Poker: Learning the Different Types

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Texas Hold'em

It doesn't matter if it is played in an online casino or in a land based casino, this type of poker holds the throne of being the most popular form of poker played all over the world. This can be played with as few as two players or up to ten. This game is a fast paced game play that covers simple rules. A round of Texas Hold'em consists four betting rounds. Each player receives two cards face down and five community cards that are dealt face up to be used by all players. The player with the highest five-card poker hand at showdown wins the pot.


A variation of Texas Hold'em that is quickly growing popularity among casino players. Can be played like texas hold'em, but consists of four betting rounds. Cards are dealt four cards face down and, face up for the five community cards that players will share. Each player must combine exactly two of their hole cards with three community cards to make the best possible five-card poker hand. Variants are Omaha 8 that shares the same basic structure as Omaha Hi, however instead of aiming to make only the best high five-card poker hand, players can also aim to make the best low five-card poker hand as well.

Seven Card Stud
Another popular version of poker that is played between two and eight players. Betting consist of an initial ante, followed by five betting rounds. Each player receives three cards face down, and four cards that must be bare for all players to see. The goal of Seven-Card Stud is to make the best five-card poker hand with the given seven cards.

Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo or Stud 8 is a variation of Seven-Card Stud Players can aim to make either the best high five-card poker hand, or the best low five-card poker hand.

Five Card Draw

Known as the oldest poker variation. Can be played between 2 to 5 players. Betting consist an initial ante, then followed with two rounds of betting. Each player is given five cards face down, and may discard or draw up to five cards after the first betting round. The winner will be the player with the highest five-card poker hand at showdown.

Caribbean Stud Poker

This game requires every player to play against the casino, which acts as the dealer. All winning bets will be payed by the house. In order to win a round, a player should beat the dealers hand since players of the game do not compete with each other.


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