Poker belongs to card games family. It shares betting rules and hand rankings with other card games. Poker is an international game which resembles the oldest Persian game practiced in 1890, As Nas. Poker games differ in how hands are formed, how cards are dealt, which hand wins the game (high or low), how many rounds of betting are allowed and betting limits implied on the game. Live poker consists of a dealer and few other players.
Players sit around a round table, along with the dealer. In most of the modern poker games first round of betting begins with forced bet. This action continues to the left. Now dealer deals the cards and game starts. Players have three options in front of them. They can rise, fold or hold. Any player who matches with other players bet can raise the bet. Betting round ends when all players fold or match with bets of their opponents.
Pot will be collected by the winner if all other players fold. The winner can collect the pot without showing hand, when all players fold. After the final betting round if more than one player remains, hands of both players should be shown. Player with strong hand takes the pot, in final round of betting. Poker is a different card game that has many variants. All poker variants are not easy nor are they tough. Different rules and regulations are followed for poker variants.
The betting system of poker distinguishes it from other gambling games. Forced bets make poker different from other gambling games. Forced bets are said to create positive energy inside players. When players place forced bets, they play game with honesty. Poker can be defined as a game of choice, where hard work doesn’t play major role. Smart poker players can win games without extra effort.