Online gaming is hugely popular, but poker often tends to be less so amongst casual gamers because of the knowledge and skill required to play the game successfully. People interested in occasional online gaming often choose options such as slots games instead for this reason, but one of the most popular gaming sites - Betfair Poker - offers extensive instruction and information about the different types of poker games available at the site, including these ones.
These are poker games where the chips that are on the table during the game represent their monetary value, while the blinds never change value throughout the game. This can make cash games one of the best types of poker game for someone with limited experience to start with, as they are based around the stakes involved; meaning if you choose a game with very low blinds this will ensure that you cannot end up losing a large amount of money.
One of the most famous and iconic types of poker game, Texas Hold’em is also considered to be one of the easiest and exciting forms of the game – as well as a prestige variant. The players all get two cards dealt face down, and three cards – known as ‘community cards’ are dealt facing up in the middle of the table. Two more community cards, referred to as the ‘turn’ and ‘river’ cards are dealt in the middle; there is a final round of betting, before the showdown with the players having to use the cards in the middle and those in their own hand to create the best possible five card hand.
7 Card Stud
One of the oldest variants of the game, 7 Card Stud is also considered to be one of the most intriguing forms of poker by enthusiasts of the game. Players are dealt three cards, with two being dealt face down, before the ‘bring in’ and a round of betting. Then the players left in the game receive further cards, followed each time by a round of betting, until the players have received six cards. Then one final card is dealt, face down, there is a last round of betting and the cards are turned over – with the best hand taking the money.