Whether you are playing poker for fun or for real money, it is important to understand the rules. This will help you to win more often.
The first rule is that all players must sign in at the table before playing. The sign in sheet must include the full name and member ID number of each player.
Second, the game is played in a clockwise fashion. Cards are dealt clockwise starting with the first seat in line.
The ante is the amount of money posted by all players before the start of the hand. The blinds are raised at regularly scheduled intervals.
The small blind is a forced bet of a predetermined amount. The big blind is a bigger forced bet. The player to the left of the dealer must post the big blind. If no one else has made a bet, the player to the left can either fold, raise or call.
The third rule is that no player is allowed to make inappropriate physical contact. This is considered a violation of the poker code of conduct. It is also prohibited to shout, swear or use vulgar language.
The fourth rule is that all players must have at least one hole card in their hand. A hole card is a card that is dealt face down. This card is legally playable, but it is not advisable to reveal it.
The fifth rule is that all players must show their cards. This is similar to the five-card draw.