How to Play
Poker: Program 1
The How to Play Poker
Program at Gambling Teachers is extensive with 2 Programs, 10 Game
Types, 42 versions, general strategies, tournaments and 60+ lessons.
10 Types: Holdem, Omaha, Wild Card, Stud, 3-Card, Caribbean Stud, Let
It Ride, Pai Gow, European Games & Other Versions.
How to Play Poker
include General Strategies, Holdem,
Omaha, Hi-Lo Games and Wild Card Games.
Professional gambler, Bill Burton is our lead teacher with
contributions by gambling pros, J. Phillip Vogel and Gayle Mitchell.
The listing below includes general lessons, Texas Holdem and Omaha
How to Play Poker: Wild Card Games
Wild Card Games: 10 Versions
includes Jackpot Games
How to Play
The hierarchy of hands is: best hand royal flush, straight flush,
4-of-a-kind, full house, flush, straight, 3-of-a-kind, two pair, one
pair to the lowly no pair.
Players bet against each other and not against the house.
Check the table postings for betting limits, and ask what the rake is
(the percentage the house takes for providing a dealer and tables),
usually 5% or a maximum dollar amount that is a flat fee or hourly
Most players prefer the comfort of online poker because you can play
for free and the forums provide valuable information.
Generally, your buy-in should be 10-20 times the top bet; set a
limit and a win goal.
of chips, you'll be allowed to continue to play out your cards;
however, you are excluded from betting in the remaining rounds.
A side pot is started and goes to the highest-ranking hand between the
other players who donated.
I would recommend that novice players look for the low limit tables.
Contact the room manager, and if a seat is not available for your
requested game, you can be placed on a waiting list and paged.
How to Play Poker betting options:
1) bet 2) pass, check, no bet made, you stay in the game
3) call, bet - the same as the previous bet or
4) raise the bet, often a limit of 3 raise bets in any round.
Checking, then raising, is likely allowed.
A 'button' moves around the table clockwise indicating dealer position.
Bluffing - Pick your times and players.
It's 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
Let's Shuffle Up and Deal!
to Play Poker
lessons are in this order:
Stud Poker, Caribbean Stud, 3-Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Let it Ride,
European Games of Baccarat, Punto Banco and Chemin de Fer and Other
Versions: 12 Games with Red Dog plus tournaments.
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