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Texas Hold’em – All of the Basics

Texas Hold’em is a variety of poker easy to pick up for all. Here is a quick guide to get you started!


Let’s start with the Button – the current dealer. It rotates one person to the left at the end of every round. Easy enough?

To the left of the Button will be the Small Blind – blinds are a forced bet that makes sure that every round there is money to be won. To the left of the Small Blind is the Big Blind, which – you guessed it – is a higher wager than the Small Blind.

The game starts with the Button dealing every player two cards, which they keep secret. This is when the First round of betting takes place – where players, starting with the player to the left of the Big Blind, make bets based on their two cards. The bets can be to call and match the Big Blind, to Raise higher, or to Fold and give in.

After this round of betting, three cards are placed in the middle, and betting starts with the player closest to the left of the Button (who hasn’t folded). After each round of betting, one more card will be placed in the middle, until there are five, and the final bets are placed to see who has the best five-card hand, between their two cards and the five on the table.

Why should you be interested in Texas Hold’em, you may ask? Because it is the most popular variant! This means you also have the best chance of making a career out of it – either as a player, or a Poker Affiliate. If you want to know more about such career opportunities, head on over here.

All you need to do is practice and you’ll be playing like a pro in no time, so find a group of friends who want to play, or join an online casino and play against poker players from around the world.