Poker is a card game where you try to make the best hand out of a combination of cards. The goal is to have the highest-ranking hand possible, which usually includes a royal flush or a straight flush.
The rules of Poker vary slightly depending on the type of game played. Most variants have a number of betting rounds, and each betting round begins with a player (called the dealer) who places an initial amount of money into the pot (typically called a “bet”) before any other players are dealt their cards.
During each betting round, the person who bet last must place his or her total bet into the pot at least equal to the total amount of money placed by all players prior to him or her. This is to ensure that the pot does not become too big before the next betting round, as it could be too small for another player to make a winning hand.
When you are ready to make a bet, you may say “call” or “I call.” A call means that you are matching the bet or raise of the person before you in the betting order. You can also say “fold” when you are not willing to bet, or place a bet or put money in the pot but do not want to act.
You should always play poker with someone who knows what they are doing. This way, you can learn the game quickly and improve your skills.