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Getting Pumped Up - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Getting Pumped Up

Getting Pumped Up is a billiards slang term that is a part of Gambling and Betting Terminology.

Getting pumped up means that you have improved your cash holdings in a gambling situation.

For example if you are in a pool hall and start betting on games with a $100, then through winning, your cash position becomes $500 you are said to have "pumped it up" in regards to that $100.

Getting Pumped Up - Usage

I made a killing last night. Good thing too, cause I want to be pumped up for when we hit the road. Yeah, Jim just bankrolled me 10 large to pump up my position.

Getting Pumped Up - Origin and History

This has been found in many anecdotal stories told by pool players. One example is the story: "St. Louie" Louie Roberts: Pool God and Immortal Shotmaker. In a section titled "How Good Was Saint Louis Louis Roberts?", contributor Keith McCready says:

Me and Louie had a lot of battles gambling. I happened to be with Louie two nights before he was found dead. Last time we were together, I gave him $200, he pumped it up, and then he blew it.


Billiards - Getting Pumped Up

  • Title: Getting Pumped Up
  • Author: (William Hyde)
  • Published: 1/26/2017 10:24:58 AM
  • Last Updated: 1/26/2017 3:56:45 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)

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