Poker Rules – Poker Hands

Poker Rules – Poker Hands

Before you learn the rules of poker you need to know poker hands. In total there are ten combinations  of poker, starting with the high card and ending with the royal flash.

High Card – the lowest hand in poker. If you are holding no coincidence  then take into consideration the high cards. The highest card in poker is ace.

Next hand is called a pair.

Two pairs – a combination consisting of two pairs. For example, a pair of deuces and a pair of queens.
After the two pairs there is a hand three of a kind. It consists of three cards of the same rank. In Hold’em it is also called thrips.

Straight – Five cards of any suit, going in order. If two or more players straight, winning the one whose street over.

Flush – five suited cards going in any order.

Full House – includes a set and a pair. If two or more players have this combination, the winner is the one who has a higher full house.

Four of a kind – a combination of four cards of the same rank. For example, four queens.

Straight Flush – five cards of the same suit, going in order.

Royal flush – the top five highest cards in the deck, going in order and of the same suit. Royal flush is the oldest and best hand in poker.

Poker Rules - Poker Hands


Rules of Poker – Omaha

Rules of Poker - Omaha

Omaha is poker game. Its rules are similar to the rules of Hold’em, but still have significant differences. Omaha it’s a kind of Hold’em with the advanced rules, which makes it more complicated game of poker. But if you are familiar with the rules of Texas Hold’em, Omaha will be much easier for understanding.

According to the rules of Omaha, before the cards are dealt to all players, two members that are on the left of the dealer (button on the poker jargon) make blinds, the small and the big blind.

At the beginning, all participants get four cardsand by the rules of Omaha, players should use any of 2 his cards and any 3 card on the table (board) for combination.

Trading in Omaha are exactly the same as in Texas Hold’em.

The first the pre-flop comes, then the flop, turn and river.After that, there is a showdown and the player with the best combination wins and takes the bank respectively.

When a player’s turn comes, he can do the following moves:

Call – call the total bet opponent.
Raise – increase the rate (at least in 2 times).
Re-raise – increase the previous rate.
Fold – fold and stop participating in the battle for the bank.
Check – check if no one has bet.
All in – play on all your chips that are available on the table.

Texas Hold’em Rules for Beginners

Texas Hold’em Rules for Beginners


For beginners we would suggest first of all to understand the combinations of poker, to learn the rules of poker, position at the table and get acquainted with the poker dictionary.

At the moment, there are many types of poker, and the rules vary accordingly. The most popular and common type of poker is Texas Hold’em. Most of the world poker tournament is played according to the rules of Texas Hold’em. Therefore, it is better for beginner to start learning the rules with Texas Hold’em.

The main feature of the rules of Texas Hold’em that you can at any time to go all in and to bet all of your chips.

Bid in Texas Hold’em are held in several stages, or “streets” (poker slang). Before all the players will be dealt cards, two players post blinds – a blind bet.

Once the bets are blindly handing, each player receives two cards that only he can see. Then begins the first stage of the bidding (players can bet) in Texas Hold’em it is called pre-flop.

The first player seated after the big blind can say: Call, Fold, Raise, All in, Check (see poker dictionary).

Then, the turn passes to the next player clockwise, and so on up to the big blind, or until all bets are equalized.

Flop – three open cards on a table (the board) in Texas Hold’em .

The fourth opened card is called the turn.

The last last up card in Texas Hold’em is called – the river.

Now you know exactly which combination is in your hand, but do not forget that you can only use five cards (any 5) of the seven for the combination.

The actions on the river are the same as in the previous steps, with a only exception when all the players call a bet there is a showdown in Hold’em.

Texas Hold'em Rules for Beginners


Gambling in Africa

Gambling in Africa

Gambling in Africa


Gambling poker is quite popular in Africa, especially in its southern part, that in 2005, went through several national poker tournaments. In this regard, in 2004 was founded a special poker association under the auspices of the South African Poker Association. It represents the interests of the poker community in the country and aims to develop standard guidelines for common variations of poker in accordance with generally accepted international rules. To register for South African Poker Association organizations must pass a series of rigorous qualification procedures to ensure that they are suitable for the qualifying criteria, that they are operating legally, follow the established rules and have a good reputation.

Among the most popular for gambling among players of African countries may be called Botswana, Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Uganda. For example, in Egypt, there are three gambling establishments of the international corporation Raineau group. According to the organizations that control the gambling industry in Botswana there are 8 casinos, 2 of them being the largest –  Gaborone Sun and Grand Palm.

Regarding sweepstakes, people set against each other, not against the house as in gambling case, so the odds of winning depend on the size of the bets in each case. Tote is usually associated with horse competitions or dog runs, but you can make bets on many other sporting events. Lottery in the Ivory Coast is the only one in south-Saharan Africa, using automated systems and information technology. In all other cases, the data is processed manually. In addition, in South Africa, all bets are combined into a national sweepstakes pools under the sign Saftote.
In addition to gambling, tourists in Africa have many forms of entertainment. Tourists coming to Africa can visit more than 20 national parks, take a dip in exotic beaches, visit wineries plantations or natural reserves, which are many on the continent.

Five Movies About Poker

Five Movies About Poker

 Five Movies About Poker

The poker industry exploded in the last decade. Probably most part of the atraction comes from the fact that the poker game requires a combination of skills and luck, and anyone can try to play, the physical condition or a bright mind not being a requirement. Also the movies about poker have enjoyed succes over the years, some of them presenting poker games of maximum intensity or defineing characters with an obsession for this game. Here are five movies you will enjoy if you are a poker ethusiast.

Rounders (1998)

Placed in New York, on the background of the poker players world, Matt Damon, as a master of the card game, trying to start a new life. The hero is a student at a Law School. For him faculty represents the safe road to success, but also a life lacking the emotions he feels playing poker.

Maverick (1994)

Maverick (Mel Gibson) is an invincible card player who is going to participate at a poker competition. The great prize is half of a million dollars. His opponents are planning to  remove him from the competition but, Maverick succeeds in the end to get on the ship where the competition was going to take place.

Casino Royale(2006)

The movie presents the beginning of James Bond’s career. His first mission as „agent 007” leads him to Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), a terrorist financier world-wide. To stop him and destroy the terrorist network, Bond needs to defeat Le Chiffre  in a poker game with high steaks, played at Casino Royale.

Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

Four young  men find them selves in very big debts after a poker game and they need to get the money really fast, or else the consequences are beyond imagination.. The movie is produced by Guy Ritchie.

Lucky You (2007)

The pasionate player Huck Cheevr (Eric Bana) meets the irresistable Billie Offer (Drew Barrymore). To take part in the World Poker Tournament, Huck gets $10.000, the participation fee. His presence at the tournament could bring him afront of his father, the double winner of the tournament (Robert Duvall).

Poker Dictionary

Poker Dictionary

 Poker Dictionary


If you’re beginner and know nothing about poker we will provide you with a small poker  dictionary.


  • Buy-In – the amount of money required to take part in the tournament. The term is also used reffering to the money required to sit at a poker table
  • Ante –  the money introduced in the game by each player in order to begin the game. It’s not used in a poker game with „blinds”. It’s purpose is to stimulate everybody to remain in the game, so they won’t lose the ante they’ve already paid.
  • Blind – the first two bets made by poker players from blind positions. It has this name because the two of them are forced to bet half of the minimum wage (the small blind) and the full minimum wage (the big blind) before receiving even a book.
  • Straddle – a voluntary bet equal to the big-blind made at the same time as blinds in general, before receiving cards that offer the privilege of the last betting action. It’s usually practiced in cashgame poker, and the rules that come with it may change.
  • Call – the simple completion of the bet already made in order to equal the bet of a poker player before you.
  • Check – the simple continuing of the game, without betting (only possible if the players before you didn’t raise as well)
  • Pot or family-pot – the name of the amount raised by all the players from the table
  • Bump/Kick– the term used for small poker bets
  • Limp – placeing of a minimum bet or of a call for the previous bet. It is also used with small blind at the moment of completing the minimum wage to get into the game „limping in”.
  • Stack – the number of chips you have in one game. It’s said that a poker player is „short stacked” when he has a few chips but also when he doesn’t have enough chips to give a call or to bet.


Poker Dictionary

What is poker?

What is Poker?


pokerFor several decades, there has been much debate around the question what poker is. Is it a normal gambling or intellectual sports as chess and checkers?  There is no answer to this question today.

We only know one thing: many people were able to make poker the main source of income and their profession.

Poker is a gambling in which the gain or loss is  determined only by player’s skill. Poker is clearly associated with casinos, and its multitude of games. No gambling is presented as the poker game.

The most popular are the Texas Hold’em, Omaha poker, Russian Poker, Oasis Poker, and Six-poker and many others that can be found in abundance in the online poker world. You can  find a partner for a game on any rates and types of poker at any time. In all poker rooms there are special tables where you can learn to play poker without money. All this makes poker one of the most undemanding and enjoyable activities.

You can be a professional, without winning the prestigious tournaments of the World Series of Poker WSOP. There is a huge number of people who make good money playing online poker for small rates. Some of them are so successful, they left their main job and earn their living exclusively by poker.

Absolutely all professionals are convinced that poker is a serious business that requires unique intellectual and psychological skills, and it has nothing to do with gambling. This is not accidently. All those who believe otherwise, are doomed to lose in the beginning of their poker career.