Similarities between Different Casino Poker Games

Similarities between Different Casino Poker Games

Undoubtedly, Poker is by far one of the most universally popular games in the world. While it may have begun slowly in the 18th century, it has developed quickly through the years, and we now have an extensive history of Poker to follow. Whether due to seeing the game in movies, or the delight of Poker itself, the number of players has grown substantially. In fact, Poker has captured the interest of millions of individuals across the world from professional players to casual gamblers. 

Factually, there are over 100 million poker players worldwide, according to the World Poker Tour (WPT)! That said, the lack of skill involved with the most mainstream version of Poker makes players think that it’s purely a game of chance, no skill involved. However, there are many versions of Poker out there. Here are the most popular versions that share similarities, making them easily playable if you know just one of them.

Texas Hold’em

Texas Hold’em is the most popular poker variant at present. If you’re looking for a casino for Poker or a website offering poker games, Texas Hold’em will almost certainly be the main game for players with a wide variety of tables and stakes. The No Limit of Texas Hold’em is perhaps the greatest allure for many players, amateur or professional, who came into the poker industry or have been exposed to it since early 2000. Since the turn of the millennium, it has been most popular with television and televised media, and it is simple to follow the rules and ranks of hands.

Texas Hold’em shares the same setup as other community poker games like Criss Cross, Death Wheel, H-Bomb, Iron Cross, Pyramid and Red and Black.

Omaha Hi

Omaha Hi is the second most popular poker game after Texas Hold’em. The “hi” in this game refers to the highest hand being given the full pot at showdown. Omaha Hi is typically played as a pot-limit game, which is also known as Pot-Limit Omaha. In a sense, this game is identical to Texas Hold’em except for one minor difference: each player is handed four-hole cards rather than two. 

Players must still strive to create the best 5-card hand as before, but only utilize two of their four-hole cards and three of the five communal cards at showdown. Since players are provided excess cards at the commencement of each game, it becomes much easier to gain a great hand, as the number of 2-hole card combinations grows by 6.

Card Stud

Prior to Texas Hold’em’s rapid climb to the top of poker’s popularity, Stud poker was the most popular form of the game. The most common Stud variants are 5 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo, and Razz. Unlike the other two games (which use hole cards and community cards to assist players to create the best hand), each Stud player receives a unique hand. Some of the cards in one’s hand will be face-down and hidden from the other players, while others will be face-up and visible to the others, allowing plenty of Poker bluffing.

In Stud, betting is done in intervals, like Limit Hold’em, and the sequence in which players bet varies according to the cards they are displaying. If you are coming from Hold’em, mastering Stud will take some time, but that is precisely why you should study the game if you have the time and appreciate the entirely new approach to poker that it provides.

Few games have come close to the immense success Poker has had over the years. Ever since Chris Moneymaker won $2.5 million from the World Series Main Event for Poker as a rank amateur, Poker, and especially, No Limit Texas Hold’em has become the number one game for millions of poker fans. However, there are so many different types of poker games out there that you might be missing out on. The names mentioned other than Texas Hold’em are the next best thing.

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