PokerZone Poker Rules
Poker is a card game in which players bet into a communal pot during the course of a
hand, and in which the player holding the best hand at the end of the betting wins
Poker is usually played with a standard 4-suit 52-card deck. The ace normally plays
high, but can sometimes play low. A joker or other wild cards may be added. Wild
cards introduce an additional hand, five of a kind, which normally ranks above a
straight flush. When a joker is in play, it usually can only be used as an ace or to
complete a straight or flush. It cannot be used as a true wild card.
At the showdown, those players still remaining compare their hands according to the
hand rankings. Suits are not used to break ties, nor are cards beyond the fifth; only
the best five cards in each hand are used in the comparison. In the case of a tie, the
pot is split equally among the winning hands.
Texas Holdem is known as the "Cadillac of Poker". It's been said that the game takes a minute to learn, but a lifetime to master.