Driven by the popularity of televised poker, Texas Hold'em (more commonly, 'Hold'em') has become the world's most popular poker game, both in live casinos and online at Pokio. We'll go into more detail below, but here are the key points you need to know:
Every player is dealt two cards, for their eyes only.
The dealer spreads five cards - three at once, then another, then another - which can be used by all players to make their best possible five-card hand Before and after each card(s) is revealed, players take turns to bet. To stay in the hand and see the next card, all players must have put the same amount of chips in the pot as each other The best poker hand wins the pot It's a simple game to learn, yet has the potential to be played with a seemingly infinite variety of strategies, tactics and nuance.
Before you begin playing Hold'em, you'll want to learn the rules. In Hold'em, each player is dealt two private cards (known as 'hole cards') that belong to them alone. Five community cards are dealt face-up, to form the 'board'. All players in the game use these shared community cards in conjunction with their own hole cards to each make their best possible five-card poker hand.
In Hold'em, a player may use any combination of the seven cards available to make the best possible five-card poker hand, using zero, one or two of their private hole cards.