Learn to Play Poker

When people think of gambling and casinos, Poker is usually the game that pops into everyone’s mind, but do people know how to play it? For most people Poker is seen as a high risk intense game of bluff, and dare not attempt it except at home with friends.

However, the basics are simple, and when learned will allow more people to enjoy the fun of this exhilarating game, and when you’re ready to become a pro you’ll need to be master them along with hiding any ‘tell’ you might have. It also helps to get a kick start with a good casino bonus, every little helps.

Poker is a 52-card pack game, though recently there have been more variations that require two or sometimes even more packs. In fact, more and more the common gameplay involves two packs of cards in order to speed up the game. When dealing a hand of Poker, players are all given five cards in their hand. It is important to understand the value of the cards, and these are ranked high to low with Ace being both high and low depending on the need of the player.

The aim in poker is to gain the highest-ranking hand at the table. There are different hands that are obtainable and these are listed here from high to low: Five of a Kind, Straight Flush, Four of a Kind, Full House, Flush, Straight, Three of a Kind, Two Pair, High Card. For most, the name is self-explanatory with some such as Full House (three of a kind and a pair) needing more explanation.

Play is simple; bets are taken at the start and placed in a central pot. At the end of each hand, the highest hand wins the pot. Some easy terms to use are ‘call’ where the player desires to see everyone’s hand, ‘raise’, where the player increases the bet, and ‘fold’, when a player drops out of that round of play.