#A Review of the Rules for Poker Games

By: Jack Connor

Poker is one of the most popular card games where players wager on the strength of the cards they hold. The game of Poker involves a communal ‘pot’ that comprises of the players' wagers which is finally rewarded to the winner. Poker game lovers believe that it is easy to learn and play the game but quite difficult to master it. Many a game lovers find this difficulty challenging and fun, that results in the game being popular worldwide!
Poker has earned its popularity due to its simple yet addictive nature of the game. Some genral Poker games that could be played online are: Flush, Royal Flush, Straight Flush, Full House, Four of a kind, Three of a Kind, Two Pairs, High Card, Straight and Pair. Despite of the variety of Poker games there are few general rules that apply to most variants.

Buy-In Rules

It’s a general rule with almost every kind of game of poker, you must make a full buy-in when entering the game. Be sure to buy at least ten times the maximum bet for that particular game, unless stated otherwise.

Rules to call Misdeals

A misdeal is recorded when any player is dealt with an incorrect number of cards.
It is a misdeal when the first or second card is dealt face up.
Any card dealt out of the proper sequence is also considered as a misdeal.
When the card is dealt to an empty seat, the wrong player, or if a player was not dealt any cards, it refers to a misdeal.

Rules for Showdown

The player who acted first in the ‘all-in’ final betting round, is the first to show his or her hand. In case of a side pot, all players for the side pot have to show their hands before going for the main pot.
During final round, every player has to show all cards in hand face up.

Rules for Ties

Other than a particular variant of Poker, suits are not used to break a tie for winning a pot. Suits from the lowest to highest rank are: clubs, diamonds, hearts, and spades.
The amount of side pots and main pots cannot be combined; they have to split as separate pots.

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Jack Connor writes reviews on rules for poker games,casino gambling online and other online casino games.For more you can also visit 300chips.com.

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