What is Poker? – An Overview

Poker is a family of competitive card games where players place wagers over on which hand the better player is better according to the rules of the game. The object of the game is to end with a hand which has the highest total value of chips after the dealer has thrown all the poker chips in the pot, at this point a call is made by the player who has the highest hand. The point is to prevent the other players from claiming the same as well as getting all the chips in the pot at this point. There are two games played in poker, the hold’em and the sit’n’wait.


In a sit’n’wait game the players are seated around a table with chairs around it. The players are given a limited time to play poker, during this time the players can each try to make a bet. If a player makes a strong hand, then he will stay in the game and if he bets too small, than all his money will go to his opponents who made the weaker bets. However if a player wins a big hand than he gets all the money in the pot.

Hold’em is a three-card game in which there is always a third player, called the house that tries to stop the play before a player gets a chance to make a winning hand. It is a fast moving game with a lot of decisions to be made quickly and sometimes without thinking, since the action is very fast and people can get involved in the game quite easily. It is considered to be a safe bet as well as a strategy game.