Poker is a card game where players try to make the best hand. The winning hand wins the pot.
Poker is usually played with plastic chips. These are easier to manage than real money. Players can exchange their chips for cash.
Poker games can be played with a single hand, or a series of hands. Some poker variants use multiple packs of cards. Other versions require a wild card.
The standard deck of 52 cards is used in most poker games. Cards are ranked from Ace to ten. In some games, deuces may be treated as low cards.
Poker can be played with anywhere from two to seven or more players. Most games allow a maximum of eight or nine players. Games can be split into two separate ones, if more than eight players are playing.
The first step in play is to make the ante. The amount of the ante varies from game to game. The ante is generally the minimum bet a player has to make.
Once the ante is put in, the next step is to place bets. These bets are typically forced. They can be a blind bet or an ante.
Poker can be played with a group of people around a circular table. A number of people are needed to have enough chips to bet.
After the first round of betting, each player is dealt a set of three face-up cards. This is the flop.