Texas Hold'em Poker Rooms
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As you may already know, the most popular poker type in the world is Texas Hold'em. Played by the vast majority of online players - and the game of choice for tournaments, if you don't know how to play it now's the time to learn.

Texas Hold'em is a community card game, meaning players have shared cards dealt on the table along with a pair of 'down' or 'hole' cards dealt to each player.

Here's how a game of Texas Hold'em works...

  • Two of the players to the left of the dealer must post a small blind and a big blind before seeing their first 2 cards. For example: On a $.50/$1.00 table the small blind would be $.25 and the big blind $.50.

  • Once the blinds are in the dealer will deal 2 cards face down to each player.

  • Then there is a round of betting.

  • The dealer will deal 3 cards face up in the middle of the table. These cards are called the 'flop'.

  • Then there is another round of betting.

  • A fourth card is placed face up in the middle along side the flop. (The 'turn')

  • There is another round of betting.

  • Then the last card is placed face up, called the 'river'.

  • There is the final round of betting.
That's it! The last player 'called' shows his/her cards first, and the remaining players show their hand if it beats it, or may opt to 'muck' (fold without showing) the cards if not.

Texas Hold'em can be played in one of three betting types - Limit; In which the table will have a fixed betting limit for each betting round, Pot Limit; where players may bet up to the total amount in the pot at the time, or no-limit, where players may bet their entire stack of chips at any time.