In many variations of Poker, there is betting interval between hands. One player has the privilege and obligation to bet first, and each subsequent player is required to place chips in the pot equal to the total contributions of the players before him. This player is called the active player. After this betting interval, the winner of the game is determined by the best Poker hand. Each hand is then played until the final “showdown”, in which the winner is declared. The game of Poker is very exciting!
When all but one player folds on a betting round, that player collects the pot without revealing their hand. The winner of a game of Poker will be the one who has the highest-ranked hand, which is called the pot. However, this does not happen in all games. Depending on the type of Poker you play, more than one player can remain in the game after the final betting round. In such a case, the winning player is crowned the “champion” and takes home the pot.
The game of Poker is played by players around an oval or circular table. The initial dealer must be selected from the shuffled deck, using the highest card. The dealer then deals the cards. The game continues until all players have had the same number of hands. Tie-breakers are decided by the ranking of the next card in the deck. The game of Poker can be played with as many as 10 players. If the initial dealer does not win the first hand, a repeated deal is done.