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Gambling Strategy Poker Strategy


by Jerry "Jet" Whittaker
Nov 28, 2006


About the game of poker:


The game of poker is on of the most popular card games in gambling. It is categorized in the vying games in which all the players make the wagers in a central pot. The players have either fully or partially concealed cards during the course of a hand. The players holding the best hand at the end of the betting is the winner. During a given betting round, each remaining player in turn may check, bet or raise, call or fold. The betting process usually proceeds in a circle until each player has either called all bets or folded. However the number of betting rounds in a game depends upon the nature of the game, as different poker games have various numbers of betting rounds interspersed with the receipt or replacement of cards. The game is usually played with a standard 4 suit 52-card deck with an addition of a joker or a wild card in rare cases. Poker has in general 9 types of hands for showdown namely the straight flush also called a royal flush, Four of a kind, full house, flush, straight, three of a kind, two pair, one pair and high card.


Poker gambling strategies:


The rules for most of the popular poker games like Texas Holdem, Omaha Hold'em, 7 Card Stud, Omaha High Low, Seven Stud Hi Lo, & 5 Card Stud are more or less the same. The winning strategies are those that are being employed by the champion players and the experts on each of the games. A very big advantage of poker is that the game offers good players a way to consistently win in public casinos and poker rooms. This is mainly due to the fact that poker is the only game of all the gambling card games where the player does not have to compete against the house. In this game the house makes the profit through the rakes, which is a small percentage of the bets. One important thing to consider in the winning strategy of poker is the relationship between the pot odds and the odds of winning. This means that a player should be aware of the pot odds that are the ratio of the size of the bet required to stay in the pot to the size of the pot.


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