Texas Hold 'Em
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The most popular poker variant for up to 10 players! In Texas Hold ‘Em, your hand is made up of 2 of your own hand cards and/or up to 5 community cards on the table.

You play over four betting rounds and, as with all poker variants, the aim of the game is to come up with the best card combination out of all your fellow players or bluff your way through the betting rounds, causing other players who may have a better hand to fold.

How does Texas Hold ‘Em work?

To begin the game, the two players to the left of the dealer must place their bets. The player immediately left of the dealer is dubbed the “small blind” (half of the minimum stake) and the second player left of the dealer is the “big blind” (minimum stake). The game automatically calculates these bets.

First Betting Round

Each player is dealt 2 hand cards that are visible only to the player holding them. Once all players have received their hand cards, they may choose to buy in, call or fold (quit the round without placing a bet) with the exception of the two players who have already placed the blind bets. Once everyone has decided, the flop, i.e. the laying of 3 community cards on the table, may begin.

Second Betting Round

Starting with the player to the left of the dealer, players are given the chance to bet, call, check (neither bet nor fold) or fold.

If a bet was made in the last round, however, the “check” option will not be available and all subsequent players will only be able to bet, raise or fold. If all players choose to check, then the next card will be dealt.

Players can match other's bets by bidding the same value. If a player would like to raise the bet, they must bet the big blind amount as a minimum.

Once the second betting round has been completed, the fourth community card, or “turn” is laid on the table.

Third Betting Round

This betting round is identical to the previous round. Once complete, the fifth community card, the “river” is revealed. The final betting round will then begin.

Fourth Betting Round and Showdown

If there are any players still in the game at this point, the showdown starts: Here the player with the best 5-card combination is declared the winner (hand cards and/or community cards; the combination may involve both, one or no hand cards). If the best combination only involves the community cards on the table, then the pot will be split amongst all remaining players. Should players show combinations of equal ranking, then the “kicker” will be used to determine the winner.

Once the showdown is over, the role of the dealer moves over to the next player in a clockwise direction and the positions of the players change accordingly. A 'D' will be displayed next to the current dealer.

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