Poker is one of the most fun and social games. You can enjoy it in many different forms such as online poker, poker tournament at the casino or at your poker home games.
Even though, we all for the fun in poker it also comes with a lot rules and also in many difference variances.
Below we have made a summary of some of the most popular poker games and the rules are applied regardless environment of the action such as online or at the casino. Also have a look at our poker hands section that gives you a fresh update on which hands beats which.
Poker Rules for Omaha
Omaha is very similar to the Texas Hold´em in regards to that the community cards are displayed the same way with flop, turn and river. The main differences between these two popular games are that in Omaha you start with four cards in comparing to the two cards in Hold´em.
One common mistake in Omaha is that you need to use two cards out of the four cards given, in other words on a K-Q-J-10-4 board – holding a Ace in your hand will not make you a Ace high straight. To complete a straight you would therefore need to hold hands such as A-10, A-K etc in your hand.
Best five cards hand combined with two of your four holding cards is the winning hand.
Poker Rules for Seven-Card Stud
This is one of the old and most popular games from the old gambling days in the US. This is one of the main games that was player for decades prior the popularity for Texas Hold´em boomed in 2002-2003.
The game is played that the player receives two cards faced down and one card faced up prior the first betting round. After the first betting round there another four betting rounds, with three cards faced up with a betting round for each card and finally a final betting round and with a card face down.
The best five cards of the total 7 cards will be the winner.
Poker Rules for Texas Hold´em
The most popular online poker game of our time and the name of the game that totally changed rocket raised the popularity of poker. It takes a minute to learn, but a life time to master; is a well known saying and we can assure you that you will enjoy every minute of your learning process.
Every player starts with two cards faced down, with a small- and big blind moving clock wise around the table after every hand. First player to act will be the player sitting directly after the placed big blind and is the given the choice the check, raise or fold. To make a raise you will need to make it at least double the big blind and most common is that you raise three times the big blind.
If two or more players have checked or called a raise a flop of three cards are put on the board. The first player closest to the dealer bottom will act first with the options to bet or check. On the above basics of two or more players checking or calling a bet both a turn and river is placed on the board.
When of the most trilling element is the game is that not the simple rule that the best five card hand wins; it´s the fact that even the worst hand can win in this game by bluffing and letting your opponent believe that you actually you hold the best hand. This will definitely raise your pulse and enjoy this game beyond any other game.