Players are dealt with two cards face down. The player is to make the best 5 cards poker hands between the board and his or her card. There is a button on the table which is the dealer. The person after the button will post what is called a small blind. The person after the small blind will then post what’s called a big blind. This ensures action on the table. The first person to start the bidding process is the person after the big blind. He or she has the option of calling, raising, or folding. This action goes around to everyone on the table.
Once it does, the person right after the dealer button is first to act. All raises must be at least double what was the big blind, for ex. If a person bets $100, then in order to raise you must raise at least to $200. If the person after you places a raise they must bet at least $100 more than what you raised with. Let’s say the blinds are $50 – $100, you raise to $200. If there is to be another raise that person must raise minimum of the big blind to $300.
The cards that are dealt after the players hands is called “the board” or community cards. All players use the community cards to make their hand.
The flop is the start of your hand. Three cards are dealt face up. You must then play your best 5 cards. Bets starts with the person after the button.
The turn is 1 card face up. At this time there will be 4 cards showing face up. You will play your best 5 cards. You may play both your cards to or just 1 of your cards at this point. Betting is started after the turn card is shown.
The river is the final card face up. At this time, there will be 5 cards face up, you have the ability to play 1 card, 2 cards, or just play the board. That means you have nothing in your card that can make a higher hand than what’s on the community cards. For example, you have an A-K. The board shows A-J-Q-K-10. In this case, your pair of aces is not higher than the straight that is being shown; therefore you would play the board. This is called final betting.
The person that has the highest hand wins the pot. The button is then moved to the next person and the blinds are posted again. When you have the button in front of you, you are to deal every players cards starting to the left of you. As the dealer, you will deal the community cards and will be the last to act.
Dealing the cards are as followed, 1 card to everyone around the table first. Then the 2nd card is dealt to everyone. (clockwise) Once the betting is finished, you keep the first card face down on the table. (Make sure no one sees the card including you) After that process is done, you will turn over 3 cards facing up in the middle of the table. Betting then starts and once everyone is done betting you then turn 1 card face down again. Then turn over 1 card face up. Betting process is started again. The final card is the same, 1 card face down and final card face up.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask the tournament director for help. Although there are great prizes at stake, please keep in mind that it is free poker. Don’t let your emotions get in your way of having a good time. Please do not use any profanity. (See poker etiquette), and these remain same in the online casino too.
One could not be fooled by anyone else if they all of them and they know that its same for both online and offline modes. Never stop collecting knowledge and information for anything new or old around you. Casinos are the best place to get people tricked, and you have to make sure you are not fooled by them