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Rules Of The Games


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 dealer.

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 entire hand.

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 chips.

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 bets.

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
Straight 4-1
Flush 5-1
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 or loses.

Aggression is Everything in Poker
But 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 opponents have.
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