How to Play Casino Hold'em


Texas hold 'em has become one of the most popular games of poker. Texas hold em poker is one of the easiest poker games to play and it is a good game to start with if you are new to poker. A game of Texas holdem poker typically has about nine to 10 players. The beginning of the game can start in a few different ways, sometimes antes are used predetermined amount to play the game so there is money in the pot for example $ 5 each.

Sometimes blind games are used where the two players to the left of the dealer place the large and small blinds . The big blind is the smallest on the table to play and the small blind is half big blind. Some games require you to play both antes and blinds. The dealer shuffles up the pack 52 cards and deals each player two cards face down, called a pocket or hole card. Place your bets the player left until the player who places the big blind starts and has a choice of how to call, raise or fold. Call means betting that is equal to the big blind the previous player's bet.

Raise means betting higher than the big blind, and fold means backing down from the game. Betting continues around the table clockwise. The amount the player can bet depends on the type of game you are playing. The board after everyone has placed their bets, three cards are dealt in the middle of the table, this is called the board. These cards are community cards, which means that everyone will use them in their hands together with their pocket / hole cards. There is another betting round that starts from the left if he dealer, each player can call, raise or fold.

Another community card is placed in the center of the board 4th card that can be used to compensate for your poker hand. Then each player has a different betting round. A fifth card is drawn and placed in the center called the river or street card. A final betting round arises. The final each player left in the game shows their pocket cards and the player with the best hand the pocket cards combined with a selection of break cards wins the game and the pot. There is no optimal strategy for this game as individual decisions are made and you never know how the other party will choose to act in this case and if the hands will be the same. The most common strategy, however, is to increase by 82 percent of your bet each time even if you have a bad hand.