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How Poker Works

Once a game reserved for gun-wielding tough guys in dimly lit smoke-filled back rooms, poker has made an amazing transition to the mainstream. Now there are weekly poker games in homes all over the United States, along with a nationally-televised World Series of Poker.

Poker Terms

Poker is rapidly growing in popularity. Learn the meaning of the some of the most frequently used poker terms. See more »

How to Play Draw Poker

There are countless variations of poker. Learn how to play several versions of draw poker, including five-card draw and lowball. See more »

How to Play Poker

Poker is among the most popular card games in the world. Learn rules and strategy for several poker games and improve your chances at the casino. See more »

How to Play Texas Hold'em Poker

Texas Hold'em is currently the most popular form of poker. Though simple to learn, it is also difficult to master. Learn how to play Texas Hold'Em. See more »

How to Calculate Poker Odds

Calculating poker odds using your cards and the size of the pot can make you a winner. Learn how to calculate poker odds. See more »

How to Play Omaha Poker

Omaha poker is an intricate game that is more difficult than Texas Hold'Em. If you are looking to win, you've found the right article. Learn more. See more »

How to Play 7-Card Stud Poker

7-Card Stud is a once popular game that is offered in some card rooms and tournaments. Learn how to play 7-Card Stud poker and the variation Razz. See more »

How to Play Poker in a Tournament

Tournament poker has been growing in popularity over the past few years. Learn more about playing for the big money in a poker tournament. See more »

How to Play Poker Online

Online poker is a popular pastime these days, one that requires a specific strategy to be successful. Learn more about this strategy. See more »

Poker Betting Tips

Poker betting can be tricky. You don't want to lose your shirt, but you need a decent bankroll. Learn how to bet while playing poker. See more »