The game of poker consists of betting rounds in which players place bets. During each betting round, players may make bets, which represent the total amount of money bet for this round. However, players do not place bets directly into the pot, but towards it until the end of the round when all bets are collected into the pot. During the last betting round, the players may check and raise their bets.
The high card is valued when no combination is possible, and the second highest card is used to break ties. A pair of cards is a pair, and the highest pair wins if more than one player has two pairs. Another hand, called a straight, consists of five cards. The player with the highest straight wins the pot if they have five of a kind. As with any other type of poker game, each player may raise their wager in order to improve their hand.
After the “flop,” the dealer will reveal five cards to all players. The total cards are seven: two personal cards and five community cards. Once everyone has seen their cards, they must evaluate the hands of other players. If necessary, they can draw replacement cards. However, this is not common in professional games. If the dealer is holding the “button” position, the next player on their left will take it. The dealer always has the same button position.