Poker is one of the biggest casino games available to play and one that is widely enjoyed by punters all over the world.
There are many different poker games, but some are more popular than others with a variety of different reasons helping to explain why this is the case, with factors including the number of players required, the level of skill involved, the amount of money that can be won or lost, as well as the different ways in which they can be played in regard to strategies and the rules that need to be followed.
Naturally, many of the best online poker sites will allow players to choose from a plethora of different variations, however we have decided to look at some of the most popular variants available to enjoy.
Here are some of the most popular poker games:
Texas Hold ’em
Texas Hold ’em is a community card game that can be played with anywhere from two to ten players. In this game, each player is dealt two cards face down, and then five community cards are dealt face-up in the middle of the table. Players can use any combination of their hole cards and the community cards to make the best five-card hand. The betting rounds take place after the hole cards are dealt, after the flop (the first three community cards), after the turn (the fourth community card), and after the river (the fifth and final community card).
Omaha is similar to Texas Hold ’em, but each player is dealt four hole cards instead of two. As in Texas Hold ’em, players can use any combination of their hole cards and the community cards to make the best five-card hand. The betting rounds take place after the hole cards are dealt, after the flop, after the turn, and after the river.
Seven-card stud is a game for two to eight players. In this game, each player is dealt two cards face down and one card face up. The player with the lowest face-up card must start the betting. Betting then proceeds around the table in clockwise order. After the first round of betting, each player is dealt another card face up. This process is repeated until all players have seven cards – four face down and three face up. The player with the best five-card hand wins the pot.
Five-card draw is a game for two to eight players. Each player is dealt five cards face down. The player to the left of the dealer starts the betting. After the first round of betting, each player has the opportunity to draw (replace) any number of their cards with new ones from the deck. The second and final round of betting then takes place, and the player with the best hand wins the pot.
Video poker is a single-player game that is similar to five-card draw. In video poker, the player is dealt five cards and then has the opportunity to replace any number of them. The goal is to make the best possible hand so that you can get the highest payout from the machine.
Although we have mentioned five different types of poker available to play, there are many more versions that can each be played. Nonetheless, these five have to be considered the most popular and perhaps even the most commonly found versions around.