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Poker Rules

You need to know the rules of the game before starting to play online poker. On the following pages, you will find the rules of the most popular poker variations today:

Texas Hold'em Rules

Regardless of whether you play live or online poker, Texas Hold'em is the most popular poker variation today. This is a short description of the rules for Texas Hold'em.

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Seven Card Stud Rules

Rather than playing with blinds, Seven Card Stud is played with antes. Meaning, each player posts a small bet before the cards are dealt. Five betting rounds make up a hand, with cards being dealt between each round.

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Omaha Rules

Each player receives four hole cards, cards that are hidden from the other players in Omaha, which differs from Texas Hold'em. As the hand proceeds, five cards are dealt face up on the board, becoming community cards for all players to use.

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Poker Hand Ranking

Found in this list is the ranking of all valid five card poker hands. How to separate two hands that are equally strong is also described.

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