Texas Holdem is one of the most popular poker games in the world. But before you begin playing this
game you need to understand what the rules are. Here is a rundown that will
help you out. This form of poker is different from online slot games like pokies.
In Texas holdem poker the nominal dealer for the current
game is indicated by the dealer button. Before the game begins the player
immediately next to the button the in clockwise direction (the one under the
gun) posts a small blind. The next person in the clockwise direction posts the
big blind. This will usually be double the first but this will depend on the
variation of the game you are playing. The game can then begin.
At the start of the game each player is dealt two cards. These
are called hole cards and belong only to you. They are placed facedown. To form
the board, five community cards are dealt. These are to be shared by all the
players and are placed facing up.
When it comes to the betting each player has several options
beginning with the one under the gun. These are call, fold or raise. These
mean choosing not to bet, matching the big blind or raising the bet through
doubling the big blind amount. When all the players have put their bets
forward, the pre-flop begins.
In the pre-flop each player chooses whether to play their
hand by raising the big blind. The decision is of course made after looking at
their hole cards. The same clockwise direction is followed beginning with the
player under the gun. Each player may
then call, fold or raise. Betting rounds go on until all players except who
have folded achieve the same bet amounts.
The Flop follows in which three cards are dealt on the
board. All these face upwards. These are available to all players still in the
hand. Each of these players then bets on the flop in the same order as before. The
options also remain.
The Turn then follows in which the fourth community cards
are placed on the board. These are dealt facing upwards as well. Another round
of betting follows with the same rules and order. The River or the filth street
then follow in which the fifth card is placed on the board facing up. This is
the last community card which is followed by a round of betting.
The final step is the showdown in which if more than one
players are left they bet round the table and the last person shows their cards
and others follow suit. The player with the best five-card poker is the winner.
If there are identical hands the pot (all bets) are divided among them.