How to Play Poker

Millions of people worldwide play poker in their spare time and love it. Millions more don’t know how to play poker but would love to start. Luckily poker rules are easy to learn so if you are one of the millions who want to learn how to play poker you can learn and start playing right away!

If you want to learn how to play poker then you need to understand that there are many poker varieties including the popular poker variations of Texas Holdem, Omaha and Five Card Draw. The objective of all poker games is the same—to end the game with the highest poker hand.

When you play poker the game is played in rounds of betting in which cards are dealt and players choose to fold, bet or raise. Folding in poker means that you forfeit your turn and leave the game. You can also bet and place the minimum bet or raise the bet to a higher amount.

Some poker games are played with private cards and others are played with community cards. Private cards are held by each player and may not be viewed by the other players. Community cards are shared by all players. The game of Texas Holdem is played with two private cards and five community cards. Omaha is played with four private cards and five community cards. Five Card Draw is played with five private cards.

Now that you understand the basic poker rules it will be easy for you to learn how to play poker variations of every form. Enjoy!


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