Since first gaining popularity at the beginning of the twentieth century, poker has gone from a game for only the rich and elite to a game played, and watched, the world over. Having garnered a reputation as a game of wit, strategy and skill, and thanks to cinematic influence from iconic movie stars such as James Bond, more and more people are giving poker a try.
In this guide, we are going to take you through some of the basic concepts that are present in most modern versions of playing free bets.
Texas Hold’em poker is one of the most popular poker variations available and is also one of the easiest to learn.
- Table limits and betting
- Identifying a good hand
- Knowing when to bet and when to fold
Prepping up for the game:
The first step to learning how to play poker online for real money, of course, is signing up to one of the poker sites and depositing funds into your account. Once you have completed these steps you are ready to get started playing.
Playing your first hand:
You’re finally at a table but you are still not exactly sure what you are meant to be doing. Your goal is to create a hand that is of greater value than the other players at your table.
At online poker sites, a computer dealer will automatically (and quickly) deal cards to each player. Since we’re playing Texas Hold’em, each player will receive two face down cards that only they can see.
The player has the following choices:
: A player can fold their hand, which means they are giving up and will no longer have a chance to win the pot.
: A player can call the current bet by betting whatever amount is necessary to match the current bet – in this case, $2.
: A player can raise the current bet to a higher amount. In no-limit games, the raise must be at least the size of the last bet or raise