Poker is a card game where players compete to form the highest-ranking hand. The aim of the game is to bet until all other players fold or declare an inability to compete. In case of a winning hand, the player who holds the best-ranking hand wins the pot (a sum of all money bet during the entire hand). In the event of a tie, the pot is divided equally between the players. However, if no one has the best-ranking hand, the player with the lowest-ranking hand wins the pot.
When played with more than seven players, poker is almost always played with chips. The lowest-value chip is white, while the highest-valued chip is red. Red chips, meanwhile, are worth two, four, or five reds. Players “buy in” to the game by purchasing chips. In games with at least seven players, everyone purchases chips the same amount. If there are more than ten players, two separate games are organized. A single table can hold a single game of Poker.
There are two basic forms of Poker: draw poker and stud poker. In draw poker, all cards are dealt face down, while in stud poker, some cards are dealt face up as betting progresses. This way, the players can see what part of each other’s hand is. In Stud poker, only experienced players play this game and typically use a stripped deck of cards. The shuffled deck is passed on to the next dealer.