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How To Play Texas Hold-em Poker & Game Rules – Guide

Introduction:  Texas Hold-em Poker Casino Game

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If you are the one hosting a party, want to set up a real live casino at your desired place to let your guests enjoy the evening. BAM Casino Party Rentals is one such company that is able to setup casino gaming, offer casino rentals at your doorsteps in San Francisco, Bay Area. After Roulette, Craps, Blackjack  now its time to learn How to play Texas Hold-em Poker?

Texas Hold’em poker is one of the most popular poker game with its numerous variations to play. This unique card game is played by maximum number of people in the world where each player has 2 private cards and 5 open cards. The player gets two cards that are not visible to the other players and are called as ‘hole cards’. The other five cards on the table are called as ‘community cards’. The game is  played in a clockwise direction around the table.

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Before moving forward with all the descriptions and rules for playing the game, here’s a quick glossary of the terms you will go through:

  • Blinds: Blinds are basically the forced bets that are made before the cards are dealt made before the cards are deal. In Hold’em, blinds take the place of the classic “ante.”
  • Button: Button is a nickname for the player acting as the dealer in current hand.
  • Flop: The first 3 community cards dealt in a game
  • Check: Similar to a call but there’s no money to bet. If there is no raise preflop, the big blind may check.
  • Fourth Street: See Turn.
  • Fifth Street: See River.
  • All-In: A player puts all of his or her remaining chips into the pot while playing.
  • Preflop: Anything that occurs before the flop is known as  preflop.
  • River: The final (5th) community card that is played; also known as fifth street.
  • Showdown: When players reveal their hands to discover the pot’s winner.
  • Turn: The fourth community card out of those 5 cards played; also known as fourth street.

Texas Hold-em Poker Infographic

Texas Hold'em Poker Infographic

Texas Holdem Poker Betting Rules:

Let’s start with the betting rules for the game and these are same as you follow in the  live texas Hold’em Poker game. The button/player moves in a clockwise direction each time after a game and the immediate player in the left to the previous dealer now becomes a new dealer. As the first game starts, that player automatically becomes a dealer who is nearest to the left of the dealer in the game and is not disconnected. In a heads-up game a dealer becomes small blind. As soon as the dealer is chosen and marked with a dealer button, the next betting round starts according to the rules of the game variant. A player who is sitting left to the dealer puts in a small blind whereas the one sitting next to him puts on a big blind before the hole cards are played. The blind amounts are already decided before for each game depending on the stakes, the big blind is always double the amount of small blind.

A player can  take 4 actions for placing the bet in any round of Texas Hold’em poker.

  1. Call: Call is made just to match the amount of highest bet on the table for the ongoing round
  2. Raise: Raise is made in order to increase the bet amount in the betting round.
  3. Check: This is done to continue the game further without placing any bet.  The action can be taken by any player in the game but only if he has already matched the biggest bet on the table or if none of the player has yet opened the betting round.
  4. Fold: Action is taken by the player to leave this ongoing game by just surrendering the hole cards to the dealer and wait for the next game.

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What are the Variants of Texas Hold’em Poker Game?

Texas Hold’em Poker is all about making the best 5 card combination from the 7 cards at the disposal of each player. A player can use one, both or none of his hole cards to make this best hand.

The game has following variants depending on the betting rules.

  1. No Limit Texas Hold’em – There is no limit on betting. A player can bet as much as he wants to bet while playing.
  2. Fixed Limit Texas Hold’em – There is a proper limit on the amount that a player can bet.
  3. Pot Limit Texas Hold’em– A player can bet any amount up to the size of the pot.

Texas Hold’em Poker Game Equipment Tables

So, you know about casino games and want to enjoy it with your guests. The selection is really good to pick Texas Hold’em Poker, now you have to get hold of some equipment.

Below listed equipments are provided by us to let you have the best party bash ever:

  • Playing Cards
  • Poker Tables
  • Chairs
  • Poker Chips
  • Timer
  • Perfect Location

Texas Hold'em poker rulesHow to Play Texas Hold’em Poker?

Like any other poker game the styles and strategies of the game can get complex in the later stages. A game is much focused on the betting side and the main aim is to obviously win the game. Okay, now everything apart, let’s know about how to play the game. A game is played with 10 players on playing table. Take into note that win as many chips as you can and one pot at a time. You can win a pot by having the best hand or by having all other players fold before the showdown.

A Texas Hold’em game can be understood by classifying it into three main parts:

  • Setup
  • Betting Rounds
  • Showdown
  • Setup – To play the game all players should take their seat and start playing while knowing the rules.
  • Blinds – The game is played with a small and big blinds. The big blind is double the small blind. Small blind is the player next to the dealer and big blind is a player to the left of the small blind.
  • Deal Hole Cards – The game is played in the clockwise direction. The dealer will deal one card face down to the player to his/her left and then will continue further with the players having 2 cards face down in front of them. These cards are known as hole cards and now when all the players have with them, the first betting process begins.
  • The River – After this round of betting the last card is placed face up and is called the River. The last betting round begins and repeat step 4 again.
  • Game Continues. The play continues till one player has all the chips in a play.

Strategies to play the game:

We want to let you know about the strategies that you can use to have a win win opportunity while playing the game live or online. We will discuss few strategies that can help you.

  • Stop Reading about people
  • Get credit for playing tight:
  • If you haven’t played from a long time, ensure that people know you haven’t, only in that case you can get a lot of credit.
  • If in any case others don’t realize that you haven’t played from a long time then you can’t be benefited from it.

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