How to Play Poker
Typically, poker is a game where a group of people gather around an oval table, and each person plays a hand of cards. The highest hand wins the pot.
Poker is played with a standard pack of 52 cards. There are four suits in the game, which are ranked according to their suit value: Ace, King, Queen, Jack. There are also jokers, which are cards that take any suit.
Poker can be played by a group of people around a circular table. Each player receives two cards at a time. The dealer, or the person who starts the game, shuffles the cards and cuts them. The cards are then passed to the player on the left of the dealer.
Each player can use four of his or her cards, and a fifth card can be used to make up a hand. The cards are dealt face down or face up.
Players will then be given a choice to bet, fold, or match the previous bet. The dealer will then deal the next set of cards to the players.
When the last player bets, the game moves into the final betting interval. Betting occurs in clockwise order. The betting interval is the final round of betting before a showdown. A showdown is when the highest hand wins the pot.
The betting interval ends when each player has the same number of chips as the previous player. This is usually the last time a player will bet.