Generally, Poker is a gambling game where players bet on the value of their hand. The goal of the game is to build a pot. In some variant games, players can use Wild Cards. These cards are any suit, and can take the place of any other card.
A standard pack of cards contains 52 cards. The cards are ranked from Ace to King. Poker is played with 5-7 players. A standard game of poker may require players to place an ante into the pot. The ante is usually a small bet, usually $1 or $5.
The dealer deals two cards to each player. The player to the left of the dealer’s button is the first person to bet. He or she puts down a small blind, and then the player to the left of that player posts a second blind. This is usually the same amount as the first blind.
Once all the cards are dealt, each player will reveal his or her hand. The highest hand wins the pot. If there is a tie, the high card breaks the tie. If there are two or more people tied for the highest card, the highest pair wins.
A poker hand includes five cards, with each card ranked from ten to jack. Each hand is a different combination of cards. For example, a straight is five cards in sequential order, while a flush is five cards of the same suit.