YOUR GUIDE TO ONLINE POKER

YOUR GUIDE TO ONLINE POKER

There are over a million poker players worldwide and this number is still growing because online poker has made it possible for any player to take part in the action. You can play for the smallest stakes imaginable so it doesn’t matter if it is you’re first hand or millionth hand, all is welcome at poker tables at online casinos.

CHOOSE A GAME

Online casinos offer many different variants of poker so before you start you should choose one that suits you best. Texas Hold’em is the most popular variant because it is relatively easy to learn but takes time to master. The hand rankings are the same across the board so make sure you memorise this before you start.

Online casinos also give you the opportunity to play live dealer poker. It is honestly the best of both worlds because you will feel like you are playing at a table in a land-based casino while playing from the comfort of your own home.

How does it work?

When you log into your account you can go the live games section where you are able to choose your preferred game. You will then be transferred to a live game that is broadcast from a studio somewhere in the world. High tech cameras capture every inch of the game that which will be visible to you via video streaming. You will also have the option to communicate with your fellow players and the dealer with a live chat option.

BASIC RULES

Because Texas Hold’em is the most popular game, it might be a good idea to start with this variant.

Hold’em has four betting rounds and players must use one or two hole cards and three or four community cards to make their best possible 5-card hand.

Hole cards are for the player exclusively and are dealt face down while the community cards can be used by all player at the table and is dealt face up.

After the initial bets are placed the dealer will deal all players two hole cards. A round of betting follows this.

Then the first three community cards are dealt (‘the flop’) and a betting round follows. Then the fourth community card is dealt (‘the turn’) followed by a betting round and then the final community card is dealt (‘the river’) and a final betting round takes place.

The player with the strongest hand wins.


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