Poker Rules and Winning Strategy.

Casino Gambling Guide Poker

As with most games, the origin of Poker is difficult to trace to a single source. Most seem to agree that it begin in the 16th century as a Persian game called As Nas. When the game moved to Europe, it was then called “Poque”. The game was popularized by the United States in the 19th century. The game has moved from one traditionally played in the seedy areas of the nation to something akin to a popular sport.

What You Need To Play Poker

A 1 52-card poker card deck

Chips or money, depending on the game

Poker Rules:

The players either designate a dealer from among their ranks, and rotate the role of the dealer amongst themselves throughout a series of rounds, or in a professional gambling situation, a single dealer will deal throughout the entire game. You can also visit a 안전사이트 in case you are not interested in dealing with all this hassle as well. 

The dealer shuffles the cards and passes out 5 cards to each player.

Each player puts an “ante” in the center of the playing table. This is a small amount added to the “pot”, or amount won at the end of the round, to ensure that the pot does not remain empty.

The player to the right of the dealer begins the bidding. They have three choices. They can 1) Bet, adding an amount to the pot, 2) Pass, meaning that the do not bet but still want to play, or 3) Fold, in which they place their cards face-down on the table and withdraw for the remainder of the round.

Each following player in turn has the option to 1) Call, meaning that they match the highest bet of the previous players, 2) Raise, meaning that they increase the amount being bet, 3) Pass, if the players before them did not bet anything, or 4) Fold.

All players must match the highest amount that was bet in order to continue playing. That means if player 1 bet 5, and player 2 bet 10, all players must bet 10 in order to continue playing, including player 1. When the betting returns to player 1, they also have the option of raising the bet again. If they do so, all players must match the bet in order to continue playing.

Once the betting is complete, each player, starting at the dealer\’s right, has the option to turn in up to 4 of their cards to the dealer in return for new cards.

Once every player has received their new cards, betting is once again initiated using the same rules above.

When betting is complete, each player shows their cards to the other players. The player with the highest scoring hand wins.

Poker Scoring (Poker Hands)

Below are the hands, in order of ranking, with the highest ranking appearing on the top:

Five of a Kind

In some variations of poker, the dealer or game designates a wild card. In this case, five of a kind is possible, and it is the highest ranking hand.

Straight Flush

A straight flush is when all cards fall in ranking order, i.e. 4-5-6-7-8 or 10-J-Q-K-A, and all of the cards are of the same suit. The higher the numbers, the higher the ranking. For instance, 10-J-Q-K-A ranks higher than 9-10-J-Q-K.

Four of a Kind

Four of a kind is four of the same number card, for instance, 6-6-6-6. The higher the ranking of the card, the higher the ranking of the hand.

Full House

A full house is three of one card and two of another. For instance, 9-9-9-J-J is a full house.


A straight is a series of cards in ranking order, of any suit. For instance 4-5-6-7-8.

Three of a Kind

Three of a kind is three cards of the same ranking order, for instance, 4-4-4.

Two Pair

Two pairs is two pairs of matching rank cards, for instance, this hand: 3-3-9-9-K would be two pairs because there is a pair of threes and a pair of nines.


A pair is a single pair of matching rank cards. For instance, 6-6-K-4-2 would be a single pair of sixes.

Highest Card

If nobody has any of the above hands, the hand with the highest-ranking card wins. If there is a tie for the highest-ranking card, then whoever has the second-highest ranking card wins, and so on.