Poker has been a game-changer in recent years. Televised events like the World Series of Poker made it even famous. The game is a combination of psychology, probability, and of course, luck factors. This is the USP of the game that drives more people towards it.
There are different types of poker, with only a slight change in the rules and pattern of the game; the complexity and stakes of the game are increased to a great extent. We’ll learn about the rules of different types of poker.
- Five Card Draw :
This is considered one of the simplest forms of poker. It starts with each player receiving five cards. After distributing the five cards, players can choose up to three cards to trade in exchange for new cards. The player with the best five-card combination wins.
- Texas Hold ‘em:
Commonly known as Hold ‘em, this is the most played poker in America. This game starts with each player getting two cards that are visible only to their eyes. Then it progresses as the dealer spreads five cards on the table – starting with three, then one, and then one more.
Players take turns to bet before and after the reveal of each card. To see the next card, all players must have put the same amount of chips in the pot as each other.
In the end, players with the best five combination cards, consisting of two of their own and three from the cards laid on the table, win the game
- Omaha Hold ‘em:
This is similar to that of Texas, with two significant rules. One, each player will get four cards to start with instead of two, and second, the five cards are revealed all at the same time instead of showing at three intervals. However, the player wins if they have the best five-card combination at the end, consisting of two from his pack and three from the cards laid on the table.
- Seven Card Stud :
The game starts with each player getting seven cards each. The twist that complicates this game is, among those seven cards, four cards will be face-up, and three cards are face-down, which means four cards are visible to the entire table. Therefore, the player should make the best five-card combination to win the game.
Unlike, five-card draw, this game is riskier as the four cards are visible to the entire table; this leaves other players to strategize their game.
- Video Poker :
Video poker is not the same as regular poker. Here you will be playing against the computer. The perks are no real players, lower stakes, and minimal risks. If you feel conscious playing with real people or overwhelmed with real poker tables, then this could be your place. So sit back, take a break, and have a chilled day.
Pokers are very popular. If you visit a Casino, there will be a large group of people playing different types of poker. It’s okay if you are not up to playing, you can always watch the show.