PTL has 2 meanings
1. What does PTL stand for?

Praise the Lord

Those who are thankful use PTL to stand for "praise the Lord." These people believe good fortune is the result of God's good graces, and thus, He should be praised whenever something good happens.

You're most likely to receive PTL in text messages sent by religiously-minded people, who have recently received great news. However, you may also encounter PTL on social media, posted by people who are grateful that GIG.


It's great that everybody arrived safely, even in the snowy conditions. PTL!
And the plow drivers

A woman who is about to send PTL

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Updated February 22, 2023
2. What does PTL stand for?

Player to left

Online card game and board game players use PTL to mean "player to the left." You're most likely to see this acronym used while discussing online poker, to refer to the player seated to a player's immediate left.

However, other online games also care about the order players are seated in, so you may see PTL used while discussing those games. For example, if an MTG streamer is in the middle of a draft, commenters may speculate about what the PTL and PTR are drafting and how it is influencing the streamer's draft.


My PTL is betting really aggressively this game

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Updated September 23, 2021

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