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Online Texas Hold’em Poker

Introduction: Texas Holdem Poker is a variation of standard card game, first played in the early of 1900s, in Robstown, Texas, United States. This game consists of two cards (hole cards) being dealt facedown to each player and then 5 community cards, being placed face-up by the dealer; A series of three cards “the flop”, then an additional single card “the turn”, and then another single card “the river” or “fifth street”, with players having the option to check, raise, bet or fold after each deal. Players compete for an amount of money or chips contributed by the players themselves (called as pot). Usually played for betting purpose, and one of the most popular among the poker games, it’s one of the common forms of poker game used in movies, to depict the poker scene.

Steps to play Poker Game: There are certain steps to play poker games, they are as follows:

1.    The Blind Bets :

·         The first player "Sitting-in", in a clockwise fashion to the left of the Dealer, places the "Small Blind" Bet (half the table's Lower Limit Stake - on tables with Stakes higher than $1 the Small Blind is rounded down to the nearest dollar) (see Betting Rounds & Limits below);

  • The second player Sitting-in, in a clockwise fashion to the left of the Dealer, places the "Big Blind" Bet (equal to the table's Lower Limit Stake).

2.    The Pocket Cards - The First Deal

  • The Dealer distributes two facedown "Pocket Cards" to each player. The cards are dealt in a clockwise fashion, one at a time, starting with the player to the left of the Big Blind.

3.    The First Betting Round
Betting Limit: Lower Limit Stake

  • The first player to the left of the Big Blind initiates the first Betting Round. The Betting Round then proceeds, in a clockwise fashion, around the table, with each player acting in turn. In this Betting Round, each player is required to at least "Call" the Big Blind, in order to remain in the game. The Betting in this Round is set at the table's Lower Limit Stake.

4.    "The Flop" - The Second Deal

  • The Dealer places the first three "Community Board cards", face-up, in the center of the table. These cards are shared by all the players at the table.

5.    The Second Betting Round
Betting Limit: Lower Limit Stake

  • The first "active" (has not Folded) player to the left of the Dealer initiates the second Betting Round. The Betting Round then proceeds, in a clockwise fashion, around the table, with each active player acting in turn.

6.    "The Turn" - The Third Deal

  • The Dealer places a fourth Community Board card, face-up, in the center of the table.

7.    The Third Betting Round
Betting Limit: Higher Limit Stake

  • The first active player to the left of the Dealer initiates the third Betting Round. The Betting Round then proceeds, in a clockwise fashion, around the table, with each active player acting in turn. The Betting in this Round is set at the table's Higher Limit Stake.

8.    "The River" - The Fourth & Final Deal

  • The Dealer places a fifth Community Board card, face-up, in the center of the Table.

9.    The Fourth and Final Betting Round
Betting Limit: Higher Limit Stake

  • The first active player to the left of the Dealer initiates the fourth Betting Round. The Betting Round then proceeds, in a clockwise fashion, around the table, with each active player acting in turn. The Betting in this Round is set at the table's Higher Limit Stake.

10.  And finally the showdown.