Poker Games

Poker Games come in many variations, most of which were created in the United States in the mid-1900s. Poker is a card game in which players bet on the value of the cards in their possession also known as their hand, by placing a bet into a community pot. The winner is the one who holds the hand with the highest ranking poker hands in the given poker game. Most poker games are played using a combination of the five best cards. See Poker Rules

The most popular poker variants include: Texas Hold Em, Omaha, and Seven Card Stud, but the list goes on to include many many more poker games. Below you’ll find a list of some of the more popular Poker Games as well as a list of the most popular online poker sites where these games can be played.

Poker Games Explained

Texas Holdem Poker – Texas Holdem Poker Strategy – How to play

Texas Hold’em uses what is called a dealer button to indicate the theoretical dealer of each hand. After each hand is completed, the dealer button moves clockwise to the next active player. This player will be considered “the dealer” for that hand. In this way each player has equal opportunities to be in early, middle [...]

Omaha Poker – How to Play Omaha

Omaha uses what is called a dealer-button to indicate the theoretical dealer of each hand. After each hand is completed, as with standard poker rules, the button moves clockwise to the next active player. This player will be considered “the dealer” for that hand. The player next to the button / dealer is required to [...]

Omaha Hi Lo Poker Rules – Omaha 8 – How to Play

Omaha Hi/Lo (sometimes referred to Omaha eight ) is played exactly as Omaha with the exception that the pot is split between the best Hi hand and the best qualifying Low hand, if one exists. To qualify for Low ( Omaha 8 ): It takes a five-card hand with different numerical values from Ace through [...]

7 Card Stud Poker – Seven Card Stud – How to Play

7 Card Stud is a popular, well-known form of poker. It is played with up to eight players at the table. A fresh table starts off with all the players posting the “ante” (putting a predetermined amount in the pot before the cards are dealt). This amount is based on the size of the game. [...]

7 Card Stud Poker – Hi Lo – How to Play

7 Card Stud Hi/Lo is played exactly as 7 Card Stud with the exception that the pot is split between the best Hi hand and the best qualifying Low hand, if one exists. To qualify for Low: It takes a five-card hand with different numerical values from Ace through eight (with the Ace being the [...]

Poker Hand Rankings

Royal Flush: Ten, Jack, Queen, King, Ace of the same suit. Straight Flush: Straight with all five cards in the same suit. Four of a Kind: Four cards of the same number or face value (“quads”). Full House: Three cards of one number or face value and two cards of another number or face value. [...]

Poker Definitions – Complete glossary of Poker Terms

Poker Terms Action A term for betting & raising Ante A small portion of a bet contributed by each player to seed the pot at the beginning of a poker hand. All-In If a player runs out of chips while betting or calling, he is considered to be all-in. In table stakes games, a player [...]

Badugi – How to play Badugi

Badugi is a game that has gained wide popularity especially on Merge sites like Lock Poker. They even have daily freerolls for it. Badugi is not complicated to play, but it can be confusing to a new player just learning it. The rules are clear and easy to understand. To begin with, Badugi is a [...]

Razz

There are several types of poker games – even one for the worse hand! Yes, there is a game for the lowest hand in poker, and it is called Razz Poker. Razz is a Seven Card Stud poker game where instead of the highest hand winning, the lowest hand wins the pot. The object of [...]

H.O.R.S.E.

Since 2006, when the World Series of Poker introduced it into their line-up of events, HORSE has gained popularity in the poker community. HORSE involves playing four variation games – Holdem, Omaha Hi/Lo (Eights or better), Razz, Seven Card Stud, and Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo (Eights or better). The eights or better refers to the [...]

5 Card Draw Poker

As with Hold’em and Omaha, 5 card draw uses what is called a dealer-button to indicate the theoretical dealer of each hand. After each hand is completed, as with standard poker rules, the button moves clockwise to the next active player. This player will be considered “the dealer” for that hand. The player next to [...]

3 Card Poker

Three card poker starts with the dealer and the player are each dealt three cards. The player is shooting for 2 bets: “Pair Plus”, which is the poker player betting that he/she will have a pair or better, and “Ante”, which is the player competing versus the dealer’s hand. Players can bet either pair plus [...]

Crazy Pineapple

Crazy Pineapple is played out much the same way as Texas Hold’em, with the distinction that each player initially dealt three cards. Betting goes as normal before the flop and on the flop. However, following the round of betting on the flop, each player discards one of their hole cards starting from the left of [...]

2-7 Triple Draw

Deuce to Seven Triple Draw is a 5 card draw low game. Each player is dealt 5 cards and the goal is to make the lowest possible 5 card hand. There are three draws with a round of betting between each, for a total of four betting rounds. After each round of betting players choose [...]

A-5 Triple Draw Poker

As in Deuce to Seven Triple Draw, you are trying to make a low hand, but in Ace to Five straights and flushes do not count against you and Aces play for low. This means that the best possible hand you can have is A2345 with flushes being irrelevant to the rank of the hand. [...]