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Texas Hold Gambling Online Poker 


by Jerry "Jet" Whittaker
Nov 30, 2006


How to play Texas holdem:


Texas Hold'em is a community card game. In this game each player has two down cards that are theirs alone, and combines them with the five community cards to make the best possible five-card hand. The play begins by dealing two cards face down to each player; these are known as hole cards or pocket cards and then betting round follows. In most of the Texas hold'em game the betting starts with one or two blind bets to the left of the dealer. The blind bets are the forced bets that must be made before seeing one's cards. The game proceeds in clockwise from the blinds, with each player free to fold, call the blind bet, or raise. Generally the blinds are live, meaning that they may raise themselves when the action gets back around to them. After this the three cards are dealt face up in the middle of the table and this is called the flop. As the betting round ensues, action starts on the first blind, immediately to the dealers left. The other card is dealt face up. This event is termed as the turn, which is followed by another round of betting, that begins from the dealer's left and then the final card called river is dealt followed by the final round of betting.


Pros and cons of online poker gambling:


One basic advantage of online poker is that it is dramatically cheaper because they have much smaller overhead costs. Also online poker rooms tend to be viewed as more player-friendly. Like for example the software loaded for the poker may prompt the player to act when it is their turn. More over most of the online poker rooms allow the players to play for low stakes even as low as 1 and often offer poker freerolls where there is no entry fee, which is a great way of attracting beginners. However there are some disadvantages of online poker as well. The first one is the vulnerability of the online venues to certain types of frauds and collusions between the players. But unlike traditional land casinos they promote poker gambling. The land based casinos do not promote the poker games as it is very hard for them to make profit from them.


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