Bodog Poker Room

Various Poker Games

Poker has always been a very popular game, but with television now broadcasting WSOP, this online game is becoming more and more popular and the proof of this is that at the more reputable online poker halls, there can be in the excess of 50 000 people playing, worldwide, at the same time.

There are various online poker games that can be played like Texas Hold’em, Omaha and Seven-Card Stud.

The basic rules that apply to any poker game are as follows: Each player sitting around the virtual table contributes towards the “pot”. Each player is dealt their allocated cards and these cards are chosen randomly, so each player has a fair chance of holding the winning hand.

A full pack of 52 cards is played with, with the Ace in the pack holding the highest value. King, Queen, Jack and Ten the second highest value with the two, or also known as Deuce, holding the lowest value.

A royal flush is the highest card value you can get and normally wins the round. This is when you have an Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten all in the same suit. Straight Flush is five cards running concurrently all in the same suit. Four of a kind or Quads is four cards of equal value. Full House is holding three cards of equivalent value with another set of two of equivalent value. Three of a kind is three card of equivalent value, two pairs means holding two different sets of two different values, A Pair is one set on two cards of the same value and last in the line is High Card – where the hand that hold the highest card will win the game.

Once the cards are dealt, each player can then ascertain to what extent they want to take their hand. At any stage, any player can decide to fold and excuse themselves from that game.

All poker games run very loosely on the same principles with the value of the card all identical.

Texas Hold’em, Omana and Seven-card Stud are your three popular poker games and these games can be found at any online Poker Hall. The beauty about online is that at time, you are exposed to international players, and hence you are able test your skill against some of the best in online poker players.