is possible to make up a large points deficit by spending all the resources you have earned in the hope of regaining the upper hand. An attack in which the entire team rushes headlong into the action can also be called an all in.
All in is also possible as a single player. For example, if you change your play style from defensive to offensive, risking more significant negative consequences such as more damage. An all in always means taking a high risk to hopefully achieve victory.
Examples of the use of the expression All in
- We’re about to lose anyway, so all in!
- I just went all in on the boss and beat him that way.
- With the all in, they still won the game!