How to Play Poker
Poker is a card game where players try to make the best five-card hand. The player with the best hand wins all the money in the pot and is declared the winner.
When playing poker, you should always remember to be courteous and respectful towards the dealer. They may not have been trained in how to play the game, and they can make mistakes from time to time, but they should never be made fun of or be treated unfairly.
During the game, each player buys in with a set amount of chips. These chips are a type of plastic and come in different colors.
Once all the chips are in, the dealer deals cards to the players one at a time in rotation, starting with the player on the left. Each player is dealt one card face-up and one card facedown.
Next, the first of several betting rounds begins. The dealer deals three community cards, which anyone can use.
The dealer also deals a fourth card and everyone gets a chance to bet. The betting round ends when everyone has called or all the chips have been folded.
After the betting rounds are completed, the dealer deals a fifth card and the cards are put on the table for a showdown. The dealer will show the hole cards of each player and the player with the highest 5-card hand wins the game.