We all know about the famous family card game poker. Poker has entered our lives and brought family and friends closer. It is the game that started the term ‘’poker face’’. Be it betting or playing for fun, there are different types of poker that the most people enjoy. Let’s have a look the 5 types of poker that players enjoy.

Texas Hold’em

How is it played? Well… The rules are simple: Two cards are dealt face down to each player. Then 5 free cards are dealt face up in three stages. The steps consist of a sequence of three cards. Later, an extra single card and a final card joins the game to enhance chances of getting better hands. Each of the players search for the best five card poker hand… Players have the choice to check, call, raise, or fold. Betting takes place before the dealing of the cards and after each round. The player who has the best hand and has not folded by the end of all betting rounds is the winner. He or she takes the money that was bet, known as the pot.


The origin of this game is unknown, but it has similar rules to Texas Hold’em. How is it played?

Four cards are distributed to players. Players must make the best hand using two of them with the addition of three of the five community cards. The difference between Omaha and Texas Hold’em is it has four-hole cards instead of two. The betting rounds and the dealing of cards are alike.

Land based casinos are a common place to spot players entertaining themselves with Omaha variations. That doesn’t mean they are not present online. They are, they just aren’t as popular as Texas Hold’em Poker.

Seven-card Stud

This game is popular in the US and in casinos. But what’s interesting about this game is that 9 players can join in the fun. Let’s find out about the rules of the game…

It begins with each player being dealt two cards face down and one card face up. The player having the lowest face-up card pays the “bring-in”. This is considered an opening bet. Standard betting follows. The next player in turn may not check his cards. Besides, if two players have similar low ranked cards some card rooms considered it a tie, and both of them will pay the bring-in. Other rooms decide who pays the bring in by the suit of the cards. If there is no bring-in, the first betting round starts. The player showing the highest-ranking up card, can check or bet. Yet, if two players have similar high card, the first one in the clockwise rotation from dealer acts first. During the second round, another up-card is distributed to each player. And a second betting round starts but with the player whose up cards make the best poker hand. This game is different from draw poker in which no cards are seen before showdown.

2-7 Triple Draw

Here the rules are simple, 2-7 Triple Draw is a poker game in which the winner of the pot is the one with the low poker hand at showdown. Four rounds of betting and three draws are included. Being a ‘draw’ game, it is dealt with five cards, players may discard from 0 to 5 of the cards and redraw that many cards. In the final draw, there is a last round of betting whereby a dealer button controls the direction of betting and drawing.

Chinese Poker

This friendly game card consists of poker hand rankings. No worries, it is not a difficult game. The game has a high amount of luck, and even a beginner has a chance of winning even against experienced opponents. Let’s find out how…

Each player takes 13 cards from the 52-card deck. Their cards are then divided into three poker hands. Two containing five cards each and one three cards. The back (or the bottom five-card hand) must be the highest-ranking hand, and the front (the three-card hand), the lowest-ranking hand. All the cards in hand are positioned face down on the table. And the front hand is placed face down in front of the middle hand. After all the players have set their hands, each player will announce in turn (in the clockwise direction starting from the left of the dealer). All players need to announce their royalties, before revealing the hands. But in some games, if a player makes three straights, they win!

There are different ways of playing poker. It is a good way of amusement and distraction. So, pick your favorite type of poker and start shuffling your cards, Let the game begin!