Texas Holdem Tips
Fast Track Gambling Tips Series

Texas Holdem Tips includes rules, betting, strategies and lingo.
Holdem Tips is a fast track gambling tips lesson for casino games and can be printed for your next casino visit for poker play online or off.

Holdem Tips: Rules of the Game 

1) The dealer deals out two cards face down one at a time to each player.

2) After all players receive their two cards, there is a round of betting where players can either call, raise, or fold.  Checking is not allowed on this round--called blind betting.

3) The dealer then deals three cards face up in the center of the table called the ‘flop’. 
Another round of betting begins.

4) There is fourth card placed face-up on the table followed by a betting round.

5) The fifth and final card is placed by the dealer face-up in the middle of the table, and this is the final round of betting.

6) Players choose their best five-card hand among seven cards.
The winning hand is the highest poker hand. 

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7) Blind (Small blind/big blind): Forced bets that take the place of an ante. The person to the left of the dealer pays the small blind and the person after pays the big blind.

8) Board Cards: Cards in the middle of the table that are shared by all players.

9) Flop: First three cards that come out in Texas Hold ‘Em.

10) Turn: Fourth card that comes out in Texas Hold ‘Em, after the flop.

11) River: Fifth and final card that comes out in Texas Hold ‘Em, after the turn.

Holdem Tips & Strategy:
12) Here are the 3 rules and strategies in playing holdem poker:

A) Starting Hand Value: the two pocket cards or hole cards separates you from the other players therefore, pay attention to it. An AA (ace-ace) combo has a much greater chance of winning than other combos.
With holdem poker, it is better to play good starting hands while folding the bad ones.
Do not be caution about committing. The ace, ace (AA) and king, king (KK) are typical starting hands that should be played aggressively.

B) Position: The best position is held by the person who bets last and can survey the other players before making a decision. Therefore, the person who goes first is in the worst position.

C) Fold: Holdem poker is all about the cards and the bet. If the betting round is getting higher and higher but your cards are always on the low side and you can’t draw to anything, then fold.

13) Continue playing with strong starting cards if first two cards are two aces, two kings and/or two queens.

14) Other possible strong starting cards are A-K or A-Q suited.

15) Fold if you have a pair less than sevens.

16) Look for lower cards in the flop than the rank of your pair.

17) Strong hands with good possibilities require aggressive play by raising and getting rid of players who could ‘draw-out’ (bad hands becoming good hands).

18) Only if you feel your hand has become second best do you fold.

19) ‘Marginal hands’ that may improve should only be played on the cheap, either by checking or nominal bet.

20) Holding a ‘lock hand’ likely to win, example=full house, requires a strategy to keep as many players in the pot as long as possible to build your win.

21) A final word on bluffing – pick your times and players.
It is easier to bluff against one player and easier against good players who respect the art as opposed to weak players who stay in the pot forever.

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If you have a four flush after the flop, the probability of making a flush on the turn or river is 34.97%.  
The Odds against you are 1.86:1.

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