Poker is a popular card game that can be played with up to seven players. In most variations, the game is played using poker chips. White chips are the lowest-valued, while red and blue chips have different values. A white chip is worth five cents, while a red chip is worth two, four, or five cents. Players “buy in” by purchasing poker chips. Most poker games require players to buy in for the same amount of chips, but this can vary.
Each round of poker involves a dealer, who shuffles the deck and deals the cards to the players. Sometimes, the dealer is not one of the players, but rather a non-player who has a special role in the game. This role rotates from hand to hand, and a player may take turns as dealer throughout the game. When the dealer is absent, another player takes his or her turn as dealer. The dealer has the last right to shuffle the cards. However, the dealer has to offer the pack to an opponent for a cut.
The betting phase occurs after each round of dealing. After the draw phase, only those players who have not folded have a chance to win a round. As the game continues, players reveal their cards clockwise around the table. The player who has the highest ranking poker hand is the first to bet in the first betting round, and in later rounds, he may check his or her hand. The player with the best poker hand wins the pot. This process is repeated until one player is left standing.