You may have perfected your poker face, but you still need a few tricks up your sleeve before hitting the tables. Poker is one of the most common, yet strategic games on the Las Vegas casino floor, and the various types all have different rules. Texas Hold ‘Em is the most popular variation of poker, and has the same hand hierarchy and basic rules as traditional poker, so it’s great for beginners. Continuing our gaming series, there a few Texas Hold ‘Em poker pointers that can help you rake in winnings. After all, Texas Hold ‘Em is the game played in the World Series of Poker Main Event annually at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.
In Texas Hold ‘Em, each player is dealt two pocket cards, and then five community cards are revealed. There are four rounds of bets–once after the hole cards are dealt, and then three rounds as different community cards are revealed. Players must make the best poker hand combination possible with their five cards.
Want to go all in and play poker? After betting big, cross your fingers for one of Texas Hold ‘Ems star hands, such as a Royal Flush, Four of a Kind, Full House and Two Pair.
You may not be ready to enter the WSOP’s finals table just yet, but you might get a few winning hands. Check out more poker tips and find out when to call, bet or fold: