Types of Online Poker
Nowadays talking about poker or rather playing the game, people in general mean of Texas Hold ‘Em. Yes, it’s a fact that this is the most popular version of the game, but there are also several more divided among 4 families regarding the protocol of betting and dealing the cards.
The first one is Straight poker where the complete hand is being dealt to each player, the players bet in one round with raising and re-raising. As the final showdown sometimes the Straight hand of five cards is ending the game, but nevertheless poker is always the more evaluated form.
The second family or variation of playing is Stud poker. In this case, players are dealt a number of cards (typically 5 or 7) and must use those original cards to make their best hand. Regarding the historic status, this is the oldest poker family gaining its roots from Primero.
The cards are dealt in a predetermined combination of face-up and face-down rounds, or streets which means there is a round of betting between each. Seven-card stud is the most popular stud variation where two extra cards are dealt with each player (three face-down and four face-up) and from this, they have to make the best five-card hand. In the case where a complete hand is dealt to each player, face-down, the players may decide to trade in some of their cards (usually up to 3) in a possibility to improve their hand is called Draw poker.
The fourth variation is the Community card poker which is also known as “flop poker” where the players get an incomplete hand of face-down cards, in the middle of the table a number of face-up community cards are dealt from which the players can use one or more to make a five-card hand. For this variation, the most popular ones are Texas Hold‘Em and Omaha.