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Texas Hold'em NL

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How to play

Easily the world’s most popular poker game. It is played with a standard 52-card deck. Each player is dealt two cards, which must be combined with the five community cards that are dealt face up in four betting rounds.

Each Texas Hold'em No Limit table has a particular buy-in, equal to the initial mandatory minimum required to start playing.

Each betting round is determined by the small and big blind, which are mandatory and rotate from player to player according to which player is in the dealer position. The big blind is the minimum bet at the table and the small blind is half that amount. Players can bet any amount of chips (provided that it is greater than the minimum bet) in each of the betting rounds in this variation, regardless of the size of the pot or the player’s stack.


Player options

Each player has a number of options to choose from as the betting rounds progress. Players can bet, call, raise, check or fold.



The player can decide not to make a wager when no bets have been made before the player’s turn. Once a bet has been made after the player’s turn, the player has the option to call or raise. 


Match the previous high bet made by another player. 


Discard one's hand. A player should place the cards on the table and the croupier will remove them without the cards being seen by the other players. 

Betting Rounds

There are various rounds of betting in each hand. These four rounds are described below:


Once all players have seen their cards, each has the option to play the hand by calling or raising the big blind.  This round begins with the player next to the big blind. The player can fold, call or raise. 


Three community cards are dealt face up on the table (board). Betting starts with the first active player after the button and continues counter-clockwise. The action starts the same way in all subsequent betting rounds. 


The fourth community card, called the turn, is dealt face-up following all betting action on the flop and another round of betting occurs. 


The fifth community card, called the river, is dealt face-up following all betting action on the turn. Another round of betting occurs with the river.

If all bets in the hand have been matched by one or more opponents, the remaining players show all their cards. Whoever has the best cards has the winning hand.