Gaming 101: Online Poker

The world is so advanced that you can do almost anything online nowadays, even gambling. Online poker has been the trend for the past two decades and is still getting more and more attention. This is more prevalent among young people who are not into the “casino culture” and are more into the modern day “gamer” lifestyle. Online poker, or commonly called as pokie by the players, started in 2005 and has increased the revenue of the poker industry since. So, before you try one of the online pokies Australia has, here are some things you should know about it.

Rules

Online poker plays the same rule as the conventional ones that are played in casinos and poker rooms. There are several variations to the game namely, the Texas Hold’em, Omaha, 2-7 triple draw and the seven card stud. The Texas Hold’em poker is the most famous and played variation. This is because of all the variations, it is the most easy to understand and the least complicated. Omaha for example has way too many cards. Stud games have too many rules that are regarded as eccentric when it comes to deciding who is first to act.

Generally, poker has a basic set of rules that applies to all. First is that everybody needs to buy a seat in order to participate. Second, everybody takes turns on acting first, being the big blind and the small blind. Lastly, everyone needs to bet or should make an action (call, fold, check).

Cards

Since the online pokies Australia has today follows the same rules as the ones that are played physically, it uses the standard 52 card set up. For the Texas Hold’em variation which is the mostly played variation in the world, has a pretty strict rule when it comes to the cards. The cards are drawn in a random way. A player will be initially given two cards or called as the starting hand. When all the players have made an action (call, raise, bet, check, fold), the middle turn is then dealt. After that, the players need to make actions again. And lastly the river will be dealt. This will be the final deciding factor and will decide the winner of the round.

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