Poker is played in a clockwise direction around the table. Each player begins the game with a sum of money called their “Stack”. The table’s dealer is shown by a “button”
The button passes from player to player in a clockwise direction after each game of poker.
The two players seated to the left of the dealer each place a forced bet known as a “blind”. Moving in a clockwise direction around the table, the players take it in turns to bid and state their intentions. When it’s your turn to bid, you must choose one of the following options:
Each of the bidding rounds ends once all of the remaining players in the game have bet the same amount.
If none of the other players follows or raises your bet, you win the pot (all of the money wagered during the game). You may then decide whether or not to show your cards to the other players.
If several players are still in the game at the end of the final bidding round, the hands are compared and the winner of the poker game is the player with the strongest hand: i.e. with the best combination of five cards out of the seven that are available (5 community cards and 2 hole cards).
This completes the hand and the dealer’s button passes on to the next player (in a clockwise direction). A new game of poker can then begin.