How to play online poker?

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Poker is a very famous game of cards that is played by almost all the players who love the card games and because of the internet now it is easier to play online casino games including Poker. The facility of playing online lets the players play from the comfort of their home. The player can now play more comfortably and he doesn’t need to be intimidated by the other competitors at the table. Many games don’t even need the player to play against the other competitors; instead the player just has to play against the dealer or two dealers as in the case of Triple Pocket Hold’em.

There are many versions of the game of Poker but the format and the rules and regulations applicable to the game are similar. Firstly all the players place their bets on the table. The money placed on the table is mostly in the form of chips. These chips constitute the pot or better known as the jackpot money. After this the players are dealt cards by the dealer. It depends on the version of the game being played that how many cards will be placed face down or face up.

The cards dealt by the dealer are used to create the best possible hand containing five cards. The hand should be made in such a manner that the player holding it wins the game. The initial bet that is made in the game is known by the name of ante bet. After the ante bet is made another round of betting begins. Before moving on to this next round the dealer has to qualify for the next level.

At the second round of betting a player can call, raise or fold. In case of fold the player looses the entire bets he has placed till the time he folds. To raise, the player has to place a bet equal to the ante bet amount and thus the new bet amount will be equal to the ante bet plus the raise amount. Now a few versions of poker include more rounds of betting and some versions do not. Mostly the round of betting will occur till every player doesn’t have five cards in his hands.

Many times the computer software of the game itself helps the player the cards in the best arrangement possible but it is up to the player to keep that combination. He can discard the hand too and replace them by the cards that the dealer has kept on the table. Most of the Poker versions are played against the dealers therefore there are no time limits to these games. Many games also have side bets that the players can play and thus improve their winning options.

The player must decide wisely that what his next step should be. Once all the cards have been dealt and the betting rounds are over, the player has only one last chance to make the best hand possible out of his cards. Now the winner will be decided on the basis of the strongest hand or else the person standing last will be declared the winner.

The game of Poker differs with every different version of the game and hence it would be better to read more about each game separately in our Poker Games section under the Online Poker heading. Each game and the kind of hand played in each of these games have been explained for each of the games.

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