Texas Poker – Rules and How to Play
Texas poker is commonly called Texas hold’em. In the start of there game there is a big blind and a small blind. The big blind is 2 times the amount of the small blind (i.e. and for the rest of the article if the small blind is 3 dollars the big blind would be 6 dollars.) After the blinds are placed the cards are dealt one at a time, clockwise starting at the small blind.
Then the betting begins with the player left of the big blind. This is the only time that the betting starts there (after the flop betting starts to the first player to the left of the dealer). As a payer you can at this point do one of the following call, check or fold. The betting can be bet and raised up to 3 times (i.e. the bet is 6 raised to 12, re-raised to 18 and then re-raised to 24. At that point there are no more raises).
Then you have the flop where the dealer places the top card on the deck, face down on the table then turns the next 3 cards face up on the table (these are community cards that all players can play). Now there is another betting sequence but again the betting now starts with the person to the immediate left of the dealer.
You then have the turn and you place the top card face down then turn one up. Another betting sequence and last but not least there is “the River.” Again a card is burned and one card is turned face up. The last betting sequence then starts. When the last player calls the first player that bet turns his two hold cards face up. The next player may do the same if his hand beats the first if not he will muck his hand.