WHAT IS POKER?
 
Poker is a term used to describe a family of card games. The games are based on individual play; the winner in a poker is decided by the ranks of the cards and their combos. The type of games can vary in the number of cards that are dealt up for grabs, the number of cards which are shared by all the players also called community cards. Poker normally involves betting which is governed by certain laws such as betting limits and breaking the pot among the high hand and the low hand.
 
The history of poker as well as other card games is actually difficult to identify, some variations say that it all began in China while others claim it were only available in Europe. Poker was developed popular in the United States by early French settlers who first called it poque. This early variation involved betting and bluffing, the game underwent influences from foreigners. Poker became very popular that in 1970, a championship was held in Las Vegas for the best players in the world.
 
For a normal poker game, a deck of 52 playing cards is used. There are no National or International bodies which govern the game play of poker. The rules and regulation of poker are passed down to new players through traditions and further experience from playing the game. The rules are dependent on where you are playing the game, if in casino the principles laid down should be followed and one should ask before plying.
 
In most poker games, funds are traded in for the chips when the game starts. It is the chips are the ones make the pot and at the end it's the chips that are dealt in for money an act called ‘cashing out’. The game has several variations, and all consume a similar structure of play. The first is referred to as straight poker where a full hand is given to each player and the players bet in one round. It’s a quite typical variation and is sometimes used as a final showdown due its technique versatility. The second one is referred to as stud poker; here the cards are arranged in a pre-determined order of face-down and face-up rounds. A round of betting follows each dealing; the seven-card stud variation is the more popular in this variation.
 
Draw poker is the third family and it requires a complete hand receiving to every player, face down. After betting players are given the authority to try to change their hand, they throw out their unwanted cards with an aim of enhancing their cards. In community card poker, the gamers are given an unfinished hand of face-down cards, numerous face-up cards are dealt at the table. Each card at the center of the table can be employed to make a five-card hand by any player. Because of the inclusion of strategy in its play, the game is viewed as a mentally interactive card game. The commonest type of poker is known as Texas holding them.

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