What are the Rules of Poker?

Poker is a card game which can either be played at real casino or online casino. There will be 52 cards in a pack with extra two joker cards. The age of the player should be above 18 years. There are many types of poker games. Few of them are Five card draw, Razz, Omaha, Seven-card stud, Horse, Irish poker etc. The player should first know the rules of all the games of poker. The player should be able to decide which game to play. The player should know the rules of that particular poker game to play it. The winner is decided based on the combination of cards each player have in any poker game. The winner should have highest hand ranking. Showdown occurs once the final round of betting is done. The best poker hand always takes the pot. Different combination of cards helps in hand rankings. The priority list from highest to lowest for hand rankings is listed below.

  1. Royal flush
  2. Straight flush
  3. Four of a kind
  4. Full house
  5. Flush
  6. Straight
  7. Three of a kind
  8. Two pair
  9. One pair
  10. High card

The player should be aware of how to deal with the cards. The actions performed by a player while playing is listed as follows.

  1. Check-It is done in clock wise direction. When there is no betting, check is done.
  2. Bet-Only one player can bet the game.
  3. Fold or Drop-The player should wait until his next deal when game is folded.
  4. Call-When one player bet the game, the other players call the game.
  5. Raise-Player can raise the hand and bet to the highest amount among all the players who already did bet.

Betting structures vary from game to game. The limits should be there while betting. The player with highest amount may keep getting the amount. The player with fewer amounts may keep losing the money. The game should be fair. Thus the limits should be there for betting.

There are three kinds of betting limits to play a fair game. They are:

  1. No Limit
  2. Pot Limit
  3. Fixed Limit

In Poker game, the joker cards can be used as wildcards. Bug is also a joker but there will be a limited wildness for the bug. Deuces wild is the card with number 2 which may also be used as wild card. The king among diamond shaped cards, the jack among spade cards and heart consisting cards may also be sometimes considered as wild cards. When first game is played the time taken will be noted and that time will be considered as the time limit for the remaining games.

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