Poker is a card game played by two or more players and involving betting on the value of a player’s hand. There are a number of different variants of the game, but most share certain rules. Players usually play for a “pot,” which is the total amount of chips bet on a deal. The winner of a pot is the player with the best hand at the end of the betting phase.
Each player in turn may either call the bet, raise it, or drop (fold). To raise a bet, a player puts into the pot as many chips as the previous player did. To fold, a player puts no chips in the pot, discards their cards, and is out of the betting until the next deal.
A player may bluff by pretending to have a high-scoring hand when they don’t. The purpose of bluffing is to make the opponent believe they will win against you and eventually fold, giving their chips to you.
In most poker games, a player’s chips are worth the same amount regardless of the color or denomination. Typically, each player has 200 chips. White chips are worth a single unit, red chips are worth five whites, and blue chips are worth 10, 20, or 25 whites. If a player is not happy with the chips in front of them, they can ask for new ones to replace them. The dealer is responsible for shuffle and dealing the cards. The dealer can be a player or a non-player.