Poker is a popular card game played around the globe, both online and in land based casinos. This international card game has many variants. Rules vary depending on game type and there are many factors to take into consideration when you hit the felt. Clearly your hand strength is important, who you are playing against, your seating position, raise amounts and your stack size. If you are new to the game then it's always a good idea to do a little research and maybe play some fun money games to sharpen up before you play for real!
The most popular variant of poker, both online and off is Texas Hold em. This 5 card game has many fans and is a great way to start playing poker. Hand strenghts are as follows: high card, one pair, two pair, three of a kind, straight, flush, full house, four of a kind, straight flush and royal flush. The game starts when the blinds have been posted and then the fun begins. Remember that hand strength is important, but watch out for the bluffs, get to know the other players at the table and most of all enjoy yourself!