How To Play Poker
Poker, is considered by most card-game enthusiasts, as the pinnacle of card-game enjoyment. It's played in various forms all over the world. Our version is based on Texas Hold'em No Limit Poker. To help you understand the game better we've explained below how it's played:-
Players join a room to play Gamentio Poker based on the value of the Small Blind and Big Blind they wish to play with (e.g. $10/20, $20/40). Once all the players are seated at the table, the player to the left of the Dealer posts the Small Blind (denoted by the appearance of ''SB'' on top of the player) and the player to the left of the Small Blind posts the Big Blind (denoted by the appearance of ''BB'' on top of the player). This is compulsory in the game of Poker.
The Dealer then deals Two hole cards to each player at the table. After looking at their cards the players decide what move they want to make. This round of betting is known as the Pre-Flop. The betting starts with the person sitting to the left of the Big Blind. Players may either Call, Fold or Raise. In the game of Poker each betting round comes to an end when, contribution to the Pot of each active player (player who has not folded) at the table is equal. This implies that either a player raises a bet (Raise), or, matches the bet being placed (Call or Check), or, Folds (leaves the game).
Once the Pre-Flop comes to an end, the Dealer, deals out Three Community Cards. These cards are dealt face up and are visible to all the players at the table. This round of betting is known as the Flop. Players again place their bets, this time the first person to place a bet is the person who posted the Small Blind. Turn then rotates clockwise around the table. From this round onwards all bets are placed in this order until the end of the Hand.
After betting on the Flop ends, the Dealer deals out a Single Community Card known as the Turn. Again, based on the cards dealt so far and intuition, players place their bets. Once all the bets on the Turn are clocked in, the dealer deals out the Final (single) Community Card, known as the River. This connotes the final round of betting for the Hand being played. Players place their final bets and prepare for a Showdown.
Only the Active Players enter a Showdown. A showdown is the most exciting part of any Poker Hand. It's the part at the end of a Hand when the cards of all the Active Players at the table are revealed to everyone. The player with the best hand is declared as the winner and is entitled to the Pot. However, if all the players except one Fold, the remaining active player is declared the winner by default. This player's cards are not revealed since no Showdown takes place. He/she is directly awarded the Pot.