Texas Hold’em is the easiest poker game to play at Red Cherry Poker. In the course of this game, 2 secret cards are dealt to each player and 5 community cards are dealt in the centre of the table, visible for every player.

When a table opens, first of all the dealer button will be allotted. Cards will be dealt in the following way: The player to the left to the dealer button receives the first card, then dealing proceeds clockwise around the table until every player has received two secret (or “hole”) cards. Secret means that only the player can see his/her own cards. Before cards are dealt, the two players to the left of the dealer button post their blinds. After dealing the cards the first betting round starts at the first player left to the blinds. The player has three options:

Fold – that means quit this hand
Call – that means, match the bet amount – in this case the blind
Raise – that means, increase the betting amount required to stay in the game

Afterwards it goes around clockwise, whereby every player at the table has the same options.

After this first betting round is finished, then comes

The Flop
Three cards will be dealt visually as community (or common) cards in the centre of the table, valid for every player. This means that every player may combine his two Hole cards with those in the middle of the table. The second betting round starts with the first player to the left of the dealer button. There are two options:

Check – he opts not to bet and action moves to the next player
Bet – he puts chips in the pot. If a player bets, the 3 above-named options (Fold, Call, Raise) are possible.

After the second betting round is finished comes
The Turn
A fourth card is dealt face up as a community card in the centre of the table. The third betting round follows in the same way as the second. After the third betting round is finished comes
The River
A fifth card is dealt as community card. Afterwards there comes the fourth and final betting round, equal to the rules of the previous. For all players who have called, there then comes
The Showdown
The Hole (or secret) cards of all players will be opened and the highest hand wins the pot.