Various poker games allow for betting in multiple rounds. A five-card draw is one example. Players must place their ante into the pot before being dealt cards. After the betting phase, they reveal their cards and evaluate their hands. If their hand is better than anyone else’s, they win the pot. Poker hands are made up of five cards, and the best five-card combination is deemed the winner. Common poker hands include a straight flush, a straight, and four of a kind.
In a typical game, two players will have two cards in their hands, five cards on the table, and a fifth card. The highest pair wins, but if there is a tie, the second pair or third pair wins. If there are no pairs, the high card breaks the tie. Better hands include a straight or better than a pair. For more than ten players, two separate games can be organized. The goal of poker is to create the highest hand possible.
Before a player can be dealt cards, he or she must make a mandatory bet (called an ante). These bets vary from game to game, but are often small. In the majority of games, players must make a mandatory ante before being dealt cards. After placing the ante or blind bet, the dealer deals two cards to each player. The winner is the player with the highest hand. The betting rounds continue in a clockwise fashion until everyone has folded or called.