Every round, each player will be dealt 2 cards that only they can see. Then, 5 cards are dealt to the middle of the table in 3 stages for everyone to see. In the first stage, 3 cards called the "flop" are revealed. The second stage, the "turn," reveals one more card. The final stage reveals the last card and is called the "river." The player with the best hand, based on their cards as well as the ones in the middle, wins the round. Check the Texas Holdem hands guide in-game for a list of poker hand rankings.
Each time cards are dealt (start, flop, turn, and river), players bet on winning the round with chips. Players must ante up a minimum bet after seeing their hands to participate in the round, and must match the highest bet on the table at all times. Matching the current bet is a "call," increasing the bet amount is a "raise," and forfeiting the round is a "fold." If nobody raises the minimum bet from the start of the game, then calling is referred to as a "check." If a player puts all of their chips on a bet, they are "all in." If an opponent runs out of money, a new one will take their place in the next round. The goal is to win as much money from the other players as possible.
About Arkadium's Texas Hold'em
Texas Hold 'Em (also stylized Texas Holdem) is not only the most popular poker variant in the United States, but it's also the most common game in U.S. casinos. Popularized by the World Series of Poker and free video poker games, you've probably heard of Texas Holdem poker before. Don't worry if you haven't, though, because our free Texas Holdem game includes everything you need to learn: instructions that describe Texas Hold Em rules, a poker hands chart (Texas Hold 'Em cheat sheet), and creative AI opponents to practice against. Take a seat at our Texas Holdem online poker table and see just how many poker chips you can rack up. Are you all in?