Online poker games is played on a table similar to
a online blackjack games table with up to seven betting
spots, accommodating that many players. A standard
fifty-two-card deck is used, without the jokers. In
a regular online poker gamess, the players compete
against each other. In Caribbean Stud online poker
games, all players have one goal in mind-to beat the
When a ~player sits down at this games, he will notice
that the area in front of him or her contains three
separate betting spots. First of all, there is one
marked "ante," which is enclosed in a rectangle.
Then there is a circle marked "bet." There
is also a slot in front of each player, known as a
"drop slot," which takes a $1 token or coin.
Usually, there is a minimum bet of at least $5 required
in this games when playing on the Las Vegas Strip,
though some casinos will allow smaller wagers to be
made. The initial bet is made prior to the dealing
of the cards in the box marked "ante." If
a player wants to go after the progressive jackpot,
he makes an additional $1 wager in the drop slot.
When a $I bet is made in the progressive jackpot slot,
the dealer presses, a button so that each $1 progressive
bet drops. A red light goes on by the slot indicating
that the player has made this wager.
After the initial bet of $5 (or more) is made, the
player and dl others at the table who have made this
wager are dealt five Cards. Many of these games use
the Shuffle Master method of dealing, which automatically
gives out five cards at a time to each player, and
five to the dealer.
All of the players' cards are dealt face down and
the rules the games expressly forbid players to exchange
information about their hands. While the players'
cards are face down, the dealer reveals the last card
he gets, which is known as, the
At this point, the player sees his own five cards
and the dealers upcard, and now makes his decision
either to "fold," is, give up his hand to
the dealer and lose his bet, or to Il," that
is, to double his initial wager. Once the player s
he is out of contention, and doesn't participate further
in round of play.
After each player has made a decision, all players
must put their cards face down on the table.first,the
dealer collects all ante bets from those who have
folded. Then he turns over four remaining unseen cards
from his hand for the benefit & e remaining players
who have "called" their bets, showing his
If the dealer doesn't have at least an "ace king
hand" or higher, that is, a hand headed by an
ace and a king, such as king 8 5 3, he does not "qualify,"
and now all the players have called and remain in
the games will be paid off. However,their payoffs
will only be for the initial wager in ' Ante box.
The double call wager will not be paid off, nor the
player removes it and includes it in his stack of
Now, if the dealer doesn’t has at least an ace
king hand or higher, as one pair or two pair or any
cards of a higher value, his hand does qualify, then
the dealer's hand is compared with each player's hand.
If the dealer's hand is higher, such of a kind against
a player's one pair, or a pair of jacks a player's
pair of l0s, the player loses both his ante and call
But should the dealer have a "qualifying hand,"
ace king or better , and it is weaker in value than
a player's hand, the player will first be paid off
at even-money for his ante bet, and will now qualify
for the "bonus payouts," which are as follows:
1 pair Even money
2 pairs 2-1
3 of a kind 3--1
Full House 7-1
4 of a Kind 20-1
Straight Flush 50--1
Royal Flush 100-1
What if there is a tie, where the dealer's hand and
player's hand are equal? This situation is very rare
indeed, coming up about 0.00160 percent of the time,
but if it does happen, then it is a "push,"
a tie, and neither the dealer nor the player wins
it has to be selective, careful aggression. Blind,
constant aggression is just throwing away money. Erratic,
maniacal aggression is pointless. The most important
factor in the selection of the time and place to show
aggression is position. In real estate it's location,
in poker it's position. Good position is a primary
source of value for many poker hands. It's often more
important than the cards themselves are. Aggression
is how you realize value, but position and the use
of position in guiding your aggression is the source
of the value.
Your position determines how much information is available
to you when it's time to make a decision. Assuming
you can evaluate and use it correctly, the more information
you have, the better decision you will make. Also,
the less information your opponents have about your
hand, the more likely it is they'll make a bad decision.
Position controls both sides of this coin: how much
information you have and how much information your