Poker is a card game in which players place chips into the pot at regular intervals. In addition to betting on the turn and river, a player can also create a special fund called a “kitty.” The kitty is created by cutting a low-denomination chip out of a pot after more than one player raises his bet. The kitty is shared equally among all players and is used to buy food and new decks of cards. The player who places the chips into the kitty is said to be an “active player.”

The aim of the game is to form the best possible hand from the cards that are dealt out to the players. If the player has a winning hand, he can collect the pot and win the game. Usually, there are five or seven players in a game of poker. Once the winning hand is created, the hand of the player is shown to the other players.

There are many different variations of poker. Some variations of poker involve only five cards, such as Three-Card Monte. Others involve fewer cards, such as Spit-in-the-Ocean. More than ten players may play in a single game, or two games may be organized.