Holdem Poker is the world's most popular poker game.
Before the Hand
A small blind and a big blind must be posted. Click here
for more information about Blinds.
Each player in Texas Holdem Poker is dealt two cards face
down ("hole cards"). As the hand progresses, five
community cards ("board cards") are dealt face
up and shared by all the players. Your strategy is to obtain
the best hand using any 5 of the 7 dealt cards
1- Each player is dealt two cards face-down (“hole
2- The first betting round proceeds at the lower betting
limit (the amount of the big blind)
3- Dealer turns over three community cards (“the flop”)
4- Second betting round proceeds at the lower betting limit
5- Dealer turns over 1 more community card (“the turn”)
6- Third betting round proceeds at the higher betting limit
(twice the amount of the big blind)
7- Dealer turns over the final community card (“the
8- Final betting round proceeds at the higher betting limit
Order of Play
Action begins to the left of the big blind and proceeds
clockwise. After the first round of betting, action starts
to the left of the Dealer Button and proceeds clockwise.
The highest hand wins the showdown. To form the highest
hand, each player may use:
-Both hole cards & three community cards, OR
-One hole card & four community cards, OR
-All five community cards (“playing the board”)
Online Texas Holdem poker rules are the same rules that
you will find in brick and mortar cardrooms.