Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Rules
Texas Hold ‘Em has become the game of choice recently due to the World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker. This course will give you the basic rules of Texas Hold ‘Em Poker.
If you’re playing Texas Hold ‘Em in a casino then the dealer won’t be joining you. To indicate the dealer position a round disc is used, called the “dealer button.” The dealer button marks the player who would be dealer. As the game advances the deal or button moves clockwise from player to player.
Before the hands are dealt an action usually takes place called “posting the blinds.” A “blind” is a predetermined amount of money, which is added to the pot to ensure there’s something to play for on every hand. The player directly to the left of the dealer position most often adds an amount known as the “first blind,” or “small blind,” which is half the minimum bet. The player to his left adds the “second blind,” or “large blind,” which is the full minimum bet.
Once the blinds have been added then it’s time to start dealing the cards. Each player is initially dealt two cards both face down.