The game of poker involves betting with chips. Each player has a certain number of chips to place in the pot. A player must place a number of chips in the pot equal to the total contribution made by the player who comes before him. This is known as the active player. At the end of a round, the winnings from each round are added to the pot. The next player must make a bet before a hand is finished.

In the first round of betting, all but one player must make a bet. After each betting round, dealing will resume. After the last betting round, the “showdown” will occur. This is when the hands of the remaining players are revealed. The winner of the pot is the player with the highest hand. In a game of poker, a player may make a bet in two different ways: by raising or by folding. The higher hand wins the pot.

The first player to act will sit immediately to the left of the big blind and the dealer button. The dealer will deal the cards. The player who raises can add up to 14 chips to the pot. Typically, the dealer button will indicate the nominal dealer. Betting is then conducted clockwise around the table. The dealer button is called the “buck.”