Texas Holdem Poker Card Game

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Not much is actually known about the game of Texas Holdem’s origins, the state of Texas does however recognize that is got its beginnings in Robstown, Texas in the USA. The game is dated back to the early years of the 1900’s. The game was very popular throughout the state of Texas and by 1967 it found its way into the Las Vegas Casino’s. At that time it was just called “Holdem”. What made this game different and so well liked was the fact that you could bet up to four times. Being able to bet more number of times also made the game more of a challenge and thus it became more of a skill and strategy game than sheer luck of the draw.

Texas Holdem How to Play
The general game play begins in this manner. The initial blinds and antes are placed. Using a standard deck of card the dealer shuffles and each player is dealt the “Hold” cards. The nature of these is kept private. The betting goes around the table left to right. This is called a pre-flop bet. Next the dealer burns (discards) one card and deals the flop. At each of stage of betting a player may bid, raise or fold. The flop is three cards face up in the center of the table. This is the beginning of the community cards. Everyone can use these cards. Another round of betting takes place (post flop) after this betting is over; the dealer burns another card and turns the next one face up next to the three flop cards. This card is called the turn. Betting is done once again. After the betting the dealer burns yet another card and turns the next one face up in the community cards. This is the river card. The objective is to use the five cards in the middle and the two in your hand to make the best five card poker hand possible. There is one last round of betting after the river and this leads to the showdown. This is the reveal.

Texas Holdem Poker Rules
With Texas Holdem there are no rules that are considered to be universal. The Robert’s Rules of Poker do apply but at most of the places they have their own rules. So, if you are playing Texas Holdem Poker for the first time, the best thing is that you should know all poker rules in details.

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