Originally the word poker was associated with slang for cheating cards in card hustle games. Some think that the name was attached to the game to confuse players who might not be familiar with the slang.
The goal of poker is to get as many chips as possible from opponents. The player with the highest hand wins the pot. The other players can choose to fold, call, or raise.
Most poker games are played with a standard pack of 52 cards, although some are more elaborate and have jokers. The dealer is responsible for assigning values to the chips before the game begins.
A minimum ante is usually required. The ante varies with the type of game, but it is typically the same amount as the smallest bet.
The first two cards are dealt to each player. The dealer will then shuffle the deck and give the shuffled deck to the next player. This process continues until everyone has three cards.
When a player is unsure of his or her hand, they may bluff. By bluffing, the player is trying to convince others that they have a good hand. However, if the person bluffing doesn’t have a good hand, they may call the bet or raise it.
When the bet is equalized, the betting period ends. The next round begins with the antes. The blinds are forced bets.
The betting interval is done in clockwise order. The last betting phase is called the “showdown”. The cards are revealed.