You’ve probably heard of Poker before, but what is it exactly? In general, poker is a card game that involves a lot of betting. The main pot is made up of all the players’ chips, and a side pot is made up of any additional money that remains after the betting round. In poker, the players can be on a table with dozens of people, or they can play in their pajamas behind closed curtains. Whatever your choice, it’s all about strategy.

The object of Poker is to win the pot, which contains the bets placed by different players during the course of a hand. Players wager money in hopes of making the best hand, or convincing their opponents to fold and collect their chips. Ultimately, the money won is just as valuable as the money lost. Knowing when to bet and when to fold are key to winning. Generally, the best hand in Poker is the combination of the top five cards.

When the betting interval ends, the “showdown” takes place. This is the last betting round in the game, and the highest hand wins the pot. Poker players may be required to contribute money prior to the start of a hand (known as an ante).