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Types of Poker in Macau

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Types of Poker in Macau

Introduction

Poker is an activity that has been pursued for centuries in different parts of the world and for different reasons. Because of this, it is perhaps no surprise to the average observer that many different types of poker have been created over that time. Many of the older types of poker are no longer heavily popular in the world while many types of poker that were practically dead a decade ago have been rejuvenated by the television boom the activity has experienced. While it would take a long time to discuss each type of poker that has ever been invented, some of the more common types in today’s world are introduced briefly below.

Texas Hold ‘Em Poker

Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, also known as hold ‘em for short, is definitely the most popular type of poker in the world today. It is played all over the world and it is the most popular game on all continents, so much so that the world poker champion is decided over a table where they play this particular poker game.

Simply speaking, hold ‘em starts with each player getting dealt two cards face down. After a round of betting, three community cards are dealt face up in the center of the table. A second round of betting ensues, before another card is dealt face up in the center of the table. Another round of betting ensures and another card is dealt before the final round of poker betting takes place. The player with the best five card poker hand between the two they have and the five community cards is the player that wins the hand and takes whatever is in the pot.

Omaha Poker

After Texas Hold ‘Em, chances are pretty good that Omaha is the most popular type of poker left. In some places of Europe it actually does challenge hold ‘em for popular supremacy, but on a large scale it is a distant second place to hold ‘em because of the sheer popularity that the game happens to have.

Omaha is very similar to hold ‘em, except you have four cards dealt face down instead of two. There are still five cards dealt face up as community cards and the rounds of betting are the same. The other major difference is that the final five card poker hand that you make in Omaha must include exactly two cards from your four and three from the five community cards, resulting in a wholly different strategic approach to the game.

Seven Card Stud Poker

The final type of poker that is really popular in the world today is Seven Card Stud Poker. This is perhaps the oldest form of poker still popular in the world today, as it has its origins in the older game of five card stud. In seven card stud, each poker player begins with two cards down and with one card thats faced up. After a round of betting, each player is then dealt another card face up. Each player continues to be dealt cards face up with betting rounds in between until each player has six cards in front of them. After another round of betting, the last card to each player is dealt face down. A final round of betting occurs; before each player reveals their hands and the best five card poker hand wins.