Poker is probably the most popular card game in the world, and there are a wide variety of different poker games that you can play. Though each variation uses somewhat different rules and betting systems, they still abide by the basic rules and principals of standard poker.
Texas Hold ‘em Poker Games
2 card poker games Currently Texas Hold ‘em is the most popular of the many variations of Poker games played. It is played with a combination of community cards and hole cards. Hole cards are the individual cards dealt to each player. The dealer starts by giving each player 2 hole cards face down. Depending on the house rules, initial betting starts based on each player’s hole cards.
After the first round of betting, the dealer lays down 3 community cards face up. The players then use the hole cards and community cards to try to find the best combination of cards. This is followed by another round of betting. Eventually there are 5 community cards that the players can use to try to make the best hand.
Omaha High Poker Games
Although gaining in popularity in the United States, Omaha High is one of the most popular Poker games in Europe. Omaha High Poker games are very similar to Texas Hold ‘em except that there are 4 cards dealt face down to each player. However, only 2 of the 4 cards can be used in combination with 3 of the 5 community cards dealt to make a winning hand.
Seven Card Stud Poker Games
In Seven Card Stud Poker games, each player must make their hands from the 7 cards they are dealt. Seven Card Stud is played with an “ante” or fixed amounts that each player must deposit into the pot at the beginning of play. Two cards are dealt to each player face down and with 1 card facing up. The third card is dealt face up and the player with the lowest card showing begins the betting process. Rounds of betting will commence with each of the next 4 cards that are dealt. The 4 cards will be dealt with 2 facing up and 2 facing down.
Five Card Stud Poker Games
As the name denotes, Five Card Stud Poker games are very similar to Seven Card Stud except that there are 2 fewer cards and fewer betting rounds. Dealing begins with 2 cards dealt, one facing up and one face down. The player with the lowest card showing begins the betting. The remaining cards are dealt facing up and the highest ranking hand showing starts the betting for each round.
All of these Poker games use a standard 52-card deck with the jokers removed for most variations. The ranking of Poker hands is the same for all of these Poker games. The rules governing the minimum and maximum betting amounts differ with all the variations of Poker games.