October 4, 2022



The most popular styles of poker

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Poker has long been one of the most popular gambling games. Every top online casinos offers a game of poker, but you can also play it during home games. It is a simple card game that nevertheless involves a lot of emotion. Over the years, many interesting varieties of poker have emerged, so we would like to write about some of them.


Let’s start, of course, with the traditional, even classic, version of poker. It is often referred to as five-card poker, five-card poker. We are dealing with a deck of 52 cards. The players at the table each get five cards to themselves. Then there is a round in which each person can trade up to 4 cards. So we get new cards from the pool and based on that we will make the right hand or not. Strategy is very important here, where after we get 5 cards we have to decide which hand we are going for. Of course, the player who has the best cards, or the others have given up, wins. Classic poker is the easiest style of this card game, and most of us first encountered it.


Texas Holdem, on the other hand, is the most popular form of poker in which we are dealing with a very specific game. There are many online casinos in this style, so we can play Texas almost anywhere. Here, too, we’re dealing with a deck of 52 cards. The game itself here always starts with a mandatory bet made by the players at the table. They then each get two cards in their hand, which they will use throughout the game. At the same time, the first auction begins. After that, the game host will put 3 common cards on the table. Based on them, we may have a good deal. So there is an auction between the players – bid, pass, raise. Our 4th common card will be placed on the table. After this move, we deal with the auction again and wait for the last, 5th card to be revealed. Then we already know what cards and hands we are dealing with and we can go straight to the final bidding, where at the end it will be shown who won the whole game. Texas Holdem is so exciting that we can’t be sure until the very end what our hand will be. That’s why many people take risks or bluff.

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This style belongs to the sports poker category and is very similar to Texas Hold’em. In the first round, players are dealt 4 pocket cards each. Then the game host lays out 3 community cards and the first auction begins. After that, the fourth card appears on the table and we auction again. Then the 5th card appears, followed by the final auction and card showdown. The difference, however, is the card selection system. Out of all 9 cards, we have to choose 2 of our 4 cards and 3 cards from the pool of 5 on the table. This means that there are many more possible combinations, which will greatly diversify the game.


Here we are dealing with another popular variety, which is basically the same as the aforementioned Omaha. The difference, however, is that the pot on the table doesn’t just go to the player with the best cards. We are dealing with a high hand and a low hand. The latter involves the collection of junior cards from 2 to 8, though preferably in order. The ace is considered the lowest card. Thus, the best junior hand is A 2 3 4 5. 4 5 6 7 8 is the oldest possible hand in the Low category. There are times when the player with the lowest hand also has the strongest cards in his hand, so he takes both the high and low pot.


This is another popular variation where you can be sure that this card game is on the online casino list. Here we are dealing with an interesting hand in which each player gets two cards in the beginning. Then everyone gets 1 card face up. Whoever has the youngest card starts the auction. The players are then dealt the 2nd card and the person with the highest bid. Then we get the 3rd open card and bid. On the 6th hand, we get the 4th open card and bid again. Then each player receives one card that is dealt. The winner is determined based on previously revealed cards or all remaining revealed cards.

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These, of course, are just some of the many variations we will encounter in both casinos and home entertainment.


  • As per the Public Gambling Act of 1867, all Indian states, except Goa, Daman and Sikkim, prohibit gambling
  • Land-based casinos are legalized, with certain guidelines, in Goa and Daman, as per the Goa, Daman and Diu Public Gambling Act 1976  
  • Land-based casinos, Online gambling and E-gaming (games of chance) are legalized in Sikkim under the Sikkim Online Gaming (Regulation) Rules 2009
  • Only some Indian states have legalized online/regular lotteries as per and subject to the conditions laid down by state laws. Kindly refer to the same here
  • Horse racing and betting on horse racing, including online betting, is permitted only in a licensed premise in select states. Kindly refer to the 1996 Judgement by the Supreme Court Of India here and for more information
  • This article does not endorse or express the views of Qrius and/or any of its staff.

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