Basic Rules for Poker Games : How to Play Texas Hold ‘Em


Let?s talk about one of the more popular games
to play today, which is called Texas Holdem.
In Texas Holdem each player receives two down
cards. Also called the hole cards. And five
cards are dealt to the board, called the community
cards, which each player can use for their
hand. Let?s see how this game is dealt out.
The dealer deals two cards down to each player.
The other players at the table do not see
these cards. This is followed by the first
betting round. In the betting round each player
can make a decision whether to check, bet,
raise, call or fold once the action gets to
them. Once the first betting round is complete,
the dealer then starts to deal the cards to
the community cards. The dealer first deals
one card, then deals three cards to the community.
His first three cards are also known as the
flop. Once the flop has been dealt out, the
player to the left of the dealer who is still
in the hand starts the action with either
a check or a bet. Then the subsequent action
follows around the table with each player
making their decision. After that dealing
round, the dealer burns another card. Then
deals a fourth card to the board which is
called the turn. The turn is followed by another
betting round. After the turn has been dealt
and the betting has been concluded, the dealer
burns another card. And the fifth and final
card is dealt to the board, called the river.
This is followed by the last betting round.
And each player using their two cards down
and the five community cards to make their
best five card hand.

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