If you’re searching for a new hobby and don’t want to pick up something new, then perhaps you may try playing poker games online. Chances are, you are already familiar with the game because poker is such a well-known game that is being played by millions of people all over the world.
What the game involves
Traditional poker involves a banker. It is the job of the banker to distribute cards to each player. The first card is always face down, and the second card is always face up. The card with the face down is kept private until the very last minute. Nobody knows the true value of the card except for the player himself. This makes the game more interesting and exciting because no one knows for sure who is going to win until the end of the game.
In the middle of the table lies a pool of money. This pool of money consists of the initial bets. As the game progresses, the pool of money gets larger and larger. Usually, those who get good hands will start raising one another. It will be a competition of wits and guts.
All cards from now on will be uncovered. The banker will distribute one more card, and the same process starts all over again. Players will then fold or raise one another. This will go on until the fifth card.
The Royal and Straight Flush
In poker, the largest hand is the Royal Flush. The Royal Flush consists of the cards Ten, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace. Whoever has the Royal Flush automatically wins. And the winner can collect the entire pool of money on the table. (Note that the banker only distributes cards. The banker is NOT a player on the table.)
Then there is the Straight Flush – cards running in sequence and of the same color but the largest card is not an ace. This is the second best hand in poker. The third best hand is four of a kind. That means you have four cards of the same number in your hand (e.g. four Tens, or four Kings, etc.). These are followed by a series of poker hands, ranking from best to worst.
As you can see, playing poker games online requires quite a bit of strategy. Since you don’t know what the covered card is, you can’t be sure what the final hand is going to be. If you think that you stand no chance of winning, be sure to fold early to prevent further losses.